Welcome!



 NOTICE:

TONIGHT'S MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER


Check out our proposed Club Logos HERE ->


 

9:00 AM at George Webb this Saturday!


The DAR Boys & Girls club will hold their 5k Speedo Run/Walk  on December 14th, and we are looking for volunteers to work communications for traffic & Safety.  If interested contact Cal (k1sgw), Steve (k9stt), Mike (kd8fue), or Gayle & Lloyd (w9gcg and w9leg )

(Speedos NOT required!)

 

December 14

Da Santa Speedo 5K

Volunteers at 9:30 am

 River Cities    ~    Community Pool


Our club President, Bruce (N9CON) reminds us the club elections are coming up in December, and asks that we please give some thought about the direction we are going, and the officers we need to get there.


~ RECENTLY PAST EVENTS ~

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

 
October 10 Meeting & VE Session
 
Congratulations to our 3 new technician class hams!
 Sara Bozeman (KD9ODV), Stephen Kornita (KD9ODT) and Tim Strandt (KD9ODU) all passed their technician exams, and received their call signs! Congratulations and may you have many years of enjoyment from the ham radio hobby!
 
Paul Drees HAT Project
Photo from KG8CX - Thx Ed!
Here is a collage of the the tower takedown at Paul Drees Sat. Oct. 26  Towers and antennas are donated to the radio club as Paul downsizes - Thanks Paul!.  Eric KG9GH was the "tower master" assisted by several club members.  Paul thanks all who showed up. (below) Eric (KG9GH), is shown at the top of the 50 tower with Hazer, also took down a 50' tilt over crank-up tower! These towers and a number of antennas are for sale by the club thanks to the generosity of Paul. Contact us through the contact form for more info.
 
Equipment for sale from the club:
crankup/tiltover tower
50 ft. with a hazer
2 meter beam  a3ws
10 meter beam
 et.cet 40m beam
15 or 10 m beam
6 m halo

 



 

 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 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!


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