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Club Repeater frequency is 147.02+ PL is 103.5 Hz

Click on the Repeater Map link under the Navigation bar on the left to view the repeater coverage area.

Weekly Net is Monday Evening at 7:00PM Local Time 2400Z (UTC). Net control by WB8TQZ, or designate.

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Traffic Handling

Presentation from Mike Horn about Traffic handling.

Here is the original PowerPoint:
Traffic Handling Powerpoint File

This is a PowerPoint Show that will not require the Microsoft PowerPoint program:
Traffic PowerPoint Show


Meeting Notice: Presque Isle County ARC

September 6th (Thursday) 2018, at 7:00 P.M. at the Presque Isle District Library in Rogers City (corner of Erie and 2nd Streets) in the JohnsonJordan conference room.

Agenda Topics: Agenda from Mike - Word Doc
Agenda from Mike - PDF

WWV going off the air?

Per request from W2OZ:

The NIST [National Institute of Standards & Technology] has cut ALL funding in 2019 budget for both WWV & WWVH, both are going off the air ! Their budget is 6.3 million per year, for a population of 350 million this is less than 1/2 cents per person per year, hardly the place to cut ! Over 87,000 signatures are still needed by Sept 15 to even get an audience at the ?W.H. , don’t be the fiddler while Rome is burning ! Please sign the petitions at : “https://petitions.whitehouse.gov” ‘Maintain NIST funding for WWV’

See third link below. Note that WWVB is also affected and will impact millions of "atomic" clocks that depend on the signal for accurate time.

ARRL Article about WWV and WWVH
NIST proposing to shut down WWV
Sign the petition to maintain WWV and WWVH

Special Event Station at the Forty Mile Point Lighthouse was held October 6th, 2017

Presque Isle County Amateur Radio Club hosted a special event station commemorating the Forty Mile Point Lighthouse 120 years of service. The call sign used was W8L. W8L QSL CardQSL Card

Statistics from W8L Special Event:

  • 4 Licensed Operators
  • 61 QSOs
  • 23 States
  • 3 Canadian Provinces

See W8L QRZ page for QSL info.

Michigan State Parks OTA September 21st 2017

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Presque Isle County Amateur Radio Club participated in Michigan State Parks On the Air. We activated September 21st at the P. H. Hoeft State Park.

Click on the MSPOTA link on the left hand navigation bar.


Ever wonder what some of the strange noises are on the radio bands? This site has a collection of audio samples of various signals, like CW, PSK, RTTY, JT65 and some mystery signals.

Signal Identification Guide

Explore various Software Defined Radios (SDR) available on the web at WebSDR Some US based Web SDR are at: CONUS HF WEB RECEIVERS.

The Sedona AZ one seems to perform quite well AZ SDR. A Michigan-based WebSDR is available at MI SDR.


Located in beautiful Presque County Michigan.

40 Mile Point Photo

Officers for 2016
Position Name Call Sign
PRESIDENT / TRUSTEE MIKE HORN WB8TQZ
VICE PRESIDENT STEVE PORTER WD8KDB
SECRETARY/TREASURER GARY WILLIAMS WB8MWR
MEMBER AT LARGE BOB BROWN W8CAG
PAST PRESIDENT JIM CARR N8HGD
PAST PRESIDENT JEROME HERON W8HIB (sk)
WEBMASTER GREG HAMEL KE8DAF



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