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Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:42
MARC 2017 Officer Nominations and Elections at Next Meeting:

The nomination committee has a single slate of offices to recommend for election. We will announce the recommended slate and open the floor for nominations at the November General Membership Meeting on November 14th 2016. The doors open at 7:00 pm for fellowship and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm CST. Please make plans to attend. The program by Bill Bentley N5POB will be a tribute to The Rescue of Baby Jessica - 29 Years Later.

ARRL Sweepstakes on Phone:

November 19th and 20th 2016 - the club will be participating in the ARRL Sweepstakes Phone Contest. We will man the club's station for the full time of the contest (if we can get enough operator participation).

The objectives of this contest are for stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) to exchange QSO information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. The contest period begins 2100 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday.

National Weather Service and ARRL Skywarn Recognition Day:

SKYWARNTM Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARNTM radio operators make to the National Weather Service. During the day SKYWARNTM operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. We have been invited to use the NWS MAF facility for this event. This year the Skywarn Recognition Day will take place on December 3, 2016, from 0000z to 2400z. We usually set up two stations in the conference room.

ARRL 10 Meter Contest:

December 10th and 11th 2016 - The objective is for Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band. Second full weekend of December. The contest starts at 0000 UTC Saturday and runs through 2359 UTC Sunday.

MARC 2016 Christmas Party:

This year the Christmas Dinner/Party will be on December 12th. Details will be announced soon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:46
Technician Class Starting September 17th! Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:15
MARC will start a Technician License Class on Saturday the 17th of September 2016. The class will be held for six or eight weeks in the MARC Clubhouse from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The cost will be $50.00 for the class which includes the book and test session.

This is our first class using a Power Point presentation developed by Nathan Howk AF5FJ of the Key City Amateur Radio Club in Abilene, TX. We will be using the ARRL Technician License Study Guide (included in the fee) to prepare participants for the Element 2 exam.

If you are interested, please contact David Overton KF5WDJ by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (432) 553-5597.

This is an at cost class and MARC does not make any profit.

Texas QSO Party Loving County Expedition Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:13
The Midland Amateur Radio Club is making plans to activate Loving County for the Texas QSO Party on September 24th and 25th. We will set up two stations (one CW and one phone) in the old school in Mentone. We need a minimum for nine participants to make this work. If you are interested and can make the commitment, please contact David Overton by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone, (432) 553-5597 to sign up.
Tailgate Swapmeet! Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:09
MARC will host a tailgate swapmeet in the club house parking lot this Saturday, September 17, 2016, starting at 8:00 am. If you have ham items to sell or if you are looking for something, this is a great opportunity. The tail gate will close when the trading stops and everyone is ready to leave. This should be fun, so, please come by to see the deals!
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:18
Annual ARRL Field Day This Weekend! Print E-mail
Monday, 20 June 2016 10:12

The annual ARRL Field Day is this weekend, June 25 and 26.  The Midland Amateur Radio Club will be participating from the National Weather Service at 2500 Challenger Drive near the airport.

MARC will have a total of five stations operating.  We will have one VHF station, one SSB station, two CW stations, and a Get On The Air (GOTA) station.  We will be operating in the 3A category on emergency power.

We plan to begin setting up on Friday afternoon and continue setting up on Saturday morning.  Actual operating starts at 1:00 pm on Saturday and ends at 1:00 pm on Sunday.  Teardown will begin immediately after Field Day ends on Sunday afternoon.

Everyone is invited to come by and help with the setup, operating, and teardown.  Hope to see you there!

Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 10:42
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