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President’s Message to the Membership, January 2017

Dave Vest, K8DV

Hello fellow MARC members and welcome to 2017. I am happy to be serving as president for the next year and hope that together we can have MARC continue down the road of success.

My appreciation goes to Mike Kieffer (KD8OUT) for serving the last 3.5 years as president and I look forward to working with him as a sitting board member.

As we look into the beginning of 2017 we have several interesting presentations that are coming up the first three months of 2017:

  • January – “Mobile Insulation” by Mark, WN8U
  • February – “K3NG Keyer” by Erik, AC8VK
  • March – TBD, tentatively “Casual Contesting” by Dave, K8DV

We will also be introducing a new segment to the monthly meetings called “Jack’s Shack”. What is “Jack’s Shack”, you ask? It is going to be 5 to 10 minute segment on quick ham radio topics presented by our newly minted vice-president Jack Purdum (W8TEE) or by someone he has appointed. The subject may be a new accessory that Jack has come up with, operating hints, a ham radio experience, member spot light, or maybe my something along the lines of “my radio has X on it, what’s that for?” You can submit your ideas to either Jack or myself at one of the below email addresses:

  • – Dave Vest, K8DV
  • – Jack Purdum, W8TEE
  • – Mark Tannert, WN8U
  • – Chris Spiess, AE8TT

There are a few items that the club needs to get working on right away and decide on a game plan, mostly importantly the annual club hamfest and then the ARRL Field Day. I will be looking to appoint a chairman for each of these events.

If you have not been to a meeting in a while, I ask that you try and attend in 2017 and get involved as the club is only what you make of it.

Dave K8DV

Club Holiday Party Reminder

As a reminder to all club members, please note that instead of a standard meeting, there will be a party this evening.

The doors open at 6:30pm, and the location is the same as the normal meetings at the Faith Church. Food and drink are provided. We look forward to seeing you!

National Parks on the Air Operating Event 11/26/2016

This Saturday, club members will activate the NPOTA site TR04 (North Country Scenic Trail). The location will be at the soccer field by E.Galbraith (Kugler Mill Rd.) and Rt.126. Setup is at 10:00am and we should start on air operations by 11:00am. Weather permitting we’ll operate until about 4:00pm.

If you don’t feel like doing the Mall, come on down to Camp Dennison and help activate! If you have a LoTW certificate you can operate using your own call. If not you may use one of the calls of the other operators that are there.

If you have questions contact Denny, KC8RPV or Bill, WS6K on the Milford repeater or email Denny at

President’s Message to the Membership, November 2016

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President’s Message to the Membership, September 2016

The presentation schedule for the next five months is: Sep - Building fan dipoles, by Mark Tannert Oct - Club Build by Dr. Jack Purdum Nov - Selecting and Getting Started with Microcontrollers by Erik Heidt (Election of club officers) … [Continue reading]

President’s Message to the Membership, August 2016

The presentation schedule for 2016 and part of 2017 is as follows Aug., 2016 Software Defined Radio - Dr. John Wiener, AB8O Sep., 2016 Contesting - Dave Vest, K8DV / Bill Schroeder, WS6K Oct., 2016 Club Build - Jack, W8TEE / Club … [Continue reading]

MARC Casual Contesters – August 2016 Contests

There are three contests on the MARC Casual Contesters calendar in August 1. NAQP SSB The contest period is from 1800 UTC August 20 to 0600 UTC August 21. 2016. The contest has a Team Competition, teams must be registered prior to the contest. … [Continue reading]

Ohio State Parks On The Air

The Milford Amateur Radio Club will be operating from the Indian Mounds Shelter parking lot in East Fork State Park during Ohio State Parks On The Air (OSPOTA) on September 10, 2016. Enter the park from SR 125, go past the park headquarters, and … [Continue reading]

Important Message from the President

Our club has received an important donation. Dr. James T. Lee has donated an Icom model 7700 transceiver to our club. This is significant and generous donation. Here is a little background on Dr. Lee. Dr. James T. Lee is a retired surgeon from Saint … [Continue reading]