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1949 - 2009 


APRIL 25” 2010 

P.O. BOX 1062 

MARINETTE, Wl 54143-1062 
147.000 107.2 
444.075 107.2 

1^49 -1999 





A special thanks is extended to John Edquist, Sr. 
W8NZV, for the use of his scrapbooks and notes which were 
used in the preparation of this anniversary document 

compiled and edited by Lynne Rynish N80SK 

printed by; 

1010 Twentieth Street 
Menominee, MI 49858 

Telephone; 906-863-2691 



Don Michalski W91XG 

Bette Kratz KF9ZU 

Art Kratz N9TD 

Debra Wormwood 
Menominee County 911 Director 

A wann welcome is extended to members and guests of 
The M & MRadio Club 
as we celebrate our 50*^ Anniversary 


1999 - 2000 

Jim Callow K81R President 
Ed Engleman KG8CX Vice President 
Gary Luthardt KG9AD Secretary 

Lynne Rynish N80SK Treasurer 


In October of 1947, temporary officers were elected to guide the club prior to obtaining 
their American Radio Relay League charter. Elected were: 

President; Harry Frederick W8QGQ 
Vice President: Harry White W9CNV 
Secretary-Treasurer: Frank Wedge W8KKE 

Officers for 1948-49 were; 

President: Harry Frederick 
Vice President: Harry White 
Secretary-Treasurer: Robert Landre 

American Radio Relay League Charter Number 2234 was issued to the club on 
December 28, 1949. 





Cal Heisinger 

Ed Kehoe 


Cal Heisinger 

Ed Kehoe 

1951- 52 

1952- 53 

1953- 54 

1954- 55 

1955- 56 

1956- 57 

1957- 58 

1958- 59 

Eugene Paulsen 

Rev. William Schick 


Ken Emmons 

Robert Landre 

Kenneth Emmons 
Keimeth Emmons 

Rev. William Schick 
Bill Mundinger 
Doug Wheelock 

1960- 61 

1961- 62 

1962- 63 

1963- 64 

1963- 64 

1964- 65 

1965- 66 

1966- 67 

1967- 68 

Kurt Berge 
Kurt Berge 
Ernie Kaasha 

Eugene Paulsen 

Eugene Paulsen 
Ernie Kaasha 
Ernie Kaasha 

Dave Hoffinan John Edquist 

(President and Vice President resigned on 10-17-63, elected to replace them 
were Robert Landre, President and Ken Emmons, Vice President) 

Robert Landre 
Robert Landre 

Ken Emmons 
Ken Emmons 

John Edquist 
John Edquist 

Kurt Berge Ron Zurawski 

Dr. Paul Brennan Eugene Pittman 

Dr. Paul Brennan 
Eugene Paulsen 

1970- 71 

1971- 72 

1972- 73 

1973- 74 

1974- 75 

Eugene Pittman 
Eugene Pittman 
Tom Zeratsky 
Kurt Berge 
Dr. Paul Brennan 

Eugene Paulsen 
Eugene Paulsen 
Pat Marineau 
Dr. Paul Breiman 
Marc Kronauer 

Harold Ruff 
Harold Ruff 
Kurt Berge 
Bob Quick 
John Stewart 


Marc Kronauer 

John Stewart 

Ken Emmons 


Ken Emmons 

Phil Alman 

Brian Johnson 


Harry White 

Bob Johnson 

Tom Horvath 


Bob Johnson 

Tom Horvath 

John Frievalt 


John Frievalt 

Rev. Harry Trodahl AJ Knuth 


Tom Zeratsky 

Howard Sorensen Eugene Paulsen 


Eugene Paulsen 

Howard Sorensen Earl Gustafson 


Earl Gustafson 

Dottie Staffeldt 

Dan Nyman 


Dan Nyman 

Earl Gustafson 

Bob Johnson 


Earl Gustafson 

Dan Nyman 

Richard Ebert 


Doris Kilanski 

Dan Nyman 


Ron Sobay 

Eugene Paulsen 

Dan Nyman 


Jerry Marowsky 

Lynne Rynish 

Dan Nyman 


Jerry Marowsky 

Lynne Rynish 

Dan Nyman 

(Jerry moved from the area 3 months into his term, Lynne moved up to President) 


Lynne Rynish 

Tom Rynish 

Dan Nyman 


Lynne Rynish 

Tom Rynish 

Dan Nyman 


Lyrme Rynish 

Ed Engleman 

Dan Nyman 

Due to the increase in membership, and to make duties lighter, the club voted to 

split the duties of secretary-treasurer into the separate offices of secretary and treasurer. 





Lynne Rynish 

Ed Engleman 

Darrell Lancour Dan Nyman 


Lynne Rynish 

Ed Engleman 

Linda Hellem Dottie Staffeldt 


Ed Engleman 

Scott Francois 

Jeff Rymer Dottie Staffeldt 


Jim Mans 

Ed Engleman 

Gary Luthardt Connie Fletcher 


Jim Mans 

Ed Engleman 

Gary Luthardt Bob Schrader 


Jim Mans 

Ed Engleman 

Jim Callow Lynne Rynish 


Jim Callow 

Ed Engleman 

Nathan Luthardt Lyime Rynish 


Jim Callow 

Ed Engleman 

Gary Luthardt Lynne Rynish 


Catching messages out of the air 

From the Menominee Herald Leader 
Saturday Evening February 28,1920 


Eighteen Young Men Organize “Menominee Radio Association;” to Join American 
Radio Relay League. 

The Menominee Radio Association was organized last night at a meeting held in 
the D.A.R. Boy’s halt on State Street. Eighteen young amateur wireless operators and 
enthusiasts were present, two thirds of whom own and operate wireless sets in this city. 

It was decided at the meeting to make application for membership in the American Radio 
Relay League, which maintains a free service to recognized amateur stations throughout 
the country. Messages on importance to the nation are sent to these stations, which in 
turn make an effort to transmit to the public, in some way. 

To Have Club Station 

The new local association practically decided last night to establish a club station, 
and to post watches, the experienced operators to be designated as “seniors” and the 
beginners to be known as “juniors”. These details will stand watch every night at the 
club station to catch messages out of the air. 

The following officers were elected at last night’s meeting: 

President, Stanley Brown 
Vice-President, George Peterson 
Secretary and Treasurer, Miles Stireman 

Thanks to Janet Callow who uncovered this report at the Menominee County Historical Museum 
Research Center. 


A vision for the future 

Newspaper accounts show amateur radio enthusiasts were active in the Marinette, Wisconsin 
and Menominee, Michigan area in early 1938. On February 14, 1938, the Marinette newspaper listed 
local “hams” from a public notice from the Federal Commum'cations Commission, dated January 3, 
1938. As quoted from the article: 

"Six Marinette radio stations which never broadcast entertainment or advertising, which 
operate on irregular schedules and transmit messages without charge, are part of the country’s ‘last 
bulwark of comminations.' 

All are privately owned stations, operated by amateurs, who pound their keys for the fun of it, 
who are prohibited by regulations of the Federal Communications Commission from making any money 
out of their hobby, but they are proud to belong to the nationwide brotherhood of radio “hams " more 
than 20,000 strong, whose yeoman service in times of national and local disaster has earned them 
national respect and admiration, and even a place in the national defense plans of the war department's 
general staff. 

This list of licensed amateur radio stations in Marinette, with the owners and operators, as of 
January 31 (1938) of this year, was made public today by the Federal Communications Commission. 

Here it is: 

Thomas Olaf Sturdy 1513 Seventh Street W9RCD 

Harry E. White 2529 Hall Avenue W9CNV 

Harry V. Frederick 309 Main Street W9QGQ 

Edward J. Kehoe 1431 Sherman Street W9KPK 

Frank George Rasmussen 636 Terrace Avenue W9POV 

Marcus Cornelius Kronauer 2520 White Street W9ECK’’ 

Later newspaper accounts invite persons interested in amateur radio, to attend meetings at the 
Marinette American Legion building. Temporary officers were elected, and as we know “the rest is 

In October of 1947 the number of licensed amateur radio operators had increased to 30 within 
the twin cities. An invitation was extended to war veterans with military radio service, to attend the 
meetings of the amateur operators. 

By 1948 the club was promoting amateur shortwave communications and experimentation for 
the advancement of radio and the public welfare. Meetings were held at the Marinette American Legion 
Post in the summer, and during the winter meetings were held at the Sea Scout building at the Marinette 
Yacht basin. Another popular site for meetings was Popkey’s Radio Shp on Main Street in Marinette. 

At times, amateurs also met in local members homes. 

October of 1948 had local amateurs scheduling and conducting classes in radio theory and code 
for anyone in the area interested in obtaining an amateur radio license. Code classes were conducted 
under the direction of Cal Heisinger, while Edward Kehoe lectured on theory. 

In January of 1949 the club formed an emergency unit naming Harry Frederick first emergency 
coordinator. His duties included establishment of common operating procedures and to arrange drill 
periods when personal stations of the local hams were mobilized under simulated emergency 
conditions. He was the liaison with the Red Cross and other relief agencies as suggested in the working 

understanding of the ARRL emergency corps. He was also instructed to establish a relationship with 
local fire and police departments. This group was known as the M & M Emergency Corps of the 
American Radio Relay League. An exercise was held in October of 1949 with a number of stations 
located throughout Menominee and Marinette for “local and high-powered long-range stations” making 
contact with distant points. These early exercises included both base and mobile stations. 

Reno W. Goetsch, W9RQM, sent a letter acknowledging affiliation of The M M Radio Club 
with the American Radio Relay League. Mr. Goetsch was Section Communications Manger for the 
State of Wisconsin at the time of club affiliation. A newspaper photo depicting Cal Heisinger, President 
of the club, accepting the club’s new charter from F. R. Eggers of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mr. Eggers 
was the assistant director of the ARRL’s central division. Other officers present were Ed Kehoe, Vice- 
President and Kenneth Emmons Secretary-Treasurer. The presentation was made at the club banquet on 
January 5, 1950 at the Silver Dome in Marinette. 

Club newsletters from the 1940 era included information regarding amateur radio classes, testing 
sessions, emergency communication exercises, auctions of radio equipment, license restructuring and 
numerous social events, including banquets and family picnics. Lunch was often served after the 

Also during the formative years, and continuing throughout the history of “The M & M Radio 
Club” are numerous mentions of activities both on the air and eye ball contacts with the ham radio 
operators of Door County, Wisconsin. The two clubs were chartered within about of a week of each 
other. The friendship and contacts with these outstanding operators continues as we start a new 


Included in club memorabilia was a newspaper account of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Witt who had 
visited relatives in Milwaukee, returning to Menominee in a blizzard. Obviously no telephone 
communications were available to them, and Harland Wright, brother-in-law of Harold Witt, contacted 
an amateur radio operator in Milwaukee, who in turn contacted a ham in Menominee to learn of the fate 
of Mr. and Mrs. Witt. Upon learning Mr. and Mrs. Witt had arrived home safely, the Wright family was 
able to put their fears to rest. 

Another article from Chicago touted the plight of a housewife who, during freezing weather, had 
stepped out onto her front porch, a gust of wind blew the door shut and she was locked out of her home. 
Her father-in-law, earphones clamped to his head, was unable to hear frantic pounding on the door or 
the ringing of the telephone as she attempted to reach him from a neighbor’s telephone. In desperation 
she contacted a local amateur radio operator, who made contact with another ham about 8,000 miles 
from this situation. The distant operator in turn made contact with the housewife’s father-in-law via 
DX. Needless to say the gentleman was startled to hear the message of his contact stating, “I say, Ed, 

old man, Mrs.-, is locked out and freezing to death. Let her in.” (Names were omitted to protect the 


THE 1950*s 

April of 1950 showed 75 state hams involved in a nightly net at 6:00 p.m. Many wives said they 
were unable to recognize their husband without earphones on his head and a microphone in his hand. 

