Local AREA/RACES

Areas/Races net is every Sunday Night at 8:30PM.  You do not have to be a Member of Ares/Races to check in. Just call in when they ask for other check in and state your call sign ,location, and if you have any traffic. The frequency is 145.470   PL 114.8.

Here are members of the Area/Races Group:

Mike Lemke KD8FUE EC Menominee County

Calvin Tharp K1SGW AEC Menominee County

Jim Callow K8IR   Menominee County

Ed Engelman KG8CX ( Skywarn) Menominee County

Eric Jenssen  KG9GH Marinette County

Larry Buckholtz  N9OSF  Oconto County

Jeff Pownell AC9PZ ( MARS) Oconto County

Emergency Communications

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Most people know ham radio operators aid in storm spotting and reporting back to the National Weather Service.  But did you know Amateur Radio operators set up and operate organized communication networks locally for governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by the disaster? Amateur Radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communications due to power outages and destruction of telephone, cellular and other infrastructure-dependent systems.

 

How do Amateur Radio operators help local officials?

Many radio amateurs are active as communications volunteers with local public safety organizations. In addition, in some disasters, radio frequencies are not coordinated among relief officials and Amateur Radio operators step in to coordinate communication when radio towers and other elements in the communications infrastructure are damaged.

 

 

What are the major Amateur Radio emergency organizations?

Amateur Radio operators have informal and formal groups to coordinate communication during emergencies. At the local level, hams may participate in local emergency organizations, or organize local "traffic nets" using VHF (very high frequencies) and UHF (ultra high frequencies). At the state level, hams are often involved with state emergency management operations. In addition, hams operate at the national level through the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), which is coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), which is coordinated through the American Radio Relay League and its field volunteers. Many hams are also involved in Skywarn, operating under the National Weather Service and provide emergency weather information to the NWS for analysis and dissemination to the public.

Is Amateur Radio recognized as a resource by national relief organizations?

Many national organizations have formal agreements with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and other Amateur Radio groups including:

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Ham Class

March 26, 2019 HAM RADIO CLASS

Congratulations to our 8 make that 9! new ham radio operators & 1 General class upgrade!  Great job!

Jonathan Nord, Tech Michael Heinen, General UG
Ryan Robinson, General Aaron Hubert, Tech
Richard Ladd, Tech Joshua Huckonen, Tech
Dale Paust, Tech Dawn Edlbeck, Tech
Judy Paust, Tech Nathaniel Edlbeck, Tech

New hams include 7 Techs and two Generals, and 1 upgrade to General!

   

And to our 9th successful licensee, Ryan Robinson who took a stab at General class and passed it!  Congratulations Ryan!

 

 

 Volunteer Examiners after March 26 test session (Missing from the photo are Bill & Sue Becks)

 

 

 

NoNonsense Technician Study Guide – Free PDF version https://www.kb6nu.com/study-guides/

A key element in preparing for the actual exam is taking as many practice exams as you can. Make sure the practice exam is based upon the July 2018 to June 2022 question pool. Here are some practice exam resources:

https://hamexam.org/

https://www.eham.net/exams/

https://aa9pw.com/

https://www.nc4fb.org/wordpress/technician-2018-2022-self-study-program/

https://hamcestry.com/exams/home/8/


Interested in our next class? Be the first to register online by filling out the form below, and we'll let you know when the next class is scheduled!

The M&M Amateur Radio Club will be offering a class to prepare you for getting your amateur radio license. The class will be scheduled as soon as we have a few interested people sign up, so be the first! There is no charge for the class, but a $15 fee is required to take the FCC exam.

If you are interested, please fill out this online form or call Doug at (906) 863-2492  to register. Hope to see you there!!