The Boy Scouts of America 60th annual Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is Saturday October 21 from 10AM to 5PM at Erwin Park in McKinney. MARC will be working with some local troops to assist the Scouts make contacts on the air.
As the weather cools down, MARC will host a Radio in the Park from 9 AM - Noon on Saturday, October 28 at Bonnie Wenk Park in McKinney. This is a great opportunity for all of our members to come out and enjoy a day in the park playing radio.
MARC will sponsor a special event station, K5U, to celebrate our country's veterans and the USO which supports our veterans. We will set up a couple of HF radios and antennas at Veteran's Memorial Park in McKinney on Saturday, November 11 from 8AM-2PM. We will be looking for people to operate, and will have Extra's on hand so that everyone can participate.
MARC sponsors three nets each week. All radio amateurs are invited to participate.
Sunday 8:00PM - General Information Net - we ask participants about their week in ham radio and their thoughts on a question of interest to the ham community. W5MRC repeater, 146.740 MHz, offset -0.600 MHz, tone 110.9 Hz.
Monday 8:00PM - Ladies Net - discussion of topics of interest to ladies. W5MRC repeater, 146.740 MHz, offset -0.600 MHz, tone 110.9 Hz.
Monday 8:30PM - Simplex net - see how far your VHF radio can go without a repeater along with general discussion. 146.540 MHz. Since this is simplex, no offset or tone are required.
Collin County Amateur Radio Emergency Service conducts two training nets each month. You do not need to be an ARES member to participate, all radio amateurs are welcome.
1st Sunday 9:00PM: K5PRK repeater, 147.180 MHz, offset +0.600 MHz, tone 107.2 Hz
3rd Sunday 9:00PM: W5MRC repeater, 146.740 MHz, offset -0.600 MHz, tone 110.9 Hz