A newspaper account of these nets states the “the nightly roll call in this state are operated by men who 
have little in common except their interest in short wave communication. They include a policetnan, an 
interior decorator, a doctor, several electricians, a mailman, lawyers and an airport manager. " 

George Gabor W9JM of Sturgeon Bay, and a member of the local radio club, received "a fancy 
certificate " for being the radio ham to work all 48 states from a mobile transmitter. In an interview, he 
stated he was surprised to learn he was the first to achieve this honor. To hams, earning W.A.S. carries 
more prestige than a Ph. D. He was surprised to learn there were more than 25,000 mobile sets in the 
count^ and he earned his W.A.S. certificate in only two years. All of his contacts were made from 
within a 25 mile radius. 

Emphasis during these years were Civil Defense exercises and tests. Local hams used base 
stations and mobile units to transmit messages between Oconto and Marinette County Red Cross units 
in Wisconsin as well as in Menominee County, Michigan. In other exercises, communications were 
conducted by contacting the Badger emergency network, which in turn transmitted to an amateur station 
in Evanston, Illinois. These communications were relayed to the National Red Cross headquarters in 
Washington, D.C. via teletype. 

July of 1956 saw more than 70 radio amateurs, including their families gather for the eighth 
annual radio club picnic at John Henes Park. A total exceeding 200 people enjoyed the day with games 
and awards. At that time, it was reported this was the largest gathering for the radio club picnic. It is 
doubtful, that this has been broken through the years. 

Throughout the early history of the club, social activities dotted the calendar of events. One of 
the most popular and memorable part of any family picnic, was ice cream from the Ideal Dairy of 
Menominee. This was because Eugene “Smokey” Paulsen and his wife Marie, had a very special 
connection with the Ideal Dairy. This tradition continued until the Ideal Dairy closed. \^en the dairy 
closed, ice cream was rarely mentioned as a mainstay of the picnic menu. 

In April of 1950, the local radio club wrote to the State of Wisconsin endorsing the idea of 
licensed amateur radio op)erators to have their call signs on vehicle license plates. One of the first and 
most notable was the call sign “K8CQW”. From a distance, this plate ALMOST looked like 
“K 8 COW”. How befitting one of the relatives of the Ideal Dairy owners! For anyone who is unaware 
of who the proud owner of this call sign - it was “Smokey Paulsen”. 

As early as 1956 local enthusiasts promoted amateur radio by working with local Boy Scouts. In 
the 1950's, operation included field equipment, portable generators and overnight camping. Scouts were 
trained to set up equipment, operate equipment as training for emergency tests and spend 24 hours 
contacting hams throughout the United States, Canada and the Panama Canal Zone. 

All accounts regarding preparations by local amateurs, showed they were well prepared should 
any emergency arise. 

THE 1960's 

Local amateurs continued to make headlines in the local newspapers as they continued field day 
activities, working with Boy Scouts, holding amateur radio classes and in one instance, inviting a 
traveler with a mobile rig to make an unscheduled stop for a short visit with Harry Frederick and his 
XYL in Menominee. 

On December 23, 1964, local amateur operators Ken EmmonsW9FWD, Howard Sorensen 
W8ZPU and Harry Frederick W8QGQ were presented 5-cent postal stamps honoring amateur radio 
operators for work in the Alaskan earthquake of early 1964, by Postmaster August W. Delgoffe. This 
was also the 50* anniversary of the American Radio Relay League. 

August of 1964 showed discontent among amateurs because of new rules being proposed by the 
FCC. The new rules were to reserve 16 channels for use by a single licensee talking to his own units, 
such as a farmer’s wife communicating with her husband in the field, or a store giving directions to its 
delivery trucks. More than 2,500 comments and suggestions on the future of these radio bands were 
received by the FCC. Amateurs wanted to protect their expenditures for equipment, and to preserve 
their radio bands. 

Field day, a family picnic, charter night, radio classes and publicity in the local news media 
continued through the decade. The public was always invited to attend activities of the club and to 
enroll in classes. 

THE 1970’S 

Invitations to the annual field day activities, family picnics and charter night continued to 
dominate the newspaper accounts and memorabilia of the club. As an added attraction for hams in this 
decade, the family picnic included a swap table for the hams. 

During this decade, the most popular spots for the picnics continued to be John Henes Park and 
the favorite site for the annual Charter Night Banquet was the Elks Club on First Street in Menominee. 

In February of 1970 the club celebrated the 2r‘ anniversary of the charter with a dinner on 
February 14'*' at the Silver Dome. Herman Greve, W9EWC of Hillbert presented color slides of his trip 
to South Africa. While in South Africa he visited with his amateur radio friend, with whom he kept a 
regular schedule for numerous years. The cost of the “Chicken Dinner Family Style” was $3.25. This 
price included the tax and tip. 

On February 27,1971 the club celebrated Charter Night at the Dome Supper Club. Menu for 
this evening was a Smorgasbord style dinner for $3.50 per person, tax and tip included. 

In June of 1972 the club held Field Day activities at the Tom Zeratsky farm on Higliway 577 in 
Menominee. Operated commenced at 1:00 p.m. and an invitation for the public to attend the event was 
issued via the local news media. 

September 1, 1970 marked the armual family picnic at Henes Park. Pictures in the historians 
scrapbook depicted hams along the shore of Green Bay. Those identified were Paul Brennan, Ken 
Emmons, Harvey Jorgensen, Ron Zurawski, Lloyd Rondeau, Ted Zurawski, Connie Sinjeck, Kurt Gerge 
and Harold Ruff. 

The Charter Night activities for February 2, 1974 included a chicken and Swedish meatball 
dirmer for $4.00 per person and a special treat of Art Lofstrom W8ZKT, known as “The Bird Man” from 
Iron Mountain, Michigan as the program for the evening. There was no explanation given as to why this 
individual was known as “The Bird Man’, now what type of program he would present. Perhaps this 
was an attempt to lure the curious out for the evening. 

November of 1977 showed the local club receiving the American Radio Relay League Public 
Information Office presenting the club a “National Certificate of Merit” in recognition of outstanding 
achievements in serving the public interest of the community. 

THE 1980’s 

The club newsletter is now known as the “Radio Amateur Gazette” or “RAG” in the abbreviated 
form. Editor at this time was Ken Emmons, W9FWD. Dues were still $3.00 per year in 1981, 

The newsletter tells us that Mark Kronauer W8ECK had gone deer hunting and is back. To 
quote the newsletter,”that’s all he got was back”. However, his son Mark El arrived home with a spike 
hom he had bagged on opening day. The family obviously had some tender venison to enjoy. 

Club member WD80SE was appointed as the radio clubs’ Assistant Emergency Coordinator for 
Menominee County in June of 1981. Members were reminded to check in on the Tri-County 
Emergency Net which was held each Tuesday evening at 9:00 p.m. 

In September of 1981 Dottie Staffeldt traveled to Stevens Point to attend a conference of 
Emergency Coordinators for the State of Wisconsin for an information packed day. She later prepared a 
report to present to the club. 

October of 1981 saw several local hams traveling. Harold and Evie Ruff took a trip to Canada 
and returned home with plenty of fish and blueberries. Harold had taken many pictures and was 
planning to show them at an upx^oming meeting. Another club member had toured both upper and lower 
Michigan and another couple had traveled to Chicago. 

Early in this decade, the club boasted of having four members of the Cloth as members. They 
were Rev. Johnson, Rev. Trodahl, Rev. Alger and Rev. Larkin. 

Stories of Clayton and Leona Cardy and their fishing adventures on the Lake Michigan side of 
the Sturgeon Bay Canal were reported in the newsletter as well as on the local nets.. By October of 
1981 Clayton reported he and Leona had caught up to 1000 pounds of fish during the season. For 
several years, the Cardy’s supplied the fish for the famous annual Door County Fish Boils. How 
fortunate for all who attended these feasts! 

Another note was made of Clayton Cardy making regular contacts with his granddaughter while 
she was in the youth exchange program in the Philippines. 

Check ins for a Sunday night net in December 1981 were Diane KA9FQW, John AB9F, George 
W9JM, Harry WB8YWQ from Daggett, Michigan, Fred W9AXQ from Stevens PoinL Harold W9ZFU, 
Dottie WB9NCT and Chat W9IKJ. 

The Door County RACES Net met every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. with Leon K9AAQ acting as 
net control. Many amateurs from The M & M Radio Club participated in these nets. 

The 35*^ Annual Charter Night was held at the Holiday Inn in Marinette. The invitation 
promised a surprise program and an evening of good fellowship. Menu for the event was chicken and 
beef tips. Earl Gustafson was in charge of handling arrangements for the evening. Members paid $7.25 
per person for their dinner. 

For the 36'*' Annual Charter Night, the members were treated to a steak dinner (a pleasant change 
of menu) at the Menominee Elks Club. Dan Nyman was in charge of the festivities. A program was 
presented by Rev. Merlin Goehring on his experiences working as a missionary in Brazil. 

Field Day also dominated club activities. Plans for a site and arrangements for radios and 
antennas generally were made at the May meeting and finalized at the June meeting. 

No mention was made of the club holding classes again until the late 1980's. “Doc” William 
Fleugge and Dr. Doris Kilanski, who were both active with the Civil Air Patrol, volunteered to teach an 
amateur radio class to members of the C.A.P. and to anyone interested in learning more about the 
hobby. A few members of the C.A.P. signed up, and about a half dozen people from the general public. 
This sparked enough interest to get the club moving forward once again. 

As usual, the accounts included the annual family picnic. Charter Night Banquet, a few 
Christmas parties and reports of club nets and meetings. At some point during the 1980's, the club 
changed their meeting night from the first Thursday of the month to the second Thursday of the month. 
There is nothing indicating exactly when this occurred. 

The 1990’s 

Once again the club branched out into new areas, keeping pace with changing times. In addition 
to communications where the local club had not participated in the past, new avenues were pursued in 
both community service and the social atmosphere. 

The National Canoe Races moved to the Marinette-Menominee area for two consecutive years. 
The club received an invitation from race organizers to provide communications for the event. In 
addition to meetings with the race committee, the club met regularly to plan for equipment, vehicles, 
location sites, back up plans and possible obstacles which might hamper an efficient operation. The 
races involved two solid days of competition. 

For the first year, Dan Nyman served as net control for the commimications. Dan was set up in a 
tent along the Menominee River. Several club members were positioned in canoes on the river, along 
the shore of the river and “Doc” Fleugge was flying along the path of the river, reporting the progress of 
the canoeists. Any of the radio operators encountering problems, whether they be an overturned canoe 
or the first canoe at the turn around point was relayed to Dan and in turn directly to the race committee 
for announcement to group assembled at the finish line. 

Obviously the club performed well as they were invited back the following year to provide the 
communications for the races. Dan Nyman again served as net control. For the second year of races, 
the race committee had two pontoons for the amateur radio operators to utilize for more accurate 
accounting of the racers. One pontoon had Ed Kilanski and Tom Rynish at the southern turn around 
reporting each team as they turned. At one point, the racers were so close, it was difficult to determine 
which team had made the turn first. The second pontoon had Doris Kilanski and Lynne Rynish cruising 
the river to report on progress as well as mishaps. Fortunately, the overturned canoes were few, and the 
injuries to participants were minor. 

