With a new year comes new membership cards. This year we have two different types which you can pick from. We still have the same membership cards as we have had in the past. If you, have paid your dues for 2023, and would like one of the old style membership cards please see Robert Bower (W9RWB) at the monthly club meeting to receive one.
This year we are offering a new style of membership card with the new logo on it. Chris Cook (N9JV) designed the card for the club. This card will be delivered via email. If you, have paid your dues for 2023, and would like one of the new style membership cards please use the club email form to request one. Please send your request to the club secretary selection on the form.
For those you like to pack light, you can also go without a membership card.
Please bring your old used eye glasses to the January 26th MARC meeting!
As a way to help a good cause and to say thank you to the Lions for using their club house for Winter Field Day we are a having a impromptu eye glasses drive. The Lions have a recycle program for eye glasses. Here is a link to what they do with used glasses pdf
There will be a collection box at the meeting. If you forget to bring your used eye glasses to the meeting, you can bring your used eye glasses to Winter Field Day.
A member said they will donate $2 to the New Capital Fund for every pair of glasses donated during the meeting and Winter Field Day.
January MARC Meeting will be on January 26th at 7:00pm EST at Grace Brethren Church (1715 E. Day Road, Mishawaka).
The January meeting will be a presentation on optimizing your home antenna.
Brian (K9TI) will give a presentation on antenna modeling software ARRL HFTA, high-frequency terrain assessment, coupled with the second piece of software. This allows you to model various antennas at various heights at your location. The antenna's efficiency and gain are greatly affected by the type of antenna and specific height being dictated by the terrain surrounding your station's location, even within several miles. Many times, higher is not best, or an expensive antenna such as a cobweb may not outperform a simple Dipole at just the correct height for your specific location. The club will be taking the names of those who wish to have their shack location used as an example to determine their best antenna choices.
Save the Date. Winter Field Day is coming up.
Winter Field Day is scheduled for January 28th and January 29th.
You can find complete information at https://www.winterfieldday.com/index.php
MARC and Winter Field Day
MARC will holding Winter Field Day from 14:00 to 18:00 EST on January 28th only at the Lions Club House, 402 W. Chestnut, New Carlisle, IN.
We will have a 7300 running SSB using the club call sign, W9AB. The Adventure group will be operating bands as they choose.
Please come out and join the fun!