WELCOME TO THE M.A.R.C.
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
MARC Monthly Meetings
We meet at 8 am on the 3rd. Saturday of each month. You do not have to be a member to attend; all meetings are open to the public. We offer VE Testing after every meeting except in September.
Club meetings are currently being held at the Johnson County Prosecutor's office located at 1 Caisson Dr, Franklin, IN 46131, which is also the location of the Club Radio Room. (Enter next to the 90 foot tower.) See map locations at the link below and look for the green marker for the meeting location. Click on the marker for a photo of the entrance.
Be aware of these things that apply to meeting attendees AND to those coming for 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 - and a beverage if desired - or you will have to stand and be thirsty.
5. The meeting will be carried as a net on the VHF Club repeater for those unable to attend in person.
Map of MARC locations: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1byQ8kWJAcRlvJI4NoWH5-1iAIFs&usp=sharing
VE Testing will take place at the current meeting site, which may vary as a result of the pandemic. See map locations 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.