As a reminder we will have a social meeting in September, and will not meet before then.



Travel obligations and work has gotten the best of Mancorad’s usual Field Day efforts, and we will not be offering an organized club led Field Day.

Instead we will be encouraging individual efforts and those opportunities are available to club members.

Steve K9ZW expects to be operating /P portable on Washington Island, Wisconsin – US Island Program WI-001L   Please contact K9ZW well in advanced if you are interested in joining his efforts as the Island accommodations and transport/logistics issues need to be handled (basically if you coming in for the day, you can take the ferry or fly in, and join K9ZW, provided you either leave on that day’s last ferry or arrange someplace to overnight – some additional camping is available with advanced notice).[Unless you can arrange your own housing on the Island, Steve K9ZW has had all available beds spoken for on Field Day weekend.  Day visitors still are a possibility. – Editor]

Scott W9JSB is planning to operate /P portable with his children in town.  He hadn’t decided what modes or if he will be QRP as this is written.  [Scott W9JSB’s revised schedule will likely be in the way of any serious Field Day operations.  Busy People and a Busy Summer do cut into operating opportunities. – Editor]

Next Mancorad meeting is in September – watch this blog for details.





Starting at 6:30 pm

See you there!

Work conflicts  and travels have left us with no choice but to push off the March meeting until April.

See you next month!


With tomorrow’s slippery and snowy forecast safety comes first.  So this month’s meeting is canceled.

Please check back for next months schedule.


Sure enough, the weather turns on us when we’re wanting to get together in Winter.

A number of members have called, texted or emailed that with the slick roads, start of heavier snow and low temps/windchill – and worse forecast – that they are NOT leaving their homes tonight.

We’re expected Tony’s will be open and some of use who live nearby will pop in if it isn’t too poor outside, but no formal gathering.

See you in the New Year!


Mancorad W9DK

From our last meetings we’ve decided:

  • Business Meetings will become quarterly = thinking Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct
  • Socials and Operating Events will fill months between quarterly business meetings
  • Minutes will be available to members and may not necessarily be posted on the web
  • Social Meetings in bad weather months will be organized/postponed on story notice – watch this blog.
  • Some excess gear is to be sold – again watch this blog as the task team works through the donated and stored excess gear.
  • A bylaw update will formalize the changes after we’ve tried them out.