We’re back at Spies Library in Menominee for the September meeting beginning at 7pm on Thursday September 9th. The evening will include electing officers for the coming year. A slate will be offered by the nominating committee, plus nominations will be taken from the floor. Anyone interested in serving as an officer in invited to run.
The program will be a video tour of ARRL Headquarters station W1AW.
DUES TIME AGAIN…
The beginning of the fall season means it’s time to renew your membership. A membership renewal form is included with this Ground Wave. CLICK HERE for a printable form in PDF format. Please bring it along with your check to a meeting, or send it to the club’s PO Box. Dues remain at $15.00 for individuals or $22.50 for family memberships. Anyone who has not paid their dues by December 31st will be removed from the club membership roster.
AA9PB, and W9YQ hand out another
contact from the W8PIF special event station
at the Menominee Waterfront Festival on August 7th.
station allowed Waterfront Festival goers to see amateur radio in action, as
well as giving participants in the National Lighthouse Weekend a chance to
work US-490, the Menominee Pier Lighthouse.
Thanks to all who helped out in setting up and manning the station.
There’s another new callsign on the air. John, formerly KC9AXH is now N9GLT.
Kurt, K8BKA passed this along…
foot tower for sale. Contact Jason Flatt, 1857 Riverside Avenue in Marinette.
15 MINUTES OF FAME…
Ground Wave editor, Jim, K8IR gained some fame but no fortune when he found
himself quoted in the second paragraph of the CQ WW DX CW Contest article in
the September issue of CQ Magazine. Contesters are invited to submit comments
about the contest along with their logs, which are usually included at the
back of the article. This year
Bob Cox, K3EST made generous use of those comments in his writeup, and to
confirm his observation of outstanding high band conditions included the
comment of K8IR who noted the solar indexes were finally good for a contest
weekend, which was a real rarity
last fall. Jim notes the
quote in the article was almost as cool as getting first
place for 15 meters single band low power in the 8th Call Area.
MINUTES OF THE M&M AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
MEETING AUGUST 12, 2004
meeting was called to order at the Henes Park 3rd Pavilion at
7:03pm by President Dave, NS9R.
and guests introduced themselves.
minutes of the July meeting were approved as printed in the Ground Wave.
again thanked the Arnolds and the
Rynishs for the prizes they contributed for Radio Bingo at the Picnic.
read the treasurer’s report submitted by Tom, N8LHB.
the figures for Field Day and Picnic expenses were revised from those
presented at the meeting)
REPORT AS OF 7/30/04
ACCOUNT BEGINNING BALANCE
DEPOSIT OF PICNIC MONEY 144.00
FIELD DAY EXPENSES 285.57
PICNIC EXPENSES 126.76
CHECKING ACCOUNT ENDING BALANCE $656.07
was moved by Lou,AA9JH and seconded by Arde, KA9WAR that the treasurers report
be approved. The motion was
read Noel, K8NB’s report on the repeater:
8/5/04 I got a chance to get up to the hospital and go over both repeaters.
Both repeaters were in good shape as found. The 147.000 had drifted about 500hz. low in frequency, and that was adjusted. The receiver was up to specs. and was not touched. The transmitter power was adjusted up a bit (this had been turned down as part of earlier troubleshooting). Repeat deviation was good. There is less than 1 dB of desense on the repeater. The 444.075 repeater was also in good shape as found. The transmitter had drifted slightly low in frequency and that was corrected. The squelch
pot appeared to have a dirty spot on it, and this was cleaned. Other than those things the 444.075 was fully up to specs.
reported on a communication from Bay Area Medical Center regarding meeting
programs available from their speaker’s bureau.
KG8CX, reported the net continues to be very successful, with 20 or more
checkins per week.
reported on the activation of the SKYWARN network during the past week for
storms in Marinette County. 7
fixed and 7 mobiles stations checked in to the net on the 146.88 repeater.
was no report from the nominating committee.
There will be a slate presented at the September meeting. Nominations
will also be taken from the floor.
was an extensive discussion of the club’s repeaters and whether the 147
machine should be moved back to KC8DOA’s Rangeline Road tower, and what
needs to be done to fix the noise problems we had experienced there in the
WA8WG, said he felt there was a problem with the antenna at the BAMC site.
Lou, AA9JH, said he had a similar antenna that could be tested at that
site. This was referred to the
A motion was made by Jim, KC8WJO, and seconded by Lynne, N8OSK that the main objective be to move the 147 repeater back to the Rangeline tower and solve the noise problems. It was unanimously approved.
WA8WG outlined the procedures he felt would be necessary to locate and fix the
source of the noise on the Rangeline tower.
He said it would require the services of a tower climber.
motion was made by Jim, KC8WJO and seconded by Bob, K8RJ that up to $300 be
made available to pay a climber for an initial inspection of the Rangeline
tower. It was unanimously
approved. The project was
referred to the repeater committee.
motion to adjourn was made by Jim, KC8WJO, and seconded by Lynne, N8OSK.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.
Lee Bane, W0FAX
Jim Callow, K8IR Paul Simon, Visitor
Valerie Hallam, KC8WAI Dave Arnold, W8DXX
Arde Nelson, KA9WAR Larry Buchholz, N9OSF
Louis Parkansky, AA9JH Nancy Buchholz, KA9VZC
George Benoit, N9UGG Earl Bramschreiber, KC8WJN
Lynne Rynish N8OSK Bill Becks, WA8WG
Paul Drees, WC9E Ed Engelman. KG8CX
Kurt Berge, K8BKA Tyler Lehman, KC9FKE
Dave Christensen, KA9ZRR Bob Jarnutowski, K8RJ
Jim Voss, KC8WJO
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