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The 444.500 is now back online! 444.500 + (tone of 146.2)
2019 membership dues are payable now. Dues are $20 for individuals, and $30 for Families - Contact Mike Lemke (kd8fue) by filling out our Online Membership/Renewal Form or mail the pdf Form to:
M&M ARC, PO Box 1082, Marinette, WI54143-1082
Get Mailing label HERE !
About Our Club....
The Marinette - Menominee Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL club chartered in 1949, with a club call of W8PIF. Our membership currently stands at 50.
We operate two repeaters: 147.000+ (107.2), a wide area coverage system, and the 444.075+ (107.2) which is basically a local coverage repeater. The 147.000 is also connected 24/7 to Echolink node #481872. All licensed hams are welcome and encouraged to use our repeaters. Thanks to KC8DOA for providing us with space for the 147.000, and to The Harbors Retirement Facility for the 444.075 UHF repeater. Enjoy our site and return often to view new photos and club information. Thanks to K8IR for hosting our echolink system.
Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at NWTC in Marinette at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend, especially if you are interested in becoming licensed!
HAM BREAKFAST every 2nd Sat. 9am at George Webbs just south of Peshtigo - We have our own private room. Come and join us.
We are proud to support the DAR's Ham Shack with Licensed Ham volunteers to teach the joy of ham radio to children of all ages! This has been a cooperative effort for many years and we are appreciative to be a part of it. Many thanks to Ed Engleman (kg8cx) and the many others who have helped build the DAR Program and to keep it going for the past 13 years!
Members are able to communicate all over the world with the use of our HAM Radios. They are proud to be the only Boys & Girls Club in the nation with HAM Radio! Visit their website at: www.qrz.com/db/k8dar
The DAR Boys & Girls Club serves the communities of Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI year round providing recreation and education to area children after school. The DAR is the only Boys & Girls Club with their own Ham Radio room where we explore amateur radio, electronics and study for licenses.
The recent addition of Snap Circuit solderless electronics kits have been extra popular with the youngsters.
YACHTs purpose is to expand horizons in the field of communications along with general and advanced ham radio techniques, and to foster a greater appreciation of the role they play in the overall hobby of amateur radio, as well as giving kids a challenge and enjoyment.
They have over 200 members in 34 states and 4 countries.
ARES is a corps of trained volunteer amateur radio operators that are organized to assist in public service and emergency communications. ARES is organized and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.
RACES operates under the Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and activates when the incident expands beyond local boundaries.
Communication failures have been a defining part of natural disasters and even some human-generated events such as the September 11 attacks that occurred in New York City in 2001. A lack of communication between firefighters at the World Trade Center contributed directly to the deaths of 300 of those firefighters. Amateur radio provides a means of communication “when all else fails.”
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Marinette County Emergency Management ARES website.
The United States is the most severe weather-prone country in the world. Each year, people in this country cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,200 tornadoes, and two landfalling hurricanes. Approximately 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, causing around 500 deaths each year and nearly $14 billion in damage.
SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.