Motor City Radio Club

Club News

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  • 10/20/2023 09:45 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    MCRC board meeting. 


    Starting in November the Board will begin meeting on the Third WEDNESDAY of the month at the Zodiac Racquet Club - 14795 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate, MI 48195

    All club members are welcome to attend.

  • 10/14/2023 09:35 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, I'm please to share with you that at meeting on 10/13 we elected our next class of officers. 

    President Tony Griffin - KE8NSU

    Vice-President Bob Lawrence - K8HV

    Secretary Bryan Shiroda - KC8ZIQ

    Treasurer Craig Dunn - N2WXD

    Let's all congratulate the winners and support them in the upcoming years efforts. 

    The new officers will begin their role at the November meeting. 

  • 10/12/2023 20:24 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The NWS Detroit-Pontiac Office has released the following document for your viewing pleasure.

    Spotter Newsletter Fall 2023
  • 10/11/2023 14:37 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    UPDATED 10/17/23

    I'm sorry to have to inform you that our good friend Linda Riley - KB8TOO passed peacefully today. 

    Please take a moment to remember Linda and keep her daughter, Laura, in your thoughts during this difficult and sad time. 

    Linda Riley Obituary

    73 Linda, you'll be missed. 

    **********UPDATED 10/17/23************

    A memorial for Linda will be held on October 28th at 11:00 AM at the Trenton-Wyandotte Masonic Lodge. The address is 2550 W Jefferson.

    **********UPDATED 10/24/23************

    We have been informed that the memorial services scheduled for Saturday have been canceled due to some schedule conflicts. As of this moment there is not a rescheduled. We will share additional information when and if it become available. 

  • 09/10/2023 11:46 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, I'm please to share with you that we have a full list of nominations for the 2023- '24 class of MCRC board members. 

    For the office of President
    Tony Griffin - KE8NSU

    For the office of Vice-President
    Bob Lawrence - K8HV

    For the office of Secretary
    Bryan Shiroda - KC8ZIQ

    For the office of Treasurer 
    Craig Dunn - N2WXD

  • 01/13/2023 08:38 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Winter Vintage Electronics Expo is coming up later this month. It will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9am-4pm at the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI.

    For more information, go to

  • 12/13/2022 21:47 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We received a message from a youth services librairan who was working with 10 - 14 year old children on a history project. They used our website for some of the resources and got the kids excited. The email from Evelyn is below. A student wanted to share a link on the history of the car radio.

    Please enjoy the letter from Evelyn. I'm adding the link to our club links page as well.

    I would just like to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian running a fun radio and broadcasting history class for 10-14 year olds, I've been able to get some great use out of your Amateur Radio Club's resource links lists during these times of remote learning. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project! Thanks so much for sharing!

    I hope you don't mind, one of our youngest, Dylan has also asked me if I could share an article that he and his father found together recently on The History of the Car Radio with you, which includes a great timeline featuring the large-scale radio broadcasting boom of the 1920's, the invention of the first radio for military purposes, the form and function of early car radios, etc. I've included it below if you'd like to review!

    We noticed you didn't have this one listed yet, but Dylan was actually the one to bring up that this could be something you might like to include for others who may also come across your information and have an interest in radio history.

    If you find you're able to use this one, would you please let me know? We're meeting tomorrow and I would absolutely love to surprise Dylan if you are able to do so - I'm hoping to keep spirits up in light of the past few year's events and I think it would make him proud to know he was able to 'pay it forward' on a topic he's passionate about (we're big on this principle in our group) and maybe even show his father their contribution if it ends up being included.

    Thanks again for all your help here,
    Evelyn Williams

  • 12/13/2022 21:21 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The results of the November Sweeps Inter-Club Challenge is in. 

    The challengers of K8SB N8KAM WB8AFO and KD8HFX did come out victorious in the challenge. That isn't to say that all of the participants weren't winners in the challenge that set for themselves. 

    Congratulations to John N8KAM for pulling down a clean sweep in Phone sweeps. 

    What is the next challenge to be? Can anyone say Michigan QSO Party?

    CW **** Phone
    Team 1 K8SB 79,920 K8SB 8,800
    N8KAM 12,654 KD8HFX 13,250
    N8KAM 42,000
    WB8AFO 4,020
    Totals 92,574 68,070 160,644
    Team 2 N8ZFH 11,600 AC8KD 12,192
    K8VA 11,520 K8THU 15,450
    KC8ZIQ 2
    KE8AQW 5,330
    N2WXD 390
    N8ZFH 30,530
    Totals 23,120 63,894 87,014

  • 12/13/2022 20:36 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Wyandotte Bacon Memorial Library and the Motor City Radio Club will present a series of 10 classes for the amateur radio technician class license.

    Classes will take place on Saturdays beginning January 21 thru March 25 2023.  10 am to 12 noon at the library.  Please note we will need a minimum of 6 students to hold these classes. 

    Please contact Bob Lawrence  at 313-629-4472 or e-mail to register.  You may also register by calling the library after January 1, 2023  There phone is 734-246-8357

    A test session will be on April 1 at 10:00 am at the library.

    The text for the class is the ARRL license manual.  Cost is $24.71  You may order the text when you register.

    I hope to hear from you.  Bob Lawrence  K8HV

  • 11/23/2022 14:29 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Join us for a night of friends and fellowship.

    Registration is OPEN


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