St. John's English Department Blog: Congratulations! 


President Jim Callow - K8IR

Vice President Dan Nyman - W9DLN

Secretary John Goldschmidt - N9GLT

Treasurer Mike Lemke - KD8FUE

Member at Large Shannon Lefebvre - KD9RYZ

Member at Large Doug Dooley  KD8OVR

Member at Large Paul Sorensen NS8V

2023 Annual After-Christmas Dinner!

This year's After-Christmas Dinner was held at the Whistle Stop north of Menominee on Hwy 41. We had a nice gathering for Chicken, Meatballs, and all the fixings - along with their great salad bar. The food and service were great as usual!  The White elephant gift exchange was great fun as well! We missed many friends who were not able to make it!

(Thank you to Cynthia for the photos!)


Arde mentioned in Amateur Radio Newsline:


(look for the segment on Arde about 5 minutes in)

A link shared by Ed - KG8CX

We can all use a reminder of what ham radio operators should strive to be, check out this great article!

Ham Radio 101: Five Types of Operators You Should Want to Be

2022 Arde Centenial & Anual Picnic

We had a great turnout at this year's picnic and Centennial celebration for  Arde (KA9WAR). Around 24-26 people joined our get-together and shared some great food grilled by Jim (K8IR) and potluck by some pretty good cooks! Of course our guest of the hour, Arde made the rounds and made a point to visit everyone. It was a fun afternoon, and great to see so many friends!







2022 Field Day
June 25th & 26th
Brett & Jeremy made 471 contacts in the club's new
Emergency CommunicationsTrailer... Thanks, guys!
Arde Nelson Stops by to visit and check things out, His 100th Birthday
is on July 2nd so make sure to wish him Happy Birthday!
We had a good number of volunteers that made Field Day possible this year, kd8ovr, kd8fue, kg9gh with his wire stringing skills, k8ir saved the day with his radio & fantastic grilling, ke8kwu, ns8v with his great venison brats, and of course Brett & Jeromy for all the contacts they made! Thanks to all of you, and to everyone who visited us for making this a fun field day!


Our new EmComm trailer ready for dispatch! Served us well this field day making 471 contacts in dry, cool comfort. We owe many thanks to many people for bringing this to fruition.  The main drivers for this project is Doug (kd8ovr), Mike (kd8fue), Tim (wn6khg), Steve (k9stt), and also Bruce (n9con), Cal (k1sgw), AJ (kb7kz), and I am sure there were others. There were also material donors, SK - Floyd Croy (k8zlo Lots of radio equipment), The owners of the Shopko Building (desks & cabinets), Pete (ab9pj for UHF repeater and misc equipment).




Ham Radio Meetings

Feb 9    7 PM  - Membership meeting at inVenture, Marinette
Mar 9    7 PM  - Membership meeting at inVenture, Marinette
Apr 13    7 PM  - Membership meeting at inVenture, Marinette
May 11    7 PM  - Membership meeting at inVenture, Marinette









2022 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





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!


Sunday night at 7 PM and Wednesday night 7 PM

147.000 repeater, (107.2) +




Scheduled Nets

~Sunday Schedule~

Kandy Net           
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
  5- Steve 5- Ed 2- John 7- Ed 4- John
  12- Ed 12- John 9- Steve 14- John 11- Steve
  19-John 19- Steve 16- Ed 21- Steve 19- Ed
  26-Steve 26- Ed 23- John 28- Ed 25- John
      30- Steve    
July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2- Steve 6- John 3- Steve 1- Ed 5-Steve 3- Ed
9- Ed 13- Steve 10- Ed 13- John 12- Ed 10- John
16- John 20- Ed 17- John 15- Steve 19- John 17- Steve
23- Steve 27-John 24- Steve 22- Ed 26-Steve 24- Ed
30- Ed     29- John   31- John



Good evening everyone and welcome to the Marinette & Menominee Amateur Radio Club Sunday evening net, also known as the "Kandy Net/OR/Wednesday Edition". Your net control for this evening is __YOUR NAME___YOUR CALL_
This net is held each Sunday evening at 7pm CST on the W8PIF M&M ARC repeater with a tone of 107.2 both on transmit and receive.  We are also on Echolink node #481872
All ham radio operators within range of this repeater and all those hearing us on Echolink are encouraged and welcome to check-in.
This net features club news, station operator comments, plus news and updates from the DAR and YACHT young ham programs.
This is a directed net and all transmissions will go through this net control station.  Mobiles and those with emergency traffic are always given priority in transmission.
I will ask for Echolink check-ins first, followed by those accessing the net direct through the repeater.  Please give your call slowly, clearly, and phonetically.  The net is now open for check-ins.
(a) echolink check-ins....
(b) repeater check-ins....
(c) Club news
(d) Any additional check-ins or comments....

(Pause for more check-ins every 10 or 15 min. and again at end of net.)

(Added)... You are also invited to check in to our mid-week net on Wed. 7pm CDST on the 147.000 repeater. 
Thanks for your participation this evening.  We had ___ check ins.  The next meeting of the club is on_______________. 
73 and have a good evening.  The W8PIF repeater is now returned to regular amateur use.  _____ is clear.
(updated 3/27/2021)


You tube video

Video Article:

Magnetic Loop Antennas


UP Hamfest

U.P. Hamfest 2022

Sponsored by the Delta County Amateur Radio Society
Saturday August 6th 2022
9 am to 1 pm EDST
American Legion Post 301
10584 N Main St
Rapid River, Mi. 49878
Coordinates 45.9298º N -86.9667º W
Talk in 147.150 (+600 / 100 PL)
Swap Info:
All tables $5.00
Send all table registrations to:
Walt K8WLT 906-420-3449 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Setup Friday 5pm to 7pm and Saturday 7am to 9am
Food and refreshments will be available
$5 Admission and Door Prizes www.k8pl.org