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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 including SSB (single sideband) voice, morse code (CW), as well as RTTY (radio teletype). The club will also be using several different types of antennas presenting a opportunity to see how different antennas work for communications.

In addition to the three main stations the club will also be supporting a GOTA (Get On The Air) station. Although the Field Day activity runs 24 hours the GOTA station will only run from 2:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday. This station will provide an opportunity for newly licensed or non-licensed to experience the excite of making contacts with other stations from other areas of North America. There will be coaches present to help walk you through the process.

There will also be information available on how to become a ham and other educational information. There will also be other coaches available to answer questions about our operation and general ham radio questions.

The club will be setup on the backside of the Mulberry Elementary School. The address is 5950 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH, 45150. See map for location.

Hamfest 2016 by the Milford Amateur Radio Club

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 free)

!!! Same Location as Last Year !!!

Plenty of parking and tailgating space

  • Tailgating = $1.00 regardless of spaces needed.
  • Inside Tables $5.00 (Requires an admission ticket)
  • For tables or more information call Jim WB8RRR at 513-831-6255 or wb8rrr@arrl.net
  • Commercial Vendors Invited
  • VE Exams – 9:00 AM – Walk-ins Welcome. Bring ID

Grand prize: 800W inverter generator!!! Also, hourly prize drawings!

GATE OPENS AT 6:00 A.M. FOR SET-UP

Talk-In: 147.345 +

Club Address: Milford Amateur Radio Club ~ P.O. Box 100, Milford, OH 45150

Directions: TAKE I-275 TO EXIT 57. GO EAST ON ST. RT. 28. TURN LEFT AT THE 1ST LEFT TURN TRAFFIC LIGHT (opposite direction than LOWE’S and IHOP). TURN LEFT ON MONTCLAIR (which is along side Milford Self Storage) FOLLOW ¼ MILE TO HAMFEST~TURN LEFT~

President’s Message to the Membership, June 2016

Mike KiefferWe are still in the planning for 2016 Club activities at the present time. We have 2016 Hamfest and 2016 Field Day in the final planning stages. Jim Linn (WB8RRR at 513-831-6255 or wb8rrr@arrl.net) is planning Hamfest and Bill Schroeder (Bisonwm@aol.com) is planning Field Day. Please contact them if you wish to help in getting ready for those events.

June meeting presentation is: “Ohio ARRL Section History” by Scott Yonally, N8SY, Section Manager – Ohio

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.

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
  • 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
Ron Brooks (AC8MA), Vice President
Mark Tannert(WN8U), Secretary
Chris Spiess(AE8TT), Treasurer

President’s Message to the Membership, May 2016

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President’s Message to the Membership, April 2016

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Why You Should Get Your Extra Class License

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President’s Message to the Membership, March 2016

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March Contest Calendar

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Free Ham Radio Classes Set

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