Motor City Radio Club

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.

  • 10/10/2021 09:57 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The votes have been counted and the results are in

    Your 2021-2022 board of directors is:

    President -- Bob W8RFC

    Vice-President -- Bob K8HV

    Secretary -- Rena KE8MKC

    Treasurer -- Dale WA8FRD

    Please congratulate them and get ready for the next year of exciting adventures in Ham Radio.

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 10/08/2021 09:25 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Tonight is the October General Membership Meeting. 

    Tonight's topic is ELECTIONS. Come early to talk to the candidates and then cast your vote and help set the path for next years club activities. 

    These are your candidates. 

    President -- Bob W8RFC
    Vice-President -- Bob K8HV
    Secretary -- Rena KE8MKC
    Treasurer -- Dale WA8FRD

    KD8HFX will have a mini-swap set up in the back of the room as well. Lots of ham radio trinkets as well as some laptops and computer related items. Trade in some cash for that MUST HAVE item of you dreams. 

    *** COVID-19 Reminder *** We would ask that you all follow the current CDC recommendations for indoor/in-person meetings.

  • 08/25/2021 08:28 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The September General Membership meeting is just around the corner. 

    This will be the first time we've had an in person meeting in over a year. We would ask that you all follow the current CDC recommendations for indoor/in-person meetings. 

    The agenda this month is focused around elections. We will be taking nominations for officers. If you want to serve your club on the leadership board, please reach out to KD8HFX for more information. 

    There will also be a mini swap happening. Look at the member swap page to get an idea of some of the items that will be available.

    73 - KD8HFX 

  • 04/24/2021 08:22 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Due to changes in the way the MGST is operating this year under COVID restrictions. The organizers have decided that there will NOT be a need for our communications assistance this year.

    The MCRC board thanks the members who volunteered for the event and hope that you will think about volunteering again in the future. 

    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out.

    73 - Jim KD8HFX

  • 03/19/2021 08:47 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Field day is only 99 days away. 

    This year Field Day is June 26th and 27th. Like previous years we are planning on setting up on Friday June 25th.

    We are actively seeking information from members on their intent to operate. If you plan on operating or logging for Field Day this year please make your intentions known to the club. We are looking for operators and loggers to fill the time between 2pm Saturday afternoon until 2pm Sunday afternoon.

    Email KD8HFX(at) with what times you would like to operate or log.

    The current operating schedule is posted on the Field Day page.

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 03/13/2021 16:21 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)
    We have been approached by a Bob Rehahn

    to assist in installing some ground plane wires to an antenna. Many of you know Bob W8GMA (formerly AC8DZ). He was a member of the club for a number of years. His QTH is in Southgate. 

    If you would like to help Bob out contact KD8HFX directly and he can pass on Bob's phone number and other contact information. 

  • 02/18/2021 19:46 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    This month we will have a special presentation by ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Dale Williams - WA8EFK. Dale will be putting on a presentation on the ARRL and the status of Ham Radio. 

    Meeting held via ZOOM

  • 02/12/2021 17:31 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Downriver Cycling club has started to take volunteer signups for the MGST this May 2nd. 

    Please visit the our MGST event page for further information and the steps needed to be a volunteer this year.

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 02/02/2021 07:46 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    It is with much sadness that we inform members that Don Fritz - KE8HJA has become a silent key. He passed on Sunday January, 31st.

    Services are to be held at Howe Peterson Funeral Home on Wednesday February 3rd from 1:00pm - 8:00pm. Howe Peterson is in Taylor on Telegraph.

    Please keep Don's family in your thoughts as they work through this difficult time. 

    73 Don. You will be missed. 

    - KD8HFX

  • 01/11/2021 08:40 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The family of a former club member, Ken Stecker W8SS, is looking for any parties interested in his station. Ken was president of our club in 1957, he became SK in 1988. His grandchildren are in the process of trying to clean up the family home. Paul, Ken's grandson, has sent some pictures of the station the collection of vintage radio gear. There is a substantial amount of stuff. As Paul and his sister work to inventory and formulate a plan of action. He has invited any MCRC member to the Dearborn home to look around and see if there is gear that you would be interested in.

    They would like to sell as much of the equipment as possible. Ken's son, Paul's father, is struggling with dementia. Funds from the sale of the radio gear will be used towards supporting their father's health care. 

    If you have any interest in looking at the equipment or helping Paul and his family identify and sell the equipment, please contact Jim - KD8HFX for Paul's contact information.

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