Welcome!

Our September Meeting...
will be at
L.E. Jones
 
 
 September 12, 20019  7:00 PM
Our October Meeting...
will be at
DAR Boys & Girls Club

901 8th Ave, Menominee, MI

October 10, 20019
7:00 PM
 
 

 RECENTLY PAST EVENTS

August 17 Brat Fry Fundraiser!
A nice show of 12 volunteers at the brat fry, serving up a bunch of brats and burgers at Jack's Market on Cleveland Avenue in Marinette today! Nicer weather couldn't have been had. We raised a substantial amount of money for the club treasury thanks to all the hungry folks who came to show us their support - thank you! Thanks to KG8CX for the picture!

 
 
August 11 our Annual Picnic!
A great day for a picnic a Henes Park in Menominee! About 30 Hams, spouses, and others came out for our summer event enjoying burgers, brats, and hot dogs along with a wide variety of potluck!
 
 
With Jim (k8ir) at the grill, and Char Conover organizing the potluck, a mountain of delicious food was served! Ham of the year awards for last year and this year, Gayle w9gcg and Steve k9stt respectively. And what can be more fun than a Fox Hunt? AJ - kb7kz was the finder of the fox!
 
AJ also provided awards for the 13 colonies special event station for those who participated, including himself, kd8fue and myself (k9stt)!
 
Lots of goodies were won at the silent auction, and a nice variety too - not all ham related! 
 
All in all it was a great day at the park, giving us all something to look forward to next year!
 
 
 
 

 
August 8 Fox Hunt
Several of us participated in the Fox Hunt this month thanks to Eric (KG9GH) organization for our 'meetingless' Thursday fox hunt! WN6KHG, KD9MXH and K9STT each participated, with Tim, WN6KHG finding the fox - thereby earning the privilege of hiding it again at our picnic this weekend!
 

August 3, 2019 Escanaba Swap
DAR EVENT
Lloyd, Gayle & Steve were in Escanaba at the DCARS Ham Swap with a fundraising table for the DAR Ham Program. Met new & old friends, had some fun, and made some money for the DAR Ham Shack!
Thanks to Ed (KG8CX) for the picture!
 

July 27 Dinner at Luigis
We had a nice gathering of 14 people at Luigi's in Peshtigo Saturday.  Thanks to Ed (KG8CX) for the photos!


 

 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.   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

The September meeting is at LE Jones, 1200 34th Avenue, Menominee MI at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 12. 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!


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


 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

Field Day 2019

2019 Field Day!

What a beautiful weekend for Field Day! Lots of family, friends, and fun, and 1320 contacts made! Thanks to everyone who made this weekend possible through coordination and teamwork!

Link to Jeremy Pickl's 2015-2019 Field Day slide show!

(thanx to Ed KG8CX for the collage!)

 


 

VE TESTING

VE Testing is not yet scheduled, why not be the first on the list?


 

Register here for our next VE Testing Session! A new session has been scheduled, and you are welcome to test with us! The FCC imposes a $15 fee to take the test, but there is no charge from the M&M Amateur Radio Club!

Exam sessions are conducted by volunteers working under the direction of the FCC and a Volunteer Exam Coordinator (VEC).

 

What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:

      1.  One legal photo ID (identification):
           a. State Driver’s License
           b. Government issued Passport
           c. Military or Law Enforcement Officer Photo ID card
           d. Student School Photo ID card
           e. State Photo ID card

      2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
           a. Non-photo State ID card (some states still have them)
           b. Birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
           c. Social security card
           d. Employer's wage statement or Minor's work permit
           e. School ID card
           f. School or Public Library card
           g. Utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that                specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears onthe Form 605.

      3.  Students/minors without a photo ID need to bring only one of the above items if a legal guardian presents their photo ID; otherwise  two non-photo IDs are required.

      4.  Social Security Number (SSN) or your FCC issued Federal Registration Number (FRN); VEC’s are required by the FCC to submit either your SSN or your FRN number with your license application form. If you prefer not to give your SSN at the exam session, then you may register your SSN with the FCC before exam day. Once you have a FCC issued FRN, you may no longer use your SSN on the application. For instructions on how to register your SSN with the FCC and receive a FRN, visit the FCC's FAQ page and the FCC's registration instructions page
      5.  If applicable, bring either a photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or a reference copy printed out from the FCC website, the license information printed from ARRL website or QRZ website, or the original(s) and photocopy(s) of any Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) you may hold from previous exam sessions. If your license has already been issued by FCC, the CSCE showing license credit is not needed. The photocopy(s) will not be returned.
           Instructions on how to obtain an official FCC license copy are on
           our
Obtain License Copy  web page.

      6.  Two number two pencils with erasers and a pen. 

      7.  A calculator with the memory erased and formulas cleared is allowed. You may not bring any written notes or calculations into the exam session. Slide rules and logarithmic tables are acceptable, as long as they're free of notes and formulas. Cell phone must be silenced or turned off during  the exam session and the phones' calculator function may not be used.  In addition, iPhones, iPads, Androids, smartphones, Blackberry devices and all similar electronic devices with a calculator capability, may NOT  be used.

      8.  Bring a check, a money order or cash to cover the exam session fee($15 for this session).
           Check the ARRL VEC’s current exam fees $15.00

 

Please describe any assistance you may need during the exam.

Skywarn

NWS SKYWARN TRAINING!

Join us in an evening of training for the U.S. Weather Service's "Sky Warn" system. Learn how to become a Weather Spotter. Identify parts of a system, wall clouds, tornados and determine the scale of the tornado - then report your valuable data back to the NWS thru ham radio or cell phone.

WHEN: May 13 , 2019 6 - 8 PM
WHERE: Stephenson Annex Buildin
S904 US Highway 41

Stephenson, MI, 49887