Welcome!


RSVP ONLINE NOW!
Join us for the
Anual Picnic

When: August 16, 2020
12:00 PM Noon
rsvp by July 31rst !
Where: Hennes Park, Menominee, MI at the 3rd Pavillion which is the same pavilion we used to use several years ago. For those of you that have not been to pavilion 3, it is the one you see off to the left just before you drive into the park. Just follow the park road all the way around the park to the parking lot you see prior to leaving the park.

$7.00 per person

  • The club will provide Brats, Hamburgers, Soda, Water.
  • Each club member is asked to provide a food item to share
  • Pasta Salad, Fruit Bowl, Cheese Tray, Veggie Tray, Relish Tray, Hot Dish, Dessert
  • If your food item requires refrigeration, please bring a cooler and ice.

WE NEED TO KNOW WHO WANTS TO ATTEND ASAP!

Price: $7.00 per head (payable at the picnic)

This year the picnic will be a simple get together, no sales, swap tables or meetings, just club members getting together to eat and visit.


 


Cal (k1SGW)received a call from RC Trailers today, and the roof support bow was picked up by Fedex and is finally on it’s way. As soon as it arrives I will let you know, and also when we can get together with A.J. to replace the one in the trailer. 
He is now now contacting Plutchak to see about the aluminum sheet metal for the roof. As soon as I get that price from them I’ll let you know so we can put it on the website. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Eric, KG9GH sent this picture to me saying, "this is why I climb towers". What a great reward indeed! Our HAT team is the best!
 
 

 
AB9PJ wins July 18 Fox Hunt!
 
AB9PJ wins the fox hunt today, along with the BaoFeng UV-5RX3 Tri-Band Radio! The end of the Fox Hunt found Pete, KD8OVR - Doug, and Tim - WN6KHG at the finish line competing for the prize! Thank you to everyone for joining us in person or on the air - please join us next time!
 
The Fox was located at the Frank E. Noyse 45th parallel marker on Hwy 41 just on the edge of Menominee. The little-known marker on the west side of the road is a spot that should be better known by area residents. Photo courtesy of Tim - WN6KHG
 
 

 

The new "Wednesday Edition Kandy Net" is going well as our check-ins increase each week.  K1SGW and K9STT  are your, net control operators, on Wednesday evenings at 8 PM on the 147.000 repeater. Join us for clu news, current events, and general rag chew!



Club Safety Jackets
Bruce, n9con brought up the idea that we can order safety jackets at a club rate if we all order at the same time. These are great to show our club pride, along with our call sign on them in reflective tape, for a great price of $31 each.  So whether you're working at Breakfast on the Farm, part of the Winterfest Communications Team, or during storm spotter activity, these jackets will ensure that you are highly visible and SAFE! Send or bring your size & call sign info to the next meeting to get yours ordered!
 

 


 

~ RECENTLY PAST EVENTS ~

Wisconsin POTA Activation in Peshtigo River State Park

 
 
Equipment for sale from the club:
crankup/tiltover tower $800
50 ft. with a hazer $400
Beam,Dualband,3 ele. 12,17M - a3ws  $130
10 meter beam
40m beam
6 m halo

 



 

 2020 membership dues are payable now. Dues are $20 for individuals, and $30 for Families - Contact Mike Lemke (kd8fue) by filling out our Online Membership/Renewal or mail the pdf Form to:

M&M ARC, PO Box 1082, Marinette, WI54143-1082

Get a Mailing label HERE !

 

 


About Our Club....

The Marinette & Menominee Amateur Radio Club (501c3 Corp.)  is an ARRL club chartered in 1949, with a club call of W8PIF.  Our membership currently stands at 50. 

We operate two repeaters:  147.000+ (107.2), a wide area coverage system, and the 444.075+ (107.2) which is basically a local coverage repeater.  The 147.000 is also connected 24/7 to Echolink node.   All licensed hams are welcome and encouraged to use our repeaters.  Thanks to KC8DOA for providing us with space for the 147.000, and to The Harbors Retirement Facility for the 444.075 UHF repeater.  Enjoy our site and return often to view new photos and club information. Thanks to K8IR for hosting our Echolink system.


MEETINGS

Meetings are at NWTC on the 2nd Thursday of the month  at 7 PM.

