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
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.
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…
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
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.
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.
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 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
The meeting was called to order at the club’s annual picnic at Henes Park in Menominee by Vice President Dwight, W9YQ.
Tom, N8LHB reported as of 6/30/04:
ACCOUNT BEGINNING BALANCE
CHECKING ACCOUNT ENDING BALANCE 924.40
SAVINGS BALANCE 356.25
TOTAL CLUB ASSETS 1280.65
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.
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.
Vice President asked for volunteers for the nominating committee.
Bob, AA9GZ, volunteered to be on the committee.
Vice President thanked the hosts for the picnic, Paul and Maxine Drees and Jim
and Joan Callow, and the Bingo hosts, Dave and
AB9PJ, reported the 444 repeater is keying on its own.
K8IR said he would pass that along to Noel, K8NB.
meeting was adjourned.
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