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Join us for a fish fry buffet at the
Little Nugget
W5593 County Road 338
Wallace, Michigan

Friday March 29th
Socializing at 5 - 5:30 PM
Dinner at 5:30 PM

HAM RADIO CLASS

It's not too late to join the class! We'll help catch you up on any classes you might have missed!!

The M&M Amateur Radio Club is offering a class to prepare you for getting your amateur radio license. The class will be held in the Community Room of the Stephenson Public Library from 6:00 to 8:30PM on March 5, 12, 19, and VE Testing on the 26th at 5 PM. There is no charge for the class, but a $15 fee is required to take the FCC exam.

If you are interested, please fill out this online form or call Doug at (906) 863-2492 or Ed at (906) 863-3477 to register.

 

The class, organized by Doug Dooley (KD8OVR) is progressing well after our first 2 classes, and will test on March 26th at 5PM at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette (the public may join us for the VE testing too.). We have 12 students, 6 instructors.

 


 The 444.500 repeater is now back online!  444.500  + (tone of 146.2)


2019 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 Form or mail the pdf Form to:

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

Get 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 #481872.   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 the second Thursday of each month at NWTC in Marinette at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend, especially if you are interested in becoming licensed!


HAM BREAKFAST every 2nd Sat. 9am at George Webbs just south of Peshtigo off of Hwy 41. 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. Many thanks to Ed Engleman (kg8cx) and the many others who have helped build the DAR Program and to keep it going for the past 13 years!

Children are able to communicate all over the world with the use of DAR HAM Radios. They are proud to be the only Boys & Girls Club in the nation with HAM Radio!  Visit their website at: www.qrz.com/db/k8dar 

The DAR Boys & Girls Club serves the communities of Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI year round providing recreation and education to area children after school.  The DAR is the only Boys & Girls Club with their own Ham Radio room where we explore amateur radio, electronics and study for licenses.

The recent addition of Snap Circuit solderless electronics kits have been extra popular with the youngsters.

https://www.qrz.com/db/K8DAR


 Companion Organizations


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

YACHTs 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. They have over 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 landfalling 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.

 

Emergency Communications

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Most people know ham radio operators aid in storm spotting and reporting back to the National Weather Service.  But did you know Amateur Radio operators set up and operate organized communication networks locally for governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by the disaster. Amateur Radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communications due to power outages and destruction of telephone, cellular and other infrastructure-dependent systems.

How do Amateur Radio operators help local officials?

Many radio amateurs are active as communications volunteers with local public safety organizations. In addition, in some disasters, radio frequencies are not coordinated among relief officials and Amateur Radio operators step in to coordinate communication when radio towers and other elements in the communications infrastructure are damaged.

What are the major Amateur Radio emergency organizations?

Amateur Radio operators have informal and formal groups to coordinate communication during emergencies. At the local level, hams may participate in local emergency organizations, or organize local "traffic nets" using VHF (very high frequencies) and UHF (ultra high frequencies). At the state level, hams are often involved with state emergency management operations. In addition, hams operate at the national level through the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), which is coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), which is coordinated through the American Radio Relay League and its field volunteers. Many hams are also involved in Skywarn, operating under the National Weather Service and provide emergency weather information to the NWS for analysis and dissemination to the public.

Is Amateur Radio recognized as a resource by national relief organizations?

Many national organizations have formal agreements with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and other Amateur Radio groups including:

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