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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.


 

THE EARLY YEARS


A vision for the future

Newspaper accounts show amateur radio enthusiasts were active in the Marinette, Wisconsin
and Menominee, Michigan area in early 1938. On February 14, 1938, the Marinette newspaper listed
local “hams” from a public notice from the Federal Commum'cations Commission, dated January 3,
1938. As quoted from the article:

"Six Marinette radio stations which never broadcast entertainment or advertising, which
operate on irregular schedules and transmit messages without charge, are part of the country’s ‘last
bulwark of comminations.'

All are privately owned stations, operated by amateurs, who pound their keys for the fun of it,
who are prohibited by regulations of the Federal Communications Commission from making any money
out of their hobby, but they are proud to belong to the nationwide brotherhood of radio “hams " more
than 20,000 strong, whose yeoman service in times of national and local disaster has earned them
national respect and admiration, and even a place in the national defense plans of the war department's
general staff.

This list of licensed amateur radio stations in Marinette, with the owners and operators, as of
January 31 (1938) of this year, was made public today by the Federal Communications Commission.


Here it is:

Thomas Olaf Sturdy 1513 Seventh Street W9RCD

Harry E. White 2529 Hall Avenue W9CNV

Harry V. Frederick 309 Main Street W9QGQ

Edward J. Kehoe 1431 Sherman Street W9KPK

Frank George Rasmussen 636 Terrace Avenue W9POV

Marcus Cornelius Kronauer 2520 White Street W9ECK’’


Later newspaper accounts invite persons interested in amateur radio, to attend meetings at the
Marinette American Legion building. Temporary officers were elected, and as we know “the rest is
history”.

In October of 1947 the number of licensed amateur radio operators had increased to 30 within
the twin cities. An invitation was extended to war veterans with military radio service, to attend the
meetings of the amateur operators.

By 1948 the club was promoting amateur shortwave communications and experimentation for
the advancement of radio and the public welfare. Meetings were held at the Marinette American Legion
Post in the summer, and during the winter meetings were held at the Sea Scout building at the Marinette
Yacht basin. Another popular site for meetings was Popkey’s Radio Shp on Main Street in Marinette.

At times, amateurs also met in local members homes.

October of 1948 had local amateurs scheduling and conducting classes in radio theory and code
for anyone in the area interested in obtaining an amateur radio license. Code classes were conducted
under the direction of Cal Heisinger, while Edward Kehoe lectured on theory.

In January of 1949 the club formed an emergency unit naming Harry Frederick first emergency
coordinator. His duties included establishment of common operating procedures and to arrange drill
periods when personal stations of the local hams were mobilized under simulated emergency
conditions. He was the liaison with the Red Cross and other relief agencies as suggested in the working



understanding of the ARRL emergency corps. He was also instructed to establish a relationship with
local fire and police departments. This group was known as the M & M Emergency Corps of the
American Radio Relay League. An exercise was held in October of 1949 with a number of stations
located throughout Menominee and Marinette for “local and high-powered long-range stations” making
contact with distant points. These early exercises included both base and mobile stations.

Reno W. Goetsch, W9RQM, sent a letter acknowledging affiliation of The M M Radio Club
with the American Radio Relay League. Mr. Goetsch was Section Communications Manger for the
State of Wisconsin at the time of club affiliation. A newspaper photo depicting Cal Heisinger, President
of the club, accepting the club’s new charter from F. R. Eggers of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mr. Eggers
was the assistant director of the ARRL’s central division. Other officers present were Ed Kehoe, Vice-
President and Kenneth Emmons Secretary-Treasurer. The presentation was made at the club banquet on
January 5, 1950 at the Silver Dome in Marinette.

Club newsletters from the 1940 era included information regarding amateur radio classes, testing
sessions, emergency communication exercises, auctions of radio equipment, license restructuring and
numerous social events, including banquets and family picnics. Lunch was often served after the
meetings.

Also during the formative years, and continuing throughout the history of “The M & M Radio
Club” are numerous mentions of activities both on the air and eye ball contacts with the ham radio
operators of Door County, Wisconsin. The two clubs were chartered within about of a week of each
other. The friendship and contacts with these outstanding operators continues as we start a new
millennium.

NEWSPAPER NOTES FROM THE 50's

Included in club memorabilia was a newspaper account of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Witt who had
visited relatives in Milwaukee, returning to Menominee in a blizzard. Obviously no telephone
communications were available to them, and Harland Wright, brother-in-law of Harold Witt, contacted
an amateur radio operator in Milwaukee, who in turn contacted a ham in Menominee to learn of the fate
of Mr. and Mrs. Witt. Upon learning Mr. and Mrs. Witt had arrived home safely, the Wright family was
able to put their fears to rest.

Another article from Chicago touted the plight of a housewife who, during freezing weather, had
stepped out onto her front porch, a gust of wind blew the door shut and she was locked out of her home.
Her father-in-law, earphones clamped to his head, was unable to hear frantic pounding on the door or
the ringing of the telephone as she attempted to reach him from a neighbor’s telephone. In desperation
she contacted a local amateur radio operator, who made contact with another ham about 8,000 miles
from this situation. The distant operator in turn made contact with the housewife’s father-in-law via
DX. Needless to say the gentleman was startled to hear the message of his contact stating, “I say, Ed,

old man, Mrs.-, is locked out and freezing to death. Let her in.” (Names were omitted to protect the

embarrassed)


THE 1950*s

April of 1950 showed 75 state hams involved in a nightly net at 6:00 p.m. Many wives said they
were unable to recognize their husband without earphones on his head and a microphone in his hand.

A newspaper account of these nets states the “the nightly roll call in this state are operated by men who
have little in common except their interest in short wave communication. They include a policetnan, an
interior decorator, a doctor, several electricians, a mailman, lawyers and an airport manager. "




George Gabor W9JM of Sturgeon Bay, and a member of the local radio club, received "a fancy
certificate " for being the radio ham to work all 48 states from a mobile transmitter. In an interview, he
stated he was surprised to learn he was the first to achieve this honor. To hams, earning W.A.S. carries
more prestige than a Ph. D. He was surprised to learn there were more than 25,000 mobile sets in the
count^ and he earned his W.A.S. certificate in only two years. All of his contacts were made from
within a 25 mile radius.

Emphasis during these years were Civil Defense exercises and tests. Local hams used base
stations and mobile units to transmit messages between Oconto and Marinette County Red Cross units
in Wisconsin as well as in Menominee County, Michigan. In other exercises, communications were
conducted by contacting the Badger emergency network, which in turn transmitted to an amateur station
in Evanston, Illinois. These communications were relayed to the National Red Cross headquarters in
Washington, D.C. via teletype.

July of 1956 saw more than 70 radio amateurs, including their families gather for the eighth
annual radio club picnic at John Henes Park. A total exceeding 200 people enjoyed the day with games
and awards. At that time, it was reported this was the largest gathering for the radio club picnic. It is
doubtful, that this has been broken through the years.

Throughout the early history of the club, social activities dotted the calendar of events. One of
the most popular and memorable part of any family picnic, was ice cream from the Ideal Dairy of
Menominee. This was because Eugene “Smokey” Paulsen and his wife Marie, had a very special
connection with the Ideal Dairy. This tradition continued until the Ideal Dairy closed. \^en the dairy
closed, ice cream was rarely mentioned as a mainstay of the picnic menu.

In April of 1950, the local radio club wrote to the State of Wisconsin endorsing the idea of
licensed amateur radio op)erators to have their call signs on vehicle license plates. One of the first and
most notable was the call sign “K8CQW”. From a distance, this plate ALMOST looked like
“K 8 COW”. How befitting one of the relatives of the Ideal Dairy owners! For anyone who is unaware
of who the proud owner of this call sign - it was “Smokey Paulsen”.


As early as 1956 local enthusiasts promoted amateur radio by working with local Boy Scouts. In
the 1950's, operation included field equipment, portable generators and overnight camping. Scouts were
trained to set up equipment, operate equipment as training for emergency tests and spend 24 hours
contacting hams throughout the United States, Canada and the Panama Canal Zone.


All accounts regarding preparations by local amateurs, showed they were well prepared should
any emergency arise.


THE 1960's


Local amateurs continued to make headlines in the local newspapers as they continued field day
activities, working with Boy Scouts, holding amateur radio classes and in one instance, inviting a
traveler with a mobile rig to make an unscheduled stop for a short visit with Harry Frederick and his
XYL in Menominee.

On December 23, 1964, local amateur operators Ken EmmonsW9FWD, Howard Sorensen
W8ZPU and Harry Frederick W8QGQ were presented 5-cent postal stamps honoring amateur radio
operators for work in the Alaskan earthquake of early 1964, by Postmaster August W. Delgoffe. This
was also the 50* anniversary of the American Radio Relay League.



August of 1964 showed discontent among amateurs because of new rules being proposed by the
FCC. The new rules were to reserve 16 channels for use by a single licensee talking to his own units,
such as a farmer’s wife communicating with her husband in the field, or a store giving directions to its
delivery trucks. More than 2,500 comments and suggestions on the future of these radio bands were
received by the FCC. Amateurs wanted to protect their expenditures for equipment, and to preserve
their radio bands.

Field day, a family picnic, charter night, radio classes and publicity in the local news media
continued through the decade. The public was always invited to attend activities of the club and to
enroll in classes.


THE 1970’S

Invitations to the annual field day activities, family picnics and charter night continued to
dominate the newspaper accounts and memorabilia of the club. As an added attraction for hams in this
decade, the family picnic included a swap table for the hams.

During this decade, the most popular spots for the picnics continued to be John Henes Park and
the favorite site for the annual Charter Night Banquet was the Elks Club on First Street in Menominee.

In February of 1970 the club celebrated the 2r‘ anniversary of the charter with a dinner on
February 14'*' at the Silver Dome. Herman Greve, W9EWC of Hillbert presented color slides of his trip
to South Africa. While in South Africa he visited with his amateur radio friend, with whom he kept a
regular schedule for numerous years. The cost of the “Chicken Dinner Family Style” was $3.25. This
price included the tax and tip.

On February 27,1971 the club celebrated Charter Night at the Dome Supper Club. Menu for
this evening was a Smorgasbord style dinner for $3.50 per person, tax and tip included.

In June of 1972 the club held Field Day activities at the Tom Zeratsky farm on Higliway 577 in
Menominee. Operated commenced at 1:00 p.m. and an invitation for the public to attend the event was
issued via the local news media.