After the canoeist discovered our beautiful area, the tri-athletes discovered the Peshtigo area. 
Once again the local club was requested to provide communications. In addition to people on pontoons, 
and canoes on the river, members were positioned along the shore, along the road ways and at the start 
and finish lines of the events. 

Word spread within the area of the excellent communication skills of the local club and the 
Menominee River Century Bicycle Tour organizers approached the club to handle communications for 

their one day event held annually on the last week end in June. Once again the club obliged, and it was 
a wonderful union for four years. However, because this event was on the annual world wide amateur 
radio operators field day, the bicycle tour put a major strain on the resources of the club. Members were 
tom between field day and the bicycle tour. The club approached the bicycle group to change the week 
end they held their activities to accommodate the club, as we could not change a world wide event. 
Unfortunately, club participation with the bicycle group came to an end. 

The annual Charter Night Banquet in 1991 was held at The Dome in Marinette, Paul Drees 
made arrangements for the banquet. Charter members of the club in attendance were Harry White and 
Howard Sorensen. Club Vice President, Tom Rynish presented a brief history of the organization and 
introduced former club officers attending the function. John Edquist, Sr. had the club scrapbooks on 
display during the evening. 

Field day sites during this decade included Higley Field at Marinette High School. Tom Hellem 
showed his agility by climbing the light towers at the field to install antennas and support guys. We 
have pictures to prove this! 

Other sites for field day included the Emergency Office Center for Menominee County, the M & 
M Yacht Club at the Menominee Marina, Noel Beardsley’s home QTH and Tom Hellem’s QTH, to 
mention only a few. 

The club sponsored special event stations to commemorate the 125“' anniversary of the Peshtigo 
Fire, the armiversary of the armual 100 Mile Yacht Club Races, and the 50'*’ anniversary of the club. 

Family camp out/cora roasts, swap fests, Saturday morning breakfast, Friday night fish fry, trips 
to the Dayton Hamvention, trips to hamfests in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois 
have dominated the club history during the 1990's. 

The camp out/com roast event saw many families and their pets take advantage of the week end 
to spend time on the air, socializing around a camp fire, sharing pot luck meals, swap fest and just 
relaxing with fellow hams and friends. Those cool evenings kept everyone huddled around the camp 
fire swapping stores and jokes. 

This era saw expansion of the club via the branch known as Bay Area Wireless Association 
(BAWA). Members of this group must first be a member of The M & M Radio Club, and afford an 
outlet for those DX enthusiasts within our group who enjoy competition both on their key and on phone. 
Members share stories of their contacts and compete for their prized awards for their efforts in the form 
of QSL cards and certificates. Several members of this group have gone on Dxpeditions to remote as 
well as exotic spots in an effort to compete for those coveted awards and obtain contacts many of us 
only dream to achieve. 


As the club begins the new millennium, we look forward to: 
continued community service 

preparing for emergencies, with the hope we do not have any emergencies to test our skills 

understanding employers who allow us to participate in emergency exercises 

growth in the number of amateur operators in our community and throughout the world 

dedicated instructors and VE’s for those wishing to join our ranks 

preservation of our amateur bands 

happiness and new friends through our contacts 

numerous contacts for those who collect ''wall paper" and enjoy "contests" 
band openings 

beautiful weather for field day week end 

numerous swap fests and ham fests 

equipment that never fails and batteries that never die 

understanding spouses/families for all of us with a microphone rooted to our hand and earphones 
implanted on our ears 


social activities 

relaxation and enjoyment from one of the most wonderful hobbies in the world 
health and happiness to all 

Our wish to all, 

Friendship, happiness, peace, love and numerous filled logs 


The officers and members of “The M & M Radio Club” 



Kurt Berge 

Dn Paul Brennan 

John Edquistf Sr, 

Robert Johnson 

Howard Sorensen 



Noel Beardsley K8NB 


Edward Engleman KG8CX 


Jim Mans AA9PB 


Jim Swanson KC8DOA 


Paul Drees WC9E 


Jim Callow K8IR 

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Six Young Men Form Part ; 
of the National System; | 
Ready to Serve . 

WRshlnijton. D. C—Six Marinette 
radio stations which never broftd> 
cast entsrtainnient or adrertUlns. 
which operate on irregular sche¬ 
dules and transrait messages with¬ 
out charge, are part of the coun¬ 
try's "last bulwark of communica¬ 

All are privately owned stations, 
operated by amateuis. frho pound 
their keys for the fun of It, who are 
prohibited by regulations of the 
Federal Communications Commis¬ 
sion from ma'cing any money out 
Of their hobby, but they are proud 
to belong to the nationwide broth¬ 
erhood of radio “hams." more than 
20.000 strong, whose yeoman ser¬ 
vice in limes of national and local 
disaster has earned them national 
respect and admiration, and even a 
place in the national defense plans 
of the war department's general 

The list of licensed amateur radio 
stations in Marinette, with their 
earners and operators, as of Janu¬ 
ary 31 of this year, was made pub¬ 
lic today by the Federal Communi¬ 
cations Commission. Here it Is: 

'Thomas Olaf Sturdy. 1513 
Seventh street. W9RCD: Harry Z. 
While. 2529 Kali ave.'*ue. WSCNV; 
Harry V. Fredericl:. 309 Main street. 
W9QOQ: Edward J. Kehoe, 1431 
Sherman street, WQKPK; Frank 
George Rasmussen. 636 Terrace 
avenue, W9FOV: Marcus Cornelius 
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. j exp<» inier.iniion is Invited \o at*j 
I tend a nteeling o: the M.trM Radio . 

* I Club in the Am'^rican Uepion build- . 

. in*?. Mnfinvtte Tuesday. Oct. U. oi 

* ^ S p m. 

.j Local lr.!e;eit in amrileur- radio 
; has been piowlnp and tatn club 
I was recenily ovponiaed to devel- 
p ' Op and piomote that inteiest The 
Jcluh will assist ir.te;e*.:cd person* 

*. I tn acquire the knoviedcie and skill < 
A:requ;ie<l to qualify for 


^'amaietii lodio license?. ^ 

WTiile -lub vi’.It be pr»-, 

devoted to amateu: radio 
in genriol membeishii: ir. the Club ' 
‘is wf.tr *o eny peison inteiested In 
any phns* of ■’sboit uave“ oi 
“hi'ijh iiequency” radio comnnml*| 
iCnttOii OI expoiim.entation. [ 

The followlntr orfj*'eiit hnvo hecn 

'elcctid to «eiv.! cr. a 



ribaiu^* to cany out 
^(ttoik Pieaiden*. Karty V. Fied* 

^ eimk WuQCQi Vice.piej:. 

"* ■ dent Ham E W hi*e tP.adio 
^iV.’PCNV* e : e t r I v-Tie/iii:er ■ 
'.riar.i; \V •Khdio WSMKE 

* •!»*. 

I Schedule Meeting 
j Here October 14 

Formation of a twin city club for! 
r persons Interested in radio was 
I announced today by Harry V. Pred- 
'erlck of Marinette. A meeting will 
be held at Legion Memorial build¬ 
ing at 8 p. m. Tuesday. October 14, 

. open to all desiring to study radio. 

I Stating that there once were 
i than 30 licensed radio operators In 
the tain cities. Frederick pointed 
out that local Interest in amateur 
radio has been growing steadily the 
past year. 

I The orga.nlzation. to be called! 
, the Marinette and Menominee Ra- i 
I dio club, will provide a means of, 
I exchanging ideas and Increasing 
^ the knowledge wnd s'iclll of “hams." 
Persons desiring to obtain federal 
amateur licenses are especially in¬ 
vited to afTlllate with the club. War 
veterans with military radio ser¬ 
vice also are invited to Join. 

Frederick is serving as temporary 
' president. Harry E. White as tem¬ 
porary vice president and Ftank W’. 
Hedge as temporar)’ secretary-trea¬ 
surer. WT.ite and Hedge also live In 
, Marinette. 

I Radio Hsm Club 
Expanding Here 

* Amateur radio operation in tl 
Marinette area, silenced when botnl 
fell at Pearl Harbor, is undergolr 
a revival. 

Membership'of the Marinette an 
Menominee Radio club, formed i 
September of last year, has jumne 
from seven to more than 20 enthv 
siastic “hams.** 

Transmitters Core of Group 

Core of the club Is the grou 
of members with transmitters. 'The 
are Karrj- Frederick of Marlnett- 
better Vtnown in radio circles e 
\V9QO<J: Harry White. W9G.Nn.’ 
Ralph Johnson. W90BC: Ed Kehct 
WDKPK; Frank Wedge Jr..\V9BVU 
and Dr. K. L. Jorgenson. \V9SOC 
all of J>:arlnette: and Robert X^r 
dre. W8HND: Marcus Kronaeu: 
f W8ECK: and Howard Sorensor 
. W82PU. all of Menominee. 

2 1 Latest addition to the statioi 
; operators of the club U Dr. Jor 
t gensoD. who has held his Ilcens 
for apprc.-cimately two months. Tw 
. mora members hope to get thei 
■ operating licenses soon. 

Occupations represented bv tnem 
; bers of the club ran^e from bankin; 

. 1 to chemistrj*. 

j Purpese cf the club Is promotlo: 
• of interest la amateur shortwave 
I communication and exoerimenta- 
I tion for the advancement of radir 
. and the public welfare. 

' Plan Instruction to Scouts 

During the winter the club meet 
I in the Sea Scout building at th* 
I Marinette Yacht basin. Futur* 

I nlons of the club include InsCruc- 
I tion In theorr and code to scout 
and construction of a club trans 
mitter and receiver for use in cmer- 
‘ gencies. 

j The f.rst picnic of the club helc 
' recently at Kenes park aCtracce: 
36 persons. Amateur operators anc 
their families attended from Sar 
Dle?o. Cal.: Traverse City. Mich.: 
. and Little Suamlco. Green Bny 
’ Sturgeon Bay. Sawyer and Oconto 


_■■’:Maniioy?3 on'ua fy 

'Hams'to Form 
Emergency Unit 

Frederick Named 
Local Co-ordinator 

Harry V. Frederick of 2628 Park- 
ridgs avenue, amateur radio opara- 
tor. has boen choacn by the Amer¬ 
ican Radio Relay league to set up 
35 organization of local amateur ra¬ 
dio operators who would be pre¬ 
pared to furnish emergency com¬ 
munication in time of disaster. 

Frederick who wlU be knou-n as 
emergency co-ordinator, operates 
station W9QGQ. As co-ordinator, 
he will call local meetings of ama¬ 
teurs to establish common operat¬ 
ing procedures and arrange drill 
periods when the personal sUtions 
of the “hams’* may be mobilized 
under simulated emergency condi¬ 

His duties also include liaison 
planning with the local chapter of 
the Red Cross and other relief agen¬ 
cies. as suggested In the working 
undersunding of the ARRL emer¬ 
gency corps has with national head- 
quaaers of the Red Cross and ocher 
agsncics. Liaison will be established 
j-lso with local protective services, 
jsuch as fire and police departments. 

'Disaster Radio 
Setup Planned 

MARINETTE, Jan. 16—(Spe¬ 
cial)— Harry Frederick, amateur 
radio operator, has teen chosen 
; by the American Radio Relay 
S League to set up an organization 
' of operators here to furnish 
* emergency communication in time I 
. of disaster. 

I Frederick, who will be known I 
. as emergency co-ordlnator. will I 
. call meetings of amateurs to es- , 
1 tablish common operating pro- ( 
1 cedures and arrange drill periods. 


A group of Twin City amateur < 
radio operators have been organ- * 
*zcd under direction of Harry V. 

