Join us for our May meeting to be held Thursday May
12th at 7pm at the Spies Public Library meeting room.
K8IR and KS8O will present a program on ARRL’s Logbook of the World.
The complete agenda is included in this newsletter.
Marquette National Weather Service Office will conduct a SkyWarn Training
session Monday May 9th at 6:30pm at the Menominee County Annex on
US41 in Stephenson. Although some
of our members have participated in the Green Bay NWS sessions earlier this
spring, many find it helpful to
also take in the Marquette program. There is no charge to participate in
to contributions from Dave,W8DXX, and Bill,KB9URW, our club brought in $52
through a raffle at the April meeting. . Please contact Paul, WC9E, if you
have an item to raffle at the May meeting.
to Bob, AA9GZ who completed his quest of working all 3078 US Counties through
a contact with a station in Adams County Idaho on April 27th.
Bob has been collecting counties since 1993, but only got really
serious at it during the past three years.
Two more area residents passed their Technician Class
licenses at a VE Testing session held April 30th at the Stephenson
Public Library. Congratulations
to Ronnie Te Beest, KD8BMH, of Daggett, and David Goddard, KC9HOR, of Beaver
who passed their exams. Ronnie took part in the Club’s Technician Classes, and as a
successful graduate receives a free membership to the club though the end of
There are also a couple of new vanity callsigns.
Jim, KC8YZA is now KS8O, and Gene,
KC9HHY is now K9GGV.
Ed, KG8CX notes that so
far this year, we have gotten 7 new hams licensed (six from the classes),
and 2 upgrades. With 10 new local hams in 2004, that amounts
to 17 new hams since January 1st, 2004.. That doesn't count
the Sea Scout from Valders who passed in December, so our local VE team
has licensed 18 hams in 2004 and 2005, 17 of whom live in the M&M
twin county area. This is a number we in the M&M ARC can all be proud of.
By the way, our club membership roster is up to 66, the
highest in several years. The member roster page on the club website is
regularly updated to reflect all new members and callsign changes. Those
with internet can download and print out the latest club roster at www.w8pif.com
M&M ARC club members KS8O and XYL KC8ZVD will be
activating several Door County lighthouses from May 19 – 21, using the
special callsign K9L. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, May
19, Cana Island Light; Friday, May 20, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse;
Saturday, May 21, Sherwood Point Light. The plan for Sunday is uncertain
at this time. Jim and Liz will be on HF frequencies, mostly 20 and 40
meters, and will also call on the 147.000 and other local area repeaters for
anyone wishing to make a contact. A QSL card and/or
certificate will be given for all contacts. They hope to work as many
club members as possible either on the repeater or HF.
The full schedule is on the ARLHS (Amateur Radio
Lighthouse Society) website http://arlhs.com
The site is accessible from the
club webpage as well.
Jim and Liz plan to continue lighthouse activations
throughout the Green Bay and Lake Michigan shores in the future.
Anyone interested in personally visiting one of the above lighthouses and
seeing the radio operations can participate in the Door County Annual
Lighthouse Walk, the weekend of May 20. All Door County
lighthouses will be open and accessible to the public.
At the same
time, Pete AB9PJ will be involved in the weekend event. He and a
number of Naval sea cadets will be providing communications, crowd and
parking control at several of the major lighthouses. W9LPJ, and one or
two other ham radio licensed cadets will be among those working the event.
They will be using the 146.730 Door County repeater as their main
communications base. All told, it will a
busy weekend for many of us, with the Dayton Hamvention also taking place as
well as the lighthouse events.
2005 MICHIGAN QSO PARTY…
The 2005 Michigan QSO
Party, held April 16th will be remembered for the poor 40 meter
conditions, but excellent 80 meter propagation. Most participants complained about the lack on in-state
contacts on 40, and indeed many of the Michigan County mults came on 80 and 75
The W8PIF station
again operated from a deer camp in mid-Menominee County. There were two big changes this year. First, the team entered
the newly created Multi-Operator Single Transmitter category, rather than the
Multi-Multi category. Second, the stations were housed in the new trailer
recently acquired by the Bay Area Wireless Association.
Despite the poor 40
meter conditions, the group logged over 500 contacts.
K0SN, and NS9R in the new BAWA Trailer
takes a turn at the controls at W8PIF
Meanwhile, K8IR and
KG8CX took their 4th tour of the U-P as a mobile.
This year they fine-tuned the route to enable the addition of two
counties, Emmet and Cheboygan, on the south end of the Mackinaw Bridge.
eating a pasty while mobile in Gogebic County
The K8IR team logged
over 600 contacts, a personal high.
does Joan refuse to be seen in this car? K8IR/M.
Other club members,
including K8NB and KS8O operated from their home stations.
Congratulations to the following couples who are celebrating their
* 29...Paul & Maxine Drees; * 30....Noel & Lisa Beardsley.
These persons are celebrating birthdays...
* 1....Arlene Berge; 6... Jim Callow, Marge
Schrader; 10...Andrew Buchholz; 11....Nancy Zeratsky; 27…Fran Osier; 30...Jim Armstrong; Andrew Janssen
Call meeting to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Recognize guests and/or new members
introduce themselves with their call sign and talk about their HAM Radio
activities in the past month. DX Stations worked, Antenna Projects, Contests
Approve Secretary's report as printed in the Ground
Treasurer's Report (Paul)
Communications to read (any club officer)
Update on the W8PIF repeater operation.
