The Massillon Amateur Radio Club

W8NP

PO Box 73
Massillon,  Ohio  44648


Serving Our Community Since 1927


 

 

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Next Club Meeting


 
Next regular club meeting will be on:

 June 5,2020

Program:

Guest Speaker Ohio Section Manager, Scott Yonally, N8SY via Zoom.

NOTE NEW LOCATION ! 

Massillon Senior Center

Doors open at 7:00 PM, Meeting starts at 7:30 PM.

 Click Here for details.

Click Here for Directions

 

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The May Edition of the MARC Newsletter is currently posted.

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Net Information


The West Stark Information Net convenes every Friday evening on the club's 147.18 repeater beginning at 8:00 PM. There is no net on club meeting night.

This is a general information net and  accepts all check-ins from the community. Current Net Manager is Wade Huthmacher, WD8MIU Contact him at wd8miu@gmail.com.

Net Managers are currently looking for stations to assist with net control duties. All training will be provided. 

Net Control Operators for the month are as follows:


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The Massillon MRN Net convenes every Sunday, evening on 3600 Khz (+or- QRN) at 8:00 PM. 

This net is designed to provide code practice to all participants regardless of skill level. 


 

 

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None Currently Posted. 

Contact webmaster to have yours added here! 


 

Our Mission
It shall be our purpose to further amateur radio by serving the public; to promote technical knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating proficiency; and to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community.


HAM HUMOR LINKS
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Have a Look At This Fine Selection !

Another Fun Ham Site.

Check out this story

THE TOWER !

Ham Radio in Space


Ham Cartoons by Greg, N0UJR

 


The Stark County ARES Website provides the latest Public Service News. Click Below to visit their site.

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 Product Reviews



The ARRL New Public Service Handbook

 Amateur Radio has consistently been the most reliable means of communications when other systems have failed. Hams work closely with disaster relief agency officials from FEMA, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other response organizations to offer wireless communications aid. From wildfires and earthquakes to marathons and road races, when getting the message through is critical, ham radio works.

The Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook is for all hams that volunteer their time and skill to serve their communities. It provides knowledge needed for communicating quickly and effectively during disasters, emergencies, and community events, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the Amateur Radio Service and its unique role in supporting the public.

Click Here for more info !

 

  Other Amateur Radio Links
Check out the links below to see a variety of Information on the hobby we call Amateur Radio !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Stark Co VEC Exam Schedule


The 2019  Stark County VE Exam Schedule
has been set. Our next exam will be held during the annual Massillon Hamfest.

Registration at 8:00 AM, testing at 9:00 AM.

 

 

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SPORTSWEAR & LOGO MERCHANDISE
WEBSITE !

 

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Our club repeater is always available for all operators. Use PL 110.9 Hz.

Try out your Yeasu Digital Voice radio's on our Fusion equipped UHF Repeater on 442.85 Mhz.

 

 

                                                        


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What is the MARC ?

Since 1927, the Massillon Amateur Radio Club has been a diverse radio hobbyist club that is currently over 80 members strong. Active within our community as well as an ARRL Special Service Club, we are actively involved in many facets of Amateur Radio, including Public Service, Membership, Field Day, Repeaters, Amateur Television (ATV), Skywarn plus many other interests. Learn More....


 This is Amateur Radio ! 

 

June Meeting News 

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Recent Club News


May Updates

MARC Wins Second Place in ARRL Ohio Section Newsletter Contest

MARC 2008 Final Field Day Results.

Spring Fox Hunt News.

The Great American Canoe Race.

MARC At Goodyear Safety Day.

The Great K8KIP Tower Project.

Ten-Tec Co-Founder Al Kahn, K4FW, Silent Key.

The Folding J-Pole Project From N8ATZ.

Practice What You Preach - Using the Anderson PowerPole Connectors in the Shack.

LST-325 Plans Amateur Radio Operation During Cruise.

MARC Featured on Amateur Radio Disaster Services Website.

W8DEA Assists FEMA During Florida Hurricane Recovery Efforts.

Club Completes Red Cross Antenna Project.

GOBA Returns to Stark County - A Final Report.

The Grand Old Days of kit building - Part 4. 

The Grand Old Days of Kit  building - Part 3.

The Grand Old Days of Kit  building - Part 2.

The Grand Old Days of Kit  building - Part 1.

MARC Spotlighted in Winter 2003 Edition of Ohio Section Journal.

 



Ham Radio News


Latest News 
Courtesy of the ARRL

Amateur Radio Operators Active During Severe Tornado Breakout in Northwestern Ohio

The Amateur Amateur; APRS, The Beginning.

ARRL COO Testifies On Capital Hill to Amateur Radio's Value in Disaster.

The Way Back Machine Story.

 

 

Miscellaneous News


Current  Events

Virtual ZOOM Meeting covering participation in this years Field Day, June 27 - 28.

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June Birthdays

Randy KD8JN
Steve WD8MIJ
Don W8DEF
Leonard KC8RPB

Click Here For A Listing of Hamfests for 2020 (if there are any !)

 

 

  Great Lakes Director Updates

 

 
  Click Here for updates from the Great Lakes Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK.

 

  FCC News
 
 

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The FCC Question Corner
 
Just exactly when do I have to ID my station ?
 
Q & A on Station Identification.
 
Q.  Do I have to give my call sign at the beginning of a contact ?
 
A.  You only have to ID at the end of the QSO and at least once every 10 minutes during it's course as per Article 97.119(a). There is no requirement to transmit your call at the beginning of a contact but it is customary when calling another station to give your call as part of the exchange so the other station knows who is calling him !
 
Q.  How often do I have to give the call sign of the station I'm talking to ?
 
A.  You are not legally required to mention the other amateur's call at all per Article 97.119(a). The only exception is when handling traffic with foreign stations - you must then give the other station's call sign at the end of an exchange of third party traffic per Article 97.115(c).  

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  Ohio Section News

ARRL News from the Ohio Section is now available by clicking on the above logo. 

News items currently included are the current copy of the Ohio Section Journal, and general section news from Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY.

 

  FOX Hunt News


The MARC sponsors  FOX Hunts to increase technical knowledge in this area and most of all to have fun !. 

We keep the rules simple.

The Fox shall be within Massillon City limits and on public property.

The Massillon Senior Center will be used as starting point.

The first person to find the fox gets to hide it the following month.

Use any equipment you have to find the fox.

Any and all are welcome to join the fun and enjoy the hunt !

The Search for the Elusive Fox !

 
 
Learn all about Fox Hunting at
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Still Interested in looking at our Holiday webpage ? Click Here to have a look !

 

 

 

The MARC is an ARRL Special Service Club

 

Click Here to download a club membership application