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                                               September 2002   

SEPTEMBER MEETING...

The next meeting of the M&M ARC will be held on Thursday the 12th of September at 7pm in the cafeteria of BAMC in Menominee.  This is the annual elections meeting.  A slate of officers will be presented.  Additional names, of course, can be nominated from the floor.   All current officers have agreed to run again for the 2002-2003 year. Some tentative items on the agenda include:  147 repeater wind noise update,  picnic review, discussion of a possible corn roast, Christmas party, and by-laws committee report.   Hope to see you there.


MEMBERSHIP DUES...

Remember, your club dues for the year are now payable.  They are still $15 per member, and $22.50 for a family membership.   We would like to have all membership dues in by December 1st.  Any dues unpaid by December 31st, will be cause for that member to be dropped from membership.   Please also bear in mind that we need to annually update our member information, so if there is a change in your marital status, address, new call sign, or any other change since your last form was written, please fill out a new form.  They can be gotten from N8OSK or KG8CX. 


FISH FRY SCHEDULED...

Our next club social event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20 at Little River CC on Shore Drive just south of Marinette.  Bob, AA9IB, is in charge of arrangements.  Please contact him or KG8CX, and let us know if you plan on participating.  You can also do so at the September meeting, as Bob plans to attend. Social hour at 6pm with food served by 7pm.


AUGUST PICNIC...

 

Our annual picnic was held on Sunday the 25th at Henes Park in Menominee with about 40 person in attendance.  We all had a great time.

The hamburgers and grilled chicken were delicious, as were the numerous hot/cold dishes, snacks and desserts.  Special mention is made of the great Cherry pie baked and brought over by Rita, KB9MZC, of Egg Harbor.  She and her husband Joe, KE9AS represented Door county.  

 

Something new this year was "HamBingo", organized and put on by Dave, W8DXX, and XYL Jean (above).  Several games were played and prizes given out.  Thanks to Dave and Jean for the "new twist" to our summer picnic, and for the PA system amp and wireless mike.  Jim, K8IR supplied the speakers.   We are also grateful to Lynne, N8OSK, and Joan Callow for organizing the picnic, to Tom, N8LHB, for tending to the mouth-watering chicken, and to Jim, K8IR for the hamburgers.  The weatherman also contributed to the success of the picnic by providing great weather. All in all, a most enjoyable Sunday afternoon in the park. Check the "KG8CX/M&M ARC" webpage  www.w8pif.com  for more pictures of the event.



FROM: The Wisconsin EMERGENCY COORDINATOR September 2002…


Jeff Rymer, KE9S, currently DEC for NE WI and EC for Marinette, has consented to bring Oconto County under his wing. He is its EC effective 9 August. Thanks, Jeff, for taking on the additional task.


FROM THE ARRL LETTER…

ARRL DIRECTOR, VICE DIRECTOR RACES SET IN GREAT LAKES DIVISION

ARRL members in the Great Lakes division, which includes Michigan, will cast ballots this fall in contests to pick a director and Vice Director. Director Gary Johnston, KI4LA, of Edgewood, Kentucky, is in a three-way race with Paul Daley, WT8S, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Jim Weaver, K8JE, of Mason, Ohio. Johnston only recently took over the top spot from George Race, WB8BGY, who, in a surprise move, resigned during the July Board of Directors' meeting. Vice Director Dick Mondro, W8FQT--who was Michigan Section Manager before his appointment in the wake of Johnston's accession--is unopposed for election.

Ballots will go out to all ARRL members on record in the division as of September 10, 2002. Ballots will be mailed by October 1 and must be received back at ARRL Headquarters  (via the ARRL's auditor) by noon on
November 15, when they will be counted and the successful candidates announced. Candidates running unopposed are declared elected. New terms of office begin January 1, 2003.

For the latest ARRL Great Lakes Division news, browse to: http://greatlakes.arrl.org .


LOOKING AHEAD...

Some dates to plan for: 

October 10 meeting                        

November 14 meeting                             

Christmas Party on December 12 (location TBA)


ANNIVERSARIES/BIRTHDAYS…

Congratulations to the following people who are celebrating special days this month:

* Anniversaries greetings to: Sept. 3 Jim and Cindy Armstrong, KB8PCQ--Sept. 6 Tom and Nancy Zeratsky, K8ICO--Sept. 12 Al and Mary Grenier, N9QAA--Sept. 24 Gary and Wanda Luthardt, KG9AD.

* Birthdays greetings to: Sept. 2, Lynne Rynish, N8OSK--Sept. 17, Paul Brennan, WA9SKK--Sept. 24, Wanda Luthardt--Sept. 26, Connie Fletcher, KB8VQR.

 

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 AUGUST 8,  2002

The August 8, 2002 meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by the President K8IR. Everyone introduced themselves. A motion was made by Dave NS9R to approve the minutes published in the August Groundwave for July 2002 meeting. Seconded by Noel K8NB. All in favor. The Treasurer reported no changes this month. Savings account $348.08 and in the checking account $208.62 for total assets of $556.70. Motion made by N9UGG George and seconded by WC9E Paul to approve the report. All in favor.

Ed reported for the net report that last Sunday 16 check ins this has been the lowest as usually over 20. Ed reported for the Skywarn checkin there were 18 check ins.

OLD BUSINESS:

K8IR reported that the ECHO link is now on the 444.000 repeater in Sturgeon Bay. Ed reported he is only running one watt and only English speaking stations will be on it.

Renelle KB9WKD resigned from her emergency government position in Marinette County and tonight we have Marge Bramschreiber who is Menominee County emergency person at our meeting.

KG9GH Eric reported for the By-Laws committee that no major changes just some minor updating and by the next meeting they should have a report to give on the changes.

N8LHB Tom for the nominating committee reported that the present officers will stick around for another year and no one else has come forth to run for any of the offices. K8IR remarked anyone interested in an office do not be shy do come forth and run for the office. Voting will take place in September with new officers taking over in October.

NEW BUSINESS:

The summer picnic is on August 25 and the forms are in the August Groundwave everyone received by mail.

Jim K8IR reminded everyone that memberships dues will be coming up individual is $15.00 and family membership is $22.50.

Jim KC8DOA owner of the repeater attended the meeting tonight and did present some information as to when the tower will be painted and the old cabling will be removed off the tower. This is what is believed to be causing the noise that occurs when it is windy out. This condition has comprimised our communications ability, especially in skywarn and emergency situations. Jim reported crews are available this year to do the tower work and will be scheduled to be done this year.

Noel K8NB reported the change for the DTMF tones has been made as requested at the last meeting.

The next fish fry will be on September 20 at Little River.

The next VE testing will be decided by Jeff KE9S.

Motion made by WC9E Paul and seconded by N9OSF Larry. All in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM by Jim K8IR

 

Gary W Luthardt,   KG9AD    Secretary

Attendance at the meeting:

Gary Luthardt...........................................KG9AD
Ed Engleman............................................KG8CX
Jim Callow...............................................K8IR
Lynne Rynish...........................................N8OSK
Larry Buchholz........................................N9OSF
Arde Nelson............................................KA9WAR
Dwight Bosselman...................................W9YQ
David Cunningham..................................NS9R
Earl Andre..............................................KB9DSV
George Benoit........................................N9UGG
Jon Lofman
Ben Benesh
Eric Janssen...........................................KG9GH
Noel Beardsley.......................................K8NB
Kurt Berge.............................................K8BKA
Jim Swanson..........................................KC8DOA
Tom Rynish...........................................N8LHB
Marge Bramschreiber
Paul Drees..............................................WC9E
Bob Quick.............................................WB9JTN