WELCOME TO THE M.A.R.C.
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
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:
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
P.O. BOX 836
FRANKLIN, INDIANA 46131
WebEx Recordings of monthly Club meetings and Tuesday evening 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
VE Testing place may vary each month as a result of the pandemic. See above for current info.
TECH TALKS ON WEBEX
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).
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.