[ Frederick of Marinette Into an 
emergency corps to provide this 
area with communications In event 
of a diSe'Lstcr that would cut the 
I Twin Cities off from outside com- 
j munication.5. 

I The unit U known o* the M. & 

! M. Emergency Corps of the Ameri¬ 
ca Hadio Relay League and yes¬ 
terday conducted a simulated emer¬ 
gency test with a view of perfect¬ 
ing a community plan. A number 
of short-range radio stations were 
set up at strategic points in Me¬ 
nominee and Marinette for local 
communications and high-powered 
long-range stations supplied 'con¬ 
tact with distant points. 

Menominee members of the AEC 
and their call numbers arc; 

\V8CBH — William A. Gerber; 
WSHND—Robert A. l.Andrc and 
W8ZPU—Howard E. Sorensen. 

Marinette operators are; 

W9I5VU — Franklin W. Wedge. 
Jr.; W'OEOQ—Harvey L. Jorgen¬ 
son: WOFWD—Kenneth E. Em¬ 
mons; WflGKW — A. L. Stevart; I 
W9KPK — Edward J. Kehoc;l 
W9QGQ—Harry V. Frcdcrlcl;. end 



iLciiln^Cf. Oi’onlo 


ilThurzday,.bct^er 13, 1949 F- 


Radio 'Hams' to 
Hold Area Tests 

Designed to Help 
If Disaster Strikes I 

Sunday members of the Marinette 
and ^fenomtn3e Emergency corps. I 
under the leadership of H. V. Fred-1 
crick, emergency co-ordlnator of 
the Amerlcal Radio Relay league. I 
win conduct a simulated test to per- | 
feet a community plan In the event 
of in'^rruptlcn of alt communica¬ 
tion facilities In the area. | 

The organization is a group cfi 
amateur radio operators who have 
volunteered to lend assistance in 
the event disaster strikes and the 
area would be Isolated from the 
outside world. 

A number of short range radio 
stations will be set up at strategic 
points around the twin cities to pro¬ 
vide local communication and sev¬ 
eral high powered long range sta¬ 
tions will supply contact aith dis¬ 
tant points. A feature of the test 
; Will be the mobile stations operating 
'jfrom automobiles of several partl- 
I clpanu. T'he mobile units will be 
j tied into a nationwide network cf 
' am.*itcur stations. 

I Those who nian to participate are 
j Franklin W. Wedge. Dr. H. L. Jor-j 
censon. Kenneth E. Emmons. A. L. , 
Stewart. Edward J. Kehec and Fred- J 
I crick, all of Marinette: Calvin Hels-1 
j Inpcr of Oconto. William A. Gerber. 

; Robert A. Landre. Howard W. Sor- j 
, enser.. all of Menominee. 

Harinfttte, Wisconsin 

12, 1949 

Mr. John G. Doyle 
4331 K. Wildv:oOd Ave. 
Milwaukee 11, Wisconsin 

Dear Jack; 

Ac our director of the Ajnerican Radio Relay Lcay?ue w« wish to 
advies you that the Marinette and Menoniinee Radio Cluh liave passed the 
followiiv^ motions in ref:ard to the F. C. C. proposals for changes in 
amateur rules. 

1. V<'e are onnosed Jfco the forrn-^tlon of the Amateur Fxtra Class 

2. ^ om^osed to any changes in code re'Ulronente of present 
claseea of licenses. 

3 . ^ are Q-n-noBed to re-ex^ninntion for renev/al of prerent classes 
of awateur licenses. 

4. We are in faTor of five claoses of radio anateurs, na~\f>ly— 

Glass A 
Class B 
Claes C 
Novic 5 

5 . i/§ In favor of having? "New” ap,^^licantB f-^r Class A 
license he rpo.uired to take Element 4 (B) of Section 12.42. 

6 . ^ are favor qX, the proposed changes In frequency allo¬ 
cations of Section 12.111. 

7 . We are heartily in favor ,o£ the proposed addition called 
Section 12.10?. 







V/i SC ons in 



Dec. 31, 1949 

LiTw® in V. A. 

The M. cs H. Radio Club 
Mr. Zen nmuons, liecy.-Treas. 

731 iiarinette Ave . 
i^rinette, ./is. 

Dear Llr. Emmons: 

I am pleased to hear that your club has now been 
declared a duly affiliated society of the American Eadio 
Eelay League. It is an action on the part of your 
membership v/hich I am sure we will find to be mutually 

The Emergency aspect of amateur radio in your area 
has ably represented and organized under the direction of 
your Emergency Coordinator, Mr. harry Erederich, W'9£iGQ, and 
I am sure the future will find K. & M. in there pitching. 

As Mr. Handy of AHEL mentions in his letter, I would be 
interested in hearing from you monthly about the activities 
of your club members in a short note or card on the first of 
the month. In addition to the Emergency Corps activities, I 
would also like representation from some of your membership 
in the various operating activities represented by the official 
appointments listed below and v/hich are designed to fit various 
individual operating trends. 

OHS - Official Eelay Station (Ecr the Cw traffic man) 

CPS - Official Phone Station (Eor the phene entnusiast) 

OBS - Official Bulletin btarion 

CO - Official Observer (The ham's internal monitoring service) 
CBS - Official Experimental Station (Eor the VHE enthusiast) 
Hets: .7111 - ./is. C’,7 net 3775 kc. 7 c; 10 pm Mon - Eri . 

nElI - nadger Emergency Het (phone) 3950 . 5 pm daily 

I will be glad to furnish further details on any of the 
above items to any of j'^our m-embership who might be interested 
upon reque st. 

In closing let me extend extend ray best wishes for success 
in all your club's endeavors. 

. Fr?dp>,jQVj\iqry^g>.Jg50, | 



Receives Charter—Calvin Heisinger of Oconto (right), president of the M. and M. Radio dub. receives the 
club's new charter from the American Radio Relay league. The presentation was made at the club’s ban¬ 
quet at Silver Dome Thursday evening by F. R. Eggers of Manitowoc (left), assistant director of ARRL's 
central division. Ixiolcing on are two dub officers.-Ed Kehoe (second from left), vice president, and Ken¬ 
neth Emmons, secretary. Tjie club is composed of Amateur radio operators of this vicinity. 

? VJ ' ' <1 i , ^ • 1/ f/ /\ r7\ (Eagle-Starphoto) 

fcl & Kmo CLUB EXAH 


\ . 

I DOlT^l’ 


L?-Le Doc Shav;'^s stories _ 

Like the arozna of Don DeY/itt*s and Reuben Horn’s pipe ^ 

I,ike to sit and "drool” over \V9S0Q.’C' "gallon” Xnitz'. __ 

Like the liAnches after t3is meetings (especially the ones _ 

by the V/allace Boys) 

Like HorkSs code practice __ 

Like Gal’s and Ed Kehoe’s discourses on electronics 

Like to chav/ the fat uitli the felloes ___ 

Like to pull \;lre from the junk box _ 

Like the ARRL movisss _ 

Like to hear the other fellov7S chew the fat _ 

Like to find out more about antennas _ 

Like to hear Franl^ being rassed about slngiiS:' side band _ 

Like an excuse to get away from the XYL once in a while 
(don’t let Her see you fill out this onej 

_Like to get the answers to those exam questions explained _ _ 

Like to hear Leo and Bill talk about their technical troubles__ 

and 5 AM schedules at VglAM 

Like to hear Earl VonKagen tell yams about the old de-^'S 

-I i>—ir»-wii1i I ^ tm-r 

_ Like to see Ucnii V/achal’s latest surplus equipment purohaaes __ 

_ Like to v;atch Howsri Sorenson bid at the club auctions _ 

_ hike to bid myself __ 

__ Like to run down "Les” Jorgenson’s SXi|2 receiver 






iv,b 1 \ e li , €>T G yy 

"c-nco In e. T-alXo® 

K & 


i.i c^adS-o Club 

j^-nunry 17tb» 1950 

Wbat tbs ha3c 
around the bey ch&xj 
every ilondny nighto 

OUT. OHARl'E.R WIGHT., F^OjB all Indioatlons, our charter night uaa a big 
suocfiBS. Ce bad plenty of food, KiueJx(with audio ampllficetlon ^9 
pictures by the local paper, eraofeo froa Don’s pipe (It d:ldn‘t bother 
u.'j, Don.), by 3oci SCQ,, latest Information by Russ K9IKH and 

fua bjr £-iror 7 bcdy 4 In fact, Kd KPK-suggested ao make the dinner an 
anjiual affair If for nothing more than giving the XYL's a treat (?) 
for lotting UI 3 out of the house every other Thuraday night for radio 
club all the rest of tha year.-The folloTflcg were at the dinner: Don 
Dii/ltt Sc XYLi, Frank Hodge & XYL, Cal Helslnger & XYL, Earl VanEegon 

Johnson & XYL, 
n Horn Sc XXL, 

EciD«or.fl & JT'L, 

& jrXL, K. J* Eel ley <2: XXL, Ralph 
Dr, Harvoy JorgeriSon <1 XXL, Beub. 
E:1.dt„ Homird Sorenson 5. XXL, He a 

i.eo Bteoart & XXL, 
Boh Landre & XXL, Bob 
Rubs Eggera, our 


Ovi:- CHARTER- Sene of the fellotra suggested that ^?e got our charter 
frr;c.:ed with the few dollars we 'xad left over fron ouP charter night 
dlnnor, ‘fhe first, tro places that the '‘sec’* Inquired ao longer did 
fc'i! e sort of work but the seccal gave ua about 3 ft of ciolding. Ralph 
W9DE(3 and i;s:nben are going to do the framing for ub . 

xEl PICI1/FJ7- 'Ihe Eaglo Star gavo us Koiae copies of the cut they ran 
in the paper so we vlll be able to have one to and put up In the 

club rcoa If you wish. The others will go to kus.'j Eggers and Jack 
Iw-'ltJ t 

ouR HEXT .liGETItlG IS 'TMURSDAX, Jr.S, 19t,h at 7:30 i’o M, Please try and 
on vlrje as there io a lot of to do. There Is no formal pro- 

but plenty of thl.r,s3 to hash over and v/ork to do on the code 
taTvXo ns oux- treys nro nov her® .a^d trill need to his mounted and wired- 
£a'’:ci bv FowarcS and Mafck, 



lint of 

DUES ABE .27 Xd oi^is’ next ieauo wo vrould like to give you 

t.ho memfccrrr of our club that could be iised for refers.cce 
If the upper p,art of this Item Is DOT narked PAID, can you 
alf.p us a bUQk (p?-us 0:^3 QT.tra buck for new mambora ^ at the nest meet* 
If you won’t bo t'nerrs mail it.. What are the dues for? Hcstly 
the cost of sending you this ’’Stuff” . 




tn;T or 
to pay 

Xlil.; .?;xL®.t 5 C50RHER, In c.araa you Trero puswled about certain abbreviations 
that T-ore usacl at the banquet the other night the follonlng might 
help: XL -Young lady; AXL-ulfe; .JPc Op. a con; Jr, XYL-a daughter; 

0%cild manCaoy maio becomes an OK as son aa ho Is married regardless /o - 
of R,g©> 0W(n.ever ucod with the .XXL around). 73 -Be-ot regards; 83 Lova 
and kieses. 

