2021 May News

At our June 10th  meeting!

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

Arde Nelson Commissioned Honorary Member of MNM ARC!
At our May meeting, Arde Nelson (KA9WAR) was recognized for his many years of service and support to the Marinette & Menominee ARC with an Honorary Membership, only one of a few in the club's history. Most recently recognized for his organization of the Peshtigo Historical Days "Special Event Station" coming up later this year, Arde was appointed as Honorary Chairperson of the committee for the 150th Anniversary of the Peshtigo Fire by President Steve (K9STT). "Arde was instrumental in securing a spot for the ham radio special event and would likely not be happening without Arde's hard work", said Steve.

Successful Brat Fry at Jack's

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

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


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



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




Volunteers Needed for Club events

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


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

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

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

Marinete Logging & Heritage Fest Brat Fry Funrasier!
July 10, 2021 Volunteer Form


W8PIF Mug Fundraiser!

all $15 goes to the club!

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

-> Mug Order Form <-


EmCom Trailer Button Fundraiser

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



DAR Hamshack reopens April 6th!


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

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


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

Visit our mug fundraiser booth in the trailer!

Saturday June 19, 2021 - Powers, Michigan


 Check out W8PIF Ham Swap!  List your unused equipment,

or buy things you've been looking for! Click here!








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.