Welcome!

Real, live in-person meeting!

July 9, 2020! 7:00 PM

at Perkins - in their meeting room

Menominee, MI

 

Social distancing required masks are optional.


HAT Team Strikes again!

Eric (KG9GH) and the HAT (Ham Assitance Team) crew installed an antenna for Marty Eggener KB9NNW on 05/31/2020.

 

 

 


2020 Ham of the Year

Ardy Nelson KA9WAR

Ardy Nelson, KA9WAR proudly displays his

2020 Ham of the Year Award on his wall.

 


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 club news, current events, and general rag chew!


Just in time for the Downtime of COVID-19!
 If you've ever wanted to check out the other ARRL publications...
 
ARRL Members can now view digital versions of QEX and NCJ as a new benefit. Members now have exclusive access to four magazines, each with their own unique content: QST, On the Air, QEX, and NCJ.
 
Each issue of QEX brings a variety of practical and theoretical articles, covering RF techniques and equipment--digital and analog, HF through microwaves; antennas and propagation;  components and building blocks; design and analysis software; power supplies; oscillators and synthesizers; and much more.
 

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!
 

 


 
 

 Ham Operator Volunteer Opportunities!

Contact Mike - KD8FUE!


~ RECENTLY PAST EVENTS ~

Wisconsin POTA Activation in Peshtigo River State Park
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkKBPc-AhEk

 
 
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