W9AB — Michiana Amateur Radio Club

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.

Upcoming Events


2014-12-12The 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.

2014-12-11Local 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!

2014-12-10A new Board has been elected. New board members were elected at the November social club meeting, and Clarence Blakely, W9CMB; Ethan Blanton, KB8OJH; Ray Dalgliesh, KC9IHZ; and Jean-Paul Louis, AC9GH will be joining the Board for 2015. Bob Irish, W9RCI; Linda Irish, K9LIN; Richard Miller, KY9M; and Bob Reiman, KB9IVA will be leaving the board, and we thank them for their service! The officers for 2015 were elected at the December board meeting, and they will be:

2014-09-06Club meetings are moving! MARC social meetings have moved to the WNIT building in downtown South Bend. Changes in the American Red Cross organization are leading up to the closing of the South Bend offices where we have previously held our meetings. Starting with the September social meeting we will be at the new location.

Club Repeater

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!

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