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HAM RADIO RESOURCES

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FCC Part 97 Information

 

General Information

 1: Amateur Radio Resources for Kids, Families, and Everyone Else.

 2: FAQs, Programming, Drivers, Reviews for all things Baofeng, Wouxun.

 3: Amateur Radio Weekly is an email newsletter sent once a week, containing links to the most relevant news, projects, technology, and events happening in ham.

 4: Radio Reference is the world's largest radio communications data provider, featuring a complete frequency database, trunked radio system information and FCC license data.

 5: The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) is a national advocacy organization for amateur (ham) radio operators. Check the membership link includes a monthly magazine, amateur radio news, equipment insurance, sponsoring contests and QSL services to name a few.

 6: ARRL Indiana Section (state level offices) webpage lists information specific to Indiana. Here is listed amateur radio clubs in Indiana, upcoming hamfests and upcoming classes and testing sessions.

 7: Wikipedia article on Ham Radio

 8: Ham Radio Answers! Especially for Newcomers

 Operating Practice

 1: Radio allocation table for US lists allocation of frequencies from 3 kHz to 300 GHz in the United States.

2: AMSAT - Formed with the goal to foster Amateur Radio's participation in space research and communication. From the first Amateur Radio satellite, OSCAR1 (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) launched on December 12, 1961 to today’s cubesats.

 3: Mark - ON4WW (from Belgium) offers a review of Operating Practices from his experience as a ham.

 4: New Rules for 60 (5MHz) meter band

 5: eHam.net has an excellent guide for new hams

 6: Q Codes

 7: International Phonetic Alphabet

 8: Elmer Forum at eHam.net

 9: Time Conversion Chart

 

DX and Contest related

 1: WA7BMN - 8 Day Contest Calendar

 2: DXwatch.com is a web site intended for amateur radio DX enthusiasts.  Their mission is to publish a website which can work as a real DX tool. They try to offer the most advanced webcluster and some dx tools.

 3: Here is an excellent Wikipedia Article on Amateur Radio Contesting

 4: AC6Vís Amateur radio and DX Reference guide

 5: Andrew Roos ZS1AN has an excellent Amateur Radio Contesting FAQ

 6: The ARRL On The Air link has numerous resources for operating, tutorials, special event stations and more.

 7: The ARRL Contest Calendar lists upcoming contests

8: Rick Tavan N6XI offers a good article about explaining to his friends what amateur radio contesting is.

 9: DX Country Atlas

 10: DX News - On this site you will find information about DX Peditions and IOTA activations

 11 DX Code of conduct – What you can do to improve DX etiquette

Propagation

 1: News and information about the Sun - Earth environment

 2: Space Weather Now - Current solar data from Nation Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center

 3: N3KL Solar Activity Monitor - has information on Solar X-rays and the Geomagnetic Field status.

 4: N0NBH - Has HF propagation tools and solar data. This site is home of the popular Solar-Terrestrial Data Panels and has the information so you can add to your site this popular propagation tool.

 5: Understanding propagation numbers


 

Packet Radio

 1: VE6MVP's Beginners Guide to Digital Ham Radio

 2: Packet Users Guide

 3: APRS Beginner Guide 2013

 

Morse Code

1: International Morse Code Preservation Society

 2: Straight Key Century Club is the fastest growing group of mechanical-key CW operators in the world

 3: Morse Code Abbreviations

 4: A web site about QR Codes (Bar Codes) has a very good article on the history of Morse code and telegraphy.

 5: Learn Morse Code While On Line

6: Morse Code Music... The Rhythm of the Code -Alpha

 7: The Jay Leno Show - Morse Code versus Text messaging – which is faster?

 8: KB6NU developed a game called Tech Pursuit (a game based on Trivial Pursuit) about Ham Radio using questions on the Technician Class License study pool.

