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MID-STATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
MARC Monthly Meetings
Covid-19 restrictions apply! This includes masks and social distancing.
Club meetings are at 8 am on the 3rd Saturdays.
For those who feel comfortable meeting in person, our March and April MARC monthly meetings will be held at New Hope Church, located at 5307 W Fairview Rd Greenwood IN 46142 - on Fairview just west of Morgantown road. Testing will also take place at New Hope Church. Masks will be required.
We will meet in the Activity Center located through the lower level doors across from the gym. Testing will occur in a room across and down the hall.
The meeting will also be carrried on the Club's 2M repeater as before. Due to difficulty hitting the repeater directly from this location, we will cross-band repeat using our own HT radios on UHF to my vehicle at the church to relay our HT signals to the MARC 2M VHF repeater. This has been successfully tested from 1-5 watts HT output. If you plan to attend in person, 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. The backup frequency will be 445.825 MHz (no PL tone). These are cross-band repeat frequencies recommended by the Indiana Repeater Council.
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. Masks and social distancing are required.
We offer VE Testing after every meeting except in September.
VE Testing place may vary each month as a result of the pandemic. See 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.