MARC – Cincinnati’s Club For Amateur Radio – 147.345+ (PL 123.0)

President’s Message to the Membership, June 2017

Dave Vest, K8DV
Hello fellow MARC members, it is hard to believe that 2017 is half over, time flies when you are having fun, I guess. As all of you know June is a really busy month for the Milford Amateur Radio Club, with both Hamfest and Field Day occurring just a week apart from each other.

Hamfest plans are well under way and looking to have record breaking attendance. The prizes are coming along and will have lots of hourly door prizes with some extremely nice grand prizes. The Hamfest fleamarket or as I refer to it the boneyard should have a record number of tables this year with lots of items for sale. Once again we will have a food truck on-site which turned out to be successful last year.

Field Day (FD) Chairmen, Erik AC8VK and Mike W8BEI working with Bill WS6K on FD from continue to make excellent progress with the FD plan. Mike is working hard on the publicity for the event while Erick and Bill are working on the logistics of it.

The May meeting was well received with the presentation being on Field Day and MARC’s FD plans. This month MARC will be privileged to have well known DXpeditioner Joe Pater, W8GEX present to MARC the K9W DXpedition to Wake Island. If you have ever wondered what it takes to do a DXpedition you won’t want to miss Joe’s presentation. Joe has been on over 50 DXpeditions and has been the leader of several. I met up with Joe at Hamvention and he confirmed we are still on for June 8th.

As we look into 2017 we will have several interesting presentations coming up:

  • June – K9W DXpedition to Wake Island “The Forgotten 98” by Joe, W8GEX
  • July – Antenna Testing by Erik, AC8VK
  • August – Using test equipment by Al, AC8GY
  • September – TBD

As you know we introduced a new segment to the monthly meetings called “Jack’s Shack”. Feedback so far has been positive, so we will keep it going. I know that for April Jack will have another interesting installment of Jack’s Shack.

If you have an idea for Jack’s Shack you can submit your ideas to either Jack or me at one of the below email addresses:

  • – Dave Vest, K8DV
  • – Jack Purdum, W8TEE

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


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