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.

  • 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. 

  • 12/07/2021 21:49 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We've put a very basic packet radio terminal on the air. W8MRM-1 can be connected to on 144.93 MHz. 

    Messages can be passed via the PBBS. 

    We are hoping to do a demonstration of the system in future general membership meetings. If that is something you would be interested in please message

    73 KD8HFX

  • 11/07/2021 15:10 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    One of your fellow members is looking for a Heathkit QRP radio that is in working condition. Specifically a HW8 or HW9 w/ parts and accessories if available.

    If you have one and are willing to part with it, please contact Jerry - K8KUH. 

  • 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


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