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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
 
Beverley Harwood, KC5BNT, SK Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:31

Another chapter closed with the passing of Beverley, KC5BNT on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Beverley went quietly at home. Beverley was elected President of MARC for 1995. Beverley, Ted, W5WTX, and Doug, K5MTX have been active members of MARC for many years.

Beverley was preceded in death by Ted, W5WTX and survived by her children, John Harwood, Doug Harwood(K5MTX), and Heather Deal.

Please be in prayer for the family as we all will miss Beverley, KC5BNT.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:36
 
2016 Hamfest Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 September 2015 10:34
The 61st Annual St. Patrick's Day Hamfest was held on March 19, 2016 at the Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Midland Texas

ARRL West Texas Section Convention

GRAPEVINE AMATEUR RADIO will be at the hamfest!!
Click here to see their web page!


GRAND PRIZE ..... KENWOOD TS480SAT
KG5GQX won Kenwood

SECOND PRIZE TYT QUAD Bander TH9800 ......
W5LND won Quad bander

THIRD PRIZE ...... CUSHCRAFT 6M BEAM
KB5JXO won Cushcraft Beam
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PRE-REGISTRATION PRIZE MFJ259C
KG5HAT won the MFJ
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N5OVH Took home the K3! congrads

Baofeng UV-5R HTs given away every hour - Must be present to win the Baofeng
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2016 15:20
 
How to Become a Ham Operator Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:10
Becoming a ham radio operator requires licensing by the FCC. There are three license classes with increasing frequency privileges. The entry level license is the Technician. With the Technician license you are able to operate on all VHF and higher frequencies. There are also limited HF privileges. If you want to use HF frequencies, those below 30 MHz, you will need a General class license. The Extra class gives you all the privileges on all the ham bands. Many people study on their own to obtain their first license as well as upgrade to higher classes of license.

The entry level Technician license isn't difficult but does require some study. You can download a free study guide for the Technician license from KB6NU.

There are also commercially produced study guides available from the ARRL and Gordon West. More information about studying for your license is available from the ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio.

When you're ready the test is given on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 8:30 am at the Midland Amateur Radio Club clubhouse. Visit the Midland VE Team webpage for more info.

The clubhouse is open for visiting most Saturday mornings from around 8:30 until 10:30 or so, The 2nd Saturday is for license testing. Come on by some Saturday and someone will be happy to answer all your questions. The clubhouse is located in Hogan Park next to Christensen Stadium.

We also have club meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the clubhouse. You're welcome to attend any time!


Last Updated on Friday, 01 January 2016 09:38
 
2015 ARRL Field Day Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:11

FIELD DAY Friday June 27 1PM 2015 to June 28 1PM 2015
National Weather service located at 31.9424N 102.1895W
2500 Challenger Drive, Midland TX

Meeting at the clubhouse (Christensen Stadium at corner of 250LoopN and Lamesa Road) Friday June 26th around 1pm to load equipment followed by trip to the National Weather Service (West of Airline mobile home park)and set out antennas, trailers, etc. Saturday morning some go directly to Field Day site to finish setting up and some will get the remaining coolers, drinks, snacks and transport to Field Day site. Our first priority will be to get the 5 QRP (5 watt or less) battery/solar contacts out of the way and to get the CW stations going.

GOTA (for new members & those interested in learning more) will be set up in the NWS conference room and use a loop type antenna.

Directions: HW80 feeder road on north side, turn north onto Challenger Drive
the turn north onto Challenger is approximately 2.2 miles east of the HW 1788 / HW80 intersection
or 3 Miles west of Loop250 coming out of Midland
about 1000 feet each side of Challenger there are access roads from HW80 if you’re not on the feeder
REPEATER: 147.38

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 June 2015 02:09
 
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