Monthly Archives: June 2018

Field Day 2018

A new venue for the 2018 PVR Field Day. We were located at Victora Riverside Park/Campground in Muscoda.  This venue had lots of trees and space for us to set up, and yes we were able to use the trees for antennas.

to see were we were located just click this link PVR Field Day Site

PVR Trailer Ready to rock an role with lots of contacts.
The trailer operating station with HF, CW, 2METERS & 440
Brent W9CFV Working 40 METERS HF

Chris KC9CMD Working a few stations on 40 METERS as well
Ralph KC9LBO & Keith KC9ZZW Discussing What band to work next.
Ralph KC9LBO Working at his Camper Station on 20 Meters.
Raph’s Camper and antenna were many contacts were made
Brent W9CFV & Ralph KC9LBO discussing what bands were open and what weren’t

Thanks to all who participated. It was a great weekend with fun and excitement.

All ready looking forward to the next great PVR event.

National Weather Servic2016 NWS La Crosse SKYWARN Amateur Radio Recognition Event

SKYWARN Amateur Radio Recognition Day 2016 was held on Saturday, December 3rd – a day set aside to celebrate and recognize the contributions amateur radio operators provide to the National Weather Service (NWS). SKYWARN Recognition Day began in 1999 as a ‘Y2K’ exercise but has continued since.

A total of 26 people visited our office on a cool, cloudy day with snow flurries around. Several operators made contacts with people around the U.S. (and World!), sharing contact and current weather information.  There were three (3) radios and antennas operating for much of the day.

Here is a summary:

  • Total contacts made: 200
  • Total U.S. States contacted: 39
  • Total NWS offices contacted: 33
  • Total International countries contacted: 3

Making local contacts on NWS service area local repeaters
Making local contacts on NWS service area local repeaters
Camaraderie abounded
Camaraderie abounded






Myself (KC9CMD) working with ECHO Link & IRLP
Myself (KC9CMD) working with ECHO Link & IRLP


Map of Contacts made
Map of Contacts made in Yellow
May Amateurs working hard but having fun making contacts
May Amateurs working hard but having fun making contacts