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UPDATE: I was able to find a fix for our file access problem by changing a parameter within Joomla that now allows us to get to our files and upload new ones. Some things have a slightly different appearance in that area, but everything seems to work okay.

In addition, you can now find links to the WebEx presentations Tim has recorded - in the Blog section. A brief description of each recording appears in the left column of the homepage - just to the left of this messsage in fact, under RECENT BLOG POSTS. Each listing is a clickable link to more information with links to the actual recordings. You might want to copy the password there so you can paste it into the login page that opens. 

Let me know if you find anything that is not working properly.

Thanks for your patience. 


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MARC Monthly Meetings
Covid-19 restrictions apply! 

Note to all Club members: Since we are not meeting in person, and it is now time to pay your annual dues for 2021, we ask that you use the Pay Pal link at the bottom of this page. You do not need a Pay Pal account to use this link. They accept all major credit cards However, if you have reservations about paying online, you can send your check for $18.00 to:

P.O. BOX 836

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WebEx Recordings of monthly Club meetings and Tuesday evening Tech Talks as well as schedules of upcoming Tech Talks can be found here:


Club meetings are at 8 am on the 3rd Saturdays.

In-person Club meetings are currently being suspended and will be held online via WebEx and transmitted over the Club's VHF repeater. 

Only VEs scheduled for that day and those who are pre-registered to test will be allowed at the Radio Room location during the monthly meeting until further notice. 

VE Testing is currently held at the Club Radio Room at 1 Caisson Dr, Franklin, IN 46131.  (Enter next to the 90 foot tower.) See map locations at the link below and look for the green marker for the Radio Room location. Click on the marker for a photo of the entrance. 

Be aware of these things that apply to all who are participating in VE testing:

1. VE testing applicants MUST PRE-REGISTER. Click the red link below for information.

2. The space is unheated, so check the weather forecast.

3. Masks and social distancing are required. 

4. Bring a chair. 

 We offer VE Testing after every meeting except in September.

Map of MARC locations:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1byQ8kWJAcRlvJI4NoWH5-1iAIFs&usp=sharing

 License Testing information (click here)

VE Testing place may vary each month as a result of  the pandemic. See above for current info.

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Tuesday nights @ 7 PM

The a list of scheduled and future topics can be seen by clicking on Downloads in the menu at the top of this page then selecting Event Info - or you can just click on this direct link to see all documents: 


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).

MARC Membership...  Membership in the MidState Amateur Radio Club is open to anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio.  Membership dues are $18.00 dollars per year and are due annually in January.  You do not have to be a licensed amateur to be a member of M.A.R.C.  If you would like to join our club or renew your membership, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see us at our next meeting.  For your convenience you can Click here for a printable M.A.R.C. Membership Form .  


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.


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Sunday Night Net:
Time: 7 pm  Local.
Repeater : W9MID
146.835 w/151.4 PL
(Backup Repeater
443.525 w/151.4 PL)

Member Login

Paid Members can request a username and password or changes to their login information by sending their request to: webmaster@midstatehams.org








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