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

President’s Message to the Membership, July 2017

By the time you read this we will be into July and summer just seems to be passing us by. This past month has proved to be extremely busy for the Milford Amateur Radio Club with holding our annual hamfest followed just one week later by ARRL Field Day.

June club meeting was very well attended and Joe W8GEX gave a great presentation on K9W “DXpedition to Wake Island”. Feedback has been very positive and we appreciate Joe and his wife Janet W8CAA coming out and visiting us at our June MARC meeting.

Hamfest was a huge hit with very good attendance and large flea market (boneyard) area. This year the weather stayed on our side although a little hot for some there were blue skies and most important no rain. My hats off to Jim WB8RRR as hamfest chairman in doing a great job once again in pulling it altogether. I would like to also thank all the volunteers from the club who helped out and were there when needed.

Field Day (FD) Chairmen, Erik AC8VK and Mike W8BEI working with Bill WS6K on FD made the event a complete success! According to Bill WS6K this was the first time in a lot of years the club made over a 1000 contacts. There was a number of visitors to the site and everyone did their best to make them welcome and a give them a chance to operate if they wanted. I again thank the FD committee as well as those who came out and helped with the setup, operating and tear down afterwards.

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

  • 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 July 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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