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Join us at this month's Membership Meeting

May 13, 2021 at 7 PM!

 


DX ENGINEERING CEO Tim Duffy to virtually visit MNM ARC June Meeting. Tim Duffy (K3LR), will be doing a live presentation on antenna building at our June 10th meeting at 8 PM. More info about Tim here ->K3LR  Tim regularly does his antenna building presentation at Ham Vention - bring your Questions! Let's have a good turnout for Tim!


Though the dollar count was disappointing, We had a good number of people of customers come thru, and a great group of volunteers there to greet and serve them! Thank you to Bruce & Char, Larry & Jackie, Dave Kohlbeck, Kim Peterson, Dave Kohlbeck, Tim for bringing his trailer buttons out, Steve, and of course Mike for setting it all up!

Arde (KA9WAR) and Ed (KG8CX) came by for a brat and some socializing as the threat of Covid wanes - it was great to see them out and among the mix today!

 


Kim, Char, and Jackie serve up some tasty brats to some hungry customers. The sun has burned off some of the clouds finally!

 

 

Mike & Bruce man the grill, and provide some perfectly  grilled brats!

 

 

Let's get together for a HAM Breakfast May 15th 9 AM!

It has been a good number of months since we got together for breakfast, so we thought we'd give it another go at someplace different! Join us on Saturday, May 15th at The Watermark Bayview Restaurant  (which used to be Schloegle's)

2720 10th Street
Menominee, Michigan

 

 


Volunteers Needed for Club events

Let's face it - summer is coming and we're all making plans to make the most of it.  Volunteering for a few hours doesn't consume a full day and gives us an opportunity to get together with other hams for a little fun!  Consider donating a little time to raise some money for the club this year, we'll all be better off for shouldering a bit of the burden!

Fundraisers/Events:

Help us raise money at our June 12 Brat Fry! this time we'll be at Gary's IGA in Wallace, MI at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM sign up Volunteer Form


Help us raise money for the trailer fund! Mug Fundraiser at Fox Cities ARC Sunshine Swap. 6:30 AM Starlite Club, sign up Volunteer Form


Breakfast on the Farm: June 27, 2021, Harmony , Communications Volunteer 5 am to noon sign up Volunteer Form


 

W8PIF Mug Fundraiser!

all $15 goes to the club!

New fundraiser for the club!  Get your Club Mug with the club logo on one side, and your call sign & name on the other for only a $15 donation! The entire $15 goes to the club for projects and operations - Support our club today and thank you!

-> Mug Order Form <-

 

EmCom Trailer Button Fundraiser

Get an EmCom Trailer button for $5 and support our trailer project! All $5 goes to the fund!

 


 

DAR Hamshack reopens April 6th!


 

Volunteers needed for the DAR Boys & Girls Club HAM RADIO ROOM!

We are looking for a couple of volunteers who can work a couple of days a week from 3 PM to 5 PM on Tues & Thurs starting in April. For more info call KD8FUE or K9STT or fill out the DAR Volunteer Form.

 

See this great article by K5KGH about Elmers and the aging Ham Operator population sent to us by ED - KG8CX! We NEED to get more youngsters interested!

 
 
 
Visit our mug fundraiser booth in the trailer!

 
 
Saturday June 19, 2021 - Powers, Michigan


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

2021 membership dues are payable now. Dues are $20 for individuals, and $30 for Families - Contact Mike Lemke (kd8fue) by filling out our Online Membership/Renewal

 

 


About Our Club....

The Marinette & Menominee Amateur Radio Club (501c3 Corp.)  is an ARRL club chartered in 1949, with a club call of W8PIF.  Our membership currently stands at 62. 

We operate two repeaters:  147.000+ (107.2), a wide area coverage system, and the 444.075+ (107.2) which is basically a local coverage repeater.  The 147.000 is also connected 24/7 to Echolink node.   All licensed hams are welcome and encouraged to use our repeaters.  Thanks to KC8DOA for providing us with space for the 147.000, and to The Harbors Retirement Facility for the 444.075 UHF repeater.  Enjoy our site and return often to view new photos and club information. Thanks to K8IR for hosting our Echolink system.


MEETINGS

Meetings are at inVenture North located at 1320 Main St, Marinette, WI on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM.

 All are welcome to attend, especially if you are interested in becoming licensed!