 

License Testing and Preparation

(Links updated with 2018 Test Pool Links )

1: 101 Science.com has a very good straight forward on line course that covers the basic electronics needed for the technician license and more. NOTE: This course is for studying the electronics theory portion only. It DOES NOT cover all of the elements of the FCC exam.

 2: AA9PW.com offers testing options for visually challenged users with its option for "no figures" in the exam.

 3: Qrz.com - Check the resources link for test and study resources.  Bookmark this one as a good information source once you get your license!

4: Offers flash cards, practice exams and question pools with either multiple choice answer format or the correct answer only options.

 5: HamStudy.org offers flash cards and practice exams developed by Richard Bateman, KD7BBC and sponsored by ICOM America.

 6: Ham Testing.com offers on line question pools in many formats. On line test with score tracking and question pools with either multiple choice answer format or the correct answer only options.

 7: Fred Benson, NC4FB, offers several exam practice tools

 8: AH0A offers Ham Academy for exam practice.

 9: KB6NU’s No-Nonsense Study Guides

10: Jack Tiley AD7FO Technician Class Syllabus

11: Hamclass.org – Test Question pool with correct answers only and Formatted for use with: ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 3rd Edition

Short Wave Listening (SWL) - New

 1: A popular online source of shortwave broadcasts. Clean, easy interface to find listings by the hour.

 2: SWL Archive - Excellent source of current info on worldwide SWL stations and an archive of SWL broadcasts for several stations.

 3: Your guide to shortwave radio listening, news and shortwave radio reviews - A beginner’s guide.

 4: Wikipedia has a nice, concise overview of Spy Numbers Stations. Read this to better understand the history of Spy Numbers. A numbers station is a category of shortwave radio stations characterized by broadcasts of formatted numbers, addressed to intelligence officers operating in foreign countries.

 5: This is the Wikipedia entry for shortwave radio. It briefly touches on many aspects of shortwave listening.

 6: This is a favorite SWL nostalgia site. It is loaded with interesting articles and links.

 

  Fun Stuff


 1: Amateur Radio Comic Books - The Adventures of Zack and Max

 2: Icom Radio Wallpapers

 3: Ham Radio Learning Activities for kids

 4: Ham Radio Quiz

 5: Brownielocks - Ham Radio Bingo

 6: Pete's PowerPoint Station

Heartnut Festival 2017


 September 9, 2017

Johnson County Park

The Heartnut Festival is an annual heritage celebration of the history of Indiana and a little known nut tree called the Heartnut tree. Although it is native to Japan, the Heartnut is considered to be a variant of a walnut grown in Japan that grows well in the fertile soils of Indiana. It receives its name from the Valentine heart-shaped nuts it produces. The flavor is compared to be mildly walnut in character with no bitterness.

 

2017 marks the 32nd year for the Heartnut Festival that brings a historical pre-1840 living encampment with re-enactors camping in the lifestyle of the time. The Heartnut Festival celebrates the culture of life in early Indiana with home and hand craft vendors, musicians, kids activities, delicious food, miniature train and pony rides, and more at the Johnson County Park in Nineveh, Indiana. The festival is free and offers a fun filled day for a family friendly outing!

More information on the festival is at:

http://jocoparks.com/upcoming-events/446-2/

 

Officers and Contacts

Officers and other contacts 2020/2021
President Tim Aldridge WC9G

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Vice President Jacki Frederick KI6QOG

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Secretary Chris Read W9OQ

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Treasurer  Chris Mazzarella KC9VGQ

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Trustee Chris Frederick KQ9Y

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Spark Gap Editor

Bob LaGrange

N9SIU

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Public Information Jim Williams  N9EJR

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Webmaster Ron Schuetz K9THR

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Welcome

  WELCOME TO THE M.A.R.C.

MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.

W9MID


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,
Tim
WC9G

 

We offer VE Testing after every meeting except in September.

 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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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

PAY DUES

Club members, you can pay your Annual Dues online with your PayPal account or using any credit card listed below.

 


DONATE

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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Time: 7 pm  Local.
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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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