Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Club News

Post your news and and links here.  This is a great way of keeping people up to date on the latest happening in the club.

  • 07/04/2016 10:14 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    There is still time to work the 13 colonies special event stations. 

    Operations continue through July 6th.

  • 06/27/2016 12:06 | Deleted user

    We are in need of a new Spark Gap Editor. KI8CS will be moving on after the October elections.

    Some computer skills are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word would be helpful. Some training is available, but the process is more personal learning curve.

    Your first edition would be November. Contact Chuck KI8CS to sign on.

  • 06/27/2016 11:56 | Deleted user

    Just a reminder that we will have officer nominations at the September 9th meeting (at Copeland Center, 7:00pm).

    If you would like to run for office, contact Jim KD8HFX to get on the list.

    At this time, there are openings for president and secretary with no candidates listed.

  • 06/03/2016 23:30 | Deleted user

    Hello Everyone,

    We had 39 members present tonight at the membership meeting. Thanks to everyone for coming. With the 23 proxies, the YES votes totaled 62. There were only 4 no show / no proxy members.

    Getting this 501C3 is a big deal for the club. It opens up a lot of opportunities for us. "Upper management" is already looking at donation possibilities.

    Thanks again and 73,

    Chuck KI8CS

    Secretary, MCRC

  • 05/31/2016 12:11 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We still have a lot of great items up for sale on the Member Swap page.

    With the meeting this week now is a great time to put in your order and I'l deliver the item at the meeting on Friday.

    Just send me an email with the item you are interested in and your offer (if different than the asking price) KD8HFX (at)

  • 05/26/2016 09:30 | Deleted user

    Charlie Myer has gone SK at age 89, on May 24, 2016.

    The funeral arrangements for our friend, Charlie, are as follows:

    Martenson Funeral Home, 3200 West Rd, Trenton

    Visitation - Saturday May 28, 1:00pm to 9:00pm

    Funeral Service - Sunday May 29, 2:00pm

    Internment With Military Honors

    Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery

    31263 Huron River Drive, Huron Twp                            

  • 05/21/2016 09:58 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Today we posted the first in what we hope will be a series of educational videos designed to help members become better operators and prepare us for Field Day.

    Check out the new Field Day Education page.

  • 04/17/2016 15:17 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The MI-QSO party log has been uploaded!!

    Here is a break down:


    PH CONTACTS: 112



    RAW SCORE: 19504

    (Score is unofficial until final posting by Mad River Radio Club)

  • 04/17/2016 09:33 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    MCRC's participation in the Michigan QSO party went very well. Members took this opportunity to hone existing skills and to teach the new operators the ways of good contesting.

    Two of our newest operators Tony KE8CDD and Patrick KE8DOA took the operating positions under the watchful eye of Joel WU8Y. Under Joel's tutelage the two new guys found their rhythm and were working pileups like champs.

    Experienced operators Stan K8SB, Joel WU8Y, Bob AC8DZ, Gary W8GPR and Jim KD8HFX took over the airwaves and pounded out contact after contact. (Well K8SB was the only one truly "pounding out contacts" Stan's CW skills are unmatched!)

    A big thanks goes out to John N8KAM for arranging the stations location. Thanks to all the members who came out on Friday to help put up the antenna.

    There were some last minute complications with submitting the log, but we plan to work out that problem this week. Once we have our final points break down we will post that.

    73 everyone and good DX in 2016

  • 03/04/2016 10:07 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    It’s MGST Time Again!

    We have once again been asked to provide communications in support of the 33rd Annual Metro Grand Spring Tour.  The ride will be on Sunday, May 1, 2016 and starts at the Willow Metropark at 7 AM.  We usually cover about 15 checkpoints along the route.  If you are  interested in signing up, please go to the club website, see me at the March or April meeting or you can contact me via email or phone.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Don’t forget we get a free pancake breakfast provided by Chris Cakes at the Erie Metropark in Rockwood until 1 PM.  (Park entrance fee applies.)   Below, I have included some information on what we do and what you need to bring.

    What to Bring:

    • An automobile (each person needs transportation unless working together)
    • Radio capable of 5 Watt output.  Higher power Mobile Rig preferred
    • Antenna capable of reaching the Wyandotte Repeater
    • Notepad and pen/pencil to record messages
    • Bag lunch (Some assignment are a long distance from where one can purchase food and we cannot substitute for you while you are looking for a place to eat)
    • Comfortable chair (optional)
    • Cell phone for back up communications with the NCS
    • Tire Pump with dual fittings (Optional)

    Net Control Station will be located at the Willow Metropark swimming pool area

    • 6:30 AM a few to help put up the antenna and MCRC banner.
    • 6:45 AM report for assignments if you have not already received them by other means such as email or US mail.  
    • Be aware there is a $10.00 daily park admission fee good for all Metroparks.  Annual passes are $21.00 for seniors. 

    You will receive:

    • Checkpoint assignment
    • Maps
    • MGST T-Shirt

    Breakfast at Lake Erie Metropark starts at 8 AM.  I will attempt to assign operators to their checkpoint in such a way that those locations at the extreme distances on the routes can go to the breakfast prior to reporting to their checkpoint.  The relief operators, providing we have any, will replace others in turn for breakfast.


    Woody N8MWQ  Cell Phone: 734-818-0484


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