on attending our next meeting on Thursday October 12th at 7pm in the cafeteria
of BAMC Menominee. If you have not taken care of your annual dues, this
would be a good time to do it. See you there.
SPECIAL EVENT STATION SUCCESSFUL..
special event station held on September16th was another success. We made
about 120 contacts, and had 13 operators. The ensuing picnic and corn
roast attracted a total of 31 members and families. Many thanks are due
to the following: Lynne, N8OSK for organizing the picnic;
Jim, AA9PB, for setting up the entire weekend, building antennas, and boiling
the corn. Jim has been the driving force behind our September event over the
years.Thanks, Jim for all you have done. Helping to set up on Friday
evening were: Jim AA9PB, Tom K0SN, Gary KG9AD, Nate KB9NNV, George
N9UGG, and Dwight W9YQ. A super-delicious cajun flavored turkey was prepared
by AA9PB on Sunday, Too bad only a handful were on hand to enjoy it.
Perhaps next year, more will either camp out or return on Sunday to enjoy some
of Jim's great culinary skills.
Pictures of the weekend activities are on the club web site.
FISH FRIES TO RESUME...
very popular monthly fish fries will start up again on October 20, with a
short drive to the Heritage Inn at the corner of Highway 180 and County JJ in
McAllister. The restaurant comes highly recommended by several members,
and the prices are very reasonable.
N8OSK has made arrangements for the event. Here are the details:
MENU: All meals are served
with cole slaw, French fries and rye bread.
(Prices exclude tax and tip)
Deep fried Pollack
(all you can eat special)
- regular $6.95
PLEASE NOTE: All
reservations and menu choices are to be placed with Lynne at 863-3573.
NO EXCEPTIONS! WE CAN NOT EXCEED 24 PEOPLE.
Reservations are due by Friday, October
13th. If we have 24 reservations
prior to that date, reservations will be closed at that point.
Anyone showing up without a reservation
can not be seated with our group. The dining area is non-smoking.
the annual election of officers held at the September meeting, the current
slate of officers were elected to another term. Congratulations to K8IR,
KG8CX, KG9AD, and N8OSK on their reelection.
ARC WELCOMES DOOR COUNTY NET...
the Sturgeon Bay 147.210 repeater
went down recently due to a lightning strike, the Good Morning net has been
held on the 147 repeater at 8am, Monday through Saturday. We are pleased to be
able to help them out, until their machine gets back up. They have
remarked on many occasions that they are appreciative of having our repeater
available. Another example of the caring and supportive nature of the
become obvious on the windy days that our 147.000 repeater noise problem has
not been completely solved by the new antenna.
We'll discuss the situation at our next meeting.
the meantime, some people have asked about whether they can still contribute
to the antenna fund. Any
contributions are still welcome, and will be used towards whatever
improvements are deemed necessary to the repeater system.
Contributions can be sent to the club at P.O. Box 1082, Marinette, WI
54143. Again a big thanks to
those who have already donated to the antenna fund.
CLUB WINS 1ST PLACE AWARD...
M&M Amateur Radio Club won the Club competition in the 2000 Michigan QSO
Party held last April. Our club
score of 282,437 was more than 116,000 points ahead of the 2nd place score of
the Eastern Michigan ARC. The win
was primarily due to the efforts of AA9PB, N9PQU, K0SN, and KB9WBP who claimed
the multi-operator crown with 218,582 on 933 QSO's. As a measure of their accomplishment, the second place team
from last year more than doubled their score, but our local group still beat
them by over 50,000 points. They used the W8PIF call from a Field Day style
operation at a hunting camp in Menominee County.
The club score also included 63,855 points from the Single-Op effort of
K8IR who placed 2nd in the Single-Op Low Power category.
The local effort really put Menominee County on the map.
