Overview:

The Green Bay Mike and Key Club was established in 1939 to foster and advance amateur Radio in Green Bay, Wisconsin and the greater northeastern Wisconsin area. As with all "hams," the club's original founders came from many walks of life and shared a common interest in communication as a hobby, as a means of technical exploration, and as a way to serve their community and nation. Over the years, GBMK members have participated in a variety of public service events, ranging from coordinating communications for walks and races to supporting weather spotting.

The spirit that brought together the founders of the GBMK continues today. Presently, the club has over 100 members of all ages and interests. Club members represent all available Amateur Radio license classes-- Technician, General, and Amateur Extra--each of which carries various operating privileges and frequencies. All except the Technician Class require a working knowledge of Morse code.

Other GBMK activities during the year include an annual banquet for club members and guests, operating events such as the Wisconsin QSO Party, participation in the annual Field Day contest/emergency communications exercise, and a summer picnic. Three GBMK sponsored repeater stations are used for emergency and public service communications support experimentation, and general use. 

GBMK members are devoted to their hobby and welcome opportunities to assist anyone interested in learning more about Amateur Radio. The club meets at 7:30 PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the J.M. Sciences Building of St. Norbert's College in De Pere, Wisconsin. Meetings are open to all. In addition, the GBMK regularly offers licensing classes to prepare newcomers for their initial Amateur Radio examination, or help current amateurs upgrade their licenses. These typically start mid January and runs through February with an examination session early in March.

For more information write to: Green Bay Mike And Key Club, PO Box 13351, Green Bay, WI 54307-3351 Or go to the following web page: www.k9eam.com

 


Charter

Whereas it is the desire of the American Radio Relay League to establish bonds of affiliation with non-commercial amateur radio organizations of kindred aims and purposes to make possible unity of action in matters affecting the welfare of Amateur Radio and lend mutual strength; and Whereas The Green Bay Mike & Key Club has declared its sympathy with and allegiance to the aims and policies of the League in its efforts to strengthen and advance Amateur Radio Communications and Experimentation, and has expressed its willingness and desire to cooperate therein:

Now Therefore, under the policies of its Board of Directors, the American Radio Relay League as of this date hereby declares the said organization to be an affiliated body, and issues this charter in the token thereof.

October 21, 1939


By-laws of the Green Bay Mike & Key Club, Inc (6/92)

Article One: Name of the Organization

  1. The name of the organization shall be the green bay mike & key club inc.
  2. The principal office of this club shall be located in the city of green bay , county of brown, state of Wisconsin .

Article Two: Purpose and Scope

  1. The promotion of the interest in amateur radio communication and experimentation.
  2. The establishment of amateur radio networks to provide electronic communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies.
  3. The furtherance of the public welfare.
  4. The advancement of the radio art.
  5. The fostering and promotion of non-commercial inter-communication by electronic means throughout the world.
  6. The fostering of education in the field of electronic communication.
  7. The promotion and conduct of research and development to further development of electronic communications.
  8. The dissemination of technical, educational and scientific information relating to electronic communication.
  9. Provide encouragement and educational opportunities to any person interested in participating in the radio art.
  10. The printing and publishing of documents, pamphlets and other information necessary or incidental to any of the above purposes.

Article Three: Membership

  1. Persons with a bona fide interest in amateur radio may obtain membership by application to the club with the filing of such information as the board of directors may require.
  2. Active membership shall be granted upon acceptance of the application and remittance of the stipulated dues. (see article thirteen, sec 2)
  3. Membership may not be denied on account of race, color, creed or handicapped condition.
  4. Any member whose dues have not been waived and who is in arrears for longer than the first quarter of the fiscal year shall be dropped from the membership rolls. (see article thirteen, sec 2)

