Sunday, February 21, 2021

Agenda February MAARC Meeting


Text only version of February MAARC meeting agenda:

Meeting Opens


Presentation of January Meeting Minutes • Tony

Treasurer’s Report • Zach

Trustee’s Report • Jim

President’s Report • Drew

Committee Reports

Technical Committee • Gary & Jim

Activity Committee • Drew, Robert, Gary, Dave


Old Business

February Foxhunt (K9HMX hosted, KB7ZGB & KB9ZUV teamed up and won)

YTD Records: K9HMX, N9FEB, KB7ZGB, KB9ZUV: each have 1 victory.

Member email newsletter (signup on wb9hxg.net)

New Business

Muncie Alliance Church Tech Class

Indiana QSO Party (May 1, 2021)

ARRL Field Day (June 26-27, 2021)

March 2021 Foxhunt

Open call for new business


Club Announcements

Every Sunday Night net on the WB9HXG repeater 9 pm 

Feb 26-28 CQ WW SSB 160M Contest

Feb 27-28 South Carolina QSO Party

Feb 28-Mar 1 North Carolina QSO Party

Mar 6 ARRL SSB DX Contest

Mar 12-14 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo www.qsotodayhamexpo.com

Mar 13-14 Oklahoma QSO Party

Mar 13-14 Idaho QSO Party

Mar 15 Wisconsin QSO Party

Mar 21 Virginia QSO Party

Visit contestcalendar.com for other upcoming contests


Call for items to be considered for the next meeting’s agenda

Meeting Closes



 

Monday, February 15, 2021

February Newsletter

 

MAARC February Newsletter


Club meeting upcoming!
Join us Monday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. for our regular monthly meeting at American Legion, 418 W Walnut St, Muncie.  This meeting will simultaneously be hosted on the WB9HXG repeater 146.73 (-) PL 127.3

February Foxhunt Results
Drew, K9HMX hosted the Muncie February Foxhunt.  KB9ZUV and KB7ZGB teamed up and were first to find the fox in 36 minutes.

Indiana Winlink Wednesdays
As my experiments in Winlink progress, I have learned there is a weekly Indiana Winlink Net.  https://qsl.net/k9atp/IWW is the webpage.  Send a winlink email to KC9TYA if you are interested in joining in.

April Operating Event
Planning continues for the April Parks on the Air "Support Your Parks Spring Event".  The group has reserved the Sunset Shelter at Summit Lake State Park.  Come join us at the park April 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  We will be operating from the park.  We will be providing pizza for dinner.  There is a $7 admission charge per car entering the park. Parks on the Air

2021 Weather Spotting Training
Registration is open for the 2021 Spotter Training.  This year training is live online training sessions.  There are 6 sessions in March to pre-register for.  Training lasts approximately 2 hours.

2021 Winter Field Day
Did you participate in Winter Field Day?  I went camping and had a great time at the event, other than some engine trouble while trying to leave the park.  If you participated, logs are due by March 1st, 2021.

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Are you craving a hamfest since they are mostly all being cancelled?  QSO Today is having a virtual event March 13-14.  Tickets are $10 right now.  More details here.

Drew Bennett,
K9HMX
President, Muncie Area Amateur Radio Club

Monday, January 25, 2021

Agenda January MAARC meeting

 The agenda for tonight's meeting:



Thursday, January 7, 2021

2021 Indiana QSO Party

2021 Indiana QSO Party Rules have been updated.  The event will take place May 1-2.  Let's discuss what the club wants to do at the next club meeting.


http://www.hdxcc.org/inqp/index.html

Thursday, December 24, 2020

ISS Slow Scan TV event Dec 24 - 31, 2020

 ARISS News Release www.ariss.org                                                                                                                No.   20-30      

December 22, 2020 — An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS). This will be a special SSTV event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ARISS on board the International Space Station. The event is scheduled to begin on December 24 at 16:40 UTC and continue through December 31 ending at 18:15 UTC. Dates are subject to change due to ISS operational adjustments.

Images will be downlinked at 145.8 MHz +/- 3 KHz for Doppler shift and the expected SSTV mode of operation is PD 120. Radio enthusiasts participating in the event can post images they receive at the ARISS SSTV Gallery at https://www.spaceflightsoftware.com/ARISS_SSTV/ .

After your image is posted at the gallery, you can acquire a special award by linking to https://ariss.pzk.org.pl/sstv/ and follow directions for submitting a digital copy of your received image.

Santa Net December 24, 2020

Santa Net: December 24th, 2020 

Attention amateurs with kids!  Tonight at 7:00 pm EST, Santa will be taking calls from children on the following linked repeaters: 

147.300 Winchester, 441.825 Muncie, 442.675 Ft. Recovery

Monday, December 7, 2020

December Donations

Despite not having a Christmas Party this year, we are still collecting personal care items, as we have in the past, for the Friends Church Food Pantry.  Gary, KB9ZUV, is collecting the items on December 12th from 1pm to 2pm at his home.  The following are items that have been requested this year:


Pocket size Kleenex

Un scented baby wipes

razors (men/women)

toothbrushes

small toothpaste tubes

hand crank can openers

laundry soap

shampoo

body wash

note pads (small, pocket size)

pencils/pens

hand sanitizers

women’s sanitary items

Sunday, September 27, 2020

September On-Air Meeting Agenda

Text transcript:

