July meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14th at 7pm at Henes
Park in Menominee. We’ll use the third pavilion if it’s available. Since
Spies Library closes at 6pm during the summer months, we must move our meeting
site during June, July, and August. Come
early and bring a picnic dinner. The
agenda will include a review of Field Day and plans for the special event
station at the Menominee Waterfront Festival and the August 14th
complete agenda is included with this newsletter.
FIELD DAY 2005…
Field Day may never be
quite the same. Thanks to the Bay Area Wireless Association’s new AIR
CONDITIONED communications trailer, the W8PIF Field Day operators stayed cool
and mosquito free. The trailer, combined with W8DXX’s fine 10KW
tractor-powered generator setup, made our Field Day setup First Class.
Actually, only three
of the five stations were housed in the trailer. Paul, WC9E set up his PSK31
and 6 meter operating position under a colorful umbrella, and enjoyed the fine
weather. We also had a 2 meter station set up by Gary, KB9ZUW, a visitor from
the Milwaukee area. Gary set up his station at his pickup truck.
Overall, 679 contacts
made the log. Of the 34 people who attended, (21 of them club members) 14 made
at least one contact. 9 year old Joey, W9JJC, had over 50 contacts, including
a Sunday morning run on 75 meters where he had the rate meter up to 90 per
hour for a while! Other youngsters at the mike included Tyler, KC9FKE, and
Hannah Cunningham. Another
successful graduate of this year’s license classes, Gene, K9GGV, logged his
first HF contact.
given out to all who made at least one contact.
Thanks go out to
everyone who participated in Field Day. Special
thanks to Jim, AA9PB, who coordinated the event; to Earl, KC8WJN, and Marge
for being great hosts; to Dave, W8DXX for his tractor and generator, to Larry,
N9OSF for contributing the fuel for the tractor, and BAWA for the use of the
The BAWA club served
over 20 persons at their Saturday night dinner. Over $200 was raised, which
will go towards improvements to the trailer.
from Field Day…W8DXX’s tractor-generator, the colorful WC9E station,
NS9R and Hannah, W9JJC learns about ladder line from the master, AA9PB.
and K8IR running ‘em on 75.
The ARRL has just recently signed a MOU (memorandum
of understanding) with the USPS (United States Power Squadron). Amateur
radio and boating seem to go hand in hand with many boaters having some form
of amateur radio aboard their craft. The M&M area does have an
active Power Squadron organization.
Another MOU was signed over the Hamvention weekend
with the CAP (Civil Air Patrol). This could work very well into
ARES/RACES training and activations, and introduce many CAP cadets to amateur
radio and communications. Our local CAP commander is Jason Lauzer,
W9JTL, who also heads up the Menominee Co. ARES/RACES team, in addition to
being a certified flight instructor and private pilot.
An MOU has also been in effect for some time with the
American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Ham radio is
extensively utilized by both groups whenever fail-safe communications
are needed in times of disaster. The twin county area also has active
Red Cross and Salvation Army chapters.
As all can see, amateur radio is a key component of,
and is recognized by, many national organizations.
Congratulations to KB9IMX and KG9BI (Sally and Al Mans) on their anniversary, July 1. The following have birthdays this month... 2...Ed Engleman, KG8CX; Arde Nelson, KA9WAR; 3...Bob Osier, AA9IB; 5...Lou Parkansky, AA9JH; 15...Tanya Parkansky; 21…Elizabeth Pearson. Congratulations to all.
AA9JH has been hospitalized for over a month at the VA Medical Center in
Milwaukee. Lou says he not sure
when they will be letting him come home, but hopes he might be back for the
picnic. Lou’s XYL, Tanya was
also hospitalized after a fall in Milwaukee, but is doing well, and is staying
with Lou’s brother until Lou is able to come home. We hope to see both of
can send Lou a card at:
VA Medical Center
West National Avenue
Call meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Recognize guests and/or new members
introduce themselves with their call sign and talk about their HAM Radio
activities in the past month. DX Stations worked, Antenna Projects, Contests
Approve Secretary's report as printed in the Ground
Treasurer's Report (Paul)
Communications to read (any club officer)
Update on the W8PIF repeater operation.
Net report (Ed)
Picnic updates. WC9E
Boys & Girls Club update. WC9E
Club insurance / Repeater Committee report.