Article Four: Meetings

  1. Meetings shall be held regularly on a schedule voted upon by the membership, unless the membership at a regular meeting shall vote to omit certain meetings.
  2. The regular meeting in November shall be designated as the annual meeting and may not be omitted. This meeting shall be held on the second Thursday in the month at 7:30 p.m. For the purpose of election of directors and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the membership.
  3. If the election of directors shall not be accomplished on the day of the annual meeting, the board of directors shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the membership as soon thereafter as may be convenient.
  4. Special meetings may be called by the president or the board of directors or upon written application of ten members made to the secretary who shall cause notice to be given. Notice shall be given no less than one week prior to the date of the special meeting. No other business may be transacted at a special meeting.
  5. A quorum shall consist of at least fifteen (15) members, except as otherwise provided herein. If a quorum is not present at a meeting, a majority of the members present may adjourn the meeting without further notice.
  6. The place of the meeting shall be determined by the members and the board of directors and shall be published at least one week prior to the meeting.

Article Five: Board of Directors

  1. The business affairs of the club shall be managed by the board of directors.
  2. Any action required or permitted by the articles of incorporation, or bylaws or any provision of law to be taken by the board of directors at a meeting or by resolution may be taken without a meeting, if a consent is given by all the directors then in office.
  3. The board shall consist of seven members elected by the general membership at the annual meeting. (see article four, sec 2)
  4. Each member shall take office to coincide with the fiscal year and hold office for a term of one year.
  5. The principal positions of the board of directors shall be: 1. President; 2. Vice president; 3. Secretary; 4. Treasurer; 5. Newsletter editor; 6; two members-at-large.
  6. The board of directors meeting shall be held regularly, determined by the board but shall hold at least three meetings annually.
  7. Special board meetings may be called by the president or the vice president or upon the request of two board members at any time on not less than forty eight hours notice.
  8. A simple majority of the board constitutes a quorum.

Article Six: Board of Directors Duties

  1. President. The president shall be the principal executive of the club. He shall be subject to the control of the board of directors. He shall in general supervise and control all of the business affairs of the club. He shall when present, preside at all meetings of the membership and of the board of directors. He shall have authority subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the board of directors to appoint any number of special officers to assist him in his duties. The president shall have authority to sign, execute and acknowledge on behalf of the club all bills, reports and other documents or instruments necessary to the proper operation of the club. The president may authorize any other board member as a representative to sign, execute and acknowledge on behalf of the club.
  2. Vice president. In the absence of the president or in event of his death, inability or refusal to act, the vice president shall perform the duties of the president and when doing so shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the president.
  3. Secretary. The secretary shall keep the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the club, and in general perform all duties incident to the office of secretary.
  4. Treasurer. The treasurer shall oversee the collection and recording of the dues and the proper disbursement of all revenues of the club, insuring that a complete accounting of all funds received and disbursed is kept. The treasurer shall also keep an up-to-date membership list and provide this list to the board of directors upon demand.
  5. Editor. The duties of the editor shall include but not be limited to: 1. Collect and arrange pertinent information for the timely mailing of the club newsletter; 2. Serve as the officer in charge of mailing the newsletters and other information or documents to the membership and the board of directors. He shall work closely with the treasurer to keep the membership lists and mailing lists as accurate as possible. He shall in general perform the duties assigned to him by the president.
  6. Two members at large who shall vote as board members.

Article Seven: Special Officers

  1. From time to time the president or board of directors may appoint a member of the club to act as an officer to preside over a certain committee meeting or perform other duties as prescribed.
  2. When an officer is to preside over a committee meeting, he shall give prior notice of not less than forty eight hours to the president and secretary of where and when the meeting will be held. Meetings cannot be considered to be closed. However, the officer may decide who, besides the board of directors may give input at these meetings. No other business may be transacted at these meetings.
  3. The length of term for appointed officers is at the discretion of the president but may not exceed the current fiscal year.
  4. All reports, documents or instruments held by an officer shall be considered to be club property and shall be surrendered to the president upon demand. All committees presided over by an appointed officer shall be conducted in a manner subject to all restrictions placed by the president. All findings and determinations of these committees shall be presented to the president and the board of directors prior to any discussion before the membership.

