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Dinner At Luigi's in Peshtigo
So Luigi's has opened up Saturday, the 27th of July for all of us to come & try it out!
The specials will offer us All You Can Eat Large Juicy deep fried shimp or fried walleye - or order right off their menu!
Join us for a fun evening!

 July 27, 2019
5 PM socializing - 5:30 Dinner

 

U.P. Hamfest 2019

August 3, 2019

Location: Bay de Noc Community College
2001 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49829


Put it in your calendar! August 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon is our annual picnic. Join us for food, fun, and friends at Hennes Park in Menominee - we'll be in the first Pavilion as you enter the park!
 

 
- Come show us your Support! -
Saturday August 17, 2019
11:00 AM to 2 PM
Jack's Fresh Market
1507 Cleveland Avenue
Marinette, WI
 
We'll be serving up brats & burgers to people thanks to Jack's! We need at least 6 to 8 people to make this a success, so contact Mike (kd8fue) or Steve (k9stt) below to volunteer!
 
All proceeds go to the Marinette & Menominee Amateur Radio Club!

Your help is always appreciated, and thank you for putting your hand up to help with the brat fry! Please fill out this short form to help out!

 

 RECENTLY PAST EVENTS
 

YO YO Net Picnic in Oconto

What a beautiful day for the annual YoYo Net picnic, on Saturday, June 8th, 2019! Nicely attended, great food, and lots of friends! You can catch them on the Suring repeater (145.470 - PL114.8) every saturday evening at 7 PM!


 

 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.

 


 Other 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.

 

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!

(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