Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Club News

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  • 03/23/2020 16:23 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    I'm going to try and hold a 1 hour learning session each Wednesday. This week topic will be related to using some of the little used features of the website. 

    Topic: Learn A Thing Wednesday

    Time: Mar 25, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 789 523 1132

    I'm looking for other interesting topics that we can go over. Please email me your ideas or if you are interested in presenting something. 

  • 03/20/2020 14:34 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Your board met yesterday via a video conference call. In attendenace was 

    W8BJZ - John - President
    AC8KD - Bruce - Vice-President
    W8RFC - Bob - Parliamentarian
    KD8HFX - Jim - Trustee

    K8HV - Bob - Chair of Education Committee

    The focus on the meeting was dealing with the current Covid-19 situation and how to keep members engaged. A few points to take away from the discussion. 

    ALL General Membership meetings, board meetings, and breakfasts for the month of April are CANCELED. 

    The board will begin meeting every other Thursday via web conference for a quick status report and to discuss the changing situation. 

    We are looking for ways to continue to engage members and potential members. The following ideas were discussed

    • Continuing the General class instruction via the repeater or simplex
    • Club participation in the Michigan QSO party 
    • Continuing the nightly informal check in net. Each night between 1900 and 2100 hours. 
    • Weekly web casts on ham related topics. First one will possibly be a work session for FT-8 or other digital modes.

    As of right now the FOX HUNT for May is still ON. You can look for some potential changes to the rules and how the hunt will operate as we won't be meeting for breakfast prior to the hunt.

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 03/17/2020 19:38 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    As we are all dealing with the prospect of a few weeks in semi-isolation. It is important for our mental health to keep in contact with friends. We are asking that members take some time each night between 1900 and 2100 to sit in front of their radio and put out a {My Call} Listening there is a chance that someone out there needs a bit of social interaction. Have a five or ten-minute rag chew. Make sure your fellow ham is doing well. This isn't a formal net. It is an opportunity to connect and make this time of isolation a little less lonely.

    I'm going to due my best to be at the radio for some part of each night. Hope you will find some time to do the same. 

  • 03/15/2020 19:25 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    GREENE CTY SHERIFF: Just received word that the 2020 Dayton Hamvention has been cancelled.

  • 03/13/2020 10:27 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The Ham Radio VE Test session scheduled for Saturday, March 14th has been canceled due to health concerns.

    Woody Kirkman N8MWQ

  • 03/13/2020 07:59 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The general membership meeting and Skywarn training for tonight have been canceled.

  • 02/29/2020 18:12 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The club was contacted by the estate of K8SGI. They are having an estate sale on March 5, 6 and 7. As part of the sale there are a number of ham radio items that some of you may be interested in. 

    Here is a link to the sale

    Take a look at some of the pictures and see if there is anything you would like. 

    Lets help this family find good homes for all of their fathers treasured gear.

    -73 KD8HFX

  • 01/26/2020 12:33 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Jerry Druyor - KB8AI became a silent key on January 23rd at the age of 84. Our thoughts go out to Jerry's family in, this, their time of sorrow. 

    Information about visitation and services can be found here.

  • 01/21/2020 19:08 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    February 2020 QST has erroneously listed the LARC Swap on their Hamfest Calendar for Feb. 23.

    This has caused some doubt and confusion, with a few individuals and vendors apparently thinking the event is back on.

    As announced some time ago, the Livonia ARC 2020 swap event was, and remains, cancelled.

    Please pass this information along to anyone who might have planned to take part.

    Thanks, 73.

    Chuck Reti


    Public Information Officer

    Livonia Amateur Radio Club

  • 01/15/2020 20:23 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We are sad to report that Linda - KB8TOO experienced a devastating house fire on Monday 01/13/2020. Our thoughts are with her as her and her family begin the process of putting things back together. Everyone is fine. 

    It is still very early in the process. There will be many opportunities for us to provide Linda support. At this time please direct any questions you may have to the club officers. Many of us are already in touch with her and will help to organize efforts to provide her with the assistance she needs. 

    We will provide more information as we get it. 

    Thank you and 73 - KD8HFX


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