______ ' 

Ola6a if led Ac.d Sootlcnu 
Insect tormina tors to g^^t tbs bugg om 

r cur rigs. Inquire: 

Don DaWltt snd the Oco-uto gang, W9E0q-, Ralph Joh.-iaon, W9DBfi- 

X3 bsd every 
■’orin ’"Viile'' 

ii & M Radio Club 

C o (o \ 

Wednesdays Feb» 15s 195^ 

What the hams 
around the bey 

every Monday night 

C*dS OF THE 7/AND2RIiJG X.. Last issue wb listed W9TRG as attending the 
c?nav'tcr"ni'cht dinner with an XyL> He knew better and don't know how the extr« 
'’K'' crept In unless there were so many other XYL'e. Anyway our pardon, Cal- ^ 

HILL CtERSSR weCBH HOW HAH rilH CLAHH ”a‘* . We knew thla at the last issue but 
r^n out of apace before we. could mention it* Bill has been working 10^ 20 and 
Trill bo on 75 one of these days. Congratulations Bill.- "" 

Robert Aagaard 
Elton Anderson 
Ih. S. Bailey 
Don DaWltt 
Xon Emmons 
Hsrry Frederick 
William Gerber 
Calvin Helninger 
Reuben Horn 
Ralph E. Johnson 
Dr. H. L: Jorgenson 
/"^^dward Kabos 
''•'arcuc C. Kronauar 
/ A. Landre 
Tom Looney 
Sandy McTevlsh 
Gordon Newlin 
Dr® Ri Wc SIisw 
Korjard Sorenson 
Loo Stowart 
Earl Van Hagen 
Frank Wedge, Jr. 
Forman Wachal 

M d M Radio Club Membership List 

505 Carney Blvd 

MarlnettSs Wie 

-- «. 

Wallace, Hlch 


9 O 6 Holmes Ave 

Menominee, Mich 

567 Main St. 

Oconto, VvlB 

« v _ 

731 Marinette Ave 

Marinette, Wls 


2628 Partridge 

Marinette, Wis 


1002 Stephenson Avo 

Menominee, Mich 


321 Erie St, 

Oconto, Wis 

W9TRG - 

217 Shore Drive 

Marinette, ?/iB 

» ri* 

Route 1 Bo?t 194 b 

Marinette, Wis 


1554 Main St. 

Marinette, Wls. 


1403 Logan Ave 

Marinette, Wls . 


Bay Shore Road 

Menominee, Mich 


508 Dunlap Ave 

Menominee, Mich 

W8HND ^ 

Main St 

Oconto, Wla 

Mott St 

Oconto, Wls 


Wallace, Mich 

2525 Ribersid© Drive 

Marinette, Wls 

1404 State St 

Menominee, Mich 


RR2' Box 64B 

Marinette, Wls 


706 Dunlap Ave 

Menominee, Mich 

^ 7 ^ mw 

Shore Drive 

Marinette, Wle 


301 School St. 

Oconto, WlB 



understand that Don 


1 in helping two young 

hams get their license, Congratula- 

the new hams, Hope to 

hear you on the air 

0 oon V 


tions Don an well 

THE lA-KS SUPERIOR RADIO CLUB of Caluffil’t» Michigan has decided to print a U, P» 
Ham Bulletin once a month. Anyone having any ’’new" you think the boys in the 
U. P. night be Interested in or if you would like e copy, leave your name with 
the "sec” or send It to James Oewald, W8CVE, 606 Calverly St.p Houghton,Mich. 

lM Bi RADIO CLUB MEETING THURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7:30 P. M. Ed Kehoe will talk 
on radio frequency amplifiostion problems. Better not mfees this. Ed Knows his 
stuff. Our ne7» cod© oscillator is now working and we have headphones for 
^'^’'crybody i EaLs by K©boe and 7.'edg©. Don'^t forget. 

Marinette Paper Company 


AprU 14 . 1950 

£• It x^solvdd that the Karinett* A Nenoalnee Badio Cluh of 

Marinette. W-Booniln herehy ^oes on record as favoring ^e adop- 

i I 

tion of legielatlon the State of Visoonsin legielatun author- 
leing the State of tdecOnein Motor Vehicle ]^'a):^ex^t^L ieeue 
Motor Vehicle license plates to Lioe^sed^iUBateur Radio "Curators 

)7 \A. 

hearing their Anateur Call Letter^^ lelu^f^egulBr munerid^ 
lice nee plates. 




These tmits will be mobile and move from parking lot to 
parking lot, and keep headquarters informed of condltlonB- 

Kigley Field 

and other Carney Ave, lots 

Airport Site 

and other Mary St. lots 

Marinette Glove Co. 

and other Pierce Ave. lots 

Downtown lots 

One Unit 
One Unit 

One Unit 
One Unit 

Gall Menominee 8“6552 if one of these units 1e needed, 

**«■*• «^ il-*-s-i}-* 


Water St, at 9th St. 

Terrace Ave, at 9th St, 

10th Stc at Carney Blvd, 
Shore Drive at Carney Blvd. 
Merryman St, at Carney Blvd, 
Pernin St, at Carney Blvd. 
Stanton St., at Carney Blvd, 
Oddfellow St, at Carney Bl.vd = 
ChiiTch St, At Carney Blvd, 
Colfax St, at Carney Bird, 

Welle St, at Carney Blvd. 
Thomas St, at Pierce Ave. 
Sherman St. ev, Piex’ce Ave, 
Grant St. at .■.■'ierce Ave. 
Newberry Ave. at Pierce Ave. 
Golden Court it Pierce Av-v 
Ludington St, at Dunlap T iuare 
Eggner St, 8 j Bridge St- 
Main St. at 9th St, 

Prescott St. at Came’ Blvdo 

Txhose streets v/iil be blocked off to keep I raffle ori cf 
parade forming area at 1:15 P.M, Residents of ;irea and -arade 
marchers can park in available streets that ere not being used 
for forming parade. 


tcxUJe painting. 

■ rrr. -: .■^ ; -- *: ^ 

lu »aa use 

Amateur kog/o Operators tiere^ 
Plan Emergency Tests Sunday - 

•| A simulated emersency radio re- 
I lay test will be held tn the Mart* 
fjnette Menominee area Sunday. 
Harry Frederick, emerjency co-or- 
! dinator of the American- Radio Re¬ 
lay league. wiU be in charge of the 
test in which members of the Mari- 

vi ou^^po^it^Q ^t hat -J t' |al:K ^<aTipt h ,] 

§ TmiiERXl^L B3>^yi.. 


Amateur Raiiio 
Detense Test Set 

Members of the Marinette and 
Menominee Amateur Radio Emer¬ 
gency Corps under the leadership 
of Harry Frederick, emergency co* I 
ordlnator of the American Radiol 
Relay League, Sunday will conduc*:' 
a simulated emergency test of the 
community plan to provide the Me- 
nomlnee-Marinettc area with emer¬ 
gency communications facilities In 
the event of a dlsoster that might 
damage or incapacitate normal 
communications facilities. 

The local Amateur Radio Emer¬ 
gency Corps is a group of omateur 
radio operators who have volun¬ 
teered their time and radio sta- 
tio.ns so Menominee and Marinette 
will never be Isolated from the out¬ 
side world as the re.suli of failure 
of telephone and telegraph lines, 
and Is a part of a nation-wide pr- 
ganizallon. ^ 

Civil defense will be the keynote 
of this year's test, emphasizing the 
mobility and versatility of the sta¬ 
tion units taking part. During the 
test a number of mobile radio units 
will pick up messages from the 
Oconto Red Cross chairman. Man 
netle F.ed Cross Chairman Stanley 
Holnr.quisl; Menominee Red Cross 
Chairman Dr. W. S. Jones. Jr., and 
Marinette Civil Defense Director 
1 Joseph KiefT. 

I These messages will be channel- 
J ed through high-powered, long- 
I range stations to the national 
I headquarters of each organization. 

This tost will be one of hundreds 
of similar tests being conducted all 
over the nation by local units oi 
the Amateur Enjcrgcncy Radio 
Corps during the weekend of Oct. 

and the criterion of success¬ 
ful planning w*in bo the speed and 
reliability of communications. 

^ The following local radio nmn- 
teurs wlM participate in the test: 

Menominee: William Gerber. 
W8CBH: Mark Kronauer. W3ECK: 
Gordon Newlln, W8FZ.V; Harry 
Frederick. WSQGQ; Howard Soren¬ 
sen. WSZPU. 

Marinette: Franklin Wedge, Jr., 
j W'SBVU: Kenneth Emmons. WS- 

I I FWD; Ralph Johnson. W9DBC: 

I A. L. Stewart. \V9GK\V; Edward 
I Kehoc. W9KPK. 

nette and Menominee amateur ra¬ 
dio emergency corps will check the 
community plan to provide the area 
] with emergency communications fa-j 
cilitics in .the event of a disaster 
that might damage or incapacitate 
’ normal facilities. 

The local radio corps consists of 
• a group of amateur radio operators 
I who have volunteered their time 
and radio stations to a nation-wide 
organization so that Marinette and 
, Menominee will never he isolated 
' from surrounding communities as a 
, result of telephone or telegraph 
line failures, said Frederick. 

I During the Sunday test a number 
I of mobile radio units will pick up 
, message.s from the Oconto Red Cross | 
chairman, the Marinette Red Cross' 
chairman. Stanley Holmquist;, the 
I Menominee Red Cross chairman. 

1 Dr. W. S. Jones Jr., and the Marl-; 

' nette civic defense director. Joseph 
KiefT. Messages will be channeled 
through high-powered, long range 
stations to national headquarters 
of each organization. 

The simulated, test will be one of 
hundreds of similar tests being con¬ 
ducted throughout the nation by lo¬ 
cal units of the corps this week 
end to check on speed and reliabili¬ 
ty of communication, under simu¬ 
lated emergency conditions, with 
other parts of the country. 

Local amateurs who will partici¬ 
pate ore Franklin Wedge Jr., Ken¬ 
neth Emmons. Ralph Johnson. A. 
L. Stewart, and Edward Kehoe. all 
of Marinette: and William Gerber. 
Mark Kronauer. Gordon Newlln. 
Frederick, and -Howard . Sorensen, 
all of Menominee. . 

Ra8io Amateurs'Xsk 
Special Aiito'Togs ■ 

LlANSING fP — A bill which 
w'ould permit issuance of special 
automobile license plates to ama¬ 
teur radio operators bearing their 
station call letters has been filed 
for introduction in the House. 

The bill was sponsored by Rep. 
Howard R. Estes (of Birmingham), 
v/ho reported It was requested by 
the 3.M0 radio **hams'* in the state 
as a civil defense measure. 

The bill provides that the state 
could charge an extra foe for the 



‘ MonJay, June 7, 1954 
Page 2 _ 

Smooth Flow Of 
Traffic Sunday 

• No Serious Hitch 
Develops Here ' - 

• Marinette played boit for several 
ifours Sunday to an estimated 15.- 
(TOO to 20,000 visitors without a ser¬ 
ious hitch in the smooth flow of 
Raffle .Into and out of the city. 
This'i^as tbe result of teamwork 

firmly together by more than 
“iTnobile radio units." 

It demonstrated with finess a 
modern practice -— namely, go to 
the outskirts to meet traffic prob¬ 
lems before they become snarls la 
tbe city. 

