Welcome to the Michiana Amateur Radio Club, W9AB
MARC serves the Michiana area near South Bend, Mishawaka, and Granger in Northern Indiana and Niles and Edwardsburg in Southern Michigan.
- The next social meeting will be January 30, 2015 at the WNIT building in downtown South Bend. Tony Tolbert, W9AMT, will be presenting on the DMR Worldwide Network using Motorola digital trunking.
- The next board meeting will be February 4, 2015 at the Francis Branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library. Board meetings are now at 6:30 PM (30 minutes earlier than 2014).
- MARC is participating in Science Alive! at the St. Joseph County Public Library on February 7. If you are interested in helping or participating, please contact Keith Wishmeier.
2014-01-18 — Tech-to-General class for 2015! Keith Schweizer, KD9ATF, is offering a Tech to General study class and testing session meeting weekly on Saturdays starting February 21 and continuing for five weeks with testing on March 21. Cost for the session is $40, which includes a textbook and the VEC testing fee. Classes will be held at the WNIT building in downtown South Bend and all materials will be provided. Contact Tom Madlem to register, pre-registration is required. See this flyer for more details.
2014-12-12 — The W9AB repeater is back on the air. A big thanks goes to Brian Hoover, N9LHM, and Mike Kauffman, K9SIQ for making it airworthy, fixing the configuration, and setting up the coordination-required PL tone. As a reminder, a 131.8 Hz PL is now required to key the repeater.
2014-12-11 — Local W5YI testing licensed 47 hams in 2014. Our own Richard Miller, KY9M, reports that the Mishawaka W5YI license examination group has successfully tested 47 licenses for 2014! Of those, 32 were new hams and 15 were license upgrades. Congratulations to both the examiners and the new/upgraded hams!
The W9AB repeater operates on 147.225 MHz (+). A 131.8 Hz PL is required.
Membership is open to all amateurs and radio enthusiasts. Download a membership form here and mail it in or bring it to the next meeting to join!