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President’s Message to the Membership, September 2016

Mike KiefferThe presentation schedule for the next five months is:

  • Sep – Building fan dipoles, by Mark Tannert
  • Oct – Club Build by Dr. Jack Purdum
  • Nov – Selecting and Getting Started with Microcontrollers by Erik Heidt
    (Election of club officers)
  • Dec – Holiday Party & Show and Tell
  • Jan – Mobile Radio Installation by Mark Tannert

We are still accepting nominations for 2017 Club Officers. The current nominations for 2017 are:

  • President – Ron Brooks, David Vest
  • Vice President – Dr. Jack Purdum
  • Secretary – Mark Tannert
  • Treasurer – Chris Spiess

The club officers are also planning the clubs budget for 2016/2017. We welcome suggestions for purchases that complement our clubs mission of education and fellowship in the radio arts. Please forward any suggestions to any club officer. You may email any officer at:

  • president@w8mrc.com – Mike Kieffer
  • vicepresident@w8mrc.com – Ron Brooks
  • secretary@w8mrc.com – Mark Tannert
  • treasurer@w8mrc.com – Chris Spiess

Our Treasurer, Chris Spiess, wants me to remind everyone that 2016 membership dues are now payable. You can give Chris cash or check at a meeting or check by mail (MARC PO BOX 100 Milford, OH 45150). You can also pay via PayPal at www.w8mrc.com. To remain active on the roster, as a member, payment must be received by

President’s Message to the Membership, August 2016

Mike KiefferThe presentation schedule for 2016 and part of 2017 is as follows

Aug., 2016 Software Defined Radio – Dr. John Wiener, AB8O
Sep., 2016 Contesting – Dave Vest, K8DV / Bill Schroeder, WS6K
Oct., 2016 Club Build – Jack, W8TEE / Club Elections
Nov., 2016 Selecting/Getting Started with Microcontrollers – Erik Heidt, AC8VK
Dec., 2016 Holiday Party / “Show and Tell”
Jan., 2017 Mobile Radio Installation – Mark Tannert, WN8U

We need nominations for 2017 President of MARC. I am not planning to run in 2017. As always, nominations for the other officers are welcome.

Nominations are still open for 2017 Club Officers. The club officers are also planning the clubs budget for 2016/2017. We welcome suggestions for purchases that complement our clubs mission of education and fellowship in the radio arts. Please forward any suggestions to any club officer:

  • president@w8mrc.com
  • vicepresident@w8mrc.com
  • secretary@w8mrc.com
  • treasurer@w8mrc.com

Our treasurer, Chris Spiess, wants me to remind everyone that 2016 membership dues are now payable. You can give Chris cash or check at a meeting or check by mail (MARC PO BOX 100 Milford, OH 45150). You can also pay via PayPal at www.w8mrc.com. To remain active on the roster, as a member, payment must be received by 3/31/16.

Thank you!
Mike Kieffer(KD8OUT), President

MARC Casual Contesters – August 2016 Contests

There are three contests on the MARC Casual Contesters calendar in August

1. NAQP SSB

The contest period is from 1800 UTC August 20 to 0600 UTC August 21. 2016. The contest has a Team Competition, teams must be registered prior to the contest. If you want to be on a MARC team send an email to Denny KC8RPV at dhutson@fioptics.com prior to 9:00 PM local time Friday, August 20.

Link to rules:   http://www.ncjweb.com/

 

2. Rookie Roundup RTTY

The contest period is from 1800 UTC to 2359 UTC, August 21, 2016. There is no entry for non-rookies, however everyone is encouraged to get on the air and work as many rookies as you can.

A link to rules on is currently on the ARRL home page:   http://www.arrl.org/ or from the homepage > On The Air > Contests > Contest Rules > Rookie Roundup

 

3. Ohio QSO Party

The contest period is from noon to midnight local time on August 27,2016. The contest has a Club Competition. If you want your score added to the MARC total add the following line in your entry: “CLUB: Milford Ohio ARC”

Link to rules:  http://www.ohqp.org/

 

If you have any question contact me or Denny on the MARC repeater or via email.

73

Bill, WS6K
MARC Casual Contesters Coordinator

Ohio State Parks On The Air

EastFork

The Milford Amateur Radio Club will be operating from the Indian Mounds Shelter parking lot in East Fork State Park during Ohio State Parks On The Air (OSPOTA) on September 10, 2016. Enter the park from SR 125, go past the park headquarters, and … [Continue reading]

Important Message from the President

Our club has received an important donation. Dr. James T. Lee has donated an Icom model 7700 transceiver to our club. This is significant and generous donation. Here is a little background on Dr. Lee. Dr. James T. Lee is a retired surgeon from Saint … [Continue reading]

New web-based club chat service

The club now has a Slack channel for people to keep in touch, communicate and otherwise just chit chat during the day. Slack is a web-based and app-based team communication tool which is extremely simple and very popular. Slack can be accessed from … [Continue reading]

President’s Message to the Membership, July 2016

Our two big events of the year are now in the record book. Hamfest was a roaring success. Record attendance and a good time was had by all. All those attending Field Day had a good time and made lots of contacts. July meeting presentation is: … [Continue reading]

2016 Field Day by the Milford Amateur Radio Club

Once again over the weekend of June 25th and 26th the Milford Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the annual ARRL Field Day exercise. The club will be operating three stations this year working with several modes of communications … [Continue reading]

Hamfest 2016 by the Milford Amateur Radio Club

Announcing our Twenty-Sixth Annual Club Hamfest     When: Saturday June 18, 2016 Where: Eastside Christian Church - 5874 Montclair Blvd, Milford, Ohio Time: 8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Admission: $5.00 (Children under 12 admitted … [Continue reading]