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Greater Beloit Amateur Radio Club

Next Meeting: Monday, February 6, 2023 7:00pm: will be ? video conference meeting due to covid-19.   Go to the link below, use your call sign or name.

Beloit Fire Station #1
1111 Church Street, Beloit, Wisconsin
(Park and enter by west entrance)
The Monthly Ham's Breakfast is back!    Second Saturday of the month.  At Denny's Restaurant, I-90 at South Beloit. (Flying J Truck Stop) All area hams are welcome. Say hello to Conrad Herold-W9DL. Bring another ham friend along.
License Exams: Scott Fry (N9FRY) is an ARRL VEC examiner. Check his data at for details.
2021 Board of Directors
2020/2021 Board members are: Brett-K9BY, Lyndon-WA9JLD and Chuck-WD9BB
2017/2018 Board members are: Greg-K9GJN and Dean-K9FLO.
We strive to:
  • encourage interest in radio communications
  • improve proficiency in the art of amateur radio
  • aid in the education of interested persons the view of becoming licensed amateurs
  • improve relations between amateur radio operators and the general public.


  • Present: 18

    Brett K9BY – President

    Lyndon WA9JLD – Vice President

    Dean K9FLO – Secretary

    Greg K9GJN – Treasure

    Chuck WD9BB – Officer

    An introduction of everyone present was done.    We had three guest: Justin Davis and his son Isak, and Ted Gisske-k9imm (guest speaker).

    Secretary Report:

    Dean-K9FLO reviewed the minutes from the September 9, 2019 meeting,   Recommended for Approval by Chuck-wd9bb seconded by Dan-k9ibm approved as read.

    Treasurer Report:

    Greg-K9GJN gave the treasure report.     Motion to approve Treasurers report by Chuck-wd9bb and seconded by Lyndon-wa9jld.

    Old Business:      Brett-k9by we are still looking for a new club call sign.     Dave-ak9f gave a report on the results of the Scout Jamboree  GBARC Ham station presentation.    Dave-ak9f and Chuck-wd9bb provided live station demonstrations, hands on operations for all the interested Scouts and there were many interested Scouts.     Dave-aa9f talked about the number of contacts, conditions and antenna.    Chuck-wd9bb suggested we obtain Ham Radio hand-outs or packets to have available for our visitors at the events we are involved in.     Brett-k9by will check into the options we have and Dean-k9flo will check with ARRL.   Brett-k9by we are planning a Fox-hunt this Saturday after Breakfast at Denny’s, plan on about 9:30am.     Dean gave an overview of the HRO Super-fest which he attended on Friday (very good).   

    New Business





    Motion to adjourn: Carl-w9bj and seconded by: Chuck-wd9bb.


    Ted-k9imm gave a presentation on the state of digital and FT8 communications.   Thanks Ted very informative!

    Next Meeting will be November 4, 2019! 

    Secretary: Dean-K9FLO

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