Welcome!


-MICHIGAN DISTRACTED DRIVING LEGISLATION UPDATE-

To all amateur radio operators in Michigan

 


There is always room for 1 more at the Ham Breakfast!

We had a great turnout for this month's Ham Breakfast with 17 people - a record for us!

Nice group!

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The Ardy Burger  - what a feast!


 TWO MORE NEW HAMS IN THE AREA!

We have 2 new hams in the area tonight (April 23) who passed their test at the VE Session. One passed all three exams in one sitting, and the other just 10 years old!  CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH !!!


Extra Class Ham operator Matt Colangelo AC9UZ          10 year old Tech Class Kayla Murphy KD9NDB

Kayla, KD9NDB   the area's youngest ham, and her Grandfather, Mark KB8ZR

 


 Mobile operators needed for this event!

We would like to have a good showing of area hams to volunteer mobile and HT communications for this event.

 

Operators will help coordinate operations and any emergencies if needed.

 

Food & Beverages will be available.

 

Join us for a fun day, and fill out this ONLINE FORM ->

 

 


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

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!


The 444.500 repeater is now 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. 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.

 

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

     

 

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Join us for the UP Rally in Powers Michigan! Choose a portion of the day, or all day and what type of station you will use for the event.


We look forward to seeing you!