The Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club
      GROUND WAVE

Repeater Frequencies 147.00 MHZ & 444.075 Mhz
Club Net: Sunday 7PM 147.00 MHz
Simplex DX Spotting and Ragchew Frequency 146.55
Web Page:  http://w8pif.com
                   Officers
                   President: Jim Callow K8IR
                     Vice President: Ed Engleman KG8CX
Treasurer: Lynne Rynish N8OSK
Secretary: Gary Luthardt  KG9AD

The MMARC Newsletter                                               July 2002   

JULY MEETING…

Plan to attend the next meeting on July 11th, at 7pm in the cafeteria of BAMC in Menominee.  Some items on the agenda will be review of Field Day, repeater issues, appointment of a nominations committee , among others. Remember 11 members constitute a quorum.  See you all then.


NOMINATIONS ON TAP FOR AUGUST…

We will be looking for people interested in running for a club office. Elections will be held in September, and the new slate will begin in October, 2002 with the term ending in September of 2003. The nominating committee will be selected at the July meeting, and instructed to report back with a slate by August.


FIELD DAY= FUN, FOOD, FRIENDSHIP AND SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED OPERATING…

Field Day 2002 will go down in our memories as one of the most successful ever.  39 people including a number of youngsters paid a visit to our site during the week.  28 people got an opportunity to operate, including some for the very first time.  Although fun, food, and getting as many people behind the mike (or key) as possible took precedence, we did manage to log about 425 QSO’s, a very respectable total. A good number of those were made on the “vintage” rigs including a pair of Collins KWM-2’s, a nice Drake Line, a Heath HW-100, a Swan 350, and a Yaesu.

And the food lived up to it’s billing. Thanks again to AA9PB for organizing this year’s event, and N8OSK for organizing the Saturday night potluck.  And thanks to all who came out and participated.

Following are a few pictures from the big event…

 

Screen tents were a necessity with this year’s bumper crop of mosquitoes and flies.

 

AA9PB, the master of the kitchen, shows off his breakfast creations.

 

 

Stacked Collins KWM-2’s! This setup would have been the envy of any ham in the 1960’s.

 

Bill, W8CBH, dropped in and camped the whole weekend.

 

 

Dave, NS9R, operating 20 SSB from his camper.

 

Dan, NT9B practicing the fine art of hand-logging.

 

Jim, K8IR, helps 10 year old Aaron Buchholtz  make his first phone contact on the vintage HW-100.

 

PICNIC PLANS PROGRESSING…

Our annual summer picnic is set for Sunday, August 25 at Henes Park in the new west pavilion, next to the deer yard.  Lynne Rynish and Joan Callow are in charge, and promise a new twist or two along with the usual great food and festivities. A sign up form will be included with the August issue of the Ground Wave, along with all pertinent info.

 

NEW HAM ON AIR…

Congratulations to Fritz Sorensen, KC8UHU, who tested at our June session, and just received his call sign.  Welcome to amateur radio.

 

JULY ANNIVERSARIES/BIRTHDAYS...

Congratulations to KB9IMX and KG9BI (Sally and Al Mans) on their anniversary, July 1.  The following have birthdays this month... 2...Ed Engleman, KG8CX;  Arde Nelson, KA9WAR;  3...Bob Osier, AA9IB; 5...Lou Parkansky, AA9JH;   15...Tanya Parkansky;  30...Terry Dobzenski, N9JFC.  Congratulations to all. 

 

CREDITS…

Thanks to Peninsula Office Equipment of Menominee for printing the Ground Wave.

Thanks to Jim, KC8DOA for hosting the W8PIF 147 Repeater on his tower.

 

Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club Minutes for

the Month of June 2002

 

The June 13, 2002 meeting was called to order by K8IR, Jim, President of the club at 7:02pm.

A motion was made by Jim AA9PB to approve the minutes has printed in the June Ground Wave for the May 9, 2002 meeting  seconded by Jeff KE9S. All in favor. The Treasurer reported no changes checking $323.22 and savings account $348.08 for total assets of $671.30. A motion made by Dwight W9YQ and seconded by Jim AA9PB to approve the report. All in favor.

Ed reported again about the ham fest at Alpha MI August 3 time is 9:00am CDT till 3:00pm. Lynne reported on a e-mail she received from Renelle if anyone would want to comment on a National Communication Warning System URL is

http://www.partnershipforpublicwarning.org/docs/rfi.doc

Jim reported that Saturday is Kids day for radio contacts on  June 11.

Noel K8NB reported the repeaters are both up and running A problem at the UHF site was corrected by Noel. This summer the tower may be painted and removal of some cables and other items will be removed thus may help the wind problem that occurs.Ed reported 33 checkins on one net a new record and checkins have been averaging in the mid twenties.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Ed reported for the last Skywarn call up there was 13 checkins.

Jim asked Jeff for any Ares News and nothing to report.

Jim reported on the fine tour of the NWS weather tour in Green Bay and perhaps having another tour set up if anyone is interested.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Field Day will be operated by general chairman Jim AA9PB. The theme is "vintage radios". Basically all tube radios and vintage ham gear will be used for Field Day. Lynne mentioned having the club purchase beer, pop, fenchfries, and cooking oil for Saturday night other wise everything else will be on a per person. Motion on this made by Jim AA9PB and seconded by Larry N9OSF. All in favor Lynne reminded everyone to bring a cooler with ice and also lots of bug spray.For the Saturday night get together everyone will bring a dish to pass and let Lynne know. Jim also remarked there is room for camping too.

For the VE session held today Jeff reported one person tested and passed the Technician License Fritz Sorenson.

The fishfry is Friday night and 17 have signed up to attend.

Ed reported about the summer activities of DCRC for 2002.

The Nothwoods Bike Tour organized by W9IXG starts in Madison and ends up in Door County with over 300 taking part.They will be using the repeaters in Door County.

June 29th at Holtwood Park in Oconto at 11:00am a yo-yo club picnic bring everything yourselve to eat and drink.

 

Motion made by Jim AA9PB and seconded by Jeff KE9S. All in favor.

 

Meeting adjourned by Jim K8IR at 7:36pm.

Gary W Luthardt ,   KG9AD      Secretary

 

Attendance at the meeting:

Gary Luthardt.. ..........................KG9AD
Ed Engleman..............................KG8CX
Jim Callow......................................K8IR
Paul Drees....................................WC9E
Lynne Rynish..............................N8OSK
Arde Nelson...........................KA9WAR
Noel Beardsley.............................K8NB
Bob Schrader...................... ......AA9GZ
Dwight Bosselman.......................W9YQ
Jim Mans....................... ............AA9PB
Jeff Rymer.....................................KE9S
Tom Rynish................................N8LHB
Keith Tonn................................N9PQV
Nancy Buchholz......................KA9UZC
Larry Buchholz..........................N9OSF
Family Aaron Amy Anne