The February Club Meeting will be held at the Gaylord Bowling Center and we will be bowling right after the meeting.

We will be Raffling The Yaesu FT-101E At The Gaylord Bowling Center!

Thank W8RPM Ron Odenwald For Setting This Up For Us!

1200 Gornick Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735

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Meeting starts at 6:30 pm


$4 a line ( game )

$3 shoe rental

Pay $15 up front get 1.5 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza and pop.

We’re Going To Have A Great Time!

 We Always Do!

President: Randy Savoix W1WRS

Top Of Michigan Amateur Radio Club Annual Christmas Party!

December 15th at 6:30pm. $20.00 per person.

Covers Banquet Room, All You Can Eat Buffet and Tips.

Great Food! Great Time with Great People! Looking forward to seeing you there!

We Are Looking For A Head Count To Tell BJ’s so PLEASE R.S.V.P. By December 1st To

Official times are 0000Z-2359Z Saturday December 2nd. That translates to 7:00PM Friday evening (Dec 1st) to 7:00PM Saturday evening.

In actuality some of the GMARC group meets up in the afternoon to throw up and antenna or two, breaks off for dinner, then the fun begins around 7PM. We usually are done by 3PM on Saturday.

We will be holding this at the EOC classroom at the UC Center.

Winter Weather Spotter Talks
National Weather Service
OCTOBER 25TH 6:30 p.m.
100 McLouth Road, Gaylord, Michigan

With one of the most active winter weather seasons in the United States, residents of Northern Michigan have to be prepared for changeable and sometimes severe winter weather. Michigan is one of the few states in the country which experience lake effect snow. Lake effect snow occurs when cold air crosses the still relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes, picking up moisture and depositing it over northern Michigan. With the lakes unfrozen for much of the winter, the lake effect snow machine creates staggering snowfall totals of more than 15 feet in some locations. This makes northern Michigan a unique and challenging location for winter weather, for both residents and weather forecasters.

If you are interested in learning more about winter weather in the Great Lakes, we encourage you to attend this presentation. The class is FREE, open to everyone and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Topics covered this year include:

➢ Winter precipitation types. How does snow, freezing rain, and sleet occur?
➢ Snow measurement and reporting
➢ National Weather Service winter product changes and simplification
➢ A look back at the winter of 2016-2017
➢ Winter outlook for this year
➢ Winter folklore

For details on other winter talk dates and locations, please visit the NWS Gaylord Outreach Page at:

You may also call the NWS office with any questions at 989-731-3384.

A few interesting Michigan winter records

* Most snow in one winter: 390 inches Delaware (Keweenaw Peninsula) 1978-1979
* Record low temperature: -51 degrees Fahrenheit Vanderbilt February 9, 1934
* Record snow depth Lower Michigan: 68 inches Kalkaska February 15, 1985
* Record snow depth Upper Michigan: 117 inches Eagle Harbor January 27-31, 1948

John KC9ON will be there and doing a Fox Hunt and working with the kids.. I’m sure John would like some support if anyone would like to show up and help out with the kids introducing them to Amateur Radio. Should be a fun time!

They are planning for approximately 600 people this year and it is being held behind the Gaylord Middle School Outdoor Environmental learning site/Aspen Park on Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If interested contact John KC9ON.

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The Brookhaven National Laboratory Amateur Radio Club is hosting a special event to celebrate the Lab’s 70th Anniversary. It is also the 100th Anniversary of Camp Upton Army camp, the property on which BNL resides. The BNLARC will operate beginning Sunday, July 16, 2017 and continue through Saturday, July 22, 2017. A Schedule of operating times and frequencies will be listed on our Special QRZ page at A copy of the special certificate is also viewable on this page. A link will be provided on this page for all contacts to request an email containing the pdf certificate back to you. Give us some time to enter all log entries into the certificate database.

For any additional information or questions please email

We are looking forward to working as many clubs as we can. The Laboratory is holding a special Summer Sunday open to the community to kick this off – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will be on the air during this time period to start our week-long special event station – K2BNL – Listen for us.