Thought I would post a copy of the email version – you can subscribe through your http://www.arrl.org member configuration page.
WISCONSIN: SM: Don Michalski, W9IXG, SEC: W9ULK, STM: K9LGU, SGL: AD9X,
OOC: KC9IS, PIC: KB9NUM, TC: K9GDF, BM: WB9NRK, ACC: N9LVS
ASMs: K9UTQ, W9DGI, N9VE, KG8CX, KB9ENO, W9GOC.
** Wisconsin QSO Party!
A reminder that the WIQP starts on March 11. Details and rules are
posted on this site: http://www.warac.org/wqp/wqp.htm
** VE session needed for Forest County
Looking for someone that could do ham radio testing in the Forest
County area, during normal daytime hours. Please forward and get back
to me. Thanks!!
Bill, KC9UC, bill.bergs
** Superfest is coming!!
Mark your calendars for the AES Superfest on March 30 (2 – 6 p.m.) and
March 31 (8:30 a.m – 3 p.m.) Free parking and admission! PRIZES!!
Special guest will be, Joel Hallas, W1ZR, ARRL Technical Editor. Joel
is the monthly editor of QST’s Doctor is IN column.
Saturday forums include:
* Moonbounce Basics (8:45 – 9:30)
* The Doctor is IN (9:45 — 10:30)
* Recent Advances in Digital Sound Card Modes (10:45 — 11:30)
* NOISE- the SCOURGE of ham radio and how to deal with it (11:45 —
* It’s time for thinking OUTSIDE of the shack! (12:45 — 1:30)
* The Heil & West SHOW! (1:45 — 2:45)
* V.E. TESTING (8:30 — 11:15)
* QSL CARD CHECKING (DXCC, WAS, WAC, & VUCC) (8:30 — noon)
* 2 meter Fox Hunt Challenge (9:30 — 10: 30)
* Special Event Station!
Come to the ARRL table and meet Joel and others from ARRL HQ. Central
Division Director, Dick Isely, W9GIG and I will be there, of course,
with wonderful membership renewal gifts to offer you. Looking forward
to seeing you there!
** Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club
Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club, in continuous operation since January
1917 (and affiliated with ARRL since December 1919) is celebrating its
95th Anniversary. During Saturday March 31, 2012 at AES Superfest MRAC
will be operating the AES demo radio as a special event station
commemorating the club’s anniversary. The operation will be using the
club call W9RH.
Certificates will be available for contacting the station. Email will
be the preferred method of certificate delivery. Frequencies of
operation will be announced as we get closer to the event. Watch the
club web site www.w9rh.org for more details.
Also as part of the celebration the MRAC meeting immediately prior to
Superfest (Thursday March 29, 2012), will feature Gordon West WB6NOA
(for his fourth appearance at a MRAC meeting) and other guests.
** Foundation for Amateur Radio scholarships
THE FOUNDATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO, INC., a non-profit organization with
headquarters in Washington, D.C., plans to administer fifty (50)
scholarships for the academic year 2012 — 2013 to assist licensed
Radio Amateurs in the pursuit of higher education. The Foundation fully
funds two of these scholarships. The remainder are administered by the
Foundation, without cost, for various donors.
Licensed Radio Amateurs may compete for these awards. They must be
planning to pursue a full time course of studies beyond high school and
be enrolled, or have been accepted for enrollment, at an accredited
university, college or technical school. The awards range from $5,000
to $300 with preference given in some cases to residents of specified
geographical areas or the pursuit of certain study programs. Non-US
residents are eligible to apply for some of the scholarships. Clubs,
especially those in California, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin (areas of preferred residence for some of
the scholarships), are encouraged to announce these opportunities at
their meetings, in their club newsletters, during training classes, on
their nets and on their club’s web pages.
Additional information and an application form may be requested by
letter or QSL card to:
Post Office Box 911
Columbia, MD 21044-0911
Applications are also available for download from the Foundation’s web
The Foundation for Amateur Radio, incorporated in the District of
Columbia, is an exempt organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1954. It is devoted exclusively to promoting
the interests of Amateur Radio and those scientific, literary and
educational pursuits that advance the purposes of the Amateur Radio
** STM Report Wisconsin Section January 2012
Vive La Difference
FAQ #126 – We’re not much if we’re not flexible. A huge benefit of
Ham Radio as a resource is that we’re versatile. If we were to connect
all the stations in Wisconsin through one, big system, it would be
great — until the system failed.
One of the big advantages of ARES/RACES and the NTS in Wisconsin is
that they are comprised of individual stations — each with its own
capabilities. Some use different modes. Some have a selection of
equipment or of antennas. Some have emergency power. Some can be
portable or mobile quickly. Some are located in the perfect spot for
radio — some are not. Each station is unique, and it’s the
independence of our operators, each with their own areas of expertise,
that gives us strength.
Mutual aid relies on the idea that not everyone will be affected by a
disaster at the same time. If a tornado hits my house, there are
hundreds of others hams with individual stations who can still help.
Yes, we can use various modes, repeaters, and linked systems, but when
they can’t support what we need to do, it will be the trained,
independent, flexible, individual operators that will still be able to
get the job done.
Some folks think that Hams are “different.” They are. And it’s a good
thing. 73 – K9LGU/STM-WI
MONTHLY NET ACTIVITY SUMMARY
NET QNI QTC QTR SSNS NM
BWN 2304 2648 4222 31 W9IXG
BEN 449 412 1012 31 WD9FLJ
WSBN 573 162 984 31 KB9KEG
WNN 221 18 479 31 KB9ROB
WSSN 260 38 481 31 N1KSN
WIN/E 134 17 215 28 WB9ICH
WIN/L 219 45 308 31 W9RTP
WRACES 69 13 201 4 W9HDG
WRACESD 204 859 7200 5 WB9RQR
totals 4433 4212 15102 223
BWN is Badger Weather Net;
BEN is Badger Emergency Net;
WSBN is Wisconsin Side Band Net;
WNN is Wisconsin Novice Net;
WSSN is Wisconsin Slow Speed Net;
WIN/E is Wisconsin Intrastate Net/Early;
WIN/L is Wisconsin Intrastate Net/Late;
WRACES is Wisconsin Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service net.
WRACES-D is WI ARES/RACES Winlink Net
Details on all these nets are found on this site:
http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/wisconsin under Wisconsin Traffic
** The 2012 ARES/RACES conference will again be held in Wisconsin
Rapids public library on October 20. The conference committee is busy
planning it so hope you have that date circled on your calendar. More
information will be posted later.
There are several hamfests coming up in March that I will be attending.
Visit the Wisconsin site for complete details.
http://www.arrl.org/sections/view/wisconsin I look forward to seeing
Remember that this monthly state-wide newsletter and/or the Wisconsin
site can post your upcoming events and classes. Be sure to send me
what you would like Wisconsin ARRL members to know so they can support