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Area Swapfests / MRAC & MAARS Interclub Spring Swapfest Saturday 04/04/2020 CANCELLED
« Last post by KC9ONY on January 25, 2020, 02:31:07 PM »
04/04/2020  3rd year new date, instead of February


The 9th Annual Cooperative Indoor SwapFest

Sponsor: Milwaukee Radio Amateurs' Club/Milwaukee Area Amateur Radio Society

Elks Lodge #46
5555 West Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(Across from HRO in Milwaukee)

Vendor setup 6:00 am - 8:00 am
Hours: 8:00 am - 12 pm

Tickets and Tables can be ordered at the website below:



Talk-In: 145.39, 145.13 (PL 127.3)

Public Contact: David Schank , KA9WXN
1036 South 97th Street
West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: 414-459-9741
Email: [email protected]

Area Swapfests / Madison Hamfest Saturday 04/18/2020 POSTPONED to 07/18/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on January 25, 2020, 02:25:33 PM »
           POSTPONED TO JULY 18, 2020


ORC Spring Swapfest / 2020 ORC Spring Swapfest - Saturday 05/02/2020 CANCELLED
« Last post by KC9ONY on January 25, 2020, 02:10:47 PM »
*****  CANCELLED  *****

The ORC Spring Swapfest is cancelled due to the Governor extending the Safer at Home
order until May 26, 2020.  Depending on how events develop in the coming months,
we will look at rescheduling or combining the Spring and Fall Swapfests.
Please contact Tom Trethewey KC9ONY [email protected] for a refund on ticket and table sales. 
ORC Board of Directors

05/02/2020  Saturday

Ozaukee Radio Club
42nd Annual Spring Swapfest


8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(vendor setup at 6:00 am)

Columbia St. Mary's Center
W67N866 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Talk-In: 146.97 (PL 127.3)


                  (in the same building as the Milwaukee Curling Club)


Double ticket stubs for advanced ticket and table orders:
See flyer for mailing address or

Contact: Tom Trethewey, KC9ONY
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 262-346-3751

See you at the Spring Swapfest!!
Area Swapfests / WCRA 53rd Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest - Sunday 01/19/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on November 27, 2019, 10:14:36 PM »
A pretty decent sized hamfest, first big one in Illinois for the year.
Approximately 135 miles SSW, and 2 hours and 25 minutes from Cedarburg.

01/19/2020  Sunday

WCRA 53rd Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest
Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs

8:00 am - ? (doors close at 1 pm)
(Setup starts at 6:00 am)

Kane County Fairgrounds EXPO Center
525 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1533



Talk-In: 145.310 MHz (-) CTCSS 107.2

Public Contact: Kelsey Schroeder , KA9KDC
                        PO Box 1055
                        Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-923-5447
Email: [email protected]
Area Swapfests / West Allis Radio Amateur Club Swapfest - Saturday 01/04/2020
« Last post by KC9ONY on November 27, 2019, 10:02:43 PM »
First big local hamfest of the year.
Approximately 39 miles, 46 minutes from Cedarburg via I-43S to I-94W.

01/04/2020 Saturday

WARAC's 48th Annual Midwinter Swapfest

West Allis Radio Amateur Club
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
(Seller setup starts at 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

Waukesha County Expo Center - Arena  (this is the round building)
1000 Northview Rd (County Trunk FT)
Waukesha, WI 53188

Admission Tickets:

    Adult - $6.00 Advance - $7.00 at the door
    Youth up to 12 Yrs of age - Free at the door
    Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts in uniform - Free at the door

Talk-In: 147.40 Simplex
Public Contact:
Erwin von der Ehe , WI9EV
2201 Melody Lane
Waukesha, WI 53186
Phone: 262-271-0630
Email: [email protected]


more information:

Tower Electronics (based in Green Bay, WI) will be there for sure,
say hello to Jill KB9PZF !
Batteries America (based in Mount Horeb, WI) should be there,
say hello to Russell Craig!

"Thank you" to our 2020 Swapfest Sponsors!

Bioenno Power (Door prizes)

CableXperts (Door Prizes)

COMPACtenna (Door Prizes) (Door Prizes)

Gold Medal Ideas (Door Prizes)

Heil Sound (Door Prizes)

MFJ Enterprises (Door Prizes)

West Mountain Radio (Ticket Printing)
Area Swapfests / Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club Swapfest Sunday 11/03/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on October 30, 2019, 07:48:10 AM »
11/03/2019 Sunday
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, and 98 miles from Cedarburg (via Hwy 41).

NOTE:  New Location !!!

FCARC Swapfest 2018
Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club
(Vendor Setup starts at 6:00 am)
General admission 8:00 am - ?

New Location !!!