September 1, 1970 marked the armual family picnic at Henes Park. Pictures in the historians
scrapbook depicted hams along the shore of Green Bay. Those identified were Paul Brennan, Ken
Emmons, Harvey Jorgensen, Ron Zurawski, Lloyd Rondeau, Ted Zurawski, Connie Sinjeck, Kurt Gerge
and Harold Ruff.

The Charter Night activities for February 2, 1974 included a chicken and Swedish meatball
dirmer for $4.00 per person and a special treat of Art Lofstrom W8ZKT, known as “The Bird Man” from
Iron Mountain, Michigan as the program for the evening. There was no explanation given as to why this
individual was known as “The Bird Man’, now what type of program he would present. Perhaps this
was an attempt to lure the curious out for the evening.

November of 1977 showed the local club receiving the American Radio Relay League Public
Information Office presenting the club a “National Certificate of Merit” in recognition of outstanding
achievements in serving the public interest of the community.



THE 1980’s


The club newsletter is now known as the “Radio Amateur Gazette” or “RAG” in the abbreviated
form. Editor at this time was Ken Emmons, W9FWD. Dues were still $3.00 per year in 1981,

The newsletter tells us that Mark Kronauer W8ECK had gone deer hunting and is back. To
quote the newsletter,”that’s all he got was back”. However, his son Mark El arrived home with a spike
hom he had bagged on opening day. The family obviously had some tender venison to enjoy.

Club member WD80SE was appointed as the radio clubs’ Assistant Emergency Coordinator for
Menominee County in June of 1981. Members were reminded to check in on the Tri-County
Emergency Net which was held each Tuesday evening at 9:00 p.m.

In September of 1981 Dottie Staffeldt traveled to Stevens Point to attend a conference of
Emergency Coordinators for the State of Wisconsin for an information packed day. She later prepared a
report to present to the club.

October of 1981 saw several local hams traveling. Harold and Evie Ruff took a trip to Canada
and returned home with plenty of fish and blueberries. Harold had taken many pictures and was
planning to show them at an upx^oming meeting. Another club member had toured both upper and lower
Michigan and another couple had traveled to Chicago.

Early in this decade, the club boasted of having four members of the Cloth as members. They
were Rev. Johnson, Rev. Trodahl, Rev. Alger and Rev. Larkin.

Stories of Clayton and Leona Cardy and their fishing adventures on the Lake Michigan side of
the Sturgeon Bay Canal were reported in the newsletter as well as on the local nets.. By October of
1981 Clayton reported he and Leona had caught up to 1000 pounds of fish during the season. For
several years, the Cardy’s supplied the fish for the famous annual Door County Fish Boils. How
fortunate for all who attended these feasts!

Another note was made of Clayton Cardy making regular contacts with his granddaughter while
she was in the youth exchange program in the Philippines.

Check ins for a Sunday night net in December 1981 were Diane KA9FQW, John AB9F, George
W9JM, Harry WB8YWQ from Daggett, Michigan, Fred W9AXQ from Stevens PoinL Harold W9ZFU,
Dottie WB9NCT and Chat W9IKJ.

The Door County RACES Net met every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. with Leon K9AAQ acting as
net control. Many amateurs from The M & M Radio Club participated in these nets.

The 35*^ Annual Charter Night was held at the Holiday Inn in Marinette. The invitation
promised a surprise program and an evening of good fellowship. Menu for the event was chicken and
beef tips. Earl Gustafson was in charge of handling arrangements for the evening. Members paid $7.25
per person for their dinner.

For the 36'*' Annual Charter Night, the members were treated to a steak dinner (a pleasant change
of menu) at the Menominee Elks Club. Dan Nyman was in charge of the festivities. A program was
presented by Rev. Merlin Goehring on his experiences working as a missionary in Brazil.



Field Day also dominated club activities. Plans for a site and arrangements for radios and
antennas generally were made at the May meeting and finalized at the June meeting.


No mention was made of the club holding classes again until the late 1980's. “Doc” William
Fleugge and Dr. Doris Kilanski, who were both active with the Civil Air Patrol, volunteered to teach an
amateur radio class to members of the C.A.P. and to anyone interested in learning more about the
hobby. A few members of the C.A.P. signed up, and about a half dozen people from the general public.
This sparked enough interest to get the club moving forward once again.

As usual, the accounts included the annual family picnic. Charter Night Banquet, a few
Christmas parties and reports of club nets and meetings. At some point during the 1980's, the club
changed their meeting night from the first Thursday of the month to the second Thursday of the month.
There is nothing indicating exactly when this occurred.

The 1990’s

Once again the club branched out into new areas, keeping pace with changing times. In addition
to communications where the local club had not participated in the past, new avenues were pursued in
both community service and the social atmosphere.

The National Canoe Races moved to the Marinette-Menominee area for two consecutive years.
The club received an invitation from race organizers to provide communications for the event. In
addition to meetings with the race committee, the club met regularly to plan for equipment, vehicles,
location sites, back up plans and possible obstacles which might hamper an efficient operation. The
races involved two solid days of competition.

For the first year, Dan Nyman served as net control for the commimications. Dan was set up in a
tent along the Menominee River. Several club members were positioned in canoes on the river, along
the shore of the river and “Doc” Fleugge was flying along the path of the river, reporting the progress of
the canoeists. Any of the radio operators encountering problems, whether they be an overturned canoe
or the first canoe at the turn around point was relayed to Dan and in turn directly to the race committee
for announcement to group assembled at the finish line.

Obviously the club performed well as they were invited back the following year to provide the
communications for the races. Dan Nyman again served as net control. For the second year of races,
the race committee had two pontoons for the amateur radio operators to utilize for more accurate
accounting of the racers. One pontoon had Ed Kilanski and Tom Rynish at the southern turn around
reporting each team as they turned. At one point, the racers were so close, it was difficult to determine
which team had made the turn first. The second pontoon had Doris Kilanski and Lynne Rynish cruising
the river to report on progress as well as mishaps. Fortunately, the overturned canoes were few, and the
injuries to participants were minor.

After the canoeist discovered our beautiful area, the tri-athletes discovered the Peshtigo area.
Once again the local club was requested to provide communications. In addition to people on pontoons,
and canoes on the river, members were positioned along the shore, along the road ways and at the start
and finish lines of the events.

Word spread within the area of the excellent communication skills of the local club and the
Menominee River Century Bicycle Tour organizers approached the club to handle communications for



their one day event held annually on the last week end in June. Once again the club obliged, and it was
a wonderful union for four years. However, because this event was on the annual world wide amateur
radio operators field day, the bicycle tour put a major strain on the resources of the club. Members were
tom between field day and the bicycle tour. The club approached the bicycle group to change the week
end they held their activities to accommodate the club, as we could not change a world wide event.
Unfortunately, club participation with the bicycle group came to an end.

The annual Charter Night Banquet in 1991 was held at The Dome in Marinette, Paul Drees
made arrangements for the banquet. Charter members of the club in attendance were Harry White and
Howard Sorensen. Club Vice President, Tom Rynish presented a brief history of the organization and
introduced former club officers attending the function. John Edquist, Sr. had the club scrapbooks on
display during the evening.

Field day sites during this decade included Higley Field at Marinette High School. Tom Hellem
showed his agility by climbing the light towers at the field to install antennas and support guys. We
have pictures to prove this!

Other sites for field day included the Emergency Office Center for Menominee County, the M &
M Yacht Club at the Menominee Marina, Noel Beardsley’s home QTH and Tom Hellem’s QTH, to
mention only a few.

The club sponsored special event stations to commemorate the 125“' anniversary of the Peshtigo
Fire, the armiversary of the armual 100 Mile Yacht Club Races, and the 50'*’ anniversary of the club.

Family camp out/cora roasts, swap fests, Saturday morning breakfast, Friday night fish fry, trips
to the Dayton Hamvention, trips to hamfests in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois
have dominated the club history during the 1990's.

The camp out/com roast event saw many families and their pets take advantage of the week end
to spend time on the air, socializing around a camp fire, sharing pot luck meals, swap fest and just
relaxing with fellow hams and friends. Those cool evenings kept everyone huddled around the camp
fire swapping stores and jokes.

This era saw expansion of the club via the branch known as Bay Area Wireless Association
(BAWA). Members of this group must first be a member of The M & M Radio Club, and afford an
outlet for those DX enthusiasts within our group who enjoy competition both on their key and on phone.
Members share stories of their contacts and compete for their prized awards for their efforts in the form
of QSL cards and certificates. Several members of this group have gone on Dxpeditions to remote as
well as exotic spots in an effort to compete for those coveted awards and obtain contacts many of us
only dream to achieve.



THE FUTURE


As the club begins the new millennium, we look forward to:
continued community service

preparing for emergencies, with the hope we do not have any emergencies to test our skills

understanding employers who allow us to participate in emergency exercises

growth in the number of amateur operators in our community and throughout the world

dedicated instructors and VE’s for those wishing to join our ranks

preservation of our amateur bands

happiness and new friends through our contacts

numerous contacts for those who collect ''wall paper" and enjoy "contests"
band openings

beautiful weather for field day week end

numerous swap fests and ham fests

equipment that never fails and batteries that never die

understanding spouses/families for all of us with a microphone rooted to our hand and earphones
implanted on our ears

friendship

social activities

relaxation and enjoyment from one of the most wonderful hobbies in the world
health and happiness to all
WORLD PEACE!

Our wish to all,

Friendship, happiness, peace, love and numerous filled logs

73


The officers and members of “The M & M Radio Club”



CHARTER MEMBERS
HONORED
DURING OUR
5(f^ ANNIVERSARY


LIFE MEMBER A WARDS PRESENTED TO:


Kurt Berge
K8BKA

Dn Paul Brennan
WA9SKK

John Edquistf Sr,
W8NZV

Robert Johnson
AA8UT


Howard Sorensen
W8ZPU



HAM OF THE YEAR A WARDS


1994

Noel Beardsley K8NB

1995

Edward Engleman KG8CX

1996

Jim Mans AA9PB

1997

Jim Swanson KC8DOA

1998

Paul Drees WC9E

1999

Jim Callow K8IR





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MONPAT . TEBErAHT 14. mS . j

MARINETTE HAS i
RADIOAMS’!

Six Young Men Form Part ;
of the National System; |
Ready to Serve .


WRshlnijton. D. C—Six Marinette
radio stations which never broftd>
cast entsrtainnient or adrertUlns.
which operate on irregular sche¬
dules and transrait messages with¬
out charge, are part of the coun¬
try's "last bulwark of communica¬
tions."

