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President’s Message for May 2015

Mike KiefferIf you are interested in helping out with 2015 ARRL Field DAY(6/27 and 6/28/15), contact Bill Schroeder. We need a setup and tear down crews, in addition to operators.

If you are interested in helping out at MARC’s Hamfest (Saturday, 6/20/15). Contact the coordinator, Jim Linn, WB8RRR.

April’s meeting (Thursday 5/14/15 at 7:30pm) presentation topic has been changed to “QSLing in the 21st century by Mark Tannert, WN8U. We will have “Show and Tell” next month to show off your Dayton Hamvention purchases.

We need suggestions for meeting presentation topics. Please email suggestions to email Mike Kieffer.

We will have a brief MARC business meeting after the presentation. Members are welcome to attend.

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

Flying Pig Marathon 2015

Steve Lewis, N8TFD, is looking for amateur radio operators to support the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

You’d be posted at locations along the route and be part of a directed net on 2-meters using an HT and local repeaters.

Posts open as early as 6:00 AM, most close by 2:00 PM.

Register

group: Queen City Emergency Net
password: ham

Please register any preferences in the “notes” section or contact Steve directly to discuss.

Contact Information:

Steve Lewis N8TFD

(859) 393-6563 cell

President’s Message for April

Mike Kieffer
The March MARC birthday party was a rousing success. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the Pizza Party and the Movie “Frequency”. We auctioned off a copy of Jack Purdum’s new book; Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio, available at Amazon.com, for the benefit of the club. Thanks again Jack!

If you are interested in helping out with 2015 ARRL Field DAY, contact Bill Schroeder We need a setup and tear down crews, in addition to operators.

If you are interested in helping out at MARC’s Hamfest. Contact the coordinator, Jim Linn, WB8RRR.

April’s meeting (Thursday,4/9/15 at 7:30pm) presentation topic has been changed to “Feed lines, connectors and tuners (transmatches), by Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT).

We need suggestions for meeting presentation topics. Please email suggestions to Mike Kieffer.

We will have a brief MARC business meeting after the presentation. Members are welcome to attend.

We now have five “off lease” laptops, purchased by the club, for logging and rig control at field events.

We received a donation of a Kenwood TS-440 (HF rig) and FT-2800M (2 meter rig) from Dale Rossman, W8WFC . . Thanks Dale for your generosity!

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

Should we weep for amateur radio?

Milford Amateur Radio Club

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU On an amateur radio mailing list that I subscribe to, one fellow wrote, "I weep for the state of amateur radio in the US, since this dispatch is apparently necessary…" He then pointed to an article on the ARRL website that … [Continue reading]

President’s Message for March 2015

Milford Amateur Radio Club

The March MARC birthday party will be at the regular meeting place (Faith Church) Thursday 3/12/15 and will be a club sponsored (paid) pizza party and movie. We will have a variety of pizza and soft drinks. Food will start at 6:00pm and movie begins … [Continue reading]

MARC Casual Contesters — March SSB Contests

Milford Amateur Radio Club

There are two SSB contests on the MARC calendar in March. Both run for 48 hours, so anyone with an HF radio should be able to get on the air for 15 or 20 minutes and make a few contact. Registration, prior to the contest, is not required for … [Continue reading]

Make Your Own Dipoles With These Center Insulators

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU One of the things that always gets my goat is the price some companies charge for dipole antennas. It's not that they're charging an outrageously large sum of money, and I certainly don't begrudge them making a profit for … [Continue reading]

February RTTY Contests

Milford Amateur Radio Club

MARC Casual Contesters There are two RTTY contests on the MARC contest calendar in February. 1. CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest CQ WPX RTTY starts on Saturday, February 14 at 00:00 UTC (7:00 PM local Friday night) and runs for 48 hours. … [Continue reading]

President’s Message for February

Milford Amateur Radio Club

Based on input from the MARC Board of Directors and the assembled membership at the January meeting, it was decided to continue with the two existing board members, Steve Friebele and Lyle Hamilton. Mike Kieffer, would not move to the board, as he … [Continue reading]