Article Eight: Elections and Vacancies

  1. The election of directors shall take place at the November regular meeting each year.
  2. Nominations for office shall be announced in the September newsletter and nominations shall be taken up to the final vote at the annual business meeting in November.
  3. Voting will be by written ballot. Ballots shall have all the names of the nominees for the seven offices printed on them along with a space for write-in candidates.
  4. All licensed amateur radio members may vote in person or by proxy.
  5. The individuals receiving the highest number of votes shall be named directors.
  6. Vacancies on the board of directors for whatever reason shall be filled as soon as practicable by vote of the board members. The term of the elected board member shall be the remainder of the unexpired term.

Article Nine: Loans and Deposits

  1. No loans shall be contracted on behalf of the club and no evidence of indebtedness shall be issued in its name unless authorized by or under the authority of the board of directors and the membership.
  2. All funds of the club not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the club in such banks as selected by the board of directors.

Article Ten: disbursements

  1. No part of the assets or income of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of or be distributable to the members, the officers, or any of them, or to other private person, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered, but not required, to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth herein. No substantial part of the activities of the club shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of internal revenue code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, the contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the internal revenue code, or corresponding section of any future tax code.

Article Eleven: Fiscal Year

  1. The fiscal year of the club shall begin on January first and end on December thirty first of each year.

Article Twelve: Parliamentary Authority

  1. Roberts rules of order, revised edition, shall govern the conduct of business of the club in all cases in which they are applicable and not inconsistent with the articles of incorporation and these by-laws.

Article Thirteen: Membership Dues

  1. The board of directors shall propose a dues schedule for the membership and present it at a regular meeting for the approval of the membership.
  2. The board of directors may, at its discretion, waive dues or grant honorary memberships.

Article Fourteen: Rights of Members

  1. The president and the board of directors shall use all reasonable means to inform the members of the activities, business and commitments of the club.
  2. An action of the board of shall be subject to review by membership on request of any member at any regular meeting.
  3. An action of the board of directors may be overruled by a two thirds vote of the membership present voting at the next regular meeting provided that a quorum of fifteen active members is present, and provided no rights of a third party are affected.
  4. Any member of the club may be removed from the membership rolls by review of the board of directors, whenever, in its judgment, the best interest of the club will be served.

Article Fifteen: Amendments

  1. Any proposed amendment to these by-laws may be submitted in writing at any regular meeting of the club.
  2. An amendment shall only be voted upon at the annual meeting.
  3. The amendment shall be approved only if approved by a majority of the active members present and voting.

Article Sixteen: Dissolution

  1. Upon the dissolution of the corporation, its net assets shall be distributed as shall be determined by the directors then in office for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, or corresponding section of any federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the circuit court of brown county exclusively for such purposes, or to such organization or organizations as said court shall determine, which are organized and operate exclusively for such purposes. It is the preference of the organization that such assets be distributed to the American Radio Relay League if that organization is in existence and is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code in effect at that time.

Here is the start of a technical report of the aforementioned repeater systems that the club maintains.


147.120

Tower Road Scray's Hill, De Pere, WI
North Latitude: 44 24 21
West Longitude 88 00 19

As of 2012 equipment consists of; a Cellwave PD220 antenna mounted at 620 feet on the North-West tower leg fed with CommScope 75 ohm P3 Trunk and Distribution Cable, (unjacketed)
2018:  LDF5-50A (7/8" hardline) 700 feet and a Comprod 874F-70SM 8.2 dBd (1/2 wave spaced 4 bay)
Sinclair Q201GR-1 Duplexer (set of 6 cans)
Kenwood TKR-750 at 10 watts 
Arcom RC210 Controller
Astron RM-50A?
TPL Comm. Amplifer PAE-1DE-RXRFPS (powered from the Astron, as its integrated power supply puked back in 2006?)  8-15 watts input, 70-120 watts out
Misc filtering: Circulator Model: CTR-2703 and Harmonic Filter 22-38-01

Backup equipment still in the cabinet:
Yeasu FTR-2410A (transmit)
Motorola Spectra-Tac receiver 