All are privately owned stations,
operated by amateuis. frho pound
their keys for the fun of It, who are
prohibited by regulations of the
Federal Communications Commis¬
sion from ma'cing any money out
Of their hobby, but they are proud
to belong to the nationwide broth¬
erhood of radio “hams." more than
20.000 strong, whose yeoman ser¬
vice in limes of national and local
disaster has earned them national
respect and admiration, and even a
place in the national defense plans
of the war department's general
staff.

The list of licensed amateur radio
stations in Marinette, with their
earners and operators, as of Janu¬
ary 31 of this year, was made pub¬
lic today by the Federal Communi¬
cations Commission. Here it Is:

'Thomas Olaf Sturdy. 1513
Seventh street. W9RCD: Harry Z.
While. 2529 Kali ave.'*ue. WSCNV;
Harry V. Fredericl:. 309 Main street.
W9QOQ: Edward J. Kehoe, 1431
Sherman street, WQKPK; Frank
George Rasmussen. 636 Terrace
avenue, W9FOV: Marcus Cornelius
Kronaucr, 2520 White street,
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any phns* of ■’sboit uave“ oi
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I Schedule Meeting
j Here October 14

Formation of a twin city club for!
r persons Interested in radio was
I announced today by Harry V. Pred-
'erlck of Marinette. A meeting will
be held at Legion Memorial build¬
ing at 8 p. m. Tuesday. October 14,

. open to all desiring to study radio.

I Stating that there once were
i than 30 licensed radio operators In
the tain cities. Frederick pointed
out that local Interest in amateur
radio has been growing steadily the
past year.

I The orga.nlzation. to be called!
, the Marinette and Menominee Ra- i
I dio club, will provide a means of,
I exchanging ideas and Increasing
^ the knowledge wnd s'iclll of “hams."
Persons desiring to obtain federal
amateur licenses are especially in¬
vited to afTlllate with the club. War
veterans with military radio ser¬
vice also are invited to Join.

Frederick is serving as temporary
' president. Harry E. White as tem¬
porary vice president and Ftank W’.
Hedge as temporar)’ secretary-trea¬
surer. WT.ite and Hedge also live In
, Marinette.


I Radio Hsm Club
Expanding Here

* Amateur radio operation in tl
Marinette area, silenced when botnl
fell at Pearl Harbor, is undergolr
a revival.

Membership'of the Marinette an
Menominee Radio club, formed i
September of last year, has jumne
from seven to more than 20 enthv
siastic “hams.**

Transmitters Core of Group

Core of the club Is the grou
of members with transmitters. 'The
are Karrj- Frederick of Marlnett-
better Vtnown in radio circles e
\V9QO<J: Harry White. W9G.Nn.’
Ralph Johnson. W90BC: Ed Kehct
WDKPK; Frank Wedge Jr..\V9BVU
and Dr. K. L. Jorgenson. \V9SOC
all of J>:arlnette: and Robert X^r
dre. W8HND: Marcus Kronaeu:
f W8ECK: and Howard Sorensor
. W82PU. all of Menominee.

2 1 Latest addition to the statioi
; operators of the club U Dr. Jor
t gensoD. who has held his Ilcens
for apprc.-cimately two months. Tw
. mora members hope to get thei
■ operating licenses soon.

Occupations represented bv tnem
; bers of the club ran^e from bankin;

. 1 to chemistrj*.

j Purpese cf the club Is promotlo:
• of interest la amateur shortwave
I communication and exoerimenta-
I tion for the advancement of radir
. and the public welfare.

' Plan Instruction to Scouts

During the winter the club meet
I in the Sea Scout building at th*
I Marinette Yacht basin. Futur*

I nlons of the club include InsCruc-
I tion In theorr and code to scout
and construction of a club trans
mitter and receiver for use in cmer-
‘ gencies.

j The f.rst picnic of the club helc
' recently at Kenes park aCtracce:
36 persons. Amateur operators anc
their families attended from Sar
Dle?o. Cal.: Traverse City. Mich.:
. and Little Suamlco. Green Bny
’ Sturgeon Bay. Sawyer and Oconto





. ^MARINET TE EAGLE- STAi^ j

_■■’:Maniioy?3 on'ua fy

'Hams'to Form
Emergency Unit

Frederick Named
Local Co-ordinator

Harry V. Frederick of 2628 Park-
ridgs avenue, amateur radio opara-
tor. has boen choacn by the Amer¬
ican Radio Relay league to set up
35 organization of local amateur ra¬
dio operators who would be pre¬
pared to furnish emergency com¬
munication in time of disaster.

Frederick who wlU be knou-n as
emergency co-ordinator, operates
station W9QGQ. As co-ordinator,
he will call local meetings of ama¬
teurs to establish common operat¬
ing procedures and arrange drill
periods when the personal sUtions
of the “hams’* may be mobilized
under simulated emergency condi¬
tions.

His duties also include liaison
planning with the local chapter of
the Red Cross and other relief agen¬
cies. as suggested In the working
undersunding of the ARRL emer¬
gency corps has with national head-
quaaers of the Red Cross and ocher
agsncics. Liaison will be established
j-lso with local protective services,
jsuch as fire and police departments.


'Disaster Radio
Setup Planned

MARINETTE, Jan. 16—(Spe¬
cial)— Harry Frederick, amateur
radio operator, has teen chosen
; by the American Radio Relay
S League to set up an organization
' of operators here to furnish
* emergency communication in time I
. of disaster.

I Frederick, who will be known I
. as emergency co-ordlnator. will I
. call meetings of amateurs to es- ,
1 tablish common operating pro- (
1 cedures and arrange drill periods.




RADIO “HAMS”
CONDUCT TESTS


A group of Twin City amateur <
radio operators have been organ- *
*zcd under direction of Harry V.

[ Frederick of Marinette Into an
emergency corps to provide this
area with communications In event
of a diSe'Lstcr that would cut the
I Twin Cities off from outside com-
j munication.5.

I The unit U known o* the M. &

! M. Emergency Corps of the Ameri¬
ca Hadio Relay League and yes¬
terday conducted a simulated emer¬
gency test with a view of perfect¬
ing a community plan. A number
of short-range radio stations were
set up at strategic points in Me¬
nominee and Marinette for local
communications and high-powered
long-range stations supplied 'con¬
tact with distant points.

Menominee members of the AEC
and their call numbers arc;

\V8CBH — William A. Gerber;
WSHND—Robert A. l.Andrc and
W8ZPU—Howard E. Sorensen.

Marinette operators are;

W9I5VU — Franklin W. Wedge.
Jr.; W'OEOQ—Harvey L. Jorgen¬
son: WOFWD—Kenneth E. Em¬
mons; WflGKW — A. L. Stevart; I
W9KPK — Edward J. Kehoc;l
W9QGQ—Harry V. Frcdcrlcl;. end


WOTRC-Calvln

Wi:;.


iLciiln^Cf. Oi’onlo


pj^ARINETTE EAgIe-^TAR,~'

ilThurzday,.bct^er 13, 1949 F-

W7CTrrNETTE,-'Wj5CONfltJ^

Radio 'Hams' to
Hold Area Tests

Designed to Help
If Disaster Strikes I

Sunday members of the Marinette
and ^fenomtn3e Emergency corps. I
under the leadership of H. V. Fred-1
crick, emergency co-ordlnator of
the Amerlcal Radio Relay league. I
win conduct a simulated test to per- |
feet a community plan In the event
of in'^rruptlcn of alt communica¬
tion facilities In the area. |

The organization is a group cfi
amateur radio operators who have
volunteered to lend assistance in
the event disaster strikes and the
area would be Isolated from the
outside world.

A number of short range radio
stations will be set up at strategic
points around the twin cities to pro¬
vide local communication and sev¬
eral high powered long range sta¬
tions will supply contact aith dis¬
tant points. A feature of the test
; Will be the mobile stations operating
'jfrom automobiles of several partl-
I clpanu. T'he mobile units will be
j tied into a nationwide network cf
' am.*itcur stations.

I Those who nian to participate are
j Franklin W. Wedge. Dr. H. L. Jor-j
censon. Kenneth E. Emmons. A. L. ,
Stewart. Edward J. Kehec and Fred- J
I crick, all of Marinette: Calvin Hels-1
j Inpcr of Oconto. William A. Gerber.

; Robert A. Landre. Howard W. Sor- j
, enser.. all of Menominee.


Harinfttte, Wisconsin

12, 1949


Mr. John G. Doyle
4331 K. Wildv:oOd Ave.
Milwaukee 11, Wisconsin


Dear Jack;


Ac our director of the Ajnerican Radio Relay Lcay?ue w« wish to
advies you that the Marinette and Menoniinee Radio Cluh liave passed the
followiiv^ motions in ref:ard to the F. C. C. proposals for changes in
amateur rules.

1. V<'e are onnosed Jfco the forrn-^tlon of the Amateur Fxtra Class
Iiiconse.

2. ^ om^osed to any changes in code re'Ulronente of present
claseea of licenses.

3 . ^ are Q-n-noBed to re-ex^ninntion for renev/al of prerent classes
of awateur licenses.

4. We are in faTor of five claoses of radio anateurs, na~\f>ly—

Glass A
Class B
Claes C
Technician
Novic 5

5 . i/§ In favor of having? "New” ap,^^licantB f-^r Class A
license he rpo.uired to take Element 4 (B) of Section 12.42.

6 . ^ are favor qX, the proposed changes In frequency allo¬
cations of Section 12.111.

7 . We are heartily in favor ,o£ the proposed addition called
Section 12.10?.





J. L. McCARGAR. WCEY. VICE-PRCSIOENT

KENNETH B. WARNER. W1EM. SECRETARY A GENERAL MANAGER


GEORGE W. BAILEY. W2KH, PRESIDENT


DAVID H. HOUGHTON. TREASURER
f. E. HANDY. W>CDI. COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER



INCORPORATED


OFFICE OF THE

SECTION COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
V/i SC ons in


nsf^

OFFICIAL ORGAN
KENNETH B, WARNER. EDITOR


Dec. 31, 1949





LiTw® in V. A.


The M. cs H. Radio Club
Mr. Zen nmuons, liecy.-Treas.

731 iiarinette Ave .
i^rinette, ./is.

Dear Llr. Emmons:

I am pleased to hear that your club has now been
declared a duly affiliated society of the American Eadio
Eelay League. It is an action on the part of your
membership v/hich I am sure we will find to be mutually
beneficial.

