Club Articles and News: marc

March 30th MARC Meeting

2023-03-24 by Rev. Fr. Robert Bower W9RWB WRPH745

The MARC Meeting for March will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 30th.

Joshua Ellis (KD9AWH) will doing Zoom presentation on Portable Operations

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 899 3372 0976

Passcode: 663051

The meeting will be at Grace Brethren Church, 1715 E Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Seeking Contact Proposals

2023-02-26 by Rev. Fr. Robert Bower W9RWB WRPH745

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Seeking Contact Proposals

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking formal and informal educational institutions and organizations, either individually or working together, to host an amateur radio contact with a crew member on board the International Space Station (ISS).

ARISS anticipates the contact will be held between January 1, 2024, and June 30, 2024. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the radio contact into a well-developed education plan.

The deadline to submit a proposal is March 31, 2023. Proposal information and more details, such as expectations, proposal guidelines, and the proposal form, can be found at https://www.ariss.org/apply-to-host-an-ariss-contact.html.

An ARISS introductory webinar will be held March 1, 2023, at 8:00 PM EST. The Eventbrite link to sign up for the free webinar is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ariss-proposal-webinar-for-spring-2023-proposal-window-registration-515706320487.

ARISS is a cooperative venture of international amateur radio societies and the space agencies that support the ISS. The United States sponsors are ARRL, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT), Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), NASA's Space Communications and Navigation program (SCaN), and the ISS National Lab Space Station Explorers (SSE).

Taken from the ARRL Letter for February 23, 2023

Bring Your Used Eye Glasses

2023-01-21 by Rev. Fr. Robert Bower W9RWB WRPH745

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 Meeting

2023-01-18 by Barry Keating WD4MSM and Rev. Fr. Robert Bower W9RWB WRPH745

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.

Winter Field Day

2023-01-06 by Rev. Fr. Robert Bower W9RWB WRPH745

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!

For More information Download the MARC Winter Field Day Flyer