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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 share **

Please RSVP

Also, if you would like to play radio we will be operating the:

The OHIO STATE PARKS ON THE AIR CONTEST
Contact any officer for details

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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President’s Message for August

Mike KiefferSummers 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 EST. We will be having a picnic meal at 5pm. The club will be supplying meat and drinks, please bring a covered dish or desert to share. The OSPOTA contest runs from 12pm to 8pm. Set up will start for the contest at 9am. WS6K, Bill, is the coordinator. Come to picnic, play (or relax) at the park and/or operate the contest. We will have 3-4 stations set up to operate. We came in second last year by only a few contacts.
  • 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. See any officer if you want to be nominated.
  • Our Holiday party will be in early December. We are looking for suggestions on where to hold the party. Suggestions are School House, Golden Coral or Putters at the present time. None have universal approval. We normally have 25-30 attendees.

We will have more details at our meeting on 8/14/14 at 7:30pm at the Faith Church on Price Rd.

The presentation for the meeting will be by Richard Arnett, WB4SUV: Fox Hunting 101. We will learn how to track radio signals.

73, Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT), President

ARRL Great Lakes Division Leadership Changes

Jim Weaver, K8JE, has announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors.

Source: ARRL.org

ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, has announced his retirement from the ARRL Board of Directors, effective at noon EDT on July 7. Great Lakes Division Vice Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, of Dundee, Michigan, is the Division’s new Director. The Great Lakes Division is made up of Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.

ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has appointed W. Thomas “Tom” Delaney, W8WTD, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to fill the resulting Vice Director vacancy. Both Williams and Delaney will attend the ARRL National Centennial Convention and the July ARRL Board of Directors’ meeting following the convention in Hartford, Connecticut.

Weaver, who lives in Mason, Ohio, had served as the League’s Great Lakes Division Director since January 2003. He was a member of the Programs & Services and CEO Candidate Screening committees. He continues to hold several Field Organization appointments in Ohio, including Official Observer and Public Information Officer.

Williams had been Great Lakes Division Vice Director since January 2012. He previously served as ARRL Michigan Section Manager — from 1992 until 1997, and from 2003 until 2011.

Delaney, the new Vice Director, was a Public Information Officer for about a decade. He is active on the Queen City Emergency Net and belongs to several clubs in Cincinnati. Active in public service work, Delaney is also the volunteer chairman of the Communications Committee for Disaster Services at the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Presidents Message – July 2014

Milford Amateur Radio Club

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President’s Message – May

Milford Amateur Radio Club

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Field Day Site Change

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ARRL Rookie Roundup

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National World War I Museum – Special Event

Join us on air at WW1USA in 2014! The National World War I Museum, in partnership with amateur radio, will host special event station WW1USA from the grounds of the Liberty Memorial during the centennial observance of World War I. WW1USA has … [Continue reading]