The Emergency aspect of amateur radio in your area
has ably represented and organized under the direction of
your Emergency Coordinator, Mr. harry Erederich, W'9£iGQ, and
I am sure the future will find K. & M. in there pitching.

As Mr. Handy of AHEL mentions in his letter, I would be
interested in hearing from you monthly about the activities
of your club members in a short note or card on the first of
the month. In addition to the Emergency Corps activities, I
would also like representation from some of your membership
in the various operating activities represented by the official
appointments listed below and v/hich are designed to fit various
individual operating trends.

OHS - Official Eelay Station (Ecr the Cw traffic man)

CPS - Official Phone Station (Eor the phene entnusiast)

OBS - Official Bulletin btarion

CO - Official Observer (The ham's internal monitoring service)
CBS - Official Experimental Station (Eor the VHE enthusiast)
Hets: .7111 - ./is. C’,7 net 3775 kc. 7 c; 10 pm Mon - Eri .

nElI - nadger Emergency Het (phone) 3950 . 5 pm daily

I will be glad to furnish further details on any of the
above items to any of j'^our m-embership who might be interested
upon reque st.

In closing let me extend extend ray best wishes for success
in all your club's endeavors.




. Fr?dp>,jQVj\iqry^g>.Jg50, |


iMARjirt^E^wiSCpHsiNl_


MARINETTE EAGLE-STAR, A



Receives Charter—Calvin Heisinger of Oconto (right), president of the M. and M. Radio dub. receives the
club's new charter from the American Radio Relay league. The presentation was made at the club’s ban¬
quet at Silver Dome Thursday evening by F. R. Eggers of Manitowoc (left), assistant director of ARRL's
central division. Ixiolcing on are two dub officers.-Ed Kehoe (second from left), vice president, and Ken¬
neth Emmons, secretary. Tjie club is composed of Amateur radio operators of this vicinity.

? VJ ' ' <1 i , ^ • 1/ f/ /\ r7\ (Eagle-Starphoto)






















fcl & Kmo CLUB EXAH




DO


\ .


I DOlT^l’


fcl & IL".I»IO CLUB EXAH

L?-Le Doc Shav;'^s stories _

Like the arozna of Don DeY/itt*s and Reuben Horn’s pipe ^

I,ike to sit and "drool” over \V9S0Q.’C' "gallon” Xnitz'. __

Like the liAnches after t3is meetings (especially the ones _

by the V/allace Boys)

Like HorkSs code practice __

Like Gal’s and Ed Kehoe’s discourses on electronics

Like to chav/ the fat uitli the felloes ___

Like to pull \;lre from the junk box _

Like the ARRL movisss _

Like to hear the other fellov7S chew the fat _

Like to find out more about antennas _

Like to hear Franl^ being rassed about slngiiS:' side band _

Like an excuse to get away from the XYL once in a while
(don’t let Her see you fill out this onej

_Like to get the answers to those exam questions explained _ _

Like to hear Leo and Bill talk about their technical troubles__

and 5 AM schedules at VglAM

Like to hear Earl VonKagen tell yams about the old de-^'S

-I i>—ir»-wii1i I ^ tm-r

_ Like to see Ucnii V/achal’s latest surplus equipment purohaaes __

_ Like to v;atch Howsri Sorenson bid at the club auctions _

_ hike to bid myself __

__ Like to run down "Les” Jorgenson’s SXi|2 receiver

__ TOTAL DO’S TOTAL DON’TS _

IP YOUR DO’S OUTdTULIBER YOUR DOH’TS, THE!-? YOU HEED TI7E ^ (.< M RADIO CLIB:’ AUD


THE 01,103 HEEDS YOU. COlffi TO TIXECPIKST 1UJ3ETING OF THE 1-TE,V SEASON OH THURSDAY


SEPT. DpTH AT 7:30^ BRING A PRIEI®. BRING YOUR SUGGESTIONS OH V.mT YOU V/AIIT


ON OUR PROGRAYiS THIS YEAR. TI'SRE V/ILL BE(| S^QN OF 0PPIC^ |) AND(hm^-^ VSS
HOPE. G U THERE Y/E HOPE,





iv,b 1 \ e li , €>T G yy

"c-nco In e. T-alXo®


K &



i’jseday,


i.i c^adS-o Club



j^-nunry 17tb» 1950


Wbat tbs ha3c
around the bey ch&xj
every ilondny nighto


OUT. OHARl'E.R WIGHT., F^OjB all Indioatlons, our charter night uaa a big
suocfiBS. Ce bad plenty of food, KiueJx(with audio ampllficetlon ^9
pictures by the local paper, eraofeo froa Don’s pipe (It d:ldn‘t bother
u.'j, Don.), by 3oci SCQ,, latest Information by Russ K9IKH and

fua bjr £-iror 7 bcdy 4 In fact, Kd KPK-suggested ao make the dinner an
anjiual affair If for nothing more than giving the XYL's a treat (?)
for lotting UI 3 out of the house every other Thuraday night for radio
club all the rest of tha year.-The folloTflcg were at the dinner: Don
Dii/ltt Sc XYLi, Frank Hodge & XYL, Cal Helslnger & XYL, Earl VanEegon

Johnson & XYL,
n Horn Sc XXL,

EciD«or.fl & JT'L,


& jrXL, K. J* Eel ley <2: XXL, Ralph
Dr, Harvoy JorgeriSon <1 XXL, Beub.
E:1.dt„ Homird Sorenson 5. XXL, He a


i.eo Bteoart & XXL,
Boh Landre & XXL, Bob
Rubs Eggera, our


gUCBt


Ovi:- CHARTER- Sene of the fellotra suggested that ^?e got our charter
frr;c.:ed with the few dollars we 'xad left over fron ouP charter night
dlnnor, ‘fhe first, tro places that the '‘sec’* Inquired ao longer did
fc'i! e sort of work but the seccal gave ua about 3 ft of ciolding. Ralph
W9DE(3 and i;s:nben are going to do the framing for ub .


xEl PICI1/FJ7- 'Ihe Eaglo Star gavo us Koiae copies of the cut they ran
in the paper so we vlll be able to have one to and put up In the

club rcoa If you wish. The others will go to kus.'j Eggers and Jack
Iw-'ltJ t




ouR HEXT .liGETItlG IS 'TMURSDAX, Jr.S, 19t,h at 7:30 i’o M, Please try and
on vlrje as there io a lot of to do. There Is no formal pro-

but plenty of thl.r,s3 to hash over and v/ork to do on the code
taTvXo ns oux- treys nro nov her® .a^d trill need to his mounted and wired-
£a'’:ci bv FowarcS and Mafck,


bo

e


lint of


DUES ABE .27 Xd oi^is’ next ieauo wo vrould like to give you

t.ho memfccrrr of our club that could be iised for refers.cce
If the upper p,art of this Item Is DOT narked PAID, can you
alf.p us a bUQk (p?-us 0:^3 QT.tra buck for new mambora ^ at the nest meet*
If you won’t bo t'nerrs mail it.. What are the dues for? Hcstly
the cost of sending you this ’’Stuff” .


xo;.R

a

CUI'uOBCS


tn;T or
to pay


Xlil.; .?;xL®.t 5 C50RHER, In c.araa you Trero puswled about certain abbreviations
that T-ore usacl at the banquet the other night the follonlng might
help: XL -Young lady; AXL-ulfe; .JPc Op. a con; Jr, XYL-a daughter;

0%cild manCaoy maio becomes an OK as son aa ho Is married regardless /o -
of R,g©> 0W(n.ever ucod with the .XXL around). 73 -Be-ot regards; 83 Lova
and kieses.

______ '


Ola6a if led Ac.d Sootlcnu
Insect tormina tors to g^^t tbs bugg om


r cur rigs. Inquire:


Don DaWltt snd the Oco-uto gang, W9E0q-, Ralph Joh.-iaon, W9DBfi-







X3 bsd every
■’orin ’"Viile''


ii & M Radio Club

C o (o \

Wednesdays Feb» 15s 195^


What the hams
around the bey
chew

every Monday night


C*dS OF THE 7/AND2RIiJG X.. Last issue wb listed W9TRG as attending the
c?nav'tcr"ni'cht dinner with an XyL> He knew better and don't know how the extr«
'’K'' crept In unless there were so many other XYL'e. Anyway our pardon, Cal- ^

HILL CtERSSR weCBH HOW HAH rilH CLAHH ”a‘* . We knew thla at the last issue but
r^n out of apace before we. could mention it* Bill has been working 10^ 20 and
Trill bo on 75 one of these days. Congratulations Bill.- ""


Robert Aagaard
Elton Anderson
Ih. S. Bailey
Don DaWltt
Xon Emmons
Hsrry Frederick
William Gerber
Calvin Helninger
Reuben Horn
Ralph E. Johnson
Dr. H. L: Jorgenson
/"^^dward Kabos
''•'arcuc C. Kronauar
/ A. Landre
Tom Looney
Sandy McTevlsh
Gordon Newlin
Dr® Ri Wc SIisw
Korjard Sorenson
Loo Stowart
Earl Van Hagen
Frank Wedge, Jr.
Forman Wachal


M d M Radio Club Membership List


505 Carney Blvd

MarlnettSs Wie

-- «.


Wallace, Hlch

-

9 O 6 Holmes Ave

Menominee, Mich


567 Main St.

Oconto, VvlB

« v _

731 Marinette Ave

Marinette, Wls

W9FWD

2628 Partridge

Marinette, Wis

W9;iGQ

1002 Stephenson Avo

Menominee, Mich

W8CBR

321 Erie St,

Oconto, Wis

W9TRG -

217 Shore Drive

Marinette, ?/iB

» ri*

Route 1 Bo?t 194 b

Marinette, Wis

?/9DBC

1554 Main St.

Marinette, Wls.

W9EOvi

1403 Logan Ave

Marinette, Wls .

