Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

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  • 07/23/2020 20:28 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members of the Motor City Radio Club.

    At the board meeting on July 10, 2020 (held via video conference) the members of the Board discussed the struggles the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to our organization. Not least of which the upcoming nominations and elections of officers. Normally we would be opening nominations for officers at the September meeting and casting vote for those positions at the October meeting. Due to current restrictions in place for in-person meetings it has become obvious that another option needs to be presented.

    To that end, the board unanimously agreed to the following process of handling voting and motions:

    * Membership can cast votes electronically through the W8MRM website.

    * All motions will be published on the website and emailed to the membership.

    * A three (3) day discussion and Q&A period will follow each motion. A forum will be set up on the website for members to ask questions and debate the motion publicly.

    * Following the three (3) day discussion period, a voting period of no less than seven (7) days will be provided for members to cast their votes online.

    * After the polls close, the total number of votes cast must be greater than or equal to a quorum of the membership. (Required total votes for any particular motion will be published as part of the motion. And shall represent a quorum of members at the time the motion is published.) Motions that fail to receive a vote total greater or equal to a quorum will not pass.

    * Members wishing to make a motion must do so via email to at least three (3) members of the board. All motions made this way will then be presented to the membership for a vote.

    The tool used on the website allows only members in good standing to cast a vote. All of the votes cast on the website are SECRET. If for some reason you are unable to cast your vote electronically, you can mail in a "ballot" indicating what motion you are casting a vote for and if you are voting yeah or nay for that motion. Ballots must be sent to the club's PO box and need to be received before the voting period has expired.

    We will be sending out a test vote so you can familiarize yourself with the process. If you have any questions please reach out to

  • 07/20/2020 08:55 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    For Sale -- 

    Hallicrafters Station. SX-88 SX-101 HT-32A HT-33A

  • 06/10/2020 13:36 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    National weather service is reporting that KEC63 the weather station that covers most of the greater Detroit area is currently DOWN.

    With the storms coming in later this evening please find alternate ways of getting emergency weather updates.

    As of this posting, there is not an estimated time of repair.

  • 06/01/2020 12:35 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We will be holding a general membership meeting for June. Due to social distancing rules being in place we will have be hosting the meeting via Zoom. 

    Thank you to our friends Scott at the IEEE for providing the use of the high capacity Zoom meeting. 

    Please take a few minutes between now and the meeting to install and test Zoom on your computer or device. Please become familiar with the Zoom controls. We will be asking that you keep your audio feed muted during the meeting.

    Topics will be some general club updates, Fox hunting, Field Day 2020, and other topics as they come up. Watch the web site for the meeting agenda and topics.


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  • 05/26/2020 19:54 | John Roberts

    To the members and friends of the Motor City Radio Club..

    It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Bruce Wayne Moyer KI8GR Yesterday 05/25/2020  Bruce collapsed and passed at home, he was 72 years old,

    Bruce was very active in the MCRC in years past holding many offices including Secretary, Vice President and President from 1998-2001

    In the 90's Bruce could always be found on the Wyandotte repeater at all hours of the night and would most likely say come on over and have a cup of coffee. He would always participate in Field Day, captain the Novice station and take charge of the midnight chili 

    While in recent years other interests took his radio time away he was always a joy to talk to. Bruce will be greatly missed  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Carol and Son William.  73 my friend.. 

    No Service info as of yet. Obit can be found here

  • 05/15/2020 11:04 | Bruce Menning

    Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the May Fox Hunt have been postponed until May 30th.  

    The Fox Hunt starts at 10:30. As the restaurant we usually start from is closed we will start from Community Bible Church, 700 Benson St, Trenton, MI 48183

  • 04/29/2020 17:31 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    This week we are going talk antennas. Kimball has some intersting and informative information for us. What is it??? You will need to join us to find out.

    Topic: Learn A Thing Wednesday

    Time: April 29 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 789 523 1132

    If you plan to attend, please drop me a note via email. KD8HFX(at)


  • 04/19/2020 17:55 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We've posted some great new items in the Member Swap section of the website. 

    • 2 HT kits that include 2m amplifiers. 
    • A single 2m amplifier
    • 2 scanners, great for creating a APRS node
    • An Icom 2m mobile rig that is in amazing condition. Great for a backup radio or to get you started. 

    If you are interested in any of these items please contact me via email KD8HFX(at)

    In an effort to minimize contact during the C-19 outbreak we will be asking you to pay via the website. A no contact exchange of goods can be arranged after payment.

  • 04/14/2020 13:45 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Reminder for everyone that this weekend is the Michigan QSO party. 

    We have some info posted on the events page

    If you are going to work the party, please visit the events page and register. That will help us know who participated. 

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 04/14/2020 13:10 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    This week we are going to try some hands on PSK31 operation. We are going to attempt to receive some PSK 31 on 10m. If you're set up for it we will make some simple and quick QSOs. 

    Topic: Learn A Thing Wednesday

    Time: April 15 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    Meeting ID: 789 523 1132

    If you plan to attend, please drop me a note via email. KD8HFX(at)


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