Archive for July, 2012

As a reminder there won’t be a July or August meeting this summer.

With the Parks building having no a/c and the general problems getting together in summer it seems wiser to not boil in the club room just to say we met.

September 17th is our next meeting!

If a member is interested in operating from the club station please contact one of the officers.  We’ll do our best to accomidate!



Have reports that the 146.610 repeater is acting up.

It may be picking up an Illinois repeater on the same frequency, or possibly a PL issue.

During the day it seems to have sorted out – if an area amateur helped, Thank You!  If the repeater just decided to behave, well then we were lucky.

As a reminder the present 146.610 repeater is on borrowed time, and will be moved & reconfigured when the antenna tower comes down.

If the 146.610 becomes an ongoing problem the club may be faced with discontinuing that repeater prior to the last possible moment.

As a back up the 145.110 repeater remains available for local use, though unfortunately with a smaller coverage footprint than the main repeater.



First kudos to those Mancorad Members who stepped up to the plate to help Manitowoc ARES/RACES with their SKYWARN mission a few Fridays ago. On June 22nd 2012 unexpected weather built and moved through late afternoon on an otherwise quiet Friday. The timing couldn’t have been more awkward, with many people either still at work and already departed for their weekend activities.

Yet there was a need for SKYWARN and any help mutual aid could provide.

Mancorad actively encourages each and every able member to assist in times of need. While we focus primarily on training and as a feeder organization for Emcom, we do support every individual member’s efforts to become & be “Emcom Active.”

As a reminder which ever Emcom group you are assisting – whether RACES, ARES, SKYWARN, SATRN, or any of the others – they become your “active organization” while you are participating. Guess that is a fancy way to say “Mancorad isn’t the one participating, it is Mancorad’s Members AS INDIVIDUALS who are Participating.”

Remember you can belong to more than one Radio Club, Organization and Group – most of us are not only Mancorad Members, but most are ARRL Members, and most have at least one or two (or more) additional memberships in groups like Manitowoc ARES/RACES, NEWDXA, USS Cobia Radio Club, QCWC, Handihams, FISTS, PODXS 070, 3905 CC, OMISS or any one of the hundreds of other radio interest groups.

Get involved and help out – it will improve your radio experience!