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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.

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Calling All Amateurs ! Membership in the Massillon Amateur Radio Club can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We are a diverse radio hobbyist club that is active in many facets of Amateur Radio.  Membership in the MARC means involvement in numerous club activities and enjoying many club benefits including .....

Club Activities

     Operating Events.   We participate in numerous local and national events to keep our operating skills razor sharp. Among these is Field Day. This event is where we and other clubs from around the U.S. take their equipment to the great outdoors. The idea is to practice setting up and operating under less than ideal conditions and try to contact as many other participants as possible in a 24 hour period. We also sponsor a Hamfest in the fall, a huge fleamarket of radio and computer equipment.

      Monthly club meetings. We currently meet at Grace Fellowship Church, 6282 Nave St SW, Canton, OH 44706,  at 7:00 PM. We conduct a business meeting followed by a break for coffee, pop and donuts. Then the fun really begins as we host monthly programs which can be interesting video's to guest speakers to technical demonstrations. Our program chairman always has something new and interesting for us every month.               

                                    
    Public Service.   We serve our local community by assisting in many public service events. We volunteer to provide communications for walk-a-thons, bike races, plus many other community events. Examples of such events are The Pro Football Hall of Fame Parade, The Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure, Corporate Cup plus many other local events.

   Repeaters.  As part of our emergency preparedness we sponsor and maintain several amateur repeaters. We currently maintain two repeaters, one is on 147.18 Mhz and is located approximately 170 feet on top of an old railroad relay tower. This wide area coverage repeater has also been chosen to provide backup communications to Stark County in the event the primary ARES Repeater should fail. Our other repeater is on 442.85 Mhz and is located at Massillon Community Hospital and is used during Skywarn activation. Both are used for our enjoyment and when necessary for emergency communications. 


   Newsletters.  The MARC publishes an award winning monthly newsletter - FEEDBACK - which serves to keep our membership informed of current club news, local & national operating events, national amateur radio news, member activities plus lots of other great information. Keep up-to-date with this great member benefit !


Membership in the MARC is all these things plus many more such as club dinners, outings, amateur radio classes, Skywarn training, technical assistance, a radio library, and the list goes on an on ! 

So what kind of memberships do we offer ? Glad you asked......

All persons holding a current amateur radio license of any class, or non-licensed persons interested in Amateur Radio are eligible for membership in our organization. They are currently setup in two different categories.

FULL MEMBERSHIP   -   A full membership is open to a person holding a valid amateur radio license of any class and is eligible to vote and hold office.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP   -   An associate membership is open to those persons interested in Amateur Radio but who do not hold an amateur radio license. Associate members may not vote or hold office, but may serve on Committees.

Spouses, dependents, or students up through college are eligible for SPECIAL Membership at one-half price of full or associate membership, whichever is applicable.

Memberships run from January to December and are currently
 $ 15.00 for Full or Associate Membership. The XYL (spouse) can be added for only $ 7.50. Students or any other family member under the age of 18 years where parents are already Full Members cost only $ 7.50. All memberships are due by the March club meeting.

Sound interesting ? Would you like more information ? If so you are encouraged to contact us at the MARC, P.O. Box 73, Massillon, Ohio 44648 or by phone to Terry Russ - N8ATZ - at (330) 837 - 3091. We can also be reached by email to truss@sssnet.com

If you would like to join the MARC print out and complete the membership application by clicking the block below. Mail it along with your check or money order to:

The Massillon Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 73
Massillon, Ohio 44648

Click Here For a Membership Application

 

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Announcing Elmer's Corner

[Elmer]
   (Dec 8, 2010) --     Elmer; The person who nurtures the ham radio operator. A mentor or coach for the Amateur Radio Operator. Elmer; Someone who provides personal guidance and assistance to would be hams. The term Elmer first appeared in the March 1971 issue of QST.

I know the majority of us have had an Elmer or two in our midst as we grew up in the hobby of ham radio. I was fortunate to have 2 Elmers at the beginning of the hobby, which is now almost 20 years ago. I have since then Elmered a couple of folks into the hobby, well actually a few more than that! I was not just Elmered in 1991, but throughout the years I have been Elmered by many other hams as well! I am sure I will be Elmered again!

Have you ever answered a question for a new or seasoned ham, that had something to do with ham radio? Well, then you were an Elmer! Have you ever helped a ham build an antenna, install an antenna, then test it out? Well, you guessed it, you were an Elmer! That was easy, right?

Elmering can make you feel good about getting someone interested in the hobby. Not just getting someone interested, but carrying out the full run of interest, testing, passing, and getting them on the air. One of the best feelings, is seeing the person you Elmer take off into the hobby head over heels!

Elmering is not limited to helping out the newly licensed ham radio operator. The seasoned ham can be Elmered too! Maybe the seasoned ham has decided to take on a new mode of operation. For example; John Doe wants to learn more about PSK 31, and just does not know where to get started. So, the ham starts to search for someone that operates PSK 31! This search may be difficult for some hams.

Hence the new location for such information and right at your finger tips. Please welcome the new, “Elmers Corner”. Elmers Corner will be a new location on the Massillon Amateur Radio Club Website! We will have a list of operators from the club, that will have their name,call sign, and email address available posted in the Elmers Corner. Along with their name, there will be a list of areas that these operators are willing to Elmer.

We as ham radio operators are responsible to make sure that any new prospective hams, and or newly licensed operators have access to all information needed to properly install, and operate their equipment. If we bring someone on board, we need to keep their interests in the hobby! We currently have 7 members of the club that has volunteered to be an Elmer. Tom, WD8MBE, Gary, WC8W, Carl, AB8CC,Wade,WD8MIU, Dan, N8DZM,Terry, N8ATZ, Scott, N3JJT. If you would like to add your name to the list, please do so! You can do this by sending an email to Terry Russ at : truss@sssnet.com. Please use Elmer in the subject, and include what areas that you would like to Elmer. It is up to us to keep this hobby moving forward. By providing the Elmers Corner for anyone that reads our newsletter, we just might make a difference in a hams life! 72/73..  de Scott, N3JJT.

 

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