W9KPK

Bay Shore Road

Menominee, Mich

w8eck

508 Dunlap Ave

Menominee, Mich

W8HND ^

Main St

Oconto, Wla


Mott St

Oconto, Wls

•-


Wallace, Mich


2525 Ribersid© Drive

Marinette, Wls


1404 State St

Menominee, Mich

W8ZPU W62PU

RR2' Box 64B

Marinette, Wls

H90KW

706 Dunlap Ave

Menominee, Mich

^ 7 ^ mw

Shore Drive

Marinette, Wle

H9BVU

301 School St.

Oconto, WlB

W9HCJ

.TEURS IN PESHTIGO. We

understand that Don

McLaughlin,H9TWR

1 in helping two young

hams get their license, Congratula-

the new hams, Hope to

hear you on the air

0 oon V

PM


tions Don an well

THE lA-KS SUPERIOR RADIO CLUB of Caluffil’t» Michigan has decided to print a U, P»
Ham Bulletin once a month. Anyone having any ’’new" you think the boys in the
U. P. night be Interested in or if you would like e copy, leave your name with
the "sec” or send It to James Oewald, W8CVE, 606 Calverly St.p Houghton,Mich.

lM Bi RADIO CLUB MEETING THURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7:30 P. M. Ed Kehoe will talk
on radio frequency amplifiostion problems. Better not mfees this. Ed Knows his
stuff. Our ne7» cod© oscillator is now working and we have headphones for
^'^’'crybody i EaLs by K©boe and 7.'edg©. Don'^t forget.













Marinette Paper Company


MARINETTE, WISCONSIN

AprU 14 . 1950


£• It x^solvdd that the Karinett* A Nenoalnee Badio Cluh of


Marinette. W-Booniln herehy ^oes on record as favoring ^e adop-

i I

tion of legielatlon the State of Visoonsin legielatun author-
leing the State of tdecOnein Motor Vehicle ]^'a):^ex^t^L ieeue
Motor Vehicle license plates to Lioe^sed^iUBateur Radio "Curators

)7 \A.

hearing their Anateur Call Letter^^ lelu^f^egulBr munerid^
lice nee plates.


((



n






LOCATION IF AMATEIE RADIO CABS


These tmits will be mobile and move from parking lot to
parking lot, and keep headquarters informed of condltlonB-


Kigley Field

and other Carney Ave, lots

Airport Site

and other Mary St. lots

Marinette Glove Co.

and other Pierce Ave. lots

Downtown lots


One Unit
One Unit

One Unit
One Unit


Gall Menominee 8“6552 if one of these units 1e needed,


**«■*• «^ il-*-s-i}-*


STREETS BARi.ICADED AT 1:15 P.K


Water St, at 9th St.

Terrace Ave, at 9th St,

10th Stc at Carney Blvd,
Shore Drive at Carney Blvd.
Merryman St, at Carney Blvd,
Pernin St, at Carney Blvd.
Stanton St., at Carney Blvd,
Oddfellow St, at Carney Bl.vd =
ChiiTch St, At Carney Blvd,
Colfax St, at Carney Bird,


Welle St, at Carney Blvd.
Thomas St, at Pierce Ave.
Sherman St. ev, Piex’ce Ave,
Grant St. at .■.■'ierce Ave.
Newberry Ave. at Pierce Ave.
Golden Court it Pierce Av-v
Ludington St, at Dunlap T iuare
Eggner St, 8 j Bridge St-
Main St. at 9th St,

Prescott St. at Came’ Blvdo


Txhose streets v/iil be blocked off to keep I raffle ori cf
parade forming area at 1:15 P.M, Residents of ;irea and -arade
marchers can park in available streets that ere not being used
for forming parade.


ooOoO'"-



tcxUJe painting.


■ rrr. -: .■^ ; -- *: ^


lu »aa use




Amateur kog/o Operators tiere^
Plan Emergency Tests Sunday -


•| A simulated emersency radio re-
I lay test will be held tn the Mart*
fjnette Menominee area Sunday.
Harry Frederick, emerjency co-or-
! dinator of the American- Radio Re¬
lay league. wiU be in charge of the
test in which members of the Mari-


vi ou^^po^it^Q ^t hat -J t' |al:K ^<aTipt h ,]

§ TmiiERXl^L B3>^yi..

iMF NOMlNE&vMlClgGXKj^

Amateur Raiiio
Detense Test Set


Members of the Marinette and
Menominee Amateur Radio Emer¬
gency Corps under the leadership
of Harry Frederick, emergency co* I
ordlnator of the American Radiol
Relay League, Sunday will conduc*:'
a simulated emergency test of the
community plan to provide the Me-
nomlnee-Marinettc area with emer¬
gency communications facilities In
the event of a dlsoster that might
damage or incapacitate normal
communications facilities.

The local Amateur Radio Emer¬
gency Corps is a group of omateur
radio operators who have volun¬
teered their time and radio sta-
tio.ns so Menominee and Marinette
will never be Isolated from the out¬
side world as the re.suli of failure
of telephone and telegraph lines,
and Is a part of a nation-wide pr-
ganizallon. ^

Civil defense will be the keynote
of this year's test, emphasizing the
mobility and versatility of the sta¬
tion units taking part. During the
test a number of mobile radio units
will pick up messages from the
Oconto Red Cross chairman. Man
netle F.ed Cross Chairman Stanley
Holnr.quisl; Menominee Red Cross
Chairman Dr. W. S. Jones. Jr., and
Marinette Civil Defense Director
1 Joseph KiefT.

I These messages will be channel-
J ed through high-powered, long-
I range stations to the national
I headquarters of each organization.

This tost will be one of hundreds
of similar tests being conducted all
over the nation by local units oi
the Amateur Enjcrgcncy Radio
Corps during the weekend of Oct.

and the criterion of success¬
ful planning w*in bo the speed and
reliability of communications.

^ The following local radio nmn-
teurs wlM participate in the test:

Menominee: William Gerber.
W8CBH: Mark Kronauer. W3ECK:
Gordon Newlln, W8FZ.V; Harry
Frederick. WSQGQ; Howard Soren¬
sen. WSZPU.

Marinette: Franklin Wedge, Jr.,
j W'SBVU: Kenneth Emmons. WS-

I I FWD; Ralph Johnson. W9DBC:

I A. L. Stewart. \V9GK\V; Edward
I Kehoc. W9KPK.



nette and Menominee amateur ra¬
dio emergency corps will check the
community plan to provide the area
] with emergency communications fa-j
cilitics in .the event of a disaster
that might damage or incapacitate
’ normal facilities.

The local radio corps consists of
• a group of amateur radio operators
I who have volunteered their time
and radio stations to a nation-wide
organization so that Marinette and
, Menominee will never he isolated
' from surrounding communities as a
, result of telephone or telegraph
line failures, said Frederick.

I During the Sunday test a number
I of mobile radio units will pick up
, message.s from the Oconto Red Cross |
chairman, the Marinette Red Cross'
chairman. Stanley Holmquist;, the
I Menominee Red Cross chairman.

1 Dr. W. S. Jones Jr., and the Marl-;

' nette civic defense director. Joseph
KiefT. Messages will be channeled
through high-powered, long range
stations to national headquarters
of each organization.

The simulated, test will be one of
hundreds of similar tests being con¬
ducted throughout the nation by lo¬
cal units of the corps this week
end to check on speed and reliabili¬
ty of communication, under simu¬
lated emergency conditions, with
other parts of the country.

Local amateurs who will partici¬
pate ore Franklin Wedge Jr., Ken¬
neth Emmons. Ralph Johnson. A.
L. Stewart, and Edward Kehoe. all
of Marinette: and William Gerber.
Mark Kronauer. Gordon Newlln.
Frederick, and -Howard . Sorensen,
all of Menominee. .



Ra8io Amateurs'Xsk
Special Aiito'Togs ■

LlANSING fP — A bill which
w'ould permit issuance of special
automobile license plates to ama¬
teur radio operators bearing their
station call letters has been filed
for introduction in the House.

The bill was sponsored by Rep.
Howard R. Estes (of Birmingham),
v/ho reported It was requested by
the 3.M0 radio **hams'* in the state
as a civil defense measure.

The bill provides that the state
could charge an extra foe for the
plates.—


‘iZTTrre-







‘ MonJay, June 7, 1954
Page 2 _


Smooth Flow Of
Traffic Sunday

• No Serious Hitch
Develops Here ' -

• Marinette played boit for several
ifours Sunday to an estimated 15.-
(TOO to 20,000 visitors without a ser¬
ious hitch in the smooth flow of
Raffle .Into and out of the city.
This'i^as tbe result of teamwork

firmly together by more than
“iTnobile radio units."

It demonstrated with finess a
modern practice -— namely, go to
the outskirts to meet traffic prob¬
lems before they become snarls la
tbe city.

I Originally It was intended to use
jln airplane flying over thr mala
drtcdcs to spot congestion and dir¬
ect police to It. However, this was
abandoned when It was learned
t^at the pilot could reach ground
units by radio, but tbey could not
speak to him.




tors' first opportunity in this com¬
munity to demonstrate its value in
case of emergency, Frederick ex¬
plained. Eight licensed operators
and ^ee beghmers participate<L
During the' operation Frederick's
phone went out of order, and tbe
telephone Company declared an
emergency so that a repairman
could be made available to fix IL

Traffic control called into service
mobile radio units of Marinette city
and county, Menominee, Oconto
city and county, Peshugo plus eight
from tbe state patrol. Units station¬
ed at tbe intersections, of main
highways outside the city were ad¬
vised of any clotting in tbe flow
of cars and thus diverted travel
from one .route to another, on tbe
outskirts whenever congestion
threatened.

Amvets and Boy Scouts were as;
signed stations along with regular
traffic officers in tbe master chart
of traffic control. - /*A‘; v


r

/


The occasion, of course, was the j.
Roman Catholic Hol> Name ^ »
clety parade and devotional cere- q
mony. Ed.WoIcske, traffic chair- {
man. expressed his complete satis* i
faction with the harmonious per- g
formahee of local, neighboring city
and state traffic officers. 4

,‘Radio contacts of the various c
functioaing un{ts were relayed 1
through a n<ftwork center under /
Warner Lund at tbe Marinette
County courthouse. Another clear- |
ing center was the,home of Harry (.
V. Frederick, Menominee', emer- ^
gency co-ordloalor of the American c
Radio League of amateur opera- h
tfoos in this area. Tlic M and M
Radio club had five mobile units t
stationed at various parking areas c
to spot congestion. Their circuit n
w'as unable to cornmuitlcatc direct- $
)y with traffic officers, but the ama- (
teurs (or Hams) radioed Frederick
and he relayed their messages via 1
telephone to the police. Only two I
occasions arose to call for police '
help at the parking Jots '

It was amatcur^adio opera-

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Page 11


MARINETTE EAGL E-STAR ,

u Trinette , w iVc o nsim

_MoniJoy, October 11, 1954

Test Network .
Of Radio Unit

A simulated test of the Mari¬
nette - Menominee community
emergency plan was conducted
Sunday by members of the Mari¬
nette - Menominee Amateur Hadio
■ 'mergency Corps. The group was
directed by Harry Frederick of
Menominee, emergency co-ordina¬
tor of the American Radio Relay
League.