Starlight Club
W2091 County Road JJ
KauKauna, WI 54130


Talk-in: 146.76 MHz PL 100 Hz

Public Contact: Anthony Mach , AB9IO
773 Yorkshire Road
Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 920-858-6300
Email: [email protected]

more information:
Area Swapfests / Milwaukee Repeater Club Swapfest Saturday 11/02/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on October 30, 2019, 07:28:21 AM »
11/02/2019 Saturday

Milwaukee Repeater Club
35th annual swapfest

Amateur Radio Fest 2019
sometimes called "Friendlyfest"

Vendor setup 6:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Elks Lodge #46 (across from HRO)
5555 West Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Talk-In: 146.910 minus offset (PL 127.3)

Public Contact: Karen Burris , KC9WQJ
414 East Juneau Avenue, #102
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-578-0492
Email: [email protected]

more information:
Area Events / International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 8/17 - 8/18/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on August 13, 2019, 09:22:57 PM »

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW

   Once again, members of LEFROG and the Ozaukee Radio Club will join together to
participate in the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), which started in 1998.
In 2018, there were over 49 countries and 440 lighthouses signed up.   Amateur radio clubs
and amateurs across the globe will be doing the same type of thing as we attempt to contact
other lighthouses.   This is to bring awareness and recognition of the importance of lighthouses,
their restoration, and maritime heritage.   See for more information.

   We are registered as US0114 and will be using the W9CQO call sign.    This will take place
on the property of the 1860 Light Station & Museum located on the top of the hill in
Port Washington, WI (near St. Mary’s Church).

   Friday, August 16, 2019, we will be setting up a 30’ tower and Cushcraft AS4 tri-band beam.
We will operate mainly on 20m depending on band conditions, but are also considering putting
up a 40m dipole.
   The ORC will be setting up one 10' X 10' tent, club banner, and operating table next to the
Lighthouse and LEFROG will be doing the same.   LEFROG will supply an Icom IC-9100 and
possibly an Icom IC-7600, along with a logging computer.   We will also have D-STAR.
We could use your help setting up on Friday afternoon, and tearing down on Sunday as well.
   All are welcome to join us.   If you don’t own HF equipment nor have any experience
operating HF, don’t let that stop you from coming out.   We will get you on the radio to
try it out.   This is not a contest, so there is no pressure!   It’s about having fun and learning!

   Bring your own cooler with drinks, and maybe something to eat.   However there are several
restaurants in the area.   You might consider bringing a chair if you want to ragchew when
not on the air.
   If you need directions or talk-in, someone will be monitoring the ORC 2m repeater,
146.970 MHz,  (- offset), CTCSS 127.3 Hz.

WHO: Ozaukee Radio Club and LEFROG (Local Emergency Field Radio Operating Group)
WHAT: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend special event station
WHERE:    1860 Light Station & Museum
                 311 Johnson Street
                 Port Washington, WI
WHEN:     Friday, August 16th    1pm - 5pm? (until tower is set up, radios tested)
                Saturday, August 17th  9:00 am - 5 pm operating
                Sunday, August 18th    9:00 am - noon operating
                Sunday, August 18th    noon - 5pm break down equipment
If band conditions are good, we might continue operating past those times.
If you do come out, please do NOT park in front of the 1860 Light Station Museum,
as that is where visitors to the museum park.   We want to maintain a good relationship
with the folks at the Port Washington Historical Society.
Area Events / EAA AirVenture and ARRL special event station 07/22 - 07/28/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on April 17, 2019, 11:01:19 AM »
From the fine folks up at the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club W9ZL:

EAA Airventure 2019 Special Event Station
The sign-up for this years EAA Special Event Station is now open to
all ARRL members. Sign up will be drawing to a close on May 06, 2019.
This has to be done so the EAA can finalize their planning to
accommodate us during the event.
This year we will operate on 7 days -- Monday through Sunday,
during the show (July 22 thru July 28,2019).
This operating event is open to all license classes.
We will operate 2 HF stations, one on 20m, one on 40m,
6-meter SSB, plus local communications on 2-meters.
The club call, W9ZL, will be used throughout the event.
We are looking for both "AM" and "PM" operators covering each of the 7 days,
(please note- some shifts are already filled and are no longer available).
You can sign up for one shift or more if you so desire.
The event is open to all of the amateur community.
If operators sign up for a 4 hour shift, they will be given a daily wristband
that will allow them to go and wonder around the Fly-in.
For further information and to sign up to operate the event go to:
The sign up form is available at the Event Sign-ups tab on the W9ZL website home page.
Or you may contact Jon Oldenburg AB9AH at: [email protected]
Hope to see you all soon!
Jon Oldenburg AB9AH
W9ZL Special Event Coordinator
EAA AirVenture 2019
Area Events / Re: Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week 4/08 - 4/12/2019
« Last post by KC9ONY on April 10, 2019, 05:34:27 PM »
Due to the real possibility of severe weather on Thursday,
the mock Tornado Drill is now postponed until Friday, April 12th.

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