Please try and attend the monthly meeting of our club, scheduled for Thursday November 8th, 6pm in the cafeteria of BAMC in Menominee. Please note the early start to accommodate a visit from ARRL Wisconsin Emergency Coordinator Stan Kaplan, WB9RQR. Stan will explain the ARES organization and procedures. We’ll conduct our regular business after Stan’s presentation. We really NEED a quorum this time, as there is business to transact that requires at least 12 members present. We did not have a quorum last month, so there will be some carry over for this meeting. We'll be looking forward to seeing you there. Thank you.
Mark the following date on your calendar, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13th . The location will be Schusslers Supper Club in Peshtigo, and the event, our annual Christmas party. Please fill in the reservation form included with this month’s Ground Wave and return it by December 7th.
For those into planning ahead, the Charter Night
Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2002. Wisconsin SM Don Michalski,
W9IXG, is planning on joining us again this year. More details in future
HAM OF THE YEAR NOMINATION…
It's time to start thinking about who you would like to see receive the coveted "Ham of the Year" award and plaque for 2001. Enclosed with this issue is a form for you to nominate a person for this award. Remember to also list one or more reasons why you feel this person is entitled to get this recognition. You can mail it to our PO box, bring it to the meeting, give it to one of the officers, or just wait until the Christmas party, when the nominations will be tabulated and the three highest totals will be presented for your choice. The winner will be revealed at that time, and presented
with the plaque at our Charter Banquet in February.
K0SN hosted our monthly fish fry on Friday, October 12th. AA9PB was in charge of the event, and what a delicious one it was. Jim's brother, Joe, cooked up the walleye in a most appetizing way, and along with the potato salads, beans, cole slaw, and desserts, made for a fish fry to remember. We appreciate the hospitality of K0SN, xyl Linda KB9IMW, AA9PB, Joe Mans and his wife, and everyone who participated. Special thanks goes to J&D Rental of Marinette who supplied the tables and chairs.
MOCK DISASTER DRILL SUCCESSFUL…
Many of our members participated in Marinette County’s Mock Disaster Drill on October 17th. The scenario was a chemical spill at Specialty Chem in Marinette.
10:05 a.m. Marinette County ARES emergency coordinator, Jeff
N9PQU, received a call from Marinette County Emergency Director Renelle
Schaffer asking for local amateur radio operators to report to the Emergency
Operations Center (EOC) to assist with communications.
ARES members reported to the Marinette County EOC, Ed KG8CX arrived at 10:20
a.m. and Lynne N8OSK arrived at
10:27am, Tom, N8LHB called up a net on the 147 repeater. Tom logged 13 fixed
and 5 mobile checkins locally. We also had three participants from Door County
and one from Brown County.
the request of the Emergency
Director, KG8CX and N8OSK answered telephones, made telephone calls,
communicated with area amateur radio operators, interacted with the Civil Air
Patrol, American Red Cross, local law enforcement and others within the EOC
during the exercise.
the exercise there was a REAL bomb threat at Specialty Chem.
The emergency government director did not shut down the exercise since
fire, police and other personnel were already in place.
Most people believed this was a part of the exercise.
The local bomb-sniffing dog was called in to action, and fortunately,
there was no bomb.
the critique, our group received high praise for our part in the exercise.
One of the observers was impressed that we had all necessary communication equipment, telephone directories, and a list of our ARES members complete with call signs and telephone numbers with us when we arrived at the EOC. This is normal procedure for those who would normally respond to the EOC.
Thanks to N8OSK for the above information. And thanks to all hams who took time to participate.
The M&M ARC station, W8PIF placed 5th out of 12 entrants in Class 3E in the June 2001 Field Day, according to the article that will appear in the December QST. The 11 operators logged 1036 QSO’s from W9YQ’s QTH. Congratulations to all who participated.
Don't forget to bring your membership status up to date, with payment of dues for 2002. They remain unchanged from the past several years: $15 for single memberships, or $22.50 for a family. As soon as your dues are paid,
the treasurer will issue you a current membership card with our new autopatch code on the back. Update your membership information, if necessary at this time. Remember, you have until Dec. 31, 2001 to renew. After that
time, you will be dropped from the roster
HELP WITH THE U.P. SLED DOG ASSOCIATION'S U.P. 200 AND MIDNIGHT RUN SLED DOG RACES…
In the past, many amateur radio
operators from across the UP have donated their time as communicators, helping
out with the annual UP 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Races. These past
races also saw corporate handheld radios donated to help out with
communications. This will not be the case with the up coming events
scheduled for February 15, 16 and 17, 2002.
