The Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club

Repeater Frequencies 147.00 MHZ & 444.075 Mhz
Club Net: Sunday 7PM 147.00 MHz
Simplex DX Spotting and Ragchew Frequency 146.55
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                   President: Dave Cunningham, NS9R
                     Vice President: Dwight Bosselman, W9YQ
Treasurer: Paul Drees, WC9E 
Secretary: Valerie Hallam, KC8WAI

The MMARC Newsletter                                             December 2004




The annual club Christmas Party will be held Thursday December 9th at Schusslers Supper Club in Peshtigo. 

Social Hour at will be at 6pm, and dinner at 7pm.  This event takes the place of the December meeting.  Twenty-four reservations were received by the December 3rd deadline.



It was one of the busiest VE sessions in some time.  12 candidates turned out for the M&M ARC VE testing session held Saturday December 4th at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette.

The large turnout was in part due to nine US Naval Sea Cadets from Northeast Wisconsin in attendance. Pete, AB9PJ is a leader of the group, and PJ, W9LPF is one of the cadets.

PJ passed his General written test, and will be working on the code to complete his upgrade.  Another cadet, Jesse Lietzau from Valders passed his Technician test.

Congratulations go out to Jim, KC8YZA, who passed his Extra Class exam, and Paul, KC8YZB, who passed his General.  Both Jim and Paul have been busy on HF and CW, and are looking forward to their added privileges.

Also passing his Technician test is Tony Del-Genio from Marinette. We look forward to hearing Tony on the air.

Thanks to the VE team, led by Paul, WC9E, and including Ed, KG8CX, Bob, AA9GZ, Dwight, W9YQ, Pete, AB9PJ, and Jim, K8IR.



We are sorry to report that Marianne Anuta  passed away on November 18th at the age of 101. Her death comes just over two months after her husband, Mike, W8HKY died on September 9th  at age 103. Our condolences go out to the Anuta family.



A reminder that the deadline for paying dues for the current club year is December 31st.  Those who have not paid their dues by that time will be removed from the active membership roster.  Dues are $15.00 for individuals and $22.50 for families.  Please send in the membership renewal form along with your dues. The form was in the September Ground Wave, or  CLICK HERE  for a printable form.

Send the form and dues to the club PO Box, or drop them off at the Christmas Party.


Editor’s note…

We are always looking for interesting articles to include in the Ground Wave. If you have something you’d like to submit, email it to K8IR at  The following was submitted by Dennis, KB9GFX…



(IT DOES work if you jump thru these hoops)

Note, to make mine work, I reset the main CPU to clear out all the junk info

that I had been trying to get it to work properly. I suggest no 807's until after the programming is done! In my humble opinion Icom could have/should have made all of the directions for the 2720 a little easier to understand.  I had to go over the bank stuff several times before it sunk in. But then again Icom is certainly not alone when it comes to hard-to-follow documentation. Writing good documentation is a true art.  I think what ICOM means by memory management is frequency segregation of like frequencies in the same bank. In my case I have put vhf air frequencies into one bank, statewide public safety frequencies into another, local public safety in another. When we're on vacation I can put local public safety frequencies into a bank and the local 2m/440 frequencies along with 146.52/446.00 into another bank. I can scan any single bank and monitor my local 2m or 440 frequency or just scan 2 banks. If I want to scan everything then I put the radio into MEMORY mode and scan.

Note: This was Written and Posted on QRZ.COM by KB9GFX..




NOVEMBER 10, 2004

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. in Spies Public Library meeting room by President David Cunningham NS9R.

Members introduced themselves and related their recent radio activities.

The minutes from 10/14/2004 were approved as printed with the attendance amended to include  Jim Callow K8IR and Pete Johnson, AB9PJ.

The treasurer’s report was approved as printed.

Treasurer Paul Drees WC9E reminded everyone to get their dues paid and be sure to get the reservations for the Christmas party Thurs. Dec. 9 at Schusslers in by Dec. 3. Paul WC9E had a radio/cooler to raffle off, tickets were $1.00 or 6/$5.00. It was won by Earl Bramschreiber KC8WJN.

Members are encouraged to bring in items to be raffled in this way as an additional fundraiser.

Ed Engelman KG8CX reported on the net check-ins 25, 33 is tops so far repeater operates well. AB9PJ Peter Johnson, Sr. reported the repeater committee and KC8DOA need tower climbers to put on an anti-sway bar, they are trying to coordinate this and the date seems to be 2nd-3rd week of March depending on the weather.

Education Committee:

Jim Voss KC8WJO reports placing “Now You’re Talking” in the Stephenson Library. He wants to have that book and “Ham Radio for Dummies” in all local libraries. Would like the information about the club and books on the web site.

President Cunningham NS9R brought to the membership a suggestion to donate $100 to the Salvation Army, moved by Jim Voss KC8WJO, seconded by Peter Johnson AB9PJ.

The all class testing will be Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. (tentative) with the Sea Cadets and anyone else wishing to test.

The program was presented by K8IR and KG8CX, a tour of ARRL Headquarters.


Respectfully submitted by

Valerie Hallam, KC8WAI



Those in attendance:

David Cunningham NS9R                          Tom Hellem K0SN
Jim Voss KC8WJO                                  Valerie Hallam KC8WAI
Dwight Bosselman W9YQ                        David Christianson KA9ZRR
Paul Drees WC9E                                    Bob Jaruntowski K8RJ
Earl Bramschreiber KC8WJN                   Jim Callow K8IR
Dan Wagner N90WD                               Ed Engleman KG8CX
Peter Johnson, Sr. AB9PJ                          Tyler Lehman KC9FKE
Jim Pearson KC8YZA                               Jim Mans AA9PB
PJ Johnson, Jr. W9LPJ                              Ken Exworthy, N0AWM