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President’s Message for November

Mike Kieffer

MARC Elections Are Here!!

Our November meeting, Thursday 11/13/14, is our annual MARC elections. We also have a vote on a proposed MARC BY-LAWS change. All paid and Ham licensed members are encourages to attend and vote on the proposed amendment and 2015 MARC officer elections. The proposed change is:


The proposed slate of officers for 2015 is:

o Michael Kieffer, KD8OUT, – President (assuming By-Laws are changed)
o Vice President, Ron Brooks AC8MA
o Treasurer, Chris Spiess AE8TT
o Secretary, Andrew Rohne KE8P

If you wish to run for one of these positions, let us know at the elections meeting.

At the November meeting we will also be doing “Show and Tell” (as time permits), so bring interesting Ham things you have acquired. As time permits, we will also be doing, “Ask the group”. So bring your Ham questions and the group will do our best to answer them.

Our Holiday party will be at the restaurant: SMOQ at 275 Pictoria Dr, Springdale, OH 45246 on Sunday 12/7/14 from 4 to 6 pm. SMOQ is a southern, country menu. We will have a private room. The prices are from $9 to $22. Each paid (attending) member (+ 1 guest) will receive a $10 gift card(s) to SMOQ at the dinner. Each paid family membership attending will receive up to four $10 gift cards (only for those attending). Each member (group) will run and be responsible to pay their own check and can apply their gift cards as needed. There will be adult beverages available. We need to get a count, so Andrew, KE8P, will be sending out a survey to see who is coming.

Our next meeting is on 11/13/14 at 7:30pm at the Faith Church on Price Rd.

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

MARC Contesters – CQ WW DX Contest

The next contest on the MARC contest calendar is the CQ WW DX Contest that starts Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM local time and runs for 48 hours.

If you can only operate a few hours consider entering using the Classic overlay category. Operation is limited to 24 hours.

If your a new ham you may qualify for the Rookie overlay category.

Don’t worry about how much time you can operate, most MARC contesters are casual operators and only spend a few hours operating during most contests. The club goal is to maximize club participation. Make one contact, send in a log and your a participant.

If you’d like to add your score to the MARC score in the Club Competition, include the following line in your Cabrillo log entry: CLUB: Milford Ohio Amateur Radio Club

I don’t need to register teams for this contest so if you decide, at the last minute, to make a few contacts that’s not a problem, you can still support the clubs efforts.

Check the rules at: They have changed since last year.

Section XII Judging, Section A Unsportsmanlike Conduct, addresses one of my pet peeves, run stations that don’t ID. Those using a spotting network may have his call, but those running unassisted need him to ID.

Bill WS6K
MARC Contest Coordinator

Proposed change to By-laws


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