Net report (Ed)
Update from the By-Laws Committee. AA9PB
Update from the Education Committee. KC8WJO
Picnic updates. WC9E
Field Day progress. AA9PB
- Open to any member.
to K8IR & KS8O for an informative presentation about the ARRL
Logbook of the World.
MINUTES OF THE M&M AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
April 14, 2005
Meeting called to order at 7:00pm by president David
Pledge to the flag.
Introductions members and their radio activities.
Congratulations to new members
Joey Callow Tech. and Tyler Lehman General.
Minutes approved as printed.
Treasurers report is a quarterly report required by
the by-laws is available for everyone.
1/14/05 DEP Dues 97.50
1/14/05 DEP Raffle 45.00
1/14/05 725 JS Electronics
1/20/05 726 City of Marinette
Pavilion Rent 25.00
3/10/05 727 Charter Night 320.42
3/18/05 728 Tom Hellem 14.37
3/19/05 729 ARRL/VEC 84.00
3/21/05 Charter Night 323.60
3/21/05 DEP Dues 15.00
3/21/05 ARRL/VEC 84.00
3/31/05 DEP Interest 1.02
Pavilion for the MMARC picnic on August 14 to be
rented by WC9E.
Approved by AA9PB second N9OWD.
Raffle: Clock donated by KB9URW
"Stuff" donated by W8DXX
Letter form the Oconto Falls Library thanking the
education committee for the donation of two books.
Now You're Talking
Ham Radio for Dummies
Bill Peterson KB9URW informed the club of the
up-coming class on Highway Watch to
be given April 23,at Spies Library
for more info. www.highwaywatch.com
AA9PB gave an overview of the up-coming Michigan QSO.
The Bay Area Wireless Club trailer will be there.
Repeater Committee...Nothing now, hope to have a
report for next month.
KG8CX reported on net activities...over 20 is the
usual sign in number. He also reported on our Clubs membership of young people
on the ARRL web site.
Wisconsin QSO 40CW .
Education Committee report by KC8WJR
The same books given to the Oconto Falls Library were also given to
Stephenson,MI ,Marinette,WI, Oconto,WI, and Menominee, MI. Libraries.
A suggestion to see if a Tech Class could be taught
at the DAR.
WC9E will have more information on the Picnic at Red
Arrow Pavilion next month.
Dat sign up for half hour increments.... they will build an antenna, operate
on it then take it home. 60 foot crank up tower...dinner for cash, are the
AB9PJ asked for someone to learn the VE ropes from
WC9E since he will be so busy this summer.
23 before the Highway Watch program at 8 am Schloegels for breakfast. All are
Clock winner K8IR
Stuff winner W9LPJ
KC8WAI gave out the Emergency Response Books that
K0SN gave a Power Point presentation on antennas.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.
Dwight Bosselman W9WQ
Valerie Hallam KC8WA
Paul Drees WC9E
Dan Wagner N9OWD
Bob Jarnutowski K8RJ
Jim Voss KC8WJR
Alan Grenier N9QAA
Ed Engleman KG8CX
Bill Peterson KB9URW
Ken Exworthy N0AWM
Jim Callow K8IR
Joey Callow KC9HJR
PJ Johnson Jr. W9LPJ
Pete Johnson AB9PJ
Tyler Lehman KC9FKE
Gene Voelker KC9HHY
Dave Arnold W8DXX
Don Conant N9GRK
Tom Hellem K0SN
Jim Mans AA9PB
M&M ARC CALENDAR
7 Hamfest Cedarburg, WI http://www.ozaukeeradioclub.org/swap.shtml
New England QSO Pty
14-15 Mid Atlantic QSO Pty
14 Fists Spring Sprint
12 MMARC Meeting
20-22 Hamfest Dayton Hamfest
27 CQ WW WPX Contest CW
Starved Rock Radio Club, IL http://www.qsl.net/w9mks/hamfest.htm
9 MMARC Meeting
11-13 ARRL June VHF QSO Party
12 Hamfest Wheaton, IL
25-26 ARRL Field Day
1 RAC Canada Day Contest
9 SMARC Swapfest Oak Creek
9 Fists Summer Sprint
9-10 IARU HF World
10 Hamfest FRRL Batavia, IL
14 MMARC Meeting – form
17 Hamfest Kankakee, IL
CQ WW VHF Contest
18 North America RTTY QSO Party
4-7 Waterfront Festival
7-8 NA CW QSO Party
7-8 Ten-Ten Summer QSO Party
6-7 ARRL UHF Contest
11 MMARC Meeting
14 MMARC Picnic
21 Hamfest BARS Joliet, IL http://www.k9bar.org.
20 North American SSB QSO Party
8 MMARC Meeting (Officer
10-12 ARRL September VHF QSO
16-17 W9DXCC Convention
Northern Illinois DX Association
17-18 Hamfest Grayslake http://www.chicagofmclub.org/
25-26 CQ WW RTTY DX Contest
Hamfest and Campout, Yearly Elections
2-3 CA. QSO Party
9-10 PA.QSO Party
8 Fists Fall Sprint
10 NA RTTY Sprint
13 MMARC Meeting (New
17-18 IL. QSO Party
30-31 CQ WW DX Contest SSB
5-6 ARRL November CW SS
6 Hamfest Menasha, WI http://www.w9zl.org/
10 MMARC Meeting
20-22 ARRL SSB Sweepstakes
27-28 CQ WW DX Contest CW
3-5 ARRL CW 160 Meter Contest
8 MMARC Meeting
10 - 11ARRL 10 Meter Contest
11-12 ARRL CW/SSB10 Meter
27 RAC Winter Contest