2021 April News

Volunteers Needed for Club Fundraisers/Events:

Brat Fry fundraiser on May 1, 2021 at JACK'S in Menominee - volunteers are needed - sign up ->HERE!

Breakfast on the Farm: June 27, 2021, Harmony , Communications Volunteer 5 am to noon sign up ->HERE!


Repeater Updates:

440.075 is up with Yaesu Fusion & WiresX

Thanks to the hard work of Pete (ab9pj), Bruce (n9con)Shannon (), Eric (kg9gh), and Steve (k9stt) the new machine has been installed and operational.  I have been working on the digital side trying to get Yaesu's Wires-X up which is finally working, node #62285 (3/27) - and a big thank you to Rick (w9ric) in Appleton for his guidance on WiresX and Yaesu Fusion!

224.600 is up at the Menominee location

The K9STT repeater is now mounted at the Menominee location, with a wider range. The footprint puts Marinette & Menominee area within reach with an HT, and extends its mobile footprint to about 15 miles.

These improvements bring new technology and bands to our area for our members, and bring the WiresX DAR Youth room to life for the HamShack at the DAR Boys & Girls Club in Menominee!

Thank you to the many people who worked to make this happen!


W8PIF Mug Fundraiser!

all $15 goes to the club!

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

-> Mug Order Form <-


EmCom Trailer Button Fundraiser

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



DAR Hamshack reopens April 6th!


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

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


See this great article by K5KGH about Elmers sent to us by ED - KG8CX!









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



About Our Club....

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

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


Meetings 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) +



 DAR Boys & Girls Club - Menominee, MI


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

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



 Other Companion Organizations


(Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team)

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



Wisconsin ARES / RACES Emergency Communications

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

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

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


Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)   

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




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.