The October meeting of the M&M ARC will be held at the Spies Public Library meeting room at 7pm. The new officers officially take over at this meeting. The agenda will include a motion to amend the Bylaws to include the creation of a separate repeater maintenance and expense fund. The repeater committee motion to create the separate fund was approved at the September meeting. This vote will be to amend the bylaws to include a section about the repeater fund. The proposed language is included with the agenda in this issue.
Dave, W8DXX will give a program on the Motorola BPL (Broadband over Power Line) system that was announced last spring. The system was designed with a goal of limiting interference to HF radio service. A recent trial at W1AW was very positive.
At the September meeting, the nominating committee’s slate of officers for the new year was approved. Jim, K8IR was elected President and Bob Schrader, AA9GZ was elected Vice-President. Paul, WC9E was reelected Treasurer, and Valerie, KC8WAI was reelected Secretary.
to Dave, NS9R, and Dwight, W9YQ for their two years of service as President
Here’s a reminder that it’s time again to pay your annual dues. Individual member dues are $15, and it’s $22.50 for a family. Please pay at a meeting, or send your money to P.O. Box 1082, Marinette, WI 54143. Also please send in the membership renewal form in this issue if any of your information has changed.
It’s with great pleasure we report a very special donation to our repeater fund. Tanya Parkansky heard our requests for donations during a recent Sunday net, and asked Ed, KG8CX, and Jim, K8IR to stop over and see her. She said she wanted to donate one of Lou’s, AA9JH (SK) radios to the club to help in our fundraising efforts. As a result, the club now has Lou’s Ten-Tec Orion HF Transceiver. We’ll discuss how we want to use the donated radio at the October meeting.
We want to give a big thanks to Tanya for her most generous donation.
KC8WJO SPANS HEMISPHERES ...
Voss, KC8WJO and his wife recently returned from a trip to England. On
Tuesday, September 27th, their group stopped at Greenwich, England for a
guided tour of the Royal Observatory where "time and space began".
is Jim straddling the Prime Meridian. His left foot is in the western
hemisphere, and the right foot in the eastern hemisphere.
A VE test session has been scheduled for Thursday evening, October 20th. The location is Stephenson Public Library and registration begins at 5:30pm. All classes of tests will be available. Remember, copies of your CSCE and FCC license must be presented, along with two forms of ID. The test fee is $14.
Paul, WC9E, is the local VE liaison and in charge of the session. We know of several individuals who are anxious to test and receive their ham radio privileges. Anyone interested in testing can contact Paul Drees, WC9E, or any of the local VE team for information or to sign up.
HAM RADIO BEING PROMOTED IN AREA…
Several public presentations of amateur radio will be given to area groups in the upcoming weeks and months. On Tuesday September 27th, KG8CX and AB9PJ gave a presentation along with a demonstration to a group of about 40 township officials from Menominee County. ARRL pamphlets were handed out, and the ARES/RACES connection was discussed. Marge Bramschreiber, the Menominee County Emergency Services director, was also in attendance.
On October 11th, Pete and Ed will give a presentation and demo to a group of area wide Scout officials in Marinette. The upcoming JOTA weekend will be elaborated on, and invitation for Scouts to attend the local event being planned for Saturday October 15th at KC8WJN's field. We're hoping to make this an annual event, with ham radio demonstrations and opportunities for Scouts to find out about how they can get involved.
Other local civic and school group presentations are being planned as the season progresses.
SKYWARN SEASON A BUSY ONE…
The 2005 severe weather season was one of the most
active we've experienced. Thirteen activations were made starting with
the statewide tornado drill on April 21st. We experienced 2 activations
in May, 5 in June, 3 in July, 1 in August, and 2 in September. The
latest weather activation was on Sept. 21st.
An average of 17 spotters checked in either as fixed
Appreciation for their service and dedication goes to
all these weather spotters, as well as to WA8WG and KB9DSV for the use of
their superb McAllister/Abrams linked repeater system. With these
facilities, we were able to cover the entire Menominee, Marinette, and Oconto
geographical areas, as well as parts of Shawano, Langlade, Brown, and Door
counties in Wisconsin... plus Delta and Dickinson counties in Michigan.
We also had direct ham radio communications with both Green Bay and Marquette
While severe weather activations are probably over
for the season, and the Skywarn operators' net discontinued, we will continue
to be on the alert for winter weather conditions such as ice storms,
heavy snowfall, and wind. At such times, we may solicit reports
from throughout our coverage area and direct them to either Green Bay or
Marquette. When severe winter weather is a threat or is occurring, monitor
the link system, and be prepared to give out reports as you experience
them at your location.
