Text Size

48th Indy Hamfest – This Weekend!!

The largest Indiana Hamfest is this weekend at the Marion Co Fairgrounds. Tickets are $8 at the gate and are good for both days. Again this year it will be a 2 day event with the ARRL State Convention being held here and a meet and greet of Indiana ARRL Section representatives at the Friday Social. Talk-in frequency, directions, camping info, flea market space information, list of vendors and forum details are at their website:   




Attendance Holds Steady at Hamvention® 2018


Hamvention® marked another successful year in 2018, General Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, told ARRL this week. At 28,417 visitors, Hamvention recorded its third-largest attendance ever in its second year at its still-new location in Xenia, Ohio.

“We had a slight decline in attendance, but we think people were waiting to hear about the upgrades we made, and some upgrades did not happen until the very last moment,” Cramer allowed. “Many were worried about the mud.”

See full story at:



FCC Marks 84th Anniversary

The Federal Communications Commission turned 84 years old on June 19, the FCC tweeted. The FCC came into being in 1934 as an independent agency of the federal government when Congress passed the Communications Act of 1934, abolishing the Federal Radio Commission (FRC) — created in 1912 after the Titanic disaster — and transferring jurisdiction over radio licensing — including Amateur Radio licensing — to the new FCC.

Full Story at: http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-marks-84th-anniversary


ARRL Website, Services to be Down on June 20

The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 4 hours on Wednesday, June 20, starting at approximately midnight EDT (0400 UTC on Thursday, June 21). During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible, including all content on the ARRL website and the ARRL Store. Logbook of The World (LoTW) and email will not be affected, nor should the ARRL Contest Club Eligibility Lists or Contest Log Submission pages. We apologize for any inconvenience.


ARRL Kids Day Sat June 16th

Twice a year, ARRL Sponsors an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth. Let us share the excitement with your kids or grandkids, or the general public! Kids Day is designed to give an on-the-air experience to young people and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children or grandchildren. Hams across the nation will be participating to lets kids have their first experience with the unique and fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio.

On Saturday June 16th from 2pm to 6pm Members of the MidState Amateur Radio Club will welcome the public to our radio room in the Johnson County Prosecutors Office at 1 Caisson Dr, Franklin, IN 46131 (The old Franklin Police Station) to experience the unique fun of amateur radio.




Upcoming Club Events

24 Nov 2018
07:00AM - 07:00PM
EME Contest - 50MHz to 1296MHz
25 Nov 2018
07:00PM -
30 Nov 2018
05:00PM - 11:00AM
160 Meter CW
08 Dec 2018
07:00AM - 06:59PM
10 Meter Contest

MARC Blog Feed

Latest SparkGap

Sunday Night Net:
Time: 7 pm  Local.
Repeater : WA9RDF
146.835 w/151.4 PL
(Backup Repeater
443.525 w/151.4 PL)

Member Login

Request an Account (Paid Members Only)




Founded in 1984.  MARC is an ARRL Affiliated Club.


ARRL Central Division, Indiana Section  http://www.inarrl.org/



Traffic Info

19 November 2018