Messages from Richard Baker.
Marinette's acting civil defense
director, and Anton Jensen. Meno¬
minee defense chief, were trans¬
mitted via a statewide amateur ra¬
dio network to the state civil de¬
fense directors at Madison and
Lansing, Mich., respectively.

The Badger emergency network
was used to transmit messages
Menominee Red Cross, to the Red
Cross disaster chairman, and Fred
R. Andersen, chairman of the
Menominee Red Cross, to thte Red
Cross amateur station. VV'dDUA. at
Evanston. Hi. The communications
were relayed by teletype to na¬
tional headquarters in Washington
D. C.

The lest was one of hundreds con¬
cluded throughout the nation dur¬
ing the week end. The plan is de¬
signed to provide communications
: facilities if a disaster damages re¬
gular facilities. The .tests this year
emphasize civil defense.

Members of the local corps and -
their call letters are:

Howard Sorensen. WfiZt'U: Mich¬
ael Anuta. W8H.KY; William Ger¬
ber. W8CBH; Marcus Kronaucr,
\V8ECK; Kenneth Emmons. W 9 -
FWD; Walter Boiler. W9UX\Vj Ed¬
ward Kehoe. W9KPK; Franklin
Wedge, W9BVU, and Frederick,
8QGQ.


the SCOTT BROADCAST, APRIL, 1955


.THE


■ .-MnOMINEE,' MICHIGAN

-■ ‘Mon^AT. Octob er 11,*

Radio “Hams” Aid
In Emergency Test

A Simulated emergency test of the
Twin City Community Emergency
Plan was conducted Sunday by
menibera of the Marinette-Monomi-
nee Amateur Radio Emergency
Corps, under supervision of Harry
Fredericks. VV8QGQ. of Riveraida
Boulevard, emergency co-oi‘dlnator
for the American Radio Relay
n;b,ague.

Purpo.se of the plan is to provide
the Twin City area with emergency
communication facilities in the
event of disaster that might dam¬
age or incapacitate normal coni-
municaliona facilities.

The local Amateur Ra'dlo Emer¬
gency Corps (AREC> i.^ compo.srd
of a group of amateur radio oper¬
ators who have volunteered their
lime and radio stations to assure
that this area wilt never find Itself
without communications a.s result
of failure of telephone and tele¬
graph lines. It Is a part of a na¬
tional organization.

Civil defen.'^ is being stressed In
the year's te.sl. Messages from
Police Chief Anton Jensen. Menom¬
inee civilian defense director, and
Richard Baker. Marinette director,
were transmitted via statewide am¬
ateur networks to state civil de¬
fense directors at Madi.son and
Lanfllng.

Mesangvs from Fred Andersen,
chairman of the Menominee Red
Cross chapter, and Harr>' Merrill.
Marinette Red Cross chairman,
w-ere transmitci'd via the Badger
emergency nelvvork to the Red
Cross amateur station at Evanston,
HI., where they were relayed by
teletype to the Nation.'sl Red Cross
headquarters at Washington, D.C.

The simulated emergency test
here Sunday W'aa one of hundreds
conducted nationally by the ama¬
teur radio operators. The Twin
City mernbom participating and
their amateur radio station call
letters are:

Howard Soren.s^n—WfiZrU.

Michael J. Anuta—W.8HKY.

W'illiam Beit)er—WSCBH.

Marcus Konaucr—WSECK.

William Gorber—W'SCEH.

Walter Boiler—W9UXW.

Edward Kehoe—W3KPK.

Franklin Wedge—W9EVU.


“Ham” Operator Enjoys
World-wide Conversations

Marinette — A flip of a radio switch,
a brief equipment wnnn up periixl,
and a inan speaks into a microphone:


cvisls iiinnng ’’iiams'* to aid one sin-
olhor.

Harr\ finds tlul Ins hnljln offers him


CQ, culling CQ. This is \\ 8QCQ: W 8 I t"’nfuUl pleiiMirc. First, it him
Queen Ceoree Queen. Menominee.; th«‘ (mportiuu'iy tu cE>n\cTse witfj pco-
M:chig;in — Calling and standing bv, *|jU’ «ifl over tlw work!, and seLOthj. it
K please.*’ Tl»e nun is Harr\' V. Fred-!
erick, our Sulphite Superintendent ,'
who hus been interested in radio since
lie %v5is u bov.

Hurr^* li.u openUed four different
stations during tl>e eighteen ^curj
since he first required his license as
a “luuh” Operator.

I His equipment consists of a 500 watt
I’sending and receiving set, auvtliur\

■ phone equipnsent, a rnt;in, beam an-
tenrui set up on a 50 foot telcpitone
pole and a tnimmitting imd rccciriug
set in hi.N automobile. He graduated a
few years .Tgo from sending by code to
voice.

Harrv has ser\ed in the U. S. Coast
Guard Yemjx)rury Reserve its a Signal¬
man First Class,"and hius ten veurs as
a L', S. X.ivaI Reserve CcnninuiiKa*
tions Man to his credit
^ .At present Harrv- is a member of
I llw Badger Emergcnc* Network and
the k'pper Peninsula ^niergencv Net¬
work. These organi'zations /urnisli
envergenev communications in case of
fire.*;, floods and failure of telephone or
telegraph lines.

As Coordinator for tlic American
Radio Relay League. Harry success¬
fully hai^dlcd a simulated emcrgencv



iitarin^(te — H.'irry Frederick, Ham
Radio opcralor. has cotilarird many
|iafi» of ilio world ou hU elaborate
»rt-u|i iti^ialled in hi^ h«»mc.

in a mi-au.s <*f .<ir\ing Iii> community
in II unique way.

The .^nuTie-.m Uinliu Relay League
also provides mueli .social aclivity for
Harry each year. The annual charter
night Ixinquet is one of the higlilights
of loc;\l "hams'’ social calendar In od-


;^gcd bv the Radio Emergenev- Corp. Iduion an .inn.ul picniL is held, which
I On another occasion he served as p;irt | rejularK draw ^ M«etlii-r '1»aui>" from
jof a nct%vork worlinc as a dcaringjall over tU- lil.itc of Wise-orwin and


^center for messages, during a parade
in M.Trintf(te invdh ing 20,000 march¬
ers and spectators.

Many messages are received bv
amateurs to be relayed to friends and


y

M acquaintances living near there. U h license nuinlx-r;-'
^ I part of the friendly brotherhood tlui j WSQCQ.


tlu* I’ppcT PciiliKulu uf Micfuk*tn.

rvceul Tuhnt; In the .Mnlor N'c-
hicle d<‘ju«rlMR.‘nt nuvs allows nil ama-
Iciir radio oixTatois to use their call
Idlers on their liccn.w phUcs. Harrv's
Vou guessed it!


Haadsbake “
steel Indust}
David McDi
nationwide 1


Morfneffe EAGL^ • STAR
MOXDATv JULY SO. 1956


I ens. left, the
ion President
lement of the
lP Wirephoto)


200 Radio-Amateurs Here


The largest gathering of Radio
Amateurs ever assembled in this
area attended the Marinctte-Me-
nominee Amateur Radio Clubs
eighth annual picnic at John Henes
Park Sunday.

About 200 radio amateurs, in¬
cluding their families, attended
the picnic. Seventy amateur radio
station operators were registered
during the day. They represented
stations from all parts of the Up¬
per Peninsula and Wisconsin. Dr.
Harvey Jorgenson of Miami. Fla.,
and A. A. Abraham of Lexington,
Ky., also attended.

Games and awards highlighted
the event during the afternoon.

Arrangements and invitations


were planned by Harry V. Fred¬
erick. John H. Edquist and Ken¬
neth Emmons. David Arnold and
William Gerber were in charge of
games. Wayne Kesting, jjosvard
Sorensen and Chester Kain Avere In
charge of prizes and owards.
Ceoe Paulsen arranged for re¬
freshments. Walter BolI»r was
communication coordinator during
the morning.

The event was uoltxuc in that
many of the amateurs attending
had mobile radio equipment In
their cars and were able to main¬
tain radio communication with
each other and with stations in
Menominee while enroute to the
picnic.







imm


ThuiWiy. JpiM 20, 1968, MARjNEnE E


'Radio Club In

> 'V:l

i Field Contest p

■ Marinette and Menom¬

inee Amateur Radio Club will
. participate this weekend in a
nationwide test of emergency
( powered stations.

I The field day is sponsored
. annuaUy by the American Radio
I Relay League. It allows local
. clubs to combine testing for
. emergency preparedness with a
I unique contest activity. I :•

The M and M club will set up
for this year's test on^a farm
r field on highway 577 about four
i miles north of the Menominee
f city limits. Two complete sta-
1 tions will operate for 2 -i-hours
I beginning at t p.m. Saturday.

One station will be set up in
j a mobile home trailer. The oth¬
er will be located in a large
tent.

! ‘The entire operation willJje^
I powered with a gasoline gener- j
. ator. During the contest period, i
I contacts will be made with sta -1
1 tions in all parts of the nation.!
) Each club's score will be de-
. termined by the number of ^’o-
way, contacts made during the
24-hour period. I

I ' Officers of the M and M club
t are: Kurt Berge of Menominee,

. wbo'se amateur radio call is
1 K 8 BKA, president; Ron Zuraw-
. ski j of Menominee, WA 8 FVD,

I vice president; Dr. Paul Brcn-
. nan of Marinette, WA 9 SKK, sec-
! retary-treasurer. Zurawski is
. field day chairman. ‘ .

. I The public is invited to rail
I the field day site on Saturday
lor Sunday afternoon. Signs will
be ercct^ to guide visitors to


Postmaster August W. Delgoffe fflg.Sfl~pfe-‘
seating S-cent commemorative postage stomps
hencring amateur radio operators for work in
the Alaskan earthquake.This js .the [50th an-.[
n versary of the American Radio ^ Relay


Jl'I » I w,,r_e:.» -5 . _

Wednesdovl-^MofeTi ‘9;>;i966 '■ ji«>

. elected president of the

' .'jijo JYEARS AGO TODAY- Twin City shert wave r a d i'
J. W. Wells, George Hagger- amateur ’club organiz^ at a
son. W. W. Harmon, C. L. Han- meeting last night m Popsey s
son and H. B. Moulton were ap- radio shop on Mam St., Marin-
...point^ members of the water ette. ^ . .

board to take charge of t h e | '

Municipal waterworks.


