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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


President’s Message – October

Mike Kieffer
Our October meeting, Thursday 10/9/14, will be a special event. Jack Purdum, W8TEE, will present: “Arduino based watt meter/dummy load combo”. Jack is a published author, teacher and QST contributor. Jack is generously donating an Arduino micro controller with a retail value of $29.95 and one of his books with a retail value of $39.95. We will raffle off each item at the meeting for $2 per chance or 3 for $5, so bring dollar bills. The raffle will benefit the club operations.

Club officer elections are coming up in November. We need interested members to come forward to serve. President and Treasurer are definitely open for 2015. KE8P, Andrew, our secretary, volunteered to gather a nominated slate of candidates. See Andrew if you are interested in running for any office.

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 $8 to $22. The club will be subsidizing part of the dinner; we will formalize the amount at this meeting. Each member group will run and pay their own check and 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.

We will have more details at our meeting on 10/10/14 at 7:30pm at the Faith Church on Price Rd.

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

President’s Message September 2014

Fall is Here! We have the MARC Picnic/”Ohio Parks on the Air” coming up. The event will be held at the Turkey Ridge Shelter at East Fork State Park, September 6, 2014 from 12 noon to 8pm EST. We will be having a picnic meal at 5 to 5:30pm. The … [Continue reading]

MARC Annual Family Picnic


MILFORD AMATEUR RADIO CLUB ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC SATURDAY SEPT. 6TH – 2014 EASTFORK STATE PARK Turkey Ridge shelter Noon – 8pm Pot-luck-Dinner – 5:30PM Club provides burgers, brats, soft drinks, plates & utensils ** bring something to … [Continue reading]

President’s Message for August

Milford Amateur Radio Club

Summers in its final days and time to start thinking about Fall activities. We have the MARC ”Ohio Parks on the Air” coming up. The event will be held at the Turkey Ridge Shelter at East Fork State Park, September 6, 2014 from 12 noon to 8pm … [Continue reading]

ARRL Great Lakes Division Leadership Changes


Jim Weaver, K8JE, has announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors. Source: ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, has announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors, effective at noon EDT on July … [Continue reading]

Presidents Message – July 2014

Milford Amateur Radio Club

June, 2014 is now in the history books! This is the busiest month of the year for our club. The Hamfest was a great success. We sold all our admission tickets and all of the food. Our net profit was in line with previous years. Thanks to Jim … [Continue reading]

President’s Message – June

June will be a busy month. We are preparing for two major club sponsored events. Our Hamfest is Saturday June 21, 2014 and ARRL Field Day, June 28-29, 2014. There has been a location change for Field Day due to a scheduling conflict with the … [Continue reading]