Oct
11

NEXT MEETING JUNE 8 – THE LAST MEETING BEFORE OUR SUMMER BREAK & FIELD DAY

Our next regular monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 8 – at the Red Cross on 8th street in Manitowoc.  ARES members will meet at 6:30 p.m.  The Lakeshore Amateur Radio Service Club will be called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Agenda items will include:

Progress of the ARRL application of the Lakeshore Amateur Radio Service Club

Field Day – June 27

Fred W6BSF will have info on the Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour – July 18-19 – they are looking for volunteers to provide amateur radio support at the rest stops.

Brat Fry – August 8 – Festival Foods (keep posted for updates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
10

Notes from the last meeting…………..

May 11, 2015

The Bylaws and Constitution of the newly formed Lakeshore Amateur Radio Service Club were reviewed and approved.  This reorganization will allow us to be an affiliated club with the ARRL and be able to obtain the liability insurance that the city of Manitowoc requires.  LARSC’s purpose will be to support ARES/RACES and emergency amateur radio communications in the Lakeshore area.  The relocation of the W9RES station is on hold until the ARRL approves us as an affiliated club.

Officers for the group were elected and will hold office until January 1.  (Elections will be held in November).

     President – John Meyer NZ9Z

     Vice President – Fred Neuenfeldt W9BSF

     Secretary – Anne Dirkman KC9UHH

     Treasurer – Tom Shea NV9W

Field day plans will be discussed at the June meeting.

The Scenic Shore 150 Bike Tour – July 18-19 – is looking for volunteers to provide amateur radio support at the rest stops.  Contact Fred W9BSF for more information or if you are able to organize the volunteers in Manitowoc County.

We have a brat fry fundraiser scheduled for August 8 at Festival Foods in Manitowoc.

ARES members were reminded to keep their training up-to-date.

Nov
14

VIDEOS FEATURING SOME OF OUR ARES/RACES MEMBERS

USS Cobia Activation – November 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytjK2zYzVPs

here’s a video of our last Nuclear Plant drill – starts at 45:45

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLTmgxhjc0

 

 

 

 

Jun
29

Field Day 2013 – See pictures below……..

cropped KC9WII

Mike, KC9WII enjoying his first Field Day

 

Mike, KC9HQV trying out our 2m setup

Mike, KC9HQV trying out our 2m setup

a chilly start for us and our guests

 

Anne, KC9UHH on 20m

 

something new this year, operating on 2m

something new this year, operating on 2m – John NZ9Z at the radio, Mike KC9HQV and one of our many guests who stopped by

showing off our new banner

 

Apr
09

New Repeater

******Our new repeater is up and running******

Set your radios to 146.895 with a PL tone of 100.0.

 

 

Jul
12

2012 Field Day

.Manitowoc County ARES/RACES members enjoyed views of the Mariner’s Trail on Lake Michigan when they participated in the 2012 Field Day Event on Saturday, June 25.   Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air ham radio event  held annually in the US and Canada.  On the fourth weekend of June of each year, radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Some hams will treat the event as a contest, while others may use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public.

Manitowoc members operated on 20 and 40 meters, and logged a total of 101 contacts during their one-day event.  Portable antennas were erected on site, and radios were operated using emergency power, generated from the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle.  Relatives and friends visited during the day and enjoyed a pot luck supper on the lakeshore.

Click on the pictures below for a closer look or click here and scroll through the SLIDES.

 

Field Day 2012 at the Wayside

Setting up the Portable Antenna

Mike KC9HQV making a contact (QSO)

NZ9Z

KC9UHH

 

 

 

Dan is ready for the picnic supper – Mike KC9HQV is operating in the background

Apr
26

Tower Project Completed

The new tower and HF beam have been installed at the American Red Cross in Manitowoc. A big thank you to the team of volunteers who helped install the tower and the beam. To learn more about Manitowoc County ARES/RACES infrastructure, click here.