Transmitter Power Output: +50.00 dbm 100.00 watts
Interconnect Cables Losses: -0.26 db 94.19 watts
Isolator Losses: -0.34 db 87.10 watts
2nd Harmonic Losses: -0.05 db 86.10 watts
Combiner Losses: -2.70 db 46.24 watts
Feedline Jumper Losses:  -0.06 db 45.60 watts
650' Feedline Losses: -4.05 db 17.95 watts
Feedline Jumper Losses:  -0.09 db 17.58 watts
Average Antenna Gain: +4.90 db 54.32 watts
Effective Radiated Power    
At 620 ' Radiation Lobe: +47.35 dbm 54.32 watts

License Application Data:

Transmitter Power Output: +50.00 dbm 100.00 watts
Antenna Power Input:  +42.81 dbm 17.58 watts
Effective Radiated Power:  +47.35 dbm 54.32 watts
Ground Elevation Above MSL: 925.50 feet  282.00 meters
Antenna Height Above Ground: 640.00 feet 195.07 meters
Antenna Height Above Terrain: 806.19 feet 245.72 meters


444.775

Tower Road Scray's Hill, De Pere, WI
North Latitude: 44 24 21
West Longitude 88 00 19

As of 2012 equipment consists of; a Hustler G6 antenna mounted at 100 feet fed with 7/8 hardline (now Comprod 4 bay UHF, 874-70SM)
TX-RX Duplexer Model 28-70-02 (4 can set)
Kenwood TKR-850 at ? watts 
S-Com  7K Controller with DVR module
Astron RS-12A Power Supply
TPL Comm. Amplifer PA6-1BE-RXRFPS (has integrated power supply) 8-15 watts in, 70-100 watts out

 


Transmitter Power Output:  +50.00 dbm 100.00 watts
Interconnect Cables Losses: -0.54 db 88.31 watts
Cavity Losses: -0.60 db 76.91 watts
Feedline Jumper Losses: -0.22 db 73.11 watts
147' Feedline Losses:  -1.27 db 54.58 watts
Feedline Jumper Losses: -0.11 db 53.21 watts
Average Antenna Gain: +7.50 dbd 299.22 watts
Effective Radiated Power    
At 112' Radiation Lobe: +54.76 dbm 299.22 watts

License Application Data:

Transmitter Power Output: +50.00 dbm 100.00 watts
Antenna Power Input: +47.26 dbm 53.21 watts
Effective Radiated Power: +54.76 dbm 299.22 watts
Ground Elevation Above MSL: 925.50 feet 282.00 meters
Antenna Height Above Ground 123.00 feet 37.94 meters
Antenna Height Above Terrain: 293.19 feet 89.36 meters

Isolator
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TX RX Systems Inc.
Serial: 961021
Model: 81-37-10-100
Center Freq: 147.120
I.L.: 0.34 dB
Tunable Sub-Band: 144-174 MHz
Tuned Isolation B.W.: 2.5 of Fc MHz
Isolation: 25 dB
Date: 4/12/96

2nd Harmonic Filter
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TX RX Systems Inc.
Serial: 961021
Model: 22-38-01
Passband: 147.120 MHz
I.L.: 0.05 dB
Attentuation Band; 294.24 MHz
Minimum Attenuation: 40 dB
Tunable Freq Range: 137-172 MHz
Date: 4/17/96

The cavities are Sinclair  Q201GR-1 Serial # TR27603

The interconnecting cables are Intercomp RG-214U


147.360

Motorola GR1225 VHF repeater @ 25 watts

Duplexer (4 cans) Sinclair Q202GR - Duplexer Loss -1.5 dB

Feedline loss -0.75 dB

Antenna Comet GP-9 - 6.35 dBd at VHF

GBAPS District Office
Lat: 44 30' 54.4",
Long: 88 01' 21.8"
Base Ground: 590.5 feet
+60 feet

ERP 64.25 Watts


D-Star 444.20625

Icom ID-RP4000V UHF digital repeater @ 30 watts

Duplexer (4 cans) TX-RX Need model # - Duplexer Loss -1.5 dB

Feedline loss -2.7 dB

Diamond X50 Antenna - 5.05 dBd at UHF

SNC GMS
Lat: 44 26' 44.9"
Long: 88 03' 56.8"
Base Ground: 616.8 feet
+60 feet

ERP: 36.5 Watts