Archive for March, 2013

March meeting had another tough evening with foul weather yet again.

Here are the minutes from our meeting:
Next month’s meeting is Monday April 15th 6:30 PM again at Tony’s Pizza – we expect to return to meeting at the club shack in May.



Here are the currently coordinated repeaters in Manitowoc and Two Rivers. All are Open Repeaters for any licensed ham to use.

  • Manitowoc – 145.110 PL 100.0 Repeater Call – K9MTW Sponsor – ManCoRad W9DK E
  • Manitowoc – 146.610 PL 107.2 Repeater Call – W9MTW Sponsor – ManCoRad W9DK O AP CA E WX RACES ARES Z
  • Manitowoc – 146.895 PL 100.0 Repeater Call – W9RES Sponsor – W9RES O E WX
  • Manitowoc – 443.150 PL 100.0 Repeater Call- W9RES Sponsor – W9RES O E
  • Two Rivers – 147.030 PL 110.9 Repeater Call – N9XFD Sponsor – N9GHE O

The Two Rivers repeater may be up only occassionally.

The 146.610 repeater has a controller issue and is identifying as W9DK until repaired.


Following up on an enquiring mind’s comment “Tony’s Pizza ’cause he’s running for Mayor?” a few comments are in order.

During the Winter Months the building housing the Club Room is on an energy saving heat setting, and is pretty chilly for sitting around for a meeting.  Several members suggested we find a warmer (and easier to get to) place for these cold months.

When Tony’s Pizza was selected, Tony had not entered the political world.  It was simple choice of somewhere that didn’t require a reservation, was modest in cost, was warm, and was easy to find.  Oh, and it needed to be open on Monday nights.

Simple as that.

Now that Tony has entered the political race for Mayor we do need to point out the club is not about politics at all.  We have a great relationship with Mayor Justin Nickels and Justin’s staff.

It is all about working well with good people.

We’re not certain if Tony has any interest in Amateur Radio.  The restaurant sure is interested in treating Radio Amateurs decently as paying customers. (Many people may not know that Tony is only a minority shareholder at Tony’s Pizza, having sold the majority interest for financial reasons fairly recently).

So no politics behind the selection of Tony’s Pizza for the club’s winter meetings – just recognition that the pizza is good, the hospitality is warm, the price is right, and we don’t have to bundle up like we would upstairs at the club room.


Tony's Pizza

Tony’s Pizza

Someplace it has to be warm – we’re still 20 degrees below usual highs with at least one more colder than usual week coming (and more snow they say), so for our next meeting we will again meet at Tony’s Pizza – 2204 Washington Street Manitowoc – at 6:30 pm on Monday March18th.

This is a great opportunity to bring along your spouse, friend or family – especially anyone who shares our interest in Amateur Radio.

This month’s informational presentation will be on the Raspberry Pi linux ARM micro computer’s use in Amateur Radio!

We will also have a discussion about June’s Field Day, upcoming Club Events, and a lot of interesting updates.

See you there!  The Pizza is great!

RSVP to would be appreciated.


Mancorad W9DK/W9MTW/K9MTW

Despite horrible weather (again) a few of braved the Winter to meet at Tony’s Pizza where we had not one, but two presenters talk to the group.