This past summer the Upper
Peninsula Sled Dog Association (UPSDA) approached me asking if amateur radio
operators would be willing to take on the task of handling ALL radio
communications for the annual sled dog races. I informed them
that I believed we could handle this task, but it would take the help of ham
operators from across the entire UP and not just those from the areas of the
events. I stated "this would have to be a UP ham event and not just
a local club endeavor".
To make this happen and have a
successful UP 200 and Midnight Run, it is going to take the help of as many
hams from across the UP as can possibly lend a hand. We (UPSDA) are
asking for that help from as many of you as possible. Help will be
needed from the starting line of each event; to check points along the trails,
to lay over sites like Escanaba and Gwinn, and the return run of the 200 back
to Marquette from Escanaba.
If you are willing to donate some
time please contact one of the individuals listed here now, don't wait.
This local communication coordinator can fill you in on more details,
locations and time slots that need to be filled, as information becomes
available. But, PLEASE get a hold of one of them now, let them know you
are willing to help out and mark your calendar, keeping it clear for the
weekend of February 15, 16 and 17, 2002.
ALGER COUNTY: Paul Genaw
K8PG, e-mail at email@example.com
DELTA COUNTY: Richard
Thompson, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARQUETTE COUNTY: Greg
Hanson KI8AF, e-mail at email@example.com
Thanks for your time and hoping to
hear many of you on the air helping with the races.
73 Greg, KI8AF
UPSDA Board Member
Congratulations to the following Wedding anniversary: Tom & Linda Hellem, Nov.26.
Birthday people are: 5th, Rose Mary Edquist; Sally Mans; 7th, Kurt Berge; 10th, Keith Tonn; 18th Diane Mans; 24th Carolyn Johnson. Best wishes to all.
Jeff , N9PQU is looking for any radio or test equipment that you may want to sell. You can call him at 920-897-4561, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to Peninsula Office Equipment of Menominee for printing the Ground Wave.
Thanks to KC8DOA for hosting the 147.000 repeater on his tower.
MENOMINEE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
OCTOBER 11, 2001
The October 11, 2001 meeting of the Marinette and
Menominee Amateur Radio Club was called to order at 7:08PM by President Jim
Everyone introduced themselves to guest John Hurschik
The Treasurer's Report shows a balance of $178.99 in
the checking account and a balance of $340.27 in the savings account for a
balance of total assets of $519.26.
The minutes for the September 13, 2001 meeting were
in the October Groundwave. The only correction was for the listing of persons
attending the meeting please correct Jeff Rymer's call letters
A pending motion was made by Bob K8RJ and seconded by
Bob AA9GZ to pay a check for $5.00 to the UP Repeater Association to maintain
November 4 Sunday is the Fox Cities Amateur Radio
Club 2001 Hamfest at the Saber Lanes in Menasha.
For the repeater report KG8CX reported both repeaters
are up and running with an average of 23 checkins for the Sunday net on the
Jim K8IR reported on the ARES mock drill on Saturday
with eleven checkins. Jim also thanked Lynne N8OSK for the fine article in the
local papers again on the Amateur Radio Club.The books that the club is
donating to the local libraries still need to be delivered.
Jeff Rymer N9PQU has been appointed DEC for Northeast
Wisconsin. Stan Kaplin will be here on November 8, 2001 at 6:00PM to discuss
ARES and we would like to see a good turnout for this special meeting prior to
the regular meeting.
2002 memberships are due $15.00 and family $22.50.
Jamboree on the air is coming up on October 20 and
Jim reported that he will put something in the
Groundwave about the FCC and CORES registration.
Ham of the year nominations are due by the Christmas
Party and a form will be in the November Groundwave.
The mock drill will take place on October 17
Unofficial meeting adjourned at 7:32PM
Gary W Luthardt
Ham of the Year nomination form:
nominate ___________________ Call_____ for Ham of the Year, for the following
Bring to a meeting, or mail to M&M ARC, P.O. Box 1082, Marinette, WI 54143 Nominations will be counted at the December 13th Christmas Party.
members and guests are cordially invited to attend
M & M Amateur Radio Club
Schussler's Supper Club
W3529 County Trunk B
Peshtigo, WI 54157
6:00 p.m. social – cash
7:00 p.m. dinner
short program to follow dinner and
voting for Ham of the Year
Family style chicken and French fried cod
with all the trimmings, coffee, milk and dessert
$ 12.00, which includes tax and tip
ARE REQUIRED and must be received with your check no later than Friday, December
7, 2001. Make check payable to:
& M Amateur Radio Club and mailed to:
M & M Amateur Radio Club
P. O. Box 1082
Marinette, WI 54143
mail this portion with your check
of club member __________________________ Call
of reservations __________ @ $ 12.00 per person