KANDY NET

Sunday night at 7 PM and Wednesday night 7 PM

147.000 repeater, (107.2) +

 


 

 DAR Boys & Girls Club - Menominee, MI

 

The M&M Amateur Radio Club is proud to support the DAR Boys & Girls Club Ham Shack with Licensed Ham volunteers to teach the joy of ham radio to children of all ages! This has been a cooperative effort for many years and we are appreciative to be a part of it.

The program was suspended winter 2020 due to the Covid Pandemic, but things are finally getting back to normal!

 

 


 Other Companion Organizations


YACHT

(Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team)

YACHT's purpose is to expand horizons in the field of communications along with general and advanced ham radio techniques and to foster a greater appreciation of the role they play in the overall hobby of amateur radio, as well as giving kids a challenge and enjoyment. YACHT has more than 200  members in 34 states and 4 countries. We are proud that our own, KG8CX, Ed Engleman has been an integral part of this project!

https://yacht.younghams.org
https://yachthams.webstarts.com/index.html

 

Wisconsin ARES / RACES Emergency Communications

ARES is a corps of trained volunteer amateur radio operators that are organized to assist in public service and emergency communications. ARES is organized and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.

RACES operates under the Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and activates when the incident expands beyond local boundaries.

Communication failures have been a defining part of natural disasters and even some human-generated events such as the September 11 attacks that occurred in New York City in 2001. A lack of communication between firefighters at the World Trade Center contributed directly to the deaths of 300 of those firefighters. Amateur radio provides a means of communication “when all else fails.”

 

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)   

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Marinette County Emergency Management ARES website.

 

 

 SKYWARN

The United States is the most severe weather-prone country in the world. Each year, people in this country cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,200 tornadoes, and two land falling hurricanes. Approximately 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, causing around 500 deaths each year and nearly $14 billion in damage. The M&M Amateur Radio Club is proud to be a part of the Skywarn Network.

SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.

MENOMINEE WEATHER

Tim Duffy - K3LR

Tim Duffy, one of the world’s most accomplished Ham Radio enthusiasts and Chief Operating Officer of DX Engineering, will be speaking via Video at the M&M Amateur Radio Club meeting 8:00 PM.

 

Tim is the Chief Operating Executive of DX Engineering, one of the largest suppliers of equipment for the Ham Radio operator. Before that he was Chief Executive Officer at Stelera Wireless for 4 years, Senior Vice President at AT&T for 2 years, and Chief Technology Officer at Cellular One for 8 years.

 

Duffy served as the Atlantic Division representative on the ARRL Contest Advisory Committee, with two years as chairman. He was also a member of the CQ World Wide Contest Committee for 20 years, assisting with log checking and other special projects. For almost 30 years, Duffy has been the moderator of the ever-popular Antenna Forum at the Dayton Hamvention.

 

Beginning in 2007 in Dayton, he pioneered Contest University (CTU); since then, CTU has been presented in England and Italy. Under Duffy’s chairmanship of CTU, more than 1000 hams have graduated from CTU. For the past 25 years, he has coordinated the Contest Super Suite during the Dayton Hamvention, as well as the annual Contest Dinner since 1993

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Duffy has represented the USA in the World Radio Sport Team Championship four times: 1996 in San Francisco, Finland in 2002, Brazil in 2006 and Russia in 2010. He is an ARRL Life Member and a Platinum Member of the ARRL Diamond Club. Duffy is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and serves on the Board of Directors of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF). He was elected into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

The Radio Club of America (RCA) has named Tim Duffy, K3LR, of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, as the recipient of its Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award. The Goldwater Award is given to an RCA member who is also a licensed amateur in recognition of a long record of service to the public through the use of Amateur Radio. He will receive the award at the RCA’s 101st annual awards banquet held this November in New York City. “I am humbled and thankful to receive this award,” Duffy told the ARRL. “My entire life has been shaped by wireless communications — and the people who have helped me along the way. I believe it is very important to give back to Amateur Radio and to the professional wireless communities. I am committed to helping others enjoy this opportunity as much as I have.” K3LR and Amateur Radio

 

At the age of 15, shortly after earning his First Class Commercial Radiotelephone license — he was hired as Chief Engineer for a local AM/FM radio station. One week after he started, the FM exciter broke, so the station manager called Duffy in to fix it. Unfortunately, this happened on a school day, so he had to be called out of algebra class to go make the repair. Luckily, the teacher let him go, as long as he made up the work!

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