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MARC Casual Contesters – August Contests

There are two contests in August on the MARC Casual Contesters Calendar.

1. First up is the North American QSO Party (NAQP) SSB that starts at 1800 UTC on August 15 and runs until 0600 UTC on August 16.

Goal is to work as many North American stations as possible. It’s a good contest for chasing WAS (Worked All States) as the rare ones will be on the air.

Rules can be found at:

The contest has a Team Competition, teams must be registered prior to the contest. Denny, KC8RPV, is taking the lead for NAQP so if you want to be on a MARC team contact Denny by 9:00 PM on the Friday before the contest.

2. Next up is the Ohio QSO Party that runs from noon to midnight local time on August 22.

Rules can be found at

The Ohio QSO Party has a club competition. To have your score added to the MARC score include the following line in your entry:

CLUB: Milford Ohio ARC

Bill WS6K
MARC Contest Coordinator

Presidents Message for July

Mike Kieffer
Attendance at our Hamfest was about ½ the typical attendance due to the rain. Jim (WB8RRR) is still tallying up the results, but our income will be substantially less than a typical year. We all appreciate Jim’s and all the other members that worked the event in the rain!

Our 2015 Field Day event was a success, even though there was murky weather on Saturday. Bill (WS6K) is still working on the final score, but it appears that our participation and final score will be higher than 2014. Great job!

July meeting (Thursday 6/09/15 at 7:30pm) presentation topic is – Lego Build (40m CW transceiver for $50) by Jack Purdum.

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

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

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

Field Day – The Last Blast

2015 Field Day Logo Red Design 1It’s not too late to decide to come to the Milford ARC Field Day.

If you are coming and didn’t respond to either the online survey or the survey at the June meeting and plan to stay for the dinner on Saturday let us know so we can adjust the headcount. Bring a covered dish or dessert, the club is providing burgers, brats and hot dogs.

We will be running Class 4A, with two SSB stations that will also run RTTY, one CW station and one PSK-31 station.

There will be a GOTA station for those licensed since Field Day 2014 or for those without a license.

We’ll also have a station working satellites and 2m/6m SSB.

Location: Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Rd, Milford. Look for us at the back of the school. Directions / MAP

Talk In: Milford ARC repeater 147.345+, PL 123

Friday, June 26, 2015. Setup starting at 9:00 AM EDT..

Saturday, June 27, 2015. Setup starting at 9:00 AM. On the air operation starts at 2:00 PM and runs for 24 hours.

Sunday, June 28, 2015. 2:00 PM, start tearing down.

Goal is to maximize the number of participants that get on the air. If you want to log or operate let the station captains know, don’t be bashful.

If you come out bring a lawn chair. If you plan to be onsite after dark bring a flashlight. If you have an HT bring it. Don’t forget the sunscreen and rain gear.

If you come onsite be sure to sign the participants log.

Stay tuned to the Milford ARC repeater for the latest Field Day updates.

Bill WS6K
Cell: 513 607-2270

H.R. 1301- The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015

Milford Amateur Radio Club

By Kay, N3KN President, ARRL At the time I'm writing this, H.R. 1301 has 64 co-sponsors, with a few more expected by the end of the week. That's excellent, but we need more. A lot more. Some of you have done e-mail bulletins encouraging … [Continue reading]

Paddlefest Volunteers Needed

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Presidents Message for June

Milford Amateur Radio Club

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Dayton was a Blast this Year

Provided by Dan, KB6NU A couple of weeks ago, I made my annual pilgrimage to Dayton for the 2015 Hamvention. This year, I had even more fun than in the past, and that's saying a lot. I started Dayton 2015 on Thursday by attending the QRP-ARCI's … [Continue reading]

2015 Cincinnati Tour de Cure


by Steve Lewis, N8TFD We need 10 MORE volunteers! … [Continue reading]

President’s Message for May 2015

Milford Amateur Radio Club

If 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). … [Continue reading]