In the News!!
March 13th, 2018 - I have the sad news of reporting the passing of Jon Hollingshead - K9BIO (SK) on 3/11/18, following a heroic battle with Mesothelimoa. Jon was an active and long time member of the club as a board member, club treasurer, and the Good Morning Net operator. He also took over the planning and sponsoring of the club's annual fish boil with the help of his wife Judy, who were gracious enough to open their home for the event these past few years.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for April 14th @ 10 AM, at the Methodist church in Sturgeon Bay. Will post more information as received.
It's Dues Time!!
If you haven't already, or just forgot, 2018 dues can now be submitted to the Club Treasurer to keep you on the Active Member list. Dues for 2018 are $12.00, and help pay for repeater maintenance / repair, and other club functions. A link at the bottom of this page has a pre-formatted form you can print out and send to Joan for processing. We do appreciate our members support, which has allowed us to upgrade and install 2 new repeaters this year. Thank You and Happy Holidays!!
If questions, please contact Joan at:
Joan - KC9KMA, 920-746-0366, JoanJEFox(at)aol.com
"When All Else Fails, There is Ham Radio"
ARES.. RACES.. SATERN.. MARS.. No, these are not Greek Gods or Planets, but radio services and networks operated by licensed Amateur Radio volunteers who are trained to provide communications assistance to the public and government agencies when their communications fail. A catastrophic blackout caused by a major weather event, or by man made incidents, could takeout modern modes of telecommunications that the public and governmental agency infrastructures depend on to communicate. However, time and time again, amateur radio provides critical communications when all else fails.
DCARC supports the Door County ARES program, and we need new and even former volunteers to step up and fill in the gaps. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of trained radio amateurs who provide public service communications support. Trained operators help their communities in good times and bad, through community events, disaster response, and various programs.
Door County Government has stepped up and provided our club with updated equipment and material. Now is the time for our members to step up and give back to our county and local communities. Become a volunteer!
For more information contact Mike Green - WB9OKC, the county ARES Emergency Coordinator.
The Echolink node #910826 to the W9DOR Repeater (147.21 / PL +107.2) link is operational and continues to be available for anyone to make contact with the Good Morning Net, as well as operators who come up to Door County for the summer, vacation, or year round use. Everyone is encouraged to try it.
Over the past Summer Bill Becks (WA8WG) and Rick Deering (WB9RJB) did a ton of work on upgrading the W9DOR site to a 100W Mastr3 VHF Repeater to replace the existing Kenwood equipment. In addition, they also fixed some minor issues with the Sunny Slope Repeater system. A huge THANK YOU to both Bill and Rick for setup, testing and then fixing all the associated issues associated with these systems.
The new local repeater link into the WeComm Ltd sponsored State Wide (Wisconsin) VHF repeater system was installed at the Brussels site in July 2017. It remains in a stand-by state until issues with the Kewaunee Co. repeater re-frequency issues are resolved. Target date is by end of CY-2017 for this link to go operational! When operational, the new link will allow Amateur Radio operators in Door, Kewaunee, Brown and Oconto a new access point into this unique system. This also closes a large gap in their coverage system. It will be open to all licensed operators, and is the statewide backbone for ARES operations.
If you would like to submit a news item, just drop a email to the club's Secretary (Joan - KC9KMA).
The W9DOR live to listeners link via the World Wide Web (WWW) remains Offline
Updated in May 2014, Local / County Govt communications and all DCARC Repeaters can be heard online via Radio Reference's web site. Click on "Live Feeds" (** All Door County Govt Comms Freq(s) changed as of Nov '14**)
As of December 2015 the local connection for the DCARC repeaters was terminated by the local sponsor who maintained the connection. The club is currently looking into another sponsor or site in which we might get the repeaters via Broadcastify link back on the web. More to follow.
If you wish to listen to the county comms repeaters, click on the below link. A map of the U.S. will come up, Click on Wisconsin, Then click on Door County. Then click on the "start" icon to hear the county repeaters from anywhere in the world!
Click on the Links Below
Radio Reference Page for the United States
Radio Reference Page for Door County _________________________________________________________________________