WELCOME TO MARC
The Mid-State Amateur Radio Club
© Copyright 2022, 2023 Mid-State Amateur Radio Club
P.O. BOX 836
FRANKLIN, INDIANA 46131
MARC Monthly Meetings
Meetings are at 8 am on the 3rd Saturday
(Except for the September picnic lunch.)
*** NOTICE ***
Following this Sunday’s Weekly ARES Net, at 8pm local time on 3/19 I will be conducting a C4FM digital net on the W9MID backup repeater on 443.525. You will need a Yaesu C4FM capable radio to participate and its Mode should be set to either DN or AMS.
I won’t be running down the MARC role call list because there are members that don’t have a C4FM capable radio. Instead, in the interest of time I will be calling for check-ins by call sign suffix.
This Digital Net will be a good opportunity to test your C4FM radios as well as the repeater’s digital mode. It is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, especially newcomers.
If this inaugural Digital Net is a success and there is sufficient interest, we may schedule additional digital nets in the future. For the time being, this is the only digital net scheduled.
I hope to hear you on this net.Doug Chapman
Club meetings are held at the Johnson County REMC building, 750 International Dr. in Franklin at 8:00 AM. If the visitor parking lot on the south side of the building is full, we have been told to use the employee parking lot on the east side.
Do not park on the shoulder of International Drive or on any grassy areas or at nearby buisnesses.
Annual dues are $25. Use the PayPal button below to pay your annual dues. You will need to type in the amount of $25.00. This link is the official link for paying dues online. You may also send a check to the PO Box listed above, or pay at any Club meeting.
We offer VE Testing after every meeting except after the September and December meetings.
License Testing information (click here)
New Johnson County Warning Storm Siren Policy and County maps of siren locations.
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
Pay Annual Dues ($25.00)
At the November 2021 meeting, the Club voted to increase the annual dues to $25.00. After you input the amount and go to the next page, click on the "Comments" link, add your call sign and that you are paying your annual dues.