Motor City Radio Club - W8MRM

Club News

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  • 01/26/2020 12:33 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Jerry Druyor - KB8AI became a silent key on January 23rd at the age of 84. Our thoughts go out to Jerry's family in, this, their time of sorrow. 

    Information about visitation and services can be found here.

  • 01/21/2020 19:08 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    February 2020 QST has erroneously listed the LARC Swap on their Hamfest Calendar for Feb. 23.

    This has caused some doubt and confusion, with a few individuals and vendors apparently thinking the event is back on.

    As announced some time ago, the Livonia ARC 2020 swap event was, and remains, cancelled.

    Please pass this information along to anyone who might have planned to take part.

    Thanks, 73.

    Chuck Reti


    Public Information Officer

    Livonia Amateur Radio Club

  • 01/15/2020 20:23 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We are sad to report that Linda - KB8TOO experienced a devastating house fire on Monday 01/13/2020. Our thoughts are with her as her and her family begin the process of putting things back together. Everyone is fine. 

    It is still very early in the process. There will be many opportunities for us to provide Linda support. At this time please direct any questions you may have to the club officers. Many of us are already in touch with her and will help to organize efforts to provide her with the assistance she needs. 

    We will provide more information as we get it. 

    Thank you and 73 - KD8HFX

  • 12/28/2019 09:00 | Anonymous

    It is with a heavy and shocked heart that i inform W8MRM and WY8DOT of the passing of

    Alan "AL" Adams. KD8LZW

    Al was one of the people on our 2 meter net that you just knew would be there with a kind word and occasional signal report from Lincoln Park :-)

    Al served our country, enjoyed antique Motorcycles, antique radios and Ham Radio along with many other things which kept him busy until his health sidelined those activity's. but he still checked in on Tuesday night....

    I received an email from Al's son Jim with the news.

    "This is a difficult note to write, but the communication is necessary.

    This is Jim Adams, son of Allan Adams KD8LZW. I must unfortunately report

    that my Father has passed away from complications of bladder cancer. He passed quietly while in hospice care at 11:07 PM Christmas Eve.

    Before he passed, he asked me to try to contact John Roberts and report

    that his most recent Net check-in would probably be his last.

    He took pride in making consistent check-ins on Tuesday evening, and was a

    life long radio enthusiast.

    He also wanted to wish all the membership of the 2-Meter net a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

    Even in his final hours he was thinking of others and his 2 meter net family

    You will be truly missed Al.. 73's from your W8MRM and WY8DOT, 2 meter net family..

    This link is to his Obituary you will definitely want to read it..

  • 11/26/2019 19:59 | Anonymous

    it is with much sadness  that we inform the membership of the MCRC of the Passing of Miriam Freeling. Wife of Neil Freeling W8LYP on 11/22/19

    Mirimam was an honorary member of the MCRC and will be greatly missed..  

    Full info is below

  • 10/22/2019 21:44 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Elections were held and our new club officers are:

    President - John Russman W8BJZ

    Vice-President - Bruce Menning AC8KD

    Secretary - Claudia Meyer-Smith KE8MIE

    Treasurer - Dale Poblenz WA8FRD

    Congratulations to our new officers and here is to a great year!

  • 10/07/2019 16:28 | Woody Kirkman (Administrator)

    The Fall 2019 Spotter Newsletter is now available from the National Weather Service Detroit / Pontiac office.

    Click the link below for the:

    Fall 2019 SkyWarn Spotter Newsletter

    73 - N8MWQ

  • 09/29/2019 10:52 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    The LARC group is holding a Winter Skywarn session.

    Monday October 7th at the Salem-South Lyon District Library. The session begins at 7 pm. **** Preregistration is required **** 

    For additional information about the training and registration information check out their informational handout. 

    73 - KD8HFX

  • 09/15/2019 16:51 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    Joel Stanley WU8Y passed away last Tuesday night from a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2 to 7 visitation with a service to follow at 7pm. Please spread the word and thank you

  • 09/15/2019 10:04 | Jim Baksa (Administrator)

    We are proud to announce the following members have been nominated to serve in our 2019-2020 class of officers. 

    President - John Russman - W8BJZ

    Vice President - Bruce Menning - AC8KD

    Secretary - Claudia Mayer-Smith - KE8MIE

    Treasurer - Dale Poblenz - WA8FRD


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