I Originally It was intended to use 
jln airplane flying over thr mala 
drtcdcs to spot congestion and dir¬ 
ect police to It. However, this was 
abandoned when It was learned 
t^at the pilot could reach ground 
units by radio, but tbey could not 
speak to him. 

tors' first opportunity in this com¬ 
munity to demonstrate its value in 
case of emergency, Frederick ex¬ 
plained. Eight licensed operators 
and ^ee beghmers participate<L 
During the' operation Frederick's 
phone went out of order, and tbe 
telephone Company declared an 
emergency so that a repairman 
could be made available to fix IL 

Traffic control called into service 
mobile radio units of Marinette city 
and county, Menominee, Oconto 
city and county, Peshugo plus eight 
from tbe state patrol. Units station¬ 
ed at tbe intersections, of main 
highways outside the city were ad¬ 
vised of any clotting in tbe flow 
of cars and thus diverted travel 
from one .route to another, on tbe 
outskirts whenever congestion 

Amvets and Boy Scouts were as; 
signed stations along with regular 
traffic officers in tbe master chart 
of traffic control. - /*A‘; v 



The occasion, of course, was the j. 
Roman Catholic Hol> Name ^ » 
clety parade and devotional cere- q 
mony. Ed.WoIcske, traffic chair- { 
man. expressed his complete satis* i 
faction with the harmonious per- g 
formahee of local, neighboring city 
and state traffic officers. 4 

,‘Radio contacts of the various c 
functioaing un{ts were relayed 1 
through a n<ftwork center under / 
Warner Lund at tbe Marinette 
County courthouse. Another clear- | 
ing center was the,home of Harry (. 
V. Frederick, Menominee', emer- ^ 
gency co-ordloalor of the American c 
Radio League of amateur opera- h 
tfoos in this area. Tlic M and M 
Radio club had five mobile units t 
stationed at various parking areas c 
to spot congestion. Their circuit n 
w'as unable to cornmuitlcatc direct- $ 
)y with traffic officers, but the ama- ( 
teurs (or Hams) radioed Frederick 
and he relayed their messages via 1 
telephone to the police. Only two I 
occasions arose to call for police ' 
help at the parking Jots ' 

It was amatcur^adio opera- 

r -— . . ,... . I ' 

Page 11 


u Trinette , w iVc o nsim 

_MoniJoy, October 11, 1954 

Test Network . 
Of Radio Unit 

A simulated test of the Mari¬ 
nette - Menominee community 
emergency plan was conducted 
Sunday by members of the Mari¬ 
nette - Menominee Amateur Hadio 
■ 'mergency Corps. The group was 
directed by Harry Frederick of 
Menominee, emergency co-ordina¬ 
tor of the American Radio Relay 

Messages from Richard Baker. 
Marinette's acting civil defense 
director, and Anton Jensen. Meno¬ 
minee defense chief, were trans¬ 
mitted via a statewide amateur ra¬ 
dio network to the state civil de¬ 
fense directors at Madison and 
Lansing, Mich., respectively. 

The Badger emergency network 
was used to transmit messages 
Menominee Red Cross, to the Red 
Cross disaster chairman, and Fred 
R. Andersen, chairman of the 
Menominee Red Cross, to thte Red 
Cross amateur station. VV'dDUA. at 
Evanston. Hi. The communications 
were relayed by teletype to na¬ 
tional headquarters in Washington 
D. C. 

The lest was one of hundreds con¬ 
cluded throughout the nation dur¬ 
ing the week end. The plan is de¬ 
signed to provide communications 
: facilities if a disaster damages re¬ 
gular facilities. The .tests this year 
emphasize civil defense. 

Members of the local corps and - 
their call letters are: 

Howard Sorensen. WfiZt'U: Mich¬ 
ael Anuta. W8H.KY; William Ger¬ 
ber. W8CBH; Marcus Kronaucr, 
\V8ECK; Kenneth Emmons. W 9 - 
FWD; Walter Boiler. W9UX\Vj Ed¬ 
ward Kehoe. W9KPK; Franklin 
Wedge, W9BVU, and Frederick, 




-■ ‘Mon^AT. Octob er 11,* 

Radio “Hams” Aid 
In Emergency Test 

A Simulated emergency test of the 
Twin City Community Emergency 
Plan was conducted Sunday by 
menibera of the Marinette-Monomi- 
nee Amateur Radio Emergency 
Corps, under supervision of Harry 
Fredericks. VV8QGQ. of Riveraida 
Boulevard, emergency co-oi‘dlnator 
for the American Radio Relay 

Purpo.se of the plan is to provide 
the Twin City area with emergency 
communication facilities in the 
event of disaster that might dam¬ 
age or incapacitate normal coni- 
municaliona facilities. 

The local Amateur Ra'dlo Emer¬ 
gency Corps (AREC> i.^ compo.srd 
of a group of amateur radio oper¬ 
ators who have volunteered their 
lime and radio stations to assure 
that this area wilt never find Itself 
without communications a.s result 
of failure of telephone and tele¬ 
graph lines. It Is a part of a na¬ 
tional organization. 

Civil defen.'^ is being stressed In 
the year's te.sl. Messages from 
Police Chief Anton Jensen. Menom¬ 
inee civilian defense director, and 
Richard Baker. Marinette director, 
were transmitted via statewide am¬ 
ateur networks to state civil de¬ 
fense directors at Madi.son and 

Mesangvs from Fred Andersen, 
chairman of the Menominee Red 
Cross chapter, and Harr>' Merrill. 
Marinette Red Cross chairman, 
w-ere transmitci'd via the Badger 
emergency nelvvork to the Red 
Cross amateur station at Evanston, 
HI., where they were relayed by 
teletype to the Nation.'sl Red Cross 
headquarters at Washington, D.C. 

The simulated emergency test 
here Sunday W'aa one of hundreds 
conducted nationally by the ama¬ 
teur radio operators. The Twin 
City mernbom participating and 
their amateur radio station call 
letters are: 

Howard Soren.s^n—WfiZrU. 

Michael J. Anuta—W.8HKY. 

W'illiam Beit)er—WSCBH. 

Marcus Konaucr—WSECK. 

William Gorber—W'SCEH. 

Walter Boiler—W9UXW. 

Edward Kehoe—W3KPK. 

Franklin Wedge—W9EVU. 

“Ham” Operator Enjoys 
World-wide Conversations 

Marinette — A flip of a radio switch, 
a brief equipment wnnn up periixl, 
and a inan speaks into a microphone: 

cvisls iiinnng ’’iiams'* to aid one sin- 

Harr\ finds tlul Ins hnljln offers him 

CQ, culling CQ. This is \\ 8QCQ: W 8 I t"’nfuUl pleiiMirc. First, it him 
Queen Ceoree Queen. Menominee.; th«‘ (mportiuu'iy tu cE>n\cTse witfj pco- 
M:chig;in — Calling and standing bv, *|jU’ «ifl over tlw work!, and seLOthj. it 
K please.*’ Tl»e nun is Harr\' V. Fred-! 
erick, our Sulphite Superintendent ,' 
who hus been interested in radio since 
lie %v5is u bov. 

Hurr^* li.u openUed four different 
stations during tl>e eighteen ^curj 
since he first required his license as 
a “luuh” Operator. 

I His equipment consists of a 500 watt 
I’sending and receiving set, auvtliur\ 

■ phone equipnsent, a rnt;in, beam an- 
tenrui set up on a 50 foot telcpitone 
pole and a tnimmitting imd rccciriug 
set in hi.N automobile. He graduated a 
few years .Tgo from sending by code to 

Harrv has ser\ed in the U. S. Coast 
Guard Yemjx)rury Reserve its a Signal¬ 
man First Class,"and hius ten veurs as 
a L', S. X.ivaI Reserve CcnninuiiKa* 
tions Man to his credit 
^ .At present Harrv- is a member of 
I llw Badger Emergcnc* Network and 
the k'pper Peninsula ^niergencv Net¬ 
work. These organi'zations /urnisli 
envergenev communications in case of 
fire.*;, floods and failure of telephone or 
telegraph lines. 

As Coordinator for tlic American 
Radio Relay League. Harry success¬ 
fully hai^dlcd a simulated emcrgencv 

iitarin^(te — H.'irry Frederick, Ham 
Radio opcralor. has cotilarird many 
|iafi» of ilio world ou hU elaborate 
»rt-u|i iti^ialled in hi^ h«»mc. 

in a mi-au.s <*f .<ir\ing Iii> community 
in II unique way. 

The .^nuTie-.m Uinliu Relay League 
also provides mueli .social aclivity for 
Harry each year. The annual charter 
night Ixinquet is one of the higlilights 
of loc;\l "hams'’ social calendar In od- 

;^gcd bv the Radio Emergenev- Corp. Iduion an .inn.ul picniL is held, which 
I On another occasion he served as p;irt | rejularK draw ^ M«etlii-r '1»aui>" from 
jof a nct%vork worlinc as a dcaringjall over tU- lil.itc of Wise-orwin and 

^center for messages, during a parade 
in M.Trintf(te invdh ing 20,000 march¬ 
ers and spectators. 

Many messages are received bv 
amateurs to be relayed to friends and 


M acquaintances living near there. U h license nuinlx-r;-' 
^ I part of the friendly brotherhood tlui j WSQCQ. 

tlu* I’ppcT PciiliKulu uf Micfuk*tn. 

rvceul Tuhnt; In the .Mnlor N'c- 
hicle d<‘ju«rlMR.‘nt nuvs allows nil ama- 
Iciir radio oixTatois to use their call 
Idlers on their liccn.w phUcs. Harrv's 
Vou guessed it! 

Haadsbake “ 
steel Indust} 
David McDi 
nationwide 1 

Morfneffe EAGL^ • STAR 

I ens. left, the 
ion President 
lement of the 
lP Wirephoto) 

200 Radio-Amateurs Here 

The largest gathering of Radio 
Amateurs ever assembled in this 
area attended the Marinctte-Me- 
nominee Amateur Radio Clubs 
eighth annual picnic at John Henes 
Park Sunday. 

About 200 radio amateurs, in¬ 
cluding their families, attended 
the picnic. Seventy amateur radio 
station operators were registered 
during the day. They represented 
stations from all parts of the Up¬ 
per Peninsula and Wisconsin. Dr. 
Harvey Jorgenson of Miami. Fla., 
and A. A. Abraham of Lexington, 
Ky., also attended. 

Games and awards highlighted 
the event during the afternoon. 

Arrangements and invitations 

were planned by Harry V. Fred¬ 
erick. John H. Edquist and Ken¬ 
neth Emmons. David Arnold and 
William Gerber were in charge of 
games. Wayne Kesting, jjosvard 
Sorensen and Chester Kain Avere In 
charge of prizes and owards. 
Ceoe Paulsen arranged for re¬ 
freshments. Walter BolI»r was 
communication coordinator during 
the morning. 

The event was uoltxuc in that 
many of the amateurs attending 
had mobile radio equipment In 
their cars and were able to main¬ 
tain radio communication with 
each other and with stations in 
Menominee while enroute to the 


ThuiWiy. JpiM 20, 1968, MARjNEnE E 

'Radio Club In 

> 'V:l 

i Field Contest p 

■ Marinette and Menom¬ 

inee Amateur Radio Club will 
. participate this weekend in a 
nationwide test of emergency 
( powered stations. 

I The field day is sponsored 
. annuaUy by the American Radio 
I Relay League. It allows local 
. clubs to combine testing for 
. emergency preparedness with a 
I unique contest activity. I :• 

The M and M club will set up 
for this year's test on^a farm 
r field on highway 577 about four 
i miles north of the Menominee 
f city limits. Two complete sta- 
1 tions will operate for 2 -i-hours 
I beginning at t p.m. Saturday. 

One station will be set up in 
j a mobile home trailer. The oth¬ 
er will be located in a large 

! ‘The entire operation willJje^ 
I powered with a gasoline gener- j 
. ator. During the contest period, i 
I contacts will be made with sta -1 
1 tions in all parts of the nation.! 
) Each club's score will be de- 
. termined by the number of ^’o- 
way, contacts made during the 
24-hour period. I 

I ' Officers of the M and M club 
t are: Kurt Berge of Menominee, 

. wbo'se amateur radio call is 
1 K 8 BKA, president; Ron Zuraw- 
. ski j of Menominee, WA 8 FVD, 

I vice president; Dr. Paul Brcn- 
. nan of Marinette, WA 9 SKK, sec- 
! retary-treasurer. Zurawski is 
. field day chairman. ‘ . 

