Meeting Program - April 2018

Collecting Vintage Ham Radio Gear

Bill S., W9MXQ, will share his knowledge and experience in radio collecting and restoring.

Save the date!
ORC Spring Swapfest
Sat. May 5, 2018, 8 AM -  1 PM at the Columbia St. Mary’s Center, Cedarburg. Click here to download flyer


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

Meeting Programs

A technical program is presented by one of our members or a guest presenter at our monthly meeting (except in January, when we hold elections, and June, when we discuss our club's upcoming Field Day activities). The topics range from ham radio to personal computing to anything that would be of interest to our members. The presentations may be formal or informal and always generate lively discussions.

Here are the programs and presenters scheduled for upcoming meetings:

April - Bill Shadid, W9MXQ, Goals and Focus in Collecting Vintage Amateur Radio Equipment.

May - Robert Eskola, K4WTH, Echolink.

June - (No program) Ken Boston, W9GA, Interactive Field Day Organizational Meeting.


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 or click below to download the latest!

Get the March 2018 newsletter here.  2018 Year-to-Date


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.

Newsletters (pdf)

March 2018 (509 KB)
Year-to-Date 2018 (2.0 MB)
2017 (Full Year) (9.1 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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