WELCOME TO THE M.A.R.C.
MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
We are a General Interest Amateur Radio Club located in Franklin Indiana, our repeater (on 146.835 (151.4 pl)), is located in Greenwood, Indiana at Olive Branch Road and S.R. 135, and is the Official SKYWARN Repeater for Johnson County, Indiana.
Monthly Meetings... M.A.R.C. club meetings are held monthly on the 3rd. Saturday morning of each month at 8:00 a.m. The meeting location is at the (NEW) Johnson County E.O.C. building, located directly BEHIND the Johnson County Law Enforcement Center, the at 1091 Hospital Rd, Franklin, IN 46131.
License Testing Sessions start at approximately 9:15 to 9:30, after each month's meeting.
You do not have to be a member to attend. Guests and Visitors are always welcome and invited to attend our meetings.
Weekly VHF Net... The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club's Net meets on Sunday nights (on 146.835 (151.4 pl)), at 7:00 pm. This is an open net and all licensed amateurs are invited and encouraged to participate. (Club membership is not required to participate, but you must be a licensed amateur radio operator).
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.
Ham Radio is a federally licensed and administrated radio service. You will study for and take exams to acquire your operating license. After successfully passing your exams you will be assigned a call sign. Anyone, regardless of age, gender or physical ability can get a license. Once licensed, Ham Radio Operators use their radio stations (including two-way radios, computers, antennas, satellites and other equipment) to make contacts around the world from their homes, cars, boats and planes. The following are some of the things you can do with Ham Radio: