2021 March News
- Category: Club News
- Published: Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:35
- Written by Administrator
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Please excuse us while we recover from a data failure!
A failed software upgrade crashed the server hosting our website. My Last 2 backups failed to restore it, and my hosts' backup failed to restore it. I am not sure how much data was lost. Certainly, our club news archive was lost - but the balance will not be known about other info stored on the website like the old issues of the Ground Wave - time will tell. My apologies for this failure - and we (The IT folks at my colo host and I) are working to bring complete restoration.
17 people, including 3 new members attended the March meeting in person - and 6 people on the air.
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.
(1:00PM CDT to 8:00PM CDT on Sunday, March 14)
(NOTE: First day of Daylight Savings Time)
M&M ARC, PO Box 1082, Marinette, WI54143-1082
Get a Mailing label HERE !
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 50.
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 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 - Join us every Sunday and Wenesday night at 7 PM for the W8PIF Kandy Net on the 147.000 repeater for club news, local info, and general rag chewing!
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.
We have suspended the program since last winter due to the Covid Pandemic, and we are looking forward to things getting back to normal!
Other Companion Organizations
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.
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.”
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.
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.