- Creation of Election Committee
August Lighthouse Activation
Open to any member.
called to order by VP Dwight Bosselman at 7:00pm
to the flag.
to Jason Lauzer W9JTL ,appointed EC for Menominee County.
will be an organizational meeting Sun. June 12 Wallace, MI. at 11:30 am
Johnson AA8UT Guest
talked about the wonderful response for the Skywarn Call ups. Total for
the 2 call ups was 34spotters.
AA9GZdisplayed the award he won for all 3,078 counties in the USA.
report was approved as printed in the Ground Wave.
report: Checking $628.45 Savings $679.36 Total$1,307.81.
report is due in July. Accepted as stated.
WC9E sold raffle tickets.for a packet controller and misc. maps, directory,
gave a report on the insurance needed for a tower climber. The climber
should be a professional and preferably someone we know. Hire a person who
would do it on a weekend.
club insurance $327.00 covers club activities.
Swanson was quoted ...the insurance is our problem in regards to the tower
climber. What ever we want to do.
Arrow Park August 14 noon..$5.00 each and a dish to pass.
in the Ground Wave
AA9PB latest info will be in the Ground Wave.
HAMS should be there to set up a radio, build an antenna put it in the air,
and learn hoe it could be used in an emergency.
AA9PB know if you have an available lap top
antennas will start June 24 at 5:pm at Earl Bramschreibers.
for Field Day will be $250.00.
expense will be a portajohn.
N9OSF will donate 30 gallons of diesel fuel for the generators.
Field Day needs new blood..if no new people are interested should we have one
update Paul met with Rich C. the Director of DAR and he is very
interested . The new building is the old Roosevelt School we would have a room
that is locked . Computer access possibility of a coax to the roof.
have 1200 members. Ages 6 to 18. Open 6:30 am to 5:30pm in the
summer and until 8:pm in the winter.
Tyler and Joey go and talk and show a video to encourage members to sign up
committee stated no classes until fall. They will meet together to
discuss this further.
KA9WAR reminded us of the T34 planes (1950) that will be using our
airport the Thurs,Fri,Sat,Sun.July 21,22,23,24, before Oshkosh and the
EAA. 17 aircraft be here for formation flying practice. They would appreciate
AAMRC help with communications,. the busiest will be Sat Sun.
will be a net control in the terminal and 3 or 4 in cars one at the end of the
there will be a fly in for breakfast.
Jim K8IR......$36.00 for the treasury.
Valerie Hallam kc8wai
Paul Drees wc9e
Joseph Callow w9jjc
Tyler Lehman kc9fke
Ed Engleman kg8cx
Dave Arnold w8dxx
Gene Voelker k9ggv
Arde Nelson ka9war
Bob Johnson aa8ut
Bob Schrader aa9gz
Earl Bramschreiber kc8wjn
Jim Voss kc8wjo
Bob Jarnutowski k8rj
Larry Bucholtz n9osf
Jason Lauzer w9jtl
Jim Callow k8ir
George Benoit n9ugg
Jim Mans aa9pb
Tom Hellem k0sn
Kurt Berge k8bka
TREASURERS REPORT APRIL-JUNE 2005
M&M Amateur Radio Club CHECKING
J S Electronics
M&M Amateur Radio Club SAVINGS
ENDING BALANCES 6/30/2005
Submitted by Paul
Drees, WC9E, Treasurer
Club members & guests are cordially invited to attend
M & M Amateur Radio Club Family Picnic
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Red Arrow Park
12:00 p.m. social
Hosts: Paul & Maxine Drees
club will barbeque the meat selection(s). (To
club member is asked to provide a food item to share.
YOUR FOOD ITEM REQUIRES REFRIGERATION, PLEASE TAKE ALONG A COOLER WITH ICE!!!
BRING YOUR FAVORITE BEVERAGE. COFFEE
AND WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE IF REQUESTED.
per person: $ 5.00 per adult
3.00 per child ages 12 and under
are required and must be submitted with your check no later than Sunday, August
7th. Make check payable to the M
& M Amateur Radio Club and mail to:
O. Box 1082
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
portion with your check
of club member ___________________________
Call sign _______________
_________ @ $ 5.00 per adult
@ $ 3.00 per child
Amount enclosed $____________
choose an item to share, and call Maxine Drees at 715-735-7397 so we know what
you plan to bring:
salad, Cheese tray,
Crackers, Fresh veggie
platter, Bags of snacks,