Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Club News

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  • 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.

  • 12/06/2020 15:47 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    New items have been posted for sale on the members swap page. 

    Interested members should contact

    Member Swap Page

  • 11/05/2020 20:01 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The club is currently accepting nominations for the board position of Secretary. 

    Anyone interested in running for the position should submit their name and the name of a supporting member. To the president of the club

    The Club will be accepting nominations until December 20th. Voting will for the candidates will start on December 21st and run until the end of year. Following our online voting procedure. 


  • 10/26/2020 21:02 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The NWS has posted their Fall 2020 Newsletter.  It can be found here:

  • 08/22/2020 11:31 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The club has been contacted about a 40' ham radio tower for sale in Huntington Woods. They are asking $200 

    If you are interested in the tower or finding our more information I can put members in contact with the seller, email me KD8HFX (at)

    73 - Jim KD8HFX

  • 08/04/2020 07:54 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Members, you should have received an email this morning with a link to cast your vote on the Motion of Resolution of Continued Governance, August 2020.

    If you haven't received an email. You can cast your vote here

    Please remember that voting is only open for members in good standing. If you are unable to vote please contact Jim - KD8HFX. 

  • 07/31/2020 08:32 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors has put forth a Motion and ask that the membership discuss and cast a vote.

    Resolution of Continued Governance, August 2020

    The Board of Directors, in consideration of the current State of Emergency and COVID-19 pandemic, respectfully ask the membership to extend the term of the currently serving Board to the General Membership Meeting in October of 2021 at that time a new Board will be elected per the current rules and by-laws.
    For the governance year of 2020-2021, (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021) members are free to call for a vote of "no confidence" and present a motion to the membership to open nominations for a change in leadership. 


    YES vote means the current Board will stay in place and a new board will be elected in October of 2021. 

    NO vote means the motion does not pass and elections will take place in October 2020 as scheduled. (A protocol for nominations and elections to be determined.)

    07/31/2020 Begins the discussion period for this motion. Public discussion can be found at this link.

    Members will receive an email on Monday 08/03/2020 with a link to cast their vote. Voting will be open for seven (7) days. 

    Results of the vote will be posted on the website.


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