Badger Contesters

About Us.

The Badger Contesters is an Amateur Radio club of like-minded hams who have interest in VHF/UHF/SHF weak-signal communications.
Our goals are simple:

While our geographic focus is Wisconsin, our membership includes hams from Northern Illinois, Michigan's Upper Penninsula, and Eastern Minnesota. All are welcome to join us. For ARRL contest purposes, members may contribute their scores to our club score if the points were worked within 175 miles of our "club center", which is "officially" Oshkosh, WI. (N44°, W88° 35' This is about one mile NW of Whitman Field, right along Hwy 41.) For CQWW VHF Contest, the 175-mile rule does not apply and all Badger Contesters can list the club in their Cabrillo log.

Club Officers:
President: Ken Boston, W9GA
Vice President: Gregg Seidel, K9KL
Secretary & Treasurer: Bruce Richardson, W9FZ
Director SE Wisconsin: Gary Bargholz, N9UUR
Director NE Wisconsin: Kevin Stanelle, KB9SNE
Director N Illinois: Jeff Berman, K9YR

Badger Contesters Constitution and Bylaws.pdf


Everyone is welcome to join! There are no membership dues. The following is a roster of our members. If you are interested in joining our ranks, please fill out the Membership Form and email to Bruce, W9FZ, w9fz [at] w9fz [dot] com.

Badger Contesters Membership Form.pdf

##Hold on--Not avail at moment! Should be available soon!## Below is a PDF document of the current membership roster.

Badger Contesters Membership Roster.pdf

Email Reflector.

The Badger Contesters has an e-mail reflector for the membership. This is where we discuss topics of interest, alert each other about upcoming contests and events, and make some noise when 6 meters is open. You can subscribe yourself at: Subscribe here! The admin will approve your subscription usually within a day. There is digest mode available, but you'd lose timeliness of propagation announcements. If you have any difficulties subscribing, the administrator, Bruce Richardson, W9FZ, stands ready to assist any member with e-mail reflector concerns or issues. He can add, remove, or change your e-mail address.

If you are a subscriber, the archives are available from the general information page above once you are signed in.

2020 VHF+ Calendar.

Below is a PDF document of key 2020 VHF+ meetings, events, and contests:

2020 VHF Calendar.pdf

Club Call KB9C

Our club callsign is KB9C--"Kilo Badger Nine Contesters". Bruce, W9FZ, is trustee of the call. Any member can use the callsign--you just have to coordinate with the trustee. It's available and needs to be used! It is LOTW capable if you work with the trustee with your Cabrillo log or .adi file.

VHF+ Resources.

Logo files are coming! Perfect for your website, QRZ listing, or QSL cards!

Last Updated July 13, 2020