To the blowing of whistles
which caused all Menominee f ■
rush to the telephone to find out !
the reason for the din. the City
of Menominee'at 10:30 a.m. to- ,
day came into possession of the .
water works. ’

25 YEARS AGO TODAY

. ■

Robert Landre of Menominee '
———* *

y /MENOW^ EE,VW1 CH1G A^ . v:


League. Accepting the stamps are Ken Em*
msns, VV9FWD (lefth Howard Sorensen, *
V;82PU, and Harry Frederick, W8QGQ. (Her- {
ald'Lead&r photo)


f3^'l^' WediM^'y?Oe«mber’r!Uy49M 'rf

' HERALD-LEADER^M^OMINEe! /MICHIGAN .













2000


The new millennium awoke with ham radio and the M&M ARC standing at the
ready. Many of you remember the nationwide fears of the “Y2K” possible computer
crasli. Well, members of the MtfeM ARC were standing by at the Marinette Emergency
operations center to assist with the ensuing societal meltdown that was thought to be
possible after all of the computers in the nation failed to recognize the digits 2000 as a
date. Eric Jansen, a long time member of the club, was one of the ham radio operators
watching the second hand slowly tick off the seconds of the clock at the EOC in
anticipation of the melt dov\Ti and he was at the ready to supply essential communications
when all of the infrastructure systems shut dowm. The second hand finally ticked off the
last second. 12 midnight. And nothing happened, everN thing continued to run,
emergency communications systems continued to function correctly, and the new century
proceeded without a glitch. But it is good to know' that at the very first second of the new'
millennium, the M&M ARC ham radio operators were active and ready to help their
community.

Many great ham radio events have taken place betw'een 2000 and 2010. In this
booklet, we hope to go over many of the events and reminisce about the fun, excitement,
and disappointments over the last decade.

1 would like to thank all of the members that have contributed to the success and
growth of the club. 1 would also like to tliank all that have helped compile stories and
photos from the last 10 years to be placed in this booklet for the generations of ham radio
operators and club members to come.

Sixty years as an affiliated ARRL club and it is showing no signs of decline. This
is an outstanding achievement in the eyes of this writer and one that should be recognized
with great fanfare.

Take some time, relax, and enjoy the stories and photographs that are pail of the
history of the M&M ARC, it is you that has made tliis possible and you that will continue
the great tradition and hobby of ham radio throughout the twenty first century.


Jim Pearson, KS80
V.P. M&M ARC. 2010



Some of the memorable events that have taken place in the last 10 years show that
the M&M Amateur Radio Club continues to thrive in our local area and beyond. The
Tri-County Skywam group has become one of the most dedicated groups of hams from
our club and has become well known by both weather services that cover our area.

Our club has participated in the T-34 fly-in that takes place at the Menominee
County Airport. From ground control to aircraft guidance during parking, the members
of the club w'ere an essential part of the success of the fly-in. Jim Callow', K8IR, supplied
the audio sy.steni and commentar\' during the fly-in that helped the public hear as well as
see the activities of the flights.

The club took a giant leap forward by installing a new repeater system. A new
antenna (Comprod 874F-70SM) at approximately 410 feet up on the tower, feed line
(Andrew I.DF5), duplexer (TXRX), and repeater (Kenwood TKR-750), has replaced the
35 to 40 year old system (including a GE Master II). This is an investment for the future
that will live on for many years to come due to tlie high quality components that were
used for this installation.

The ARRl , VE team has helped many hams during this period attain their radio
ticket as well as upgrade. Several hams were tested at field days and local restaurants.

The area has al.so gain a new team called the W5Y1 group. Having botli teams has made
possible the drop of the hat VE session, where prospective hams can call and be assured
of a VE session within 48 hours.

In 2009, the M&M Arc has once again hit the airwaves as a contest club. We
participated as a club in the Michigan QSO part>'. In the past the club has been a winning
presence in this contest and many Michigan hams were delighted to hear W8PIF calling
“CQ TEST’ once again.

A new and exciting element has come to the forefront of activity on our local
W8PIF repeater. Echolink has now' been engaged to allow' hams in our area to contact
hams across the w'orld via the repeater. During the Friday night "‘Echolink Round Table,”
hams across the U.S. and Canada, as w'ell as stations from South Africa and other exotic
places have joined in on the fun of the roundtable. The “Kandy Net” has also had some
great check-in’s from distant locations. As of this writing, the echolink is in a trial period
to assess it's viability for use.

The club has continued its special event stations that take place every year at the
Waterfront Festival in Menominee. We have even had people become hams because of
that ham radio community showplace. In 2005, the M&M Arc became a member of the
Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society and passes out our information to lighthouse
collectors at this event.

At every meeting of the club, w'e continue to have great presentations and club
information that is passed. Things like APRS, Echolink, Demonstrations, and many other
subjects arc covered at tliese meetings, so if you miss a meeting, you miss an education.



D.A.R. Boys & Girls Club Ham Radio Program


The seed was planted in 2005 when Paul Drees, WC9E, and DAR
director, Rich Crevier, began conversation on the feasibility of having a
ham radio station at the local boys and girls club facility. The subject was
brought up at the May 2005 meeting of the M&M ARC where a positive
response was gathered. Paul was instrumental in getting several pieces of
ham radio gear and an R7 vertical antenna to be donated from families of
two M&M ARC members who had become silent keys. After some
preliminary work, 12 members of the local Ham Assistance Team
(HAT) met at the Menominee DAR club facility on a cold day in late
January of 2006, to set up the antenna, run feedline, and hook up the
Heath SB1400 hf radio and power supply. We were on the air using the
W8PIF call sign Jan. 31, 2006. One year later, we applied for and received
the vanity call of K8DAR. The call was issued to the "Menominee DAR
Radio Club" with Ed Engieman, KG8CX, as trustee and control operator.
The station has been operated and maintained since by Ed, with
assistance from Jim Pearson KS80 and several other M&M ARC members.

Thanks to the families of Howard Sorensen, W8ZPU, and Roger
Christ, KB9EUV, who donated the Heath radio and R7 antenna to get us
started. Many other local and area hams, as well as two service
organizations, and just plain folks contributed funds and radio
equipment to "enhance the magic of ham radio" for DAR youth.

A list of contributors follows.

The DAR radio program has received three major awards, three
from Michigan and one from Wisconsin for "Outstanding program.” As of
March 2010, we have made well over 1000 contacts both stateside and DX
from the station. DX countries number 115 and all 50 states have been
made from K8DAR. We are the only known Boys & Girls Club in the nation
with an operating full time ham radio station. In addition, 12 youngsters
have successfully received their Technician class ham radio licenses
through the DAR program. Several have also upgraded to both General
class and Extra class.

Lloyd Gomez, W9LEG, spent most of the summer of 2009 helping out
in the program, along with his wife Gayle, K9GCG. Lloyd was instrumental
in getting two computers and a fine metal storage cabinet for us. They will
return for 2010 to assist Ed in keeping the program alive and well.

D.A.R. stands for Daughters of the American Revolution, a group
that started the club 95 years ago in order to keep young boys off the
streets and give them a wholesome and safe environment to enjoy. That
philosophy continues today with both boys and girls enrolled with after
school and summer activities.

Ham radio has been long associated with DAR club activities.

The club had a ham station back in the 1920's through the



1960's when it was located on 7th Street in Menominee. A QSL

card from 1921 is pictured to prove that fact. Several local hams got their

start in ham radio through the DAR.


Several generations of long time ham radio operators can be
seen in the local area...

Tyler Lehman, KC9FKE, is the 3rd generation in his family.

Ed Engleman, KG8CX, is his great uncle, and Tyler's great
grandfather was Douglas Wheelock, W9ZAW.

The Mans family starts with Al, KG9BI, and Sally, KB9IMX, (sk). Then there
are Al’s sons, Jim, AA9PB, and John, N8YWB, along with 3rd generation
Hunter, K8MBI, the son of John.


Jim Pearson, KS80
Ed Engleman, KG8CX
(M&M ARC February 2010)




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Ham of the Year Awards


1994 K8NB Noel Beardsley

1995 KG8CX Ed Engleman

1996 KC8DOA Jim Swanson

1997 AA9PB Jim Mans

1998 WC9E Paul Drees

1999 K8IR Jim Callow


2000 N80SK Lynne Rynish
2001 KE9S Jeff Rymer
2002 KG9GH Eric Janssen
2003 KOSN Tom Helium
2004 AA9JH Lou Parkansky

2005 KG9GH Eric Janssen

2006 KG8CX Ed Engleman





2007 KS80 Jim Pearson

2008 W8DXX Dave Arnold

2009 AB9PJ Pete Johnson







Inauguration of QCWA Chapter 219


The M & M ARC was asked by member W8DXX, Dave Arnold, to support the establishment of an area
QCWA Chapter. The purpose of the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) is to promote
friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio operators who were licensed as such at least a quarter
of a century ago. The closest chapters are in Cadillac. Michigan, and Racine, Wisconsin. It is an
international organization with over 30,000 members.

An organizational meeting was held at Perkin's Restaurant, Menominee. Michigan, on March 17, 2007 for
a proposed QCWA chapter for northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Attendees
were: Dave Arnold W8DXX, Dwight Bosselman NS9I, Jim Callow K8IR, Floyd Croy K8ZLO, Pamela Croy
K7PAM, Tom Hellem KOSM, Dave Palmgren N8DP, and Ed Wruk K9FQC.

Those in attendance voted to petition National QCWA to form a chapter covering the abovementioned
area. W8DXX was elected President and K8IR was elected Secretary for the proposed
chapter. W8DXX, K8IR,W6BSF,N8DP and K8ICO were the initial signers.

A charter was granted by National QCWA on April 9, 2007 for Chapter 219, NEW-UP (NorthEastern
Wisconsin - Upper Peninsula) to organize and conduct business and social meetings in Wisconsin and
Michigan. QCWA annual dues are $25, which includes a quarterly magazine. The QCWA Journal . To
date we have not assessed dues for membership in Chapter 219. The official QCWA banner is displayed
and an information table is manned by Chapter 219 at AES Superfest (Milwaukee, Wl), UP Hamfest
(Escanaba, Ml) and HARA Hamfest (Negaunee, Mi). National headquarters generously
supplies free materials for the information table.

