Meeting Program - August 2017

Wire and Materials Resistivity

Bernard Barr, K9JAT, will discuss wire and materials resistivity for the August program.

ORC Corn Roast - August 12th

The 2017 Ozaukee Radio Club CORN ROAST is on!!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017   11:00 a.m. to whenever

AT:          Pleasant Valley Nature Park - Map

BRING:     Yourselves, folding chairs and a dish to pass.

Put the date of August 12, 2017 on your calendar for the ORC Corn Roast.  The site is the Pleasant Valley Naure Park located on Pleasant Valley Road, north of Highway 60 and east of Highway I.  The address is 5100 Pleasant Valley Road, Grafton WI, 53024.
Come at 11:00 a.m. to watch the grill masters and corn cookers at work.  As always, bring a dish to pass.  In addition to bathrooms, a kitchen and picnic tables, this site has marked walking trails and perhaps there might be other surprise activities. We will start signing up so put that date on your calendar now.  It’s always a fun time.


September 23rd - Cedarburg Fall Swapfest

TIME: 6:00AM-1:00PM
WHERE: Firemen's Park, W65 N796 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI 53012  Map (Entrance)

Outside flea market with covered buildings in case of inclement weather.  The site is at the south end of the park.

$5 admission at the gate.  Sheltered area available.  Please see flyer  or our Radio Chatter posting for more information.


Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Grafton Multi-Purpose Senior Citizens Center, 1665 Seventh Avenue, Grafton, Wisconsin.  Doors open at 7:00pm for meet and greet -  Meeting starts at 7:30pm.  Map


We publish a robust monthly newsletter, edited by Tom (W9IPR), which details the club's activities (past and planned); provides technical information; and usually introduces some new and longstanding ORC members. Please visit our newsletter archive and download the latest!

Get the July 2017 newsletter here (782 KB pdf).  Full Year (2016 - 6.4 MB)


Everyone is welcome to join our weekly informal two meter net held every Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM. Members and non-members are encouraged to check in on the 146.970 MHz club repeater.


Not a member? Simply fill out the membership form and send payment to Dave (N9UNR).  Payment can be made via PayPal or by snail mail.

License / Exams

Not licensed? Looking to upgrade? Be sure to contact Tom, W9IPR for the latest class information. If not, check out (ARRL website) for information on upcoming exams being held in your area.

Upcoming programs
Aug - Bernard, K9JAT - Resistivity
Sept - Ed, AA9W - Television Camera Tubes
Oct - John, W9FAD - AC Motors

Newsletters (pdf)

July (782 KB)
2016 (Jan-Dec) (6.4 MB)

Find all previously published newsletters in our archive.


Computer Corner

Index file (82 KB)
Entire PDF set (7/1993 - 12/2016) (9.28 MB)

The index file has a listing of all 'Computer Corner' articles that have been published.

Ham Nation

Ham Nation webcast - Every Wed @ 8pm CT

HAM Nation is the new TWIT show ( about ham radio. Bob Heil (K9EID), with various co-hosts and guests will cover the excitement and importance of ham radio - from tossing an antenna wire in a tree allowing you to talk to the world, to the importance of ham radio operators in time of disasters. HAM Nation airs live each Wednesday at 8:00 CT/ 9:00ET on

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