Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Club News

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  • 07/19/2022 21:14 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Form club member Steve Rush - N8KFC has become a silent key. 

    He passed peacefully in his sleep. 

    No services 

  • 07/19/2022 21:07 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    It is with much sadness that we inform the members of the club that Donnie - KB8ZHL has become a silent key. 

    Memorial and obituary information can be found here 

  • 06/28/2022 18:20 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Here is some quick stats on how we did at FD 2022

    CW Contacts 188

    Phone Contacts 233

    That gives us a total point score of 609 for contacts. 

    More work needs to be done to complete the final report to the ARRL. Our total points will be more after we calculate in all of the bonus points. 

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 05/14/2022 08:58 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Lincoln Park Schools Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with a fun run on June 11th from 0730  - 1200. 

    Race begins at Council Point Park in Lincoln Park. 

    If your are interested in helping at the event contact Keith KD8ZSK or Tony KE8NSU

  • 05/14/2022 08:51 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We have been contacted by the family of W8PYW, who became a SK in 2014. 

    His son is working through the estate and there are some ham radio items that they would like to sell. Specifically two towers and an antenna. 

    Rohn Tower 120ft ~ $500
    Aluminum 60ft tower ~ $300

    The antenna doesn't have much for identification other than a note that says "Assembly material for HiGain Quad" asking ~ $200

    If anyone is interested, please contact KD8HFX and he will pass on the seller's contact information.

  • 04/06/2022 08:19 | Robert Cunningham (Administrator)

    The MCRC is looking to find two additional club members to help organize and administer Field Day 2022. Jerry Gates, N8KUH, has stepped up to help make Field Day happen for the MCRC.

    Please contact me at if you are willing to help organize and administer this event. Thank you!

    For more information on Field Day I encourage you to check out the link below;,2022%20is%20June%2025%2D26.

  • 04/03/2022 11:55 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Michigan QSO party is just around the corner. April 16th!!!

    Now is a great time to start testing your equipment and getting ready to make at least one contact in each of Michigan's 83 counties. 

    Going mobile? Some operators choose to go mobile and help to activate some of the quieter counties in MI. Make sure you list your plans on the Michigan QSO web page. 

    Worried how you are going to keep track of all 83 counties and your contacts with them?  Download the MIQSO contest logging software from N3FJP. 

    To find out more about the Michigan QSO party including rules and log submission information, visit their website.

  • 02/18/2022 13:04 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The latest Spotter Newsletter is now available from the NWS Detroit/Pontiac Office.

    It can be viewed here:   Spring 2022 Newsletter

  • 02/08/2022 18:55 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The NWS Detroit/Pontiac Office is once again holding their spring spotter training as a virtual event.  There will be four classes held using the GoTo webinar client.  The dates are March 8, 2022, March 14, 2022, April 9, 2022, and April 12, 2022.  Classes will be held at 7:00 pm with the exception of the April 9th class at 10:00 AM.

    To register for any of the classes, visit their website at:

  • 01/06/2022 08:41 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We are saddened to announce that Clarence KD8MGT has become a silent key. 

    He passed on the 3rd of January. 

    Information regarding services and visitation can be found here.

    73 Clarence, you'll be missed. 

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