The Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club
      GROUND WAVE

Repeater Frequencies 147.00 MHZ & 444.075 Mhz
Club Net: Sunday 7PM 147.00 MHz
Simplex DX Spotting and Ragchew Frequency 146.55
Web Page:  http://w8pif.com
                   Officers
                   President: Dave Cunningham, NS9R
                     Vice President: Dwight Bosselman, W9YQ
Treasurer: Tom Rynish N8LHB
Secretary: Jim Callow K8IR

The MMARC Newsletter                                             August 2004

AUGUST MEETING…

The August meeting of the M&M Amateur Radio Club will be held at 7pm Thursday August 12th at Henes Park, hopefully in the third pavilion. The agenda will include the report from the nominating committee.

 

SPECIAL EVENT STATION…

The M&M Amateur Radio Club will set up a special event station at the Menominee Waterfront Festival.  The station will be located in a tent towards the south end of the park.  Since the date falls during the National Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, we will participate in that event and activate the   Menominee Pierhead Lighthouse , numbered USA-490.   AA9PB, W9YQ, AB9JF, KC8ZVC, and WA8WG have volunteered to help. All members are encouraged to stop by the station and help operate, or just visit.  This is one of the best venues we have to introduce our hobby to the general public.  NS9R has ordered some literature from ARRL for use as handouts.

Also the same weekend, special event station, N9L, will be operating the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (USA-252) in Door County.  Jim, W5AZN and Patty, W5AZO are activating several Door County Lighthouses during the week of August 5-14th.

 

ANNUAL PICNIC ENJOYED BY ALL…

Over 30 members, family, and friends attended the club’s annual picnic at Henes Park on July 11th.  A big thanks to Paul and Maxine Drees, and Jim and Joan Callow,  who organized this year’s picnic.  The highlight of the afternoon was a round of “Radio Bingo” hosted by Dave and Jeanne Arnold. The Arnolds not only ran the Bingo session, but also donated a large number of very nice prizes. Thanks also to Tom and Lynne Rynish who donated a wind-chime to the prize pool.  No one went home without at least one prize

 

XTREME COMMUNICATIONS…

The Mid-America Xtreme MAX Adventure Race was held on July 31st with communications for the event provided by Wisconsin Section ARES members under the direction of  Wisconsin Section Emergency Coordinator, Bill Niemuth, KB9ENO. Several of our club members who are also members of the Marinette-Oconto ARES assisted, according to Bill, WA8WG, Emergency Coordinator for Marinette County.

The teams of participants are involved in  several activities, including kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering, and mountain biking. The race is held each year in the forests of the Peshtigo Brook Forest Preserve and Nicolet National Forest.

ARES/RACES members were set up at various checkpoints along the route and passed information along to Race Command.

 

BIG SIGNAL FROM STURGEON BAY REPEATER –

The 147.210 (107.2pl) DCARC repeater is now back on with a wide area coverage signal.   New antennas and feedline have been put in place, and they are now one of the strongest signals around.   

We now have 10 good repeaters in the area to choose from:   147.000, 444.075, 147.330, 146.880/146.835 link, 145.470, 147.210, 146.730, 444.000, and 147.180.

Thanks to all individuals/clubs who maintain, improve,  and operate these machines.

 

UP HAMFEST…

The UP Hamfest and Computer Swap 2004 will be held on Saturday August 7th at Bay College in Escanaba. Admission and tables are each $5.00.  Setup is Friday from 6 to 9pm and Saturday from 7 to 9am. Doors open Saturday at 9am (EDST). It’s sponsored by The Delta County Amateur Radio Association.

 

MINUTES OF THE M&M AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING JULY 11, 2004

The meeting was called to order at the club’s annual picnic at Henes Park in Menominee by Vice President Dwight, W9YQ.

TREASURERS REPORT

Tom, N8LHB reported as of 6/30/04:

CHECKING ACCOUNT BEGINNING BALANCE                  833.65
DEPOSITS                                                                                    90.75
CHECKING ACCOUNT ENDING BALANCE                        924.40
SAVINGS BALANCE                                                                356.25 
TOTAL CLUB ASSETS                                                           1280.65

 

OLD BUSINESS

A motion was made by George, N9UGG and seconded by Paul, KC8YZB that the Field Day bills be paid as submitted. Motion passed on a voice vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS

A motion was made by Lynne, N8OSK and seconded by Pete, AB9PJ that the picnic bills be paid as submitted.  Motion passed on a voice vote.

The Vice President asked for volunteers for the nominating committee.  Bob, AA9GZ, volunteered to be on the committee.

The Vice President thanked the hosts for the picnic, Paul and Maxine Drees and Jim and Joan Callow, and the Bingo hosts, Dave and  Jeanne Arnold.

Pete, AB9PJ, reported the 444 repeater is keying on its own.  K8IR said he would pass that along to Noel, K8NB.

 

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Callow K8IR
Secretary

 

Members in attendance:

Tom Rynish, N8LHB                        Dwight Bosselman, W9YQ
Lynne Rynish, N8OSK                     Lou Parkansky, AA9JH
Arde Nelson, KA9WAR                  Pete Johnson, AB9PJ
Bob Schrader, AA9GZ                    Rebecca Gondek, KC9FSE
Dave Arnold,  W8DXX                    Marge Bramschreiber
Jim Callow, K8IR                             Earl Bramschreiber, KC8WJN
Paul Drees, WC9E                           Bob Osier, AA9IB
Paul Sorenson, KC8YZB                 George Benoit, N9UGG