Ham Radio & SkyWarn Appreciation Day 2009

My wife and I attended Green Bay National Weather Service’s (NOAA) SkyWarn Appreciation Day on Friday December 4, 2009.  This day is a “thank you” to trained severe storm spotters that also use their ham radio training to form a many-to-many communications network of trained spotters that help provide real-time … Continue reading

Lake Michigan Area (Michigan / Wisconsin) APRS Coverage

      A recent visit to see Jane (kd8krs) near the Traverse City, MI area gave me a chance to test my dedicated APRS radio and antenna.  It also gave me the chance to document APRS coverage in general in eastern Wisconsin, western lower peninsula of Michigan and the … Continue reading

Ham Radio – Basic Respect For Rules

One thing that bothers me when I hear “good” ham radio operators holding a QSO on the Green Bay, WI repeaters or the Appleton, WI repeaters or the Milwaukee, WI repeaters – wherever – are the guys that purposely defeat the time-out timer. You will hear “break for reset” during … Continue reading

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