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  • 06/01/2020 12:35 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We will be holding a general membership meeting for June. Due to social distancing rules being in place we will have be hosting the meeting via Zoom. 

    Thank you to our friends Scott at the IEEE for providing the use of the high capacity Zoom meeting. 

    Please take a few minutes between now and the meeting to install and test Zoom on your computer or device. Please become familiar with the Zoom controls. We will be asking that you keep your audio feed muted during the meeting.

    Topics will be some general club updates, Fox hunting, Field Day 2020, and other topics as they come up. Watch the web site for the meeting agenda and topics.

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    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 875 6201 7873
    Password: 808333
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    Meeting ID: 875 6201 7873
    Password: 808333
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  • 05/26/2020 19:54 | John Roberts

    To the members and friends of the Motor City Radio Club..

    It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Bruce Wayne Moyer KI8GR Yesterday 05/25/2020  Bruce collapsed and passed at home, he was 72 years old,

    Bruce was very active in the MCRC in years past holding many offices including Secretary, Vice President and President from 1998-2001

    In the 90's Bruce could always be found on the Wyandotte repeater at all hours of the night and would most likely say come on over and have a cup of coffee. He would always participate in Field Day, captain the Novice station and take charge of the midnight chili 

    While in recent years other interests took his radio time away he was always a joy to talk to. Bruce will be greatly missed  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Carol and Son William.  73 my friend.. 


    No Service info as of yet. Obit can be found here https://molnarfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/17957/Bruce-Moyer/obituary.html

  • 05/15/2020 11:04 | Bruce Menning (Administrator)

    Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the May Fox Hunt have been postponed until May 30th.  

    The Fox Hunt starts at 10:30. As the restaurant we usually start from is closed we will start from Community Bible Church, 700 Benson St, Trenton, MI 48183

  • 04/29/2020 17:31 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    This week we are going talk antennas. Kimball has some intersting and informative information for us. What is it??? You will need to join us to find out.

    Topic: Learn A Thing Wednesday

    Time: April 29 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/7895231132

    Meeting ID: 789 523 1132

    If you plan to attend, please drop me a note via email. KD8HFX(at)gmail.com

    -73


  • 04/19/2020 17:55 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We've posted some great new items in the Member Swap section of the website. 

    • 2 HT kits that include 2m amplifiers. 
    • A single 2m amplifier
    • 2 scanners, great for creating a APRS node
    • An Icom 2m mobile rig that is in amazing condition. Great for a backup radio or to get you started. 

    If you are interested in any of these items please contact me via email KD8HFX(at)gmail.com

    In an effort to minimize contact during the C-19 outbreak we will be asking you to pay via the website. A no contact exchange of goods can be arranged after payment.

  • 04/14/2020 13:45 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Reminder for everyone that this weekend is the Michigan QSO party. 

    We have some info posted on the events page

    If you are going to work the party, please visit the events page and register. That will help us know who participated. 

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 04/14/2020 13:10 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    This week we are going to try some hands on PSK31 operation. We are going to attempt to receive some PSK 31 on 10m. If you're set up for it we will make some simple and quick QSOs. 

    Topic: Learn A Thing Wednesday

    Time: April 15 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://zoom.us/j/7895231132

    Meeting ID: 789 523 1132

    If you plan to attend, please drop me a note via email. KD8HFX(at)gmail.com

    -73


  • 04/05/2020 09:37 | Kimball Williams

    The following courtesy of Daniel Mouer Wa4GSD of the Long Island CW Club.

    Temporary Ham Radio Q-Codes for our times:

    QLD: I am locked down.
    QUA: I am quarantined.
    QPD: I am in the middle of a pandemic.
    QTP: I have toilet paper. Want to trade for a new car?
    QFC: I am flattening the curve.
    QHG: I need a hug.
    QSH: I am sheltering in place.
    QHS: I have hand sanitizer. Want to trade for two new cars?
    QSD: I am observing social distancing.
    QCV: I hate Coronavirus.


  • 04/01/2020 19:58 | Kimball Williams

    NETS:

    From Ralph Katz, AA8RK, Public Info Coordinator for ARRL Mi Section, ARRL:

    A sample of some social nets in Southeast MI:

    how often         EDT        Freq City Description
    Daily 10:00 146.960     Ann Arbor FM net on W8RP repeater
    Daily 14:00 443.500  Ann Arbor Statewide DMR net on Brandmeister 3126
    Daily 19:00 146.960  Ann Arbor FM net on W8RP repeater
    Thursday 20:00 146.960  Ann Arbor FM Maker net on W8RP repeater
    Daily 19:30 28.310  Hazel Park SSB rag chew
    Tuesday 20:00 145.450  Chelsea FM Net on WD8IEL repeater


  • 03/25/2020 19:07 | Lawrence VanBelle

    Bob K8HV was taken by ambulance to Wyandotte Hospital with difficulty breathing earlier this week. For privacy sake I will not share explicit details.

    He was NOT diagnosed with COVID-19. and was treated and responded very well to treatment.  I was able to get him all of the well wishes that were expressed on the 24MAR20 Net. I will update as I have more information.

    28MAR20 update, Bob is still in Wyandotte Hospital still recovering, I have not heard that he has been moved out of ICU. He is reported as being in good spirits.

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