Address: 1601 University Dr, Marinette, WI 54143 All are welcome to attend, especially if you are interested in becoming licensed!


HAM BREAKFAST every 2nd Saturday of the month; 9 AM at George Webbs Eagle Express off U.S. Hwy 41 south of Peshtigo. We have our own private room.  Come and join us.

KANDY NET -  Join us every Sunday night at 7 PM for the W8PIF Kandy Net on the 147.000 repeater for club news, local info, and general rag chewing!


 

 DAR Boys & Girls Club - Menominee, MI

The M&M Amateur Radio Club is proud to support the DAR Boys & Girls Club Ham Shack with Licensed Ham volunteers to teach the joy of ham radio to children of all ages! This has been a cooperative effort for many years and we are appreciative to be a part of it.

 


 Other Companion Organizations


YACHT (Y-oung A-mateurs C-ommunications H-am T-eam)

YACHT's purpose is to expand horizons in the field of communications along with general and advanced ham radio techniques, and to foster a greater appreciation of the role they play in the overall hobby of amateur radio, as well as giving kids a challenge and enjoyment. YACHT has more than 200  members in 34 states and 4 countries.

https://yacht.younghams.org
https://yachthams.webstarts.com/index.html

 

 

Wisconsin ARES / RACES Emergency Communications

ARES is a corps of trained volunteer amateur radio operators that are organized to assist in public service and emergency communications. ARES is organized and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.

RACES operates under the Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and activates when the incident expands beyond local boundaries.

Communication failures have been a defining part of natural disasters and even some human-generated events such as the September 11 attacks that occurred in New York City in 2001. A lack of communication between firefighters at the World Trade Center contributed directly to the deaths of 300 of those firefighters. Amateur radio provides a means of communication “when all else fails.”

 

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)   

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Marinette County Emergency Management ARES website.

 

 

 

SKYWARN

 

The United States is the most severe weather-prone country in the world. Each year, people in this country cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,200 tornadoes, and two land falling hurricanes. Approximately 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, causing around 500 deaths each year and nearly $14 billion in damage. The M&M Amateur Radio Club is proud to be a part of the Skywarn Network.

SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.

MENOMINEE WEATHER

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March Minutes

MINUTES OF THE M&M AMATEUR RADIO CLUB 3/12/2020


The meeting was called to order at 7 PM by President Bruce Conover, N9CON.
Attendees introduced themselves.
Motion to approve February Minutes, moved by K1SGW, 2
nd by K8STT, motion carried.
VP Report – AB9PJ reports receiving a call to take down some antennas & tower in
Kellnersville.
Treasurers Report: KD8FUE reports a $3328.39 bal. Memberships up since Mike's mailing
compare to previous years. Accountant did club taxes for free.
Property Clerk – K1SGW wants to start planning for repair of the trailer. Current contents
wintered well – no water inside and everything dry.
Web report – all is well, hits are up
Doug – training & exams. 12 enrolled in current class, and a week from next 3/24 will be exams.
Going well.
Repeater report. AB9PJ reports 147 doing well. On the 444.075 Pete is talking to Rick about
programming the Yaesu, but there are health issues with his wife. Need triplexer, and Steve will
get price & report at next meeting. Repeaters will not be installed for another month.
ARES/RACES Report: KD8FUE reports discussions on the possibility of putting a linked
repeater on top of the casino hotel that would reach to Rangeline Road.
Old Business – Safety vests are $31 with call sign printed on it. Could purchase as a group with
club name.
Www.trafficsafetystore.com – if interested please bring your size & payment to next
meeting Moved by K9STT, second by K1SGW, motion carries.
Bruce tabled discussion of Ground Wave until Jim is here
NEW BUSINESS:
We will postpone Ham of the Year dinner for KA9WAR due to Coronavirus....
Gail Prost called Bruce and would like to donate late husband's equipment
Motion to adjourn at 8:31pm by K9STT, second by WN6KHG – motion carries.
Attendees: N9CON, KG9GH, K9STT, AG9P, N9GLT, AB9PJ, KD8FUE, KD8OVR, KG8CX,
KN9IGW, WN6KHG, K1SGW, WA9BUD, KIM PETERSON (Student)
Compiled by K9STT, Submitted by Jim Callow, K8IR, Secretary