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.

  • 09/15/2016 16:49 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We have been informed that Bill Riley W8KZP has become a silent key today. 

    Services will be Wednesday, 7pm at the Trenton Masonic Temple.

  • 09/13/2016 22:02 | John Roberts

    Hello, All Hams & Friends,


    Most of you should have received at least one notice from Brian Frost, who is Coordinating Radio Communications  for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, on October 15 (5K/Kids Run) and October 16 (Marathon/Half Marathons/Relay). Brain worked alongside Kevin Gilday last year.

    This is our biggest event of the year, and one the Kevin was most concerned with. Organizers are expecting 30,000 runners!   We need every possible ham, along with other volunteers who are comfortable using a radio.  Since we use commercial channels, operators do not have to be licensed hams, and we can supply the radios.


    I know some of you don’t like signing up for events, especially online.  So it is most important that we know who plans to attend either or both days.  The plan is to have the trailer down at MDOT, as in the past.  There are only a  few changes to the course (ex. away from the Greyhound station). There is also a need for course marshals – a good opportunity for non-radio friends and family to help alongside us..


    PLEASE – let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend and which days. And if any friends or family will join you.  Also, it would help for me to get your shirt sizes. 

    Likewise, indicate if you have already, or plan to, sign up on the Marathon website:




    Thank you for responding promptly.

    Thank you to all of you who have already let me know, one way or another, whether you will be able to play.

    Sandy Allen, KD8UTR

     You can also e-mail John KC8CRK at

    Find out more about the Freep Marathon at:

  • 09/10/2016 08:44 | Anonymous

    The following members were nominated for MCRC officer positions:

    President -  Bruce Menning AC8KD

    VP -            Ralph Nagy KA8KGW

                      Bob Rehahn AC8DZ

                      Ray Shovoly N8SLJ

    Secretary - Gloria Harland KC8FVS

    Treasure -  Dale Poblenz WA8FRD

  • 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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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.


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