Quarterly meetings have been held consistently since the charter was granted These are usually held in
conjunction with other happenings/events such as the UP Hamfest, HARA Hamfest, and NEW DXA
meetings. Membership has grown from the original 5 signers to over 20 and the geographic area of
members now spans from Manitowoc. Wl to Laurium, Ml. Chapter 219 has established a SSB net on
3835 which meets at 4:00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Awards are one of the items on the meeting agenda. They are given for 50 years as an amateur radio
operator and for every 5 years thereafter. To date 17 certificates, issued from QCWA headquarters, have
been given through Chapter 219~a lot of Ham experience!

QCWA continues to be a line item on the monthly Menominee & Marinette Amateur Radio Club monthly
meetings. There is always something to report as we continue to grow.


Dave Arnold, W8DXX


(March 7th, 2010)



Marinette and Menominee Ham Assistance Team

(January 2006 to Present)


As the Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club grew and tested more
individuals for FCC Amateur Radio licenses, so did the desire for hams to put
up more towers and equipment. With new hams in the area, the desire to
have an antenna support structure along with new radios became a
fascination for some.

So, as any ham would have it, new equipment was purchased. But, with newer
hams having limited experience, the question was raised as to how to install
"towers," feedline and coaxial cable, antennas, rotors, grounding systems,
etc. Thankfully, local veteran hams came to the rescue and pitched in.

Knowing that several newer hams needed assistance, a group of local ham
radio operators gathered together and said “let’s work together and maybe
we can get everyone taken care of." Well, a date was set of January 22,
2006, to work on some ham projects for individuals. That date is when "4"
individual projects were completed with the assistance of several hams. It
wasn't long after that date when more projects were completed including the
installation of a 110 foot tall Rohn 35 tower for Jim Pearson, KS80.

January 22, 2006 marks the beginning of what is now referred to the
Marinette and Menominee Ham Assistance Team (H.A.T.).

Here are a few pictures from the very first projects completed on a cold
Sunday (January 22, 2006). Additionally, a CD is included in this booklet
with lots of Ham Assistance Team pictures.

73,


Pete Johnson, AB9PJ
(April 2010)










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W8SCO (Formerly KD8CHL)











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Anyone interested in high fre¬
quency radio communications or
I experimentation is invited to at-
I tend a meeting o' the M&M Radio
iCIub in the American Legion liuild-
ing. Marinette Tuesday. Oct. H, at
8 p.m.

Local interest in amateur radio
; has been growing and this club
j was recently organized to devel¬
op and promote that interest. The
' club will assist interested ]iersons
to acquire the hnovviedge and skill
j required to qualify for federal
I amateur radio licenses. ,

While club activities w\ll be pri¬
marily devoted to amaietir radio
in genera! membership in the Club
is open to any person interested in
any phase of ■"shcr; wave" or
"high frequency" radio communi-
I canon or experimentation.

The following officers have been
i elected to serve or. a iemporar\‘
i basis to carry out organizational
I work: President Plarry V. Fred-
j erick (Radio V.’9QGQl. Vice-Presi-
1 dent Harry E. White tP.adio
W9CNA'). Secretar v-Treasurer
j Frank W. Wedge (Radio W3KKE.'
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'Hams' to Form
Emergency Unit

Frederick Named
Local Co-ordinator

HaiTy V. Frederick of 2628 Park-
ridge avenue, amateur radio opera¬
tor, has been chosen by the Amer-
knn Radio Relay league to set Up
as organization of local am.ateur ra¬
dio operators who would be pre¬
pared to furnish emergency com¬
munication in time of disaster.

Frederick who will be known as
emergency co-ordInator, operates
station \V9QGQ. As co-ordlnator,
he will call local meeting.^ of ama¬
teurs to establish common operat¬
ing procedures and arrange drill
periods when the personal stations
of the ‘'hams" maj’ be mobilized
under simulated emergency condi¬
tions.

His duties also Include liaison
planning with the local chapter of
the Red Cross and other relief agen¬
cies. as suggested In the working
understanding of the ARRL emer¬
gency corps has with national head¬
quarters of the Red Cross and other
agencies. Liaison will be established
also with local protective services,
such as fire and police departments.




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Tuesday, October 13. 1953 -i. ®- - i

Ham Operators |

Conduct Tests I


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Radio 'Hams' to
Hold Area Tests


Members of the Marinette and
Menominee Amateur Radio Emer- '
gency Corps, under the leadership
of Harry Frederick. W8QGQ, Em- I
ergency Coordinator of the Araer- i
ican Radio Relay League, conduct- '
ed a simulated emergency test dur¬
ing the weekend.

The M jc M Amateur Radio Em- i
ergency Corps. (AREC) members i
participating in the test included: :
Mobile units — W8QGQ. Harry
Frederick. Menominee; K8ICO,
Thomas Zeratsky. Menominee;
W8IOS. Howard Lauzer. Menomi¬
nee; K8GNV. Rev. William Schick.
Birch Creek.

Fixed stations — W8NZV. John i
Edquist. Menominee; K8BKA, Kurt |
Berge. Menominee; W9FWD. Ken-1
neth Emmons. Marinette; K9PPI,
Lloyd Rondeau. Marinette. i

This simulated emergency test I
was one of hundreds of similar i
tests. conducted all over the na¬
tion by local units of the Ama- I
teur Radio Emergency Corps dur- ,
ing the weekend. !

Messages were transmitted to j
National Red Cross in Washington j
and-Civil Defense headquarters in 1
Battle Creek. I


Designed to Help
If Disaster Strikes

Sunday members of the Marinette
and Menominee Emergency corps,
under the leadership of H. V. Fred¬
erick, emergency co‘ordlnator of
the Americal Radio Relay league,
will conduct a simulated test to per¬
fect a community plan In the event
‘ of Interruption of all communica¬
tion facilities In the area.

The organization Is a group of
amateur radio operators who have
volunteered to lend assistance In
the event disaster strikes and the
' area would be isolated from the
I outside world.

I A number of short range radio
stations will be set up at strategic
' points around the twin cities to pro¬
vide local communication and sev¬
eral high powered long range sta¬
tions will supply contact with dls-
j tant points. A feature of the test
wdll be the mobile stations operating
r from automobiles of several partl-
' clpants. The. mobile units will be
I tied Into a nationwide network of
amateur stations.

I Those who plan to participate are
I Franklin W. Wedge. Dr. H. L. Jor-
I genson. Kenneth E. Emmons, A. L.
Stewart, Edward J. Kehoe and Fred¬
erick, all of Marinette; Calvin Hels-
Inger of Oconto. William A. Gerber,
Robert A. Landre, Howard W, Sor¬
ensen, all of Menominee. ,

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iRADIO “HAMS”
jCONDUCT TESTS

I A group of Twin City amaleur
radio operators have heen organ-
■zed under direction of Harry V.
Frederick of Marinette into an
emergency corps to provide this
area v;ith communications in event
of a disaster that would cut the
Twin Cities off from outside com¬
munications.

Tlie unit is known as the M. &
M. Emergency Corps of the Ameri¬
ca r^adlo Relay League and yes¬
terday conducted a simulated emer¬
gency test with a view of perfect¬
ing a community plan. A number
of short-range radio stations were
set up at strategic points in Me¬
nominee and Marinette for local
communications and high-powered
long-range stations supplied 'con¬
tact with distant points.

Menominee members of the AEC
and their call numbers are:

W8CBH — William A. Gerber;
W8HND—Robert A. Landre and
W8ZPU—Howard E. Sorensen.

Marinette operators are:

W9BVU — Franklin W. Wedge.
Jr.; W9EOQ—Harvey L. Jorgen¬
son ; W9FWD—Kenneth E. Em¬
mons; W9GKW — A. L. Stewart;
W9KPK — Edward J. Kchoc;
W9QGQ—Harry V. Frederick, a.nd


W9TRG—Calvin Ilcislnger, Oconto
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I'Hams' Engage
In Field Event

Emergency eommu.ni-j
cations and equipment were ac¬
cented the past week end by the
I M & M Radio club members par-
I tidpating in national competition i
i with 13,000 other "hams” through¬
out the United States and Canada.
The event is known as Field Day
and is sponsored annually by the
American Radio Relay league, j
The M & M Radio club camped j
I with their gear at Camp Albrecht
i on the Menominee River, taking
with them enough tents, tables,
and portable gasoline-powered
electric generators to assure put¬
ting a simulated communication
center into operation. |

The Field Day lasted 24 hours'
and began at 4 p. m., Saturday.
Twelve members of the M & M |
I'Radio club worked in teams, ex -1
changing “contacts," reports, md
emergency type messages with i
dub groups. Eighty contacts were |
made. The League event is in the •
form of a contest to see which j
amateur group can score t ii e ,
greater number of "contacts":
with fellow amateurs around the
nation. I

The -M Sc M Radio club presi-ii
dent is Kenneth Emmons W9FVVD 1 ;
who was in charge of arrange -11
ments. Harry Frederick W8QGQI
supervised installation of anten- j
nas and equipment. Use of both i 1


MARINETTE EAGLE-STAR | m
THURSDAY, June 30, 1960 I |


voice and code was used to con¬
tact stations in the United States.

Vice President of the club is
Robert Landre of Menominee and
Douglas Wheelock of Marinette
is secretary. Other members par¬
ticipating were Eugene Paulsen
K8CQW, John Edquist W8NZV,
Robert Harner W8GJJ, Howard
Lozier K8IOS, Kurt Berge K8BKA
Wayne Resting K9AYS, Howard
Sorenson W8PIU, Greg Behrendt,
and Peter Thielen.




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Receives Charter—Calv-m HeUinger of Oconto (right), president of the M. and M. Radio club, receives the
■-■club's new charter from the American Radio Relay league. The presentation was made'at the club's ban-
tJ quel at Silver Dome Thursday evening by F. R. Eggers of Manitowoc (left), assistant director of ARRL's
central division. Liooking on are two club oflicersyEd Kehoe (second from left), vice president, and Ken-
.vneth Eminons, secretary. T^e club is composed ofAmateur radio operators of this vicinity.

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Wednesday, December 23, ' f

, THE HERALD-LEADER. MENOMINEE, MICHIGAN



Postmaster August W. Deigoffe (right) pre¬
senting S-cent commemorative postage stamps
honoring amateur radio operators for work in
the Alaskan earthquake. This is the SOth an-
n versary of the American Radio Relay


League. Accepting the stamps are Ken Em¬
mons, VV9FWD (left), Howard Sorensen,
WBZPU, and Harry Frederick, W8QGQ. (Her¬
ald-Leader photo)

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