. I The public is invited to rail 
I the field day site on Saturday 
lor Sunday afternoon. Signs will 
be ercct^ to guide visitors to 

Postmaster August W. Delgoffe fflg.Sfl~pfe-‘ 
seating S-cent commemorative postage stomps 
hencring amateur radio operators for work in 
the Alaskan earthquake.This js .the [50th an-.[ 
n versary of the American Radio ^ Relay 

Jl'I » I w,,r_e:.» -5 . _ 

Wednesdovl-^MofeTi ‘9;>;i966 '■ ji«> 

. elected president of the 

' .'jijo JYEARS AGO TODAY- Twin City shert wave r a d i' 
J. W. Wells, George Hagger- amateur ’club organiz^ at a 
son. W. W. Harmon, C. L. Han- meeting last night m Popsey s 
son and H. B. Moulton were ap- radio shop on Mam St., Marin- 
...point^ members of the water ette. ^ . . 

board to take charge of t h e | ' 

Municipal waterworks. 

To the blowing of whistles 
which caused all Menominee f ■ 
rush to the telephone to find out ! 
the reason for the din. the City 
of Menominee'at 10:30 a.m. to- , 
day came into possession of the . 
water works. ’ 


. ■ 

Robert Landre of Menominee ' 
———* * 

y /MENOW^ EE,VW1 CH1G A^ . v: 

League. Accepting the stamps are Ken Em* 
msns, VV9FWD (lefth Howard Sorensen, * 
V;82PU, and Harry Frederick, W8QGQ. (Her- { 
ald'Lead&r photo) 

f3^'l^' WediM^'y?Oe«mber’r!Uy49M 'rf 



The new millennium awoke with ham radio and the M&M ARC standing at the 
ready. Many of you remember the nationwide fears of the “Y2K” possible computer 
crasli. Well, members of the MtfeM ARC were standing by at the Marinette Emergency 
operations center to assist with the ensuing societal meltdown that was thought to be 
possible after all of the computers in the nation failed to recognize the digits 2000 as a 
date. Eric Jansen, a long time member of the club, was one of the ham radio operators 
watching the second hand slowly tick off the seconds of the clock at the EOC in 
anticipation of the melt dov\Ti and he was at the ready to supply essential communications 
when all of the infrastructure systems shut dowm. The second hand finally ticked off the 
last second. 12 midnight. And nothing happened, everN thing continued to run, 
emergency communications systems continued to function correctly, and the new century 
proceeded without a glitch. But it is good to know' that at the very first second of the new' 
millennium, the M&M ARC ham radio operators were active and ready to help their 

Many great ham radio events have taken place betw'een 2000 and 2010. In this 
booklet, we hope to go over many of the events and reminisce about the fun, excitement, 
and disappointments over the last decade. 

1 would like to thank all of the members that have contributed to the success and 
growth of the club. 1 would also like to tliank all that have helped compile stories and 
photos from the last 10 years to be placed in this booklet for the generations of ham radio 
operators and club members to come. 

Sixty years as an affiliated ARRL club and it is showing no signs of decline. This 
is an outstanding achievement in the eyes of this writer and one that should be recognized 
with great fanfare. 

Take some time, relax, and enjoy the stories and photographs that are pail of the 
history of the M&M ARC, it is you that has made tliis possible and you that will continue 
the great tradition and hobby of ham radio throughout the twenty first century. 

Jim Pearson, KS80 
V.P. M&M ARC. 2010 

Some of the memorable events that have taken place in the last 10 years show that 
the M&M Amateur Radio Club continues to thrive in our local area and beyond. The 
Tri-County Skywam group has become one of the most dedicated groups of hams from 
our club and has become well known by both weather services that cover our area. 

Our club has participated in the T-34 fly-in that takes place at the Menominee 
County Airport. From ground control to aircraft guidance during parking, the members 
of the club w'ere an essential part of the success of the fly-in. Jim Callow', K8IR, supplied 
the audio sy.steni and commentar\' during the fly-in that helped the public hear as well as 
see the activities of the flights. 

The club took a giant leap forward by installing a new repeater system. A new 
antenna (Comprod 874F-70SM) at approximately 410 feet up on the tower, feed line 
(Andrew I.DF5), duplexer (TXRX), and repeater (Kenwood TKR-750), has replaced the 
35 to 40 year old system (including a GE Master II). This is an investment for the future 
that will live on for many years to come due to tlie high quality components that were 
used for this installation. 

The ARRl , VE team has helped many hams during this period attain their radio 
ticket as well as upgrade. Several hams were tested at field days and local restaurants. 

The area has al.so gain a new team called the W5Y1 group. Having botli teams has made 
possible the drop of the hat VE session, where prospective hams can call and be assured 
of a VE session within 48 hours. 

In 2009, the M&M Arc has once again hit the airwaves as a contest club. We 
participated as a club in the Michigan QSO part>'. In the past the club has been a winning 
presence in this contest and many Michigan hams were delighted to hear W8PIF calling 
“CQ TEST’ once again. 

A new and exciting element has come to the forefront of activity on our local 
W8PIF repeater. Echolink has now' been engaged to allow' hams in our area to contact 
hams across the w'orld via the repeater. During the Friday night "‘Echolink Round Table,” 
hams across the U.S. and Canada, as w'ell as stations from South Africa and other exotic 
places have joined in on the fun of the roundtable. The “Kandy Net” has also had some 
great check-in’s from distant locations. As of this writing, the echolink is in a trial period 
to assess it's viability for use. 

The club has continued its special event stations that take place every year at the 
Waterfront Festival in Menominee. We have even had people become hams because of 
that ham radio community showplace. In 2005, the M&M Arc became a member of the 
Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society and passes out our information to lighthouse 
collectors at this event. 

At every meeting of the club, w'e continue to have great presentations and club 
information that is passed. Things like APRS, Echolink, Demonstrations, and many other 
subjects arc covered at tliese meetings, so if you miss a meeting, you miss an education. 

D.A.R. Boys & Girls Club Ham Radio Program 

The seed was planted in 2005 when Paul Drees, WC9E, and DAR 
director, Rich Crevier, began conversation on the feasibility of having a 
ham radio station at the local boys and girls club facility. The subject was 
brought up at the May 2005 meeting of the M&M ARC where a positive 
response was gathered. Paul was instrumental in getting several pieces of 
ham radio gear and an R7 vertical antenna to be donated from families of 
two M&M ARC members who had become silent keys. After some 
preliminary work, 12 members of the local Ham Assistance Team 
(HAT) met at the Menominee DAR club facility on a cold day in late 
January of 2006, to set up the antenna, run feedline, and hook up the 
Heath SB1400 hf radio and power supply. We were on the air using the 
W8PIF call sign Jan. 31, 2006. One year later, we applied for and received 
the vanity call of K8DAR. The call was issued to the "Menominee DAR 
Radio Club" with Ed Engieman, KG8CX, as trustee and control operator. 
The station has been operated and maintained since by Ed, with 
assistance from Jim Pearson KS80 and several other M&M ARC members. 

Thanks to the families of Howard Sorensen, W8ZPU, and Roger 
Christ, KB9EUV, who donated the Heath radio and R7 antenna to get us 
started. Many other local and area hams, as well as two service 
organizations, and just plain folks contributed funds and radio 
equipment to "enhance the magic of ham radio" for DAR youth. 

A list of contributors follows. 

The DAR radio program has received three major awards, three 
from Michigan and one from Wisconsin for "Outstanding program.” As of 
March 2010, we have made well over 1000 contacts both stateside and DX 
from the station. DX countries number 115 and all 50 states have been 
made from K8DAR. We are the only known Boys & Girls Club in the nation 
with an operating full time ham radio station. In addition, 12 youngsters 
have successfully received their Technician class ham radio licenses 
through the DAR program. Several have also upgraded to both General 
class and Extra class. 

Lloyd Gomez, W9LEG, spent most of the summer of 2009 helping out 
in the program, along with his wife Gayle, K9GCG. Lloyd was instrumental 
in getting two computers and a fine metal storage cabinet for us. They will 
return for 2010 to assist Ed in keeping the program alive and well. 

D.A.R. stands for Daughters of the American Revolution, a group 
that started the club 95 years ago in order to keep young boys off the 
streets and give them a wholesome and safe environment to enjoy. That 
philosophy continues today with both boys and girls enrolled with after 
school and summer activities. 

Ham radio has been long associated with DAR club activities. 

The club had a ham station back in the 1920's through the 

1960's when it was located on 7th Street in Menominee. A QSL 

card from 1921 is pictured to prove that fact. Several local hams got their 

start in ham radio through the DAR. 

Several generations of long time ham radio operators can be 
seen in the local area... 

Tyler Lehman, KC9FKE, is the 3rd generation in his family. 

Ed Engleman, KG8CX, is his great uncle, and Tyler's great 
grandfather was Douglas Wheelock, W9ZAW. 

The Mans family starts with Al, KG9BI, and Sally, KB9IMX, (sk). Then there 
are Al’s sons, Jim, AA9PB, and John, N8YWB, along with 3rd generation 
Hunter, K8MBI, the son of John. 

Jim Pearson, KS80 
Ed Engleman, KG8CX 
(M&M ARC February 2010) 

D. A. R. Radio Club 

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Ham of the Year Awards 

1994 K8NB Noel Beardsley 

1995 KG8CX Ed Engleman 

1996 KC8DOA Jim Swanson 

1997 AA9PB Jim Mans 

1998 WC9E Paul Drees 

1999 K8IR Jim Callow 

2000 N80SK Lynne Rynish 
2001 KE9S Jeff Rymer 
2002 KG9GH Eric Janssen 
2003 KOSN Tom Helium 
2004 AA9JH Lou Parkansky 

2005 KG9GH Eric Janssen 

2006 KG8CX Ed Engleman 

2007 KS80 Jim Pearson 

2008 W8DXX Dave Arnold 

2009 AB9PJ Pete Johnson 

Inauguration of QCWA Chapter 219 

The M & M ARC was asked by member W8DXX, Dave Arnold, to support the establishment of an area 
QCWA Chapter. The purpose of the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) is to promote 
friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio operators who were licensed as such at least a quarter 
of a century ago. The closest chapters are in Cadillac. Michigan, and Racine, Wisconsin. It is an 
international organization with over 30,000 members. 

An organizational meeting was held at Perkin's Restaurant, Menominee. Michigan, on March 17, 2007 for 
a proposed QCWA chapter for northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Attendees 
were: Dave Arnold W8DXX, Dwight Bosselman NS9I, Jim Callow K8IR, Floyd Croy K8ZLO, Pamela Croy 
K7PAM, Tom Hellem KOSM, Dave Palmgren N8DP, and Ed Wruk K9FQC. 

Those in attendance voted to petition National QCWA to form a chapter covering the abovementioned 
area. W8DXX was elected President and K8IR was elected Secretary for the proposed 
chapter. W8DXX, K8IR,W6BSF,N8DP and K8ICO were the initial signers. 

A charter was granted by National QCWA on April 9, 2007 for Chapter 219, NEW-UP (NorthEastern 
Wisconsin - Upper Peninsula) to organize and conduct business and social meetings in Wisconsin and 
Michigan. QCWA annual dues are $25, which includes a quarterly magazine. The QCWA Journal . To 
date we have not assessed dues for membership in Chapter 219. The official QCWA banner is displayed 
and an information table is manned by Chapter 219 at AES Superfest (Milwaukee, Wl), UP Hamfest 
(Escanaba, Ml) and HARA Hamfest (Negaunee, Mi). National headquarters generously 
supplies free materials for the information table. 