-KG8CX, AEC for Skywarn operations, Menominee,
Marinette, and Oconto Counties
-Net Control, Tri County Skywarn
birthdays this month are Tom Zeratsky, K8ICO on the 7th; and Linda
Hellem on the 25th. Congratulations.
Call meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Recognize guests and/or new members
Members introduce themselves with their call sign and talk about their HAM Radio activities in the past month. DX Stations worked, Antenna Projects, Contests worked, etc
4. Approve Secretary's Report as Printed in Ground Wave
Treasurer's Report (Paul)
Communications to read (any club officer)
Repeater Committee Report
Education Committee Report
- Bylaws changes recommended by repeater committee:
The Bylaws shall
be amended as follows:
2. The following revenue sources shall be directed to the above said
account for the purpose of current and future repeater expenses for the
purpose of maintaining the two club repeaters in a high quality fashion
on an ongoing basis.
a. 35% of all club
membership fees on an annual basis beginning with the
2006 membership dues and continue every year thereafter.
b. 100% of all
donations from members specifically “indicated” for repeater maintenance
- Boys & Girls Club update. WC9E
repeater fund from Tanya Parkansky
Session October 20th
Program by W8DXX on Motorola BPL System
OF THE M&M AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
MMARC called to order at
6:59pm, September 8th, 2005.
-Pledge to the flag.
-Recognition of members
-New member Tearlach
announced the Township meeting, Tuesday, September 27th, at 7pm, in
Carney. Ed KG8CX and Pete AB9PJ will go.
-Secretary minutes as in
the Ground Wave accepted.
-Treasurer report- $680.64
+ 487.45= $1,168.09 accepted.
-Katrina frequencies, keep
clear by 5khz, give call sign on each side.
-West Gulf ARES Emergency
net 7.285mhz days, 3.873mhz nights.
-Health & Welfare
7.290mhz days, 3.935mhz nights.
-Salvation Army Team
Emergency Radio Network 14.265mhz and 7.265mhz.
-Memorial Service for
AA9JH, September 18th at 2:00pm, First Covenant Church.
-AB9PJ mentioned the
Jamboree on the air. Boy Scouts in Green Bay or here? October 15-16,
10:00am-8:00pm (Sat-Sun). Any
donations for raffle are due in October. The equipment donated to the Club for
DAR will be checked to be sure it is operating well Tuesday, September 13th
at 5:00pm. Do we retain ownership?
Jim Callow K8IR
Pres. Bob Schrader AA9GZ
Valerie Hallam KC8WAI
Paul Drees WC9E
Open nominations from the
Vice Pres. 0
WC9E $53.00 from raffle.
In October there will be books from Jim Callow to raffle. Meeting will be
Open floor discussion of
the Repeater Committee:
is on the tower painting. They do not do antennas. Hire climber $600-$1,000.
Replace parts. Rebuild everything but the feedline, $225 side and hardware.
$125.00 misc. hardware
$0.00 stabilizer bar
Motion to accept repeater
committee- NS9R reminded the Club that there is nothing in the by-laws to
cover this. Motion amended pending by-law change (#1 6a).
Next month (October)
presented in writing, so we can vote. Amended motion carried.
-Meeting adjourned at
Pete Johnson, AB9PJ
Paul Drees WC9E Taylor Johnson
David Cunningham NS9R Rebecca Gondek K9RLG
Dwight Bosselman W9YQ Tom Hellem, K0SN
Arde Nelson KA9WAR David Arnold, W8DXX
Bob Schrader AA9GZ Joseph Callow, W9JJC
Marge Bramschreiber Emergency Management Jim Callow, K8IR
Gene Voelker K9GGV Allan Grenier, N9QAA
Tearlach Sinclair pending George Benoit, N9UGG
Ed Engleman KG8CX Nancy Buchholz KA9VZC
Tyler Lehman KC9FKE Larry Buchholz, N9OSF
Kurt Berge K8BKA PJ Johnson, W9LPJ
Jason Lauzer W9JTL Noel Beardsley, K8NB
QUARTERLY TREASURERS REPORT By
Paul Drees, WC9E
Check to J Mans-Field Day
+ 680.64 = 1691.09
REPEATER FUND PORTION OF ABOVE: $445
(Donations)+$53(Raffle)+$42(35% of 2006
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remember the club year runs from October 1st through September 30th.
Anyone who has not paid their dues by December 31st will be
removed from the club roster.