Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Club News

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  • 01/16/2018 21:10 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Ray, N8TYA has passed away. 

    Right now we don't have any additional details but will keep all the members informed as new information about his passing and any arrangements are available. 

  • 10/10/2017 21:19 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

      2017-2018 Election Proxy

    General Elections for Club Officers class of 2017 - 2018  

    This proxy will allow the person designated here to act as my agent for the purpose of voting in

    the MCRC’s general elections at the General Membership meeting, to be held on October 13, 2017

    I authorize my agent to receive and cast the ballots reserved for me.

    The proxy vote cast by my agent will be counted as if I cast it myself.

    Full Name of Voting Member: ___________________________

    Voting Member Call: __________________________________

    Full Name of designated agent: _________________________

    Call Sign of designated agent: __________________________

    I, ___________________, affirm that I authorize the above named as my official agent for the

    purpose of voting in the Motor City Radio Club 2017-2018 General Election

    Signed _____________________________________________ Date: ____________ 

  • 09/13/2017 08:16 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    2017 Field day results have been tallied and sent off to the ARRL. Here is just a brief overview of what our report looked like. 

    W8MRM  - Motor City Radio Club #1

    558 phone contacts worth 1,116 pts.
    Bonus points totaling 980 pts.

    Total score of  2,096 pts.

    W8GTZ - Motor City Radio Club #2

    239 phone contacts worth 239 pts.
    34 digital contacts worth  68 pts. 
    Total QSO score  614 pts.

    Bonus points totaling 750 pts.

    Total score of  1,364 pts.

    Great job everyone!!!

  • 09/08/2017 21:02 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Nominations for the new club officers are in. For the October election you will be asked to vote for the following:

    President - Don K8THU

    Vice-President - Rick KE8BPZ

    Secretary - Denise KC8HDX or Chuck KI8CS

    Treasurer - Dale WA8FRD

    Be sure to be at the meeting in October to cast your ballot. 

  • 07/19/2017 20:44 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    If you are ordering from the ARRL please be sure to select to receive some free promotional filers. We can use these fliers to promote ham radio and the ARRL at our educational and testing sessions. 

    **** Instructions on getting fliers ****
  • 07/15/2017 08:18 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Brookhaven National Laboratory Amateur Radio Club is hosting a special event to celebrate the Lab's 70th Anniversary. It is also the 100th Anniversary of Camp Upton Army camp, the property on which BNL resides. The BNLARC will operate beginning Sunday, July 16, 2017 and continue through Saturday, July 22, 2017. A Schedule of operating times and frequencies will be listed on our Special QRZ page at A copy of the special certificate is also viewable on this page. A link will be provided on this page for all contacts to request an email containing the pdf certificate back to you. Give us some time to enter all log entries into the certificate database. 

    For any additional information or questions please email

    We are looking forward to working as many clubs as we can. The Laboratory is holding a special Summer Sunday open to the community to kick this off - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will be on the air during this time period to start our week-long special event station - K2BNL - Listen for us.

  • 06/27/2017 08:28 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Our friend and club member David W8DON has become a silent key. 

    Information can be found here

    Please keep his family in your thoughts. 

  • 04/20/2017 23:26 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    You can now register for your 2017 Field Day T-Shirt and Friday night steak.  T-Shirts are $15.00 and Steaks are $5.00.

    Registration is available in the Event section under Field Day 2017 or by clicking on the link below.

    Order T-Shirts and Steak Here

  • 04/04/2017 21:18 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Ed Hare, W1RFI, - ARRL


    ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, has promised to give us the real "inside" information about what goes on in the ARRL Lab.  He has a presentation that is chock full of information about the day-to-day things that happen in Lab when nobody is looking. Ed claims that every word is true, even the tall tales, but some of them involve fishing, so we suspect that a few of them may be a bit, um... well... exaggerated. Ed tell us, however, that will tell a few tales that you will never read about in the pages of QST!  Much of the work of the Lab has lately been related to EMC and interference problems, so Ed will give us the insider view on the problems facing Amateur Radio and what is being done to try to address them.


    Ed Hare, W1RFI, is employed by ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio. After an industry career in product testing, he came to work at ARRL HQ in 1986.

    He started as ARRL’s "Product Review" test engineer, moved on to becoming ARRL’s "RFI guru" (notice his call!) and he now holds the position of Laboratory Manager. Over the years he has written quite a number of RFI articles, ranging from articles for QST and the "ARRL Handbook" to articles about the practical aspects of RFI that have appeared in professional trade journals.

    He is also one of the authors of the ARRL "RFI Book" and the author of the ARRL's book on RF exposure, "RF Exposure and You." He is very active holding a seat for Amateur Radio on various industry committees, serving as a voting membership on the IEEE EMC Society Standards Development and Education Committee, the ANSI accredited C63® EMC Committee as Chair of Subcommittee 5 on Immunity, and is the IEEE EMC Society Vice President of Standards, representing ARRL and the interests of Amateur Radio as industry standards are developed.

    He is a member of the IEEE Standards Association, the IEEE EMC Society and the Power Engineering Society. His personal operating interest is QRP CW, where Ed’s motto is …….. “Five Watts is a Lot of Power!”  He is presently doing work on HF using 10 milliwatts, reporting 30 states worked, all in the ARRL CW Sweepstakes.    Email:

    The meeting and dinner are free but, please register so we have an accurate count for the restaurant. 

    Register on-line at:

    Date: 20 April 2017

    Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM

    Al Ameer Restaurant

    2100 N. Haggerty

    Canton, Michigan 48187

  • 03/31/2017 19:26 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    If anyone is interested.


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