Only Oakland County out of the 83 Michigan Counties had more QSO's
during the contest. Congratulations to all the operators involved for the
WEEKEND COMING UP...
annual Boy Scouts of America Jamboree On The Air is set for the weekend
of October 21st. Scouts of all levels will be heard on all bands
throughout the world. Will there be any local scout involvement? Listen
and find out. Talk to a Scout that weekend and maybe help a young person
get interested in ham radio.
ANTENNA HELP NEEDED…
Lynne, N8OSK reports Terry, N9JFC is in need of some help replacing the 10 meter antenna at Marinette High School. Because of roofing work done at the school during the summer, his 10 meter antenna had to be removed, but the platform could stay on the roof. He is in need of some assistance in getting the 10 meter antenna installed on the school roof again as soon as possible. He can't allow the students on the roof alone, and he can't go up alone. Our club has used Terry's classroom numerous years for our radio classes, Terry has arranged for us to use the school library for testing sessions and 2 or 3 times now, the club has used Higley Stadium for our field day activities, all at no charge to the club. Now, he could use our help. Terry would really appreciate the assistance in getting this antenna installed before severe weather hits. He said it would have to be done either after school hours Monday through Friday or on a Saturday. Any volunteers?
TO NEW MEMBER...
would like to welcome Don Conant, N9GRK, of Marinette to our membership rolls.
Don has been a ham for many years, and is now getting back into the hobby.
birthdays this month are Ken, WA9JTU 7th; Tom, K8ICO also
on the 7th; and Linda Hellum on the 25th. Congratulations to all.
to Peninsula Office Equipment of Menominee for providing the printing of the
MENOMINEE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2000
September 14, 2000 meeting was called to order at 7:08 pm by vice-president Ed
KG8CX. Don Conant N9GRK was introduced to all the members at the meeting; He is
our latest member of our club.
presented the treasurer's report balance in checking account $142.92 and savings
account $333.44 leaving total assets of $476.36.A motion made for approval by
AA9GZ and seconded by N9UGG. All were in favor of the report.
minutes of August 10, 2000 meeting were published in the September Groundwave. A
motion was made by N9OSF and seconded by AA8UT for approval of the minutes as
published. All were in favor.
reported that the 440 repeater will soon be back up and in service. The new
two-meter antenna is up and running at about the 400 foot level and is working
16 is the date of the campout, special event, corn roast, and swapfest
summer picnic was a great success in August and the next picnic will be August
26, 2001 at Henes Park Special thanks to WC9E and N9QAA and their wives.
Christmas Party will be held on December 14, 2000 at Schussler's Supper Club in
Peshtigo. More information in the future. Reservation forms will be in the
club fish fry will take place during the month of October and Lynne will be
taking care of setting everything up for this one.
questioned the possibility of having a special event station for the lighthouse
weekend which takes place during the month of August. This is a world wide
event. Keep this in mind
radio awareness day is on September 16 and is the same day has the campout.
dues should be paid by December 1, 2000.
reported the slate for officers are K8IR for president
KG8CX for vice president KG9AD for secretary and N8OSK for treasurer. Ed
asked are there any nominations for officers? No one spoke up. Ed asked three
times if there are any nominations for officers for the radio club. Bob AA9GZ
made a motion that the nominations be closed and the secretary be instructed to
cast a unanimous ballet seconded by Tom N8LHB. All in favor.
N9PQU reported that the Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club callsign was
used for the Michigan QSO Party and achieved first place and will receive a club
made by AA9GZ and seconded by N9PQV to adjourn. All in favor.
adjourned at 7:43 pm by KG8CX
W Luthardt KG9AD, Secretary
attending the meeting:
Gary Luthardt KG9AD
Lynne Rynish N8OSK
Larry Buchholz N9OSF
George Benoit N9UGG
Bob Schrader AA9GZ
Bob Johnson AA8UT
Jeff Rymer N9PQU
David Cunniungham KB9WBP
Keith Tonn N9PQV
Dwight Bossellman W9YQ
Tom Rynish N8LHB
Don Conant N9GRK