Quarterly meetings have been held consistently since the charter was granted These are usually held in 
conjunction with other happenings/events such as the UP Hamfest, HARA Hamfest, and NEW DXA 
meetings. Membership has grown from the original 5 signers to over 20 and the geographic area of 
members now spans from Manitowoc. Wl to Laurium, Ml. Chapter 219 has established a SSB net on 
3835 which meets at 4:00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 

Awards are one of the items on the meeting agenda. They are given for 50 years as an amateur radio 
operator and for every 5 years thereafter. To date 17 certificates, issued from QCWA headquarters, have 
been given through Chapter 219~a lot of Ham experience! 

QCWA continues to be a line item on the monthly Menominee & Marinette Amateur Radio Club monthly 
meetings. There is always something to report as we continue to grow. 

Dave Arnold, W8DXX 

(March 7th, 2010) 

Marinette and Menominee Ham Assistance Team 

(January 2006 to Present) 

As the Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club grew and tested more 
individuals for FCC Amateur Radio licenses, so did the desire for hams to put 
up more towers and equipment. With new hams in the area, the desire to 
have an antenna support structure along with new radios became a 
fascination for some. 

So, as any ham would have it, new equipment was purchased. But, with newer 
hams having limited experience, the question was raised as to how to install 
"towers," feedline and coaxial cable, antennas, rotors, grounding systems, 
etc. Thankfully, local veteran hams came to the rescue and pitched in. 

Knowing that several newer hams needed assistance, a group of local ham 
radio operators gathered together and said “let’s work together and maybe 
we can get everyone taken care of." Well, a date was set of January 22, 
2006, to work on some ham projects for individuals. That date is when "4" 
individual projects were completed with the assistance of several hams. It 
wasn't long after that date when more projects were completed including the 
installation of a 110 foot tall Rohn 35 tower for Jim Pearson, KS80. 

January 22, 2006 marks the beginning of what is now referred to the 
Marinette and Menominee Ham Assistance Team (H.A.T.). 

Here are a few pictures from the very first projects completed on a cold 
Sunday (January 22, 2006). Additionally, a CD is included in this booklet 
with lots of Ham Assistance Team pictures. 


Pete Johnson, AB9PJ 
(April 2010) 

QTH of Valeria Hallam, KC8WAI Mobile of Tearlach “Charlie" Sinclair, 

W8SCO (Formerly KD8CHL) 

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ic'Satucdsy, October 4, -lML is. 

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Anyone interested in high fre¬ 
quency radio communications or 
I experimentation is invited to at- 
I tend a meeting o' the M&M Radio 
iCIub in the American Legion liuild- 
ing. Marinette Tuesday. Oct. H, at 
8 p.m. 

Local interest in amateur radio 
; has been growing and this club 
j was recently organized to devel¬ 
op and promote that interest. The 
' club will assist interested ]iersons 
to acquire the hnovviedge and skill 
j required to qualify for federal 
I amateur radio licenses. , 

While club activities w\ll be pri¬ 
marily devoted to amaietir radio 
in genera! membership in the Club 
is open to any person interested in 
any phase of ■"shcr; wave" or 
"high frequency" radio communi- 
I canon or experimentation. 

The following officers have been 
i elected to serve or. a iemporar\‘ 
i basis to carry out organizational 
I work: President Plarry V. Fred- 
j erick (Radio V.’9QGQl. Vice-Presi- 
1 dent Harry E. White tP.adio 
W9CNA'). Secretar v-Treasurer 
j Frank W. Wedge (Radio W3KKE.' 
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VMdndoy? Haniiry.'T O/MMR 

'Hams' to Form 
Emergency Unit 

Frederick Named 
Local Co-ordinator 

HaiTy V. Frederick of 2628 Park- 
ridge avenue, amateur radio opera¬ 
tor, has been chosen by the Amer- 
knn Radio Relay league to set Up 
as organization of local am.ateur ra¬ 
dio operators who would be pre¬ 
pared to furnish emergency com¬ 
munication in time of disaster. 

Frederick who will be known as 
emergency co-ordInator, operates 
station \V9QGQ. As co-ordlnator, 
he will call local meeting.^ of ama¬ 
teurs to establish common operat¬ 
ing procedures and arrange drill 
periods when the personal stations 
of the ‘'hams" maj’ be mobilized 
under simulated emergency condi¬ 

His duties also Include liaison 
planning with the local chapter of 
the Red Cross and other relief agen¬ 
cies. as suggested In the working 
understanding of the ARRL emer¬ 
gency corps has with national head¬ 
quarters of the Red Cross and other 
agencies. Liaison will be established 
also with local protective services, 
such as fire and police departments. 










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Tuesday, October 13. 1953 -i. ®- - i 

Ham Operators | 

Conduct Tests I 


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Radio 'Hams' to 
Hold Area Tests 

Members of the Marinette and 
Menominee Amateur Radio Emer- ' 
gency Corps, under the leadership 
of Harry Frederick. W8QGQ, Em- I 
ergency Coordinator of the Araer- i 
ican Radio Relay League, conduct- ' 
ed a simulated emergency test dur¬ 
ing the weekend. 

The M jc M Amateur Radio Em- i 
ergency Corps. (AREC) members i 
participating in the test included: : 
Mobile units — W8QGQ. Harry 
Frederick. Menominee; K8ICO, 
Thomas Zeratsky. Menominee; 
W8IOS. Howard Lauzer. Menomi¬ 
nee; K8GNV. Rev. William Schick. 
Birch Creek. 

Fixed stations — W8NZV. John i 
Edquist. Menominee; K8BKA, Kurt | 
Berge. Menominee; W9FWD. Ken-1 
neth Emmons. Marinette; K9PPI, 
Lloyd Rondeau. Marinette. i 

This simulated emergency test I 
was one of hundreds of similar i 
tests. conducted all over the na¬ 
tion by local units of the Ama- I 
teur Radio Emergency Corps dur- , 
ing the weekend. ! 

Messages were transmitted to j 
National Red Cross in Washington j 
and-Civil Defense headquarters in 1 
Battle Creek. I 

Designed to Help 
If Disaster Strikes 

Sunday members of the Marinette 
and Menominee Emergency corps, 
under the leadership of H. V. Fred¬ 
erick, emergency co‘ordlnator of 
the Americal Radio Relay league, 
will conduct a simulated test to per¬ 
fect a community plan In the event 
‘ of Interruption of all communica¬ 
tion facilities In the area. 

The organization Is a group of 
amateur radio operators who have 
volunteered to lend assistance In 
the event disaster strikes and the 
' area would be isolated from the 
I outside world. 

I A number of short range radio 
stations will be set up at strategic 
' points around the twin cities to pro¬ 
vide local communication and sev¬ 
eral high powered long range sta¬ 
tions will supply contact with dls- 
j tant points. A feature of the test 
wdll be the mobile stations operating 
r from automobiles of several partl- 
' clpants. The. mobile units will be 
I tied Into a nationwide network of 
amateur stations. 

I Those who plan to participate are 
I Franklin W. Wedge. Dr. H. L. Jor- 
I genson. Kenneth E. Emmons, A. L. 
Stewart, Edward J. Kehoe and Fred¬ 
erick, all of Marinette; Calvin Hels- 
Inger of Oconto. William A. Gerber, 
Robert A. Landre, Howard W, Sor¬ 
ensen, all of Menominee. , 

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I A group of Twin City amaleur 
radio operators have heen organ- 
■zed under direction of Harry V. 
Frederick of Marinette into an 
emergency corps to provide this 
area v;ith communications in event 
of a disaster that would cut the 
Twin Cities off from outside com¬ 

Tlie unit is known as the M. & 
M. Emergency Corps of the Ameri¬ 
ca r^adlo Relay League and yes¬ 
terday conducted a simulated emer¬ 
gency test with a view of perfect¬ 
ing a community plan. A number 
of short-range radio stations were 
set up at strategic points in Me¬ 
nominee and Marinette for local 
communications and high-powered 
long-range stations supplied 'con¬ 
tact with distant points. 

Menominee members of the AEC 
and their call numbers are: 

W8CBH — William A. Gerber; 
W8HND—Robert A. Landre and 
W8ZPU—Howard E. Sorensen. 

Marinette operators are: 

W9BVU — Franklin W. Wedge. 
Jr.; W9EOQ—Harvey L. Jorgen¬ 
son ; W9FWD—Kenneth E. Em¬ 
mons; W9GKW — A. L. Stewart; 
W9KPK — Edward J. Kchoc; 
W9QGQ—Harry V. Frederick, a.nd 

W9TRG—Calvin Ilcislnger, Oconto 

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I'Hams' Engage 
In Field Event 

Emergency eommu.ni-j 
cations and equipment were ac¬ 
cented the past week end by the 
I M & M Radio club members par- 
I tidpating in national competition i 
i with 13,000 other "hams” through¬ 
out the United States and Canada. 
The event is known as Field Day 
and is sponsored annually by the 
American Radio Relay league, j 
The M & M Radio club camped j 
I with their gear at Camp Albrecht 
i on the Menominee River, taking 
with them enough tents, tables, 
and portable gasoline-powered 
electric generators to assure put¬ 
ting a simulated communication 
center into operation. | 

The Field Day lasted 24 hours' 
and began at 4 p. m., Saturday. 
Twelve members of the M & M | 
I'Radio club worked in teams, ex -1 
changing “contacts," reports, md 
emergency type messages with i 
dub groups. Eighty contacts were | 
made. The League event is in the • 
form of a contest to see which j 
amateur group can score t ii e , 
greater number of "contacts": 
with fellow amateurs around the 
nation. I 

The -M Sc M Radio club presi-ii 
dent is Kenneth Emmons W9FVVD 1 ; 
who was in charge of arrange -11 
ments. Harry Frederick W8QGQI 
supervised installation of anten- j 
nas and equipment. Use of both i 1 

THURSDAY, June 30, 1960 I | 

voice and code was used to con¬ 
tact stations in the United States. 

Vice President of the club is 
Robert Landre of Menominee and 
Douglas Wheelock of Marinette 
is secretary. Other members par¬ 
ticipating were Eugene Paulsen 
K8CQW, John Edquist W8NZV, 
Robert Harner W8GJJ, Howard 
Lozier K8IOS, Kurt Berge K8BKA 
Wayne Resting K9AYS, Howard 
Sorenson W8PIU, Greg Behrendt, 
and Peter Thielen. 

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Receives Charter—Calv-m HeUinger of Oconto (right), president of the M. and M. Radio club, receives the 
■-■club's new charter from the American Radio Relay league. The presentation was made'at the club's ban- 
tJ quel at Silver Dome Thursday evening by F. R. Eggers of Manitowoc (left), assistant director of ARRL's 
central division. Liooking on are two club oflicersyEd Kehoe (second from left), vice president, and Ken- 
.vneth Eminons, secretary. T^e club is composed ofAmateur radio operators of this vicinity. 

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Wednesday, December 23, ' f 


Postmaster August W. Deigoffe (right) pre¬ 
senting S-cent commemorative postage stamps 
honoring amateur radio operators for work in 
the Alaskan earthquake. This is the SOth an- 
n versary of the American Radio Relay 

League. Accepting the stamps are Ken Em¬ 
mons, VV9FWD (left), Howard Sorensen, 
WBZPU, and Harry Frederick, W8QGQ. (Her¬ 
ald-Leader photo)