WELCOME TO THE M.A.R.C.
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
MARC Monthly Meetings
Covid-19 restrictions apply! This includes masks and social distancing.
Club meetings are at 8 am on the 3rd Saturdays.
**** Please note below the change in meeting room location within the New Hope Church building ****
The MARC Club meeting is this Saturday (5/15) at 8 am at New Hope Church, 5307 W Fairview Rd, Greenwood. Please bring an HT programmed for the Simplex frequency 445.875 MHz (no PL tone) to use when you speak at the meeting, so repeater-only listeners can hear.
Live Demonstration: Noel, W9NMM will have 3 radios and 3 laptops set up and demonstrate VARA FM, email over FM radio simplex for the in-person audience at the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting. (Demonstration audio will not be transmitted over the 2M repeater).
We will meet in the Youth Center (NOT THE ACTIVITY CENTER where we have been meeting). The Youth Center is located on the upper-level, at the top of the stairway to the right inside the lower level doors (West side of the building, by the flagpole), Alternatively, to avoid stairs, you may enter the upper-level doors (South side of the building) and turn left past the Welcome Center, at the end of the long hallway on the right before the stairwell. Testing will occur in the same lower-level room to the left from the lower-level doors.73,
We offer VE Testing after every meeting except in September.
VE Testing place may vary each month as a result of the pandemic. See above for current info.
MARC is a General Interest Amateur Radio Club located in Franklin Indiana, our repeaters are on 146.835 MHz with a 151.4 PL, and 443.525 MHz also with a 151.4 PL tone, and are located in Greenwood, Indiana, at Olive Branch Road and S.R. 135. Our repeater is the Official SKYWARN Repeater for Johnson County, Indiana.
Weekly VHF Net... The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club's Net meets on Sunday nights at 7:00 pm. This is an open net and all licensed amateurs are invited and encouraged to participate. (See above for frequency info).
The Amateur Radio Service (Ham Radio) is a federally licensed and administered service. Anyone, regardless of age, can get a license. After successfully passing an exam, you will be given a call sign. Once licensed, ham radio operators use their radio stations to make contacts around the world.
Ham radio is one of the most exciting, friendly, useful, educational and high-tech hobbies around. Hams include a diverse group of people around the world -- engineers, scientists, doctors, astronauts, students, teachers, boaters, pilots, retirees and famous celebrities. You never know who you're going to talk to on-the-air next.
We have resources on this website to help you study for and take the required exam. The following are some of the amazing things you can do with Ham Radio: Take a look - the adventure awaits!!
- Make Contacts Around the World/Make new Friends
- Provide Communications for Local Events & for Emergencies
- Use Your Computer for Digital Communications
- Make Contacts Via Satellites
- Design, Construct, Modify, Radios & Antennas
- Contact the International Space Station
- Make Contacts via Moon-Bounce Signals
Club members, you can pay your Annual Dues online with your PayPal account or using any credit card listed below.
All amateur radio operators are welcome to use either W9MID repeater (146.835 or 443.525 - both w/151.4 PL). If you use one of our repeaters but are not a Club member, we invite you to make a donation to the repeater fund for the maintenance of this service. Thanks.