Archive for December, 2012

Our December 2012 Minutes

Posted: December 30, 2012 in Mancorad Radio Club

Our December 2012 Minutes


Two Rivers Radio Amateur, Dan Cole N9NCU, SK

With sadness Mancorad has learned that former Manitowoc ARES/RACES EC/Radio Officer Dan Cole N9NCU became an Silent Key (SK) on December 13th 2012 following complications from surgery.

Dan N9NCU had a long track record of public service through Amateur Radio including past roles in Mancorad, Skywarn, ARES, RACES and Emergency Government.

The Manitowoc Herald-Times-Reporter ( will publish Dan N9NCU’s complete obituary on January 6th 2013 and a funeral mass is tentatively scheduled for January 12th 2013 at St Peter the Fisherman in Two Rivers.

Mancorad extends its condolences to Dan N9NCU’s XYL Cathy and their family.

73 and Rest in Peace


EDIT Jan 2013 – the detailed obit is at  though for how long it remains up is unknown.


West Allis Swapfest on January 5, 2013

The West Allis Radio Amateur Club 41st Annual Midwinter Ham Radio, Computer and Electronics Swapfest will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013, 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the Waukesha County Expo Center Forum, Waukesha, WI.

Directions: I-94 west from Milwaukee to County Hwy J (exit 294),south to County Hwy FT, west to the Expo.

Special Events: VE session (9-11:15 A.M.) at AMF Waukesha Lanes (across from Expo) and Badger Contester’s meeting.

Costs: Admission: advance $4, (5 for $18 or 10 for $35 before Dec 20), door $5. Eight-foot tables only: $20 before Dec 20, $24 Dec 20 and after. Electrical outlet $21 (advance only).

Registration: Send advance registration form and #10 business size SASE to WARAC Swapfest, PO Box 1072, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Advance reservation deadline is December 25, 2012

Information: Phil Gural, W9NAW, 414.425.3649 or visit

Usually a few members go down for this event, so touch base at the December Meeting at Tony’s Pizza or by comments left here at our club’s blog to coordinate rides.