Archive for January, 2012

Our club meeting minutes for January 2012. Weather, Travel and the Flu took its toll and we had a very small meeting. See you all next month.


We’ve been told the city has turned down the heat in the building and will be checking it out to see if it is warm enough to hold our meeting there.

If the heat is too low, there will be a sign on the Outside Door with the address of where we’ve headed to.

Steve K9ZW has offered the use of a conference room if needed. His office is right next door to Braun Lumber on Menasha Ave just a few streets away.

See you tomorrow!

Our Section Manager reminds us that the Wisconsin QSO party is coming up. Anyone interested in operating for the 2012 Wisconsin QSO Party?

Make your interest known at a club meeting!

On Jan 17, 2012, at 7:08 PM, ARRL Members Only Web site wrote:

** It’s not too soon to start thinking about the 2012 Wisconsin QSO
Party. Reserve the date now — March 11, 2012.

More details on upcoming events will be posted here in the Wisconsin
Section News!

73, Don, W9IXG

Congratulations on achieving Extra today to Jeremy KC9BWK !! Now /AE !!

Well done!


Steve K9ZW

Hoping to see you all at this month’s meeting, Saturday January 21st at 10 AM.

We will be at the Club Room on our usual Third Saturday of the Month meeting time.

Presentation this month will be on QSLing:

  • When should you QSL?
  • What should be on your QSL card?
  • What to do when cards you receive have problems?
  • How to ask for aQSL Card?
  • How to actually GET that Card?
  • Ways to send your QSL cards out.
  • The Electronic QSL – eQSL & LoTW options.
  • The Famous “Plum Method” of Foreign Stamped SASEs.
  • Bureau services like GlobalQSL.
  • What are those SWL Cards and do you answer them?
  • The use of “Green Stamps,” IRC (International Reply Coupons) and Donations.
  • Special Twists, Like the Special Currency System.
  • QSLing with DXpeditions.
  • What is a Bureau and how do I use them?
  • What does all this Cost?
  • When to trade Money for Time, or Time for Money, in QSLing?
  • Resources for the QSLing Radio Amateur.

I’ll be leading the presentation and discussion, hopefully with one or more of the guests I’ve invited.

Please bring your questions with you!


Steve K9ZW


There is nothing like doing QSL Manager duty to sharpen one’s skills in “the final courtesy” QSL Card exchange that documents a good contact.

Mancorad does get enough QLS Cards, and eQSLs that there is usually something to do each month, and as a club we really should be doing Log Book of the World (LoTW) as well.

As Club Secretary I have done QSL Manager Duty, though with my own QSL load being so far behind it would be best to eventually have another member do the Club QSL Manager’s duty.

So I’m looking for a Volunteer (or two) who would like to learn the ropes and who would consider assisting or eventually taking on the Club QSL Manager role.

Let Steve K9ZW or any other club officer know if you might be interested.


Steve K9ZW