Meeting Opens

Presentation of June Meeting Minutes • Tony
Treasurer’s Report • Zach
Trustee’s Report • Jim
President’s Report • Drew
Committee Reports
Technical Committee • Gary & Jim
Old Business
2021 Officer Nominations
September Foxhunt (Rob 57min, Drew 59min)
New Business
2020 Christmas Party
Amateur Contact Log by N3JFP has been updated to version 6.7
The Fall ECI-QRP meeting that was scheduled for Saturday 10-10-2020 has been cancelled.
Voicemail looking for a possible past member.
Open call for new business

Club Announcements
Every Sunday Night net on the WB9HXG repeater 9 pm 
Every Thursday 9pm Delaware County Skywarn Net
10/03/20-10/04/20 California QSO Party
        10/09/20-10/11/20 100 Watts and a Wire Fall Out
        10/10/20-10/11/20 Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, South Dakota QSO Party
10/17/20 10am EmComm ECI Meeting @ YFD
10/17/20 Shelbyville Tailgate Hamfest
        10/17/20-10/18/20 New York QSO Party
        10/18/20-10/19/20 Illinois QSO Party
        10/24/20 Kentucky State Parks on the Air
10/26/20 6:30pm MAARC Meeting at Muncie American Legion

Call for items to be considered for the next meeting’s agenda
Meeting Closes


 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

August On Air Meeting

 The library is still closed until further notice.  August's meeting will again be on-air on the WB9HXG repeater 146.730(-) PL 127.3 on August 24th at 6:30pm.  This is the agenda for the meeting.


Here is the text transcript of the above image:

Meeting Opens


Presentation of June Meeting Minutes • Drew

Treasurer’s Report • Zach

Trustee’s Report • Jim

Trustee’s Report • Drew

Committee Reports

Technical Committee • Gary & Jim

Old Business

June meeting at Marrow’s Meadows (no quorum)

August Foxhunt (Robert 60min, Rob 63min, Mike 95min)

ARRL Field Day June 27-28

ECI Hamfest

Zac-updating Club’s roster

New Business

2021 Officer Nominations

White River Cleanup

Open call for new business

Club Announcements

Every Sunday Night net on the WB9HXG repeater 9 pm 

Every Thursday 9pm Delaware County Skywarn Net

09/19/20 10am EmComm ECI Meeting @ YFD if no White River Cleanup

09/28/20 6:30pm MAARC On-Air Meeting

08/29/20 Kentucky State Parks on the Air

08/29/20-08/30/20 Kentucky QSO Party

09/05/20-09/06/20 Colorado QSO Party

09/06/20-09/07/20 Tennessee QSO Party

09/12/20 Ohio State Parks on the Air

09/12/20-09/13/20 Texas QSO Party

09/12/20-09/13/20 Alabama QSO Party

09/19/20-09/20/20 Iowa QSO Party

09/19/20-09/20/20 Wisconsin Parks on the Air

09/19/20-09/20/20 New Jersey QSO Party

09/19/20-09/20/20 New Hampshire QSO Party

09/26/20-09/27-20 Maine QSO Party

Call for items to be considered for the next meeting’s agenda

Meeting Closes



Thursday, June 18, 2020

June On-Air Meeting

The library is still closed until further notice.  June's meeting will again be on-air on the WB9HXG repeater 146.730(-) PL 127.3 on June 22nd at 6:30pm

Sunday, April 19, 2020

MAARC April On Air Gathering

Indiana Governor Holcomb is expected to soon announce an extension to the stay at home orders until at least May 1st.  Our meeting space at Maring-Hunt public library is still closed.

In light of this, there will be no April MAARC in person meeting.  However, feel free to join us on the WB9HXG repeater 146.730(-) PL 127.3 at 6:30 pm local time on Monday, April 27th.  We can still gather on air and have a place to discuss the hobby.  Both members and guests are welcome to join us.

I'll also remind everyone there is no May MAARC meeting due to Memorial Day.


Agenda for April meeting:


Meeting Opens

Presentation of February Meeting Minutes
Treasurer’s Report • Zach
Trustee’s Report • Jim

Committee Reports
Technical Committee • Gary & Jim

Old Business
Foxhunting
East Central Indiana Hamfest - Randolph County
on air planning meeting 147.300

New Business
        Indiana QSO Party May 2nd 11-11 local time
        ARRL Field Day June 27-28
        Open call for new business

Club Announcements
Every Sunday Night net on the WB9HXG repeater 9 pm
05/02/20 9am East Central Indiana Hamfest on air planning 147.300
05/02/20-05/03/20 Indiana QSO Party
05/02/20-05/03/20 7th Call Area QSO Party
05/02/20-05/03/20 Delaware QSO Party
05/02/20-05/03/20 New England QSO Party
05/09/20-05/10/20 Arkansas QSO Party
05/16/20 Hamvention QSO Party
06/06/20-06/07/20 Kentucky QSO Party
06/20/20 East Central Indiana Hamfest 4H Fairgrounds in Randolph County
06/20/20-06/21/20 West Virginia QSO Party


Call for items to be considered for the next meeting’s agenda


Meeting Closes

Next scheduled meeting is June 22nd, 2020.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

March club activities cancelled.

The Muncie Area Amateur Radio Club, at the recommendation of the ARRL Indiana Section Manager, will be cancelling all future March activities, meetings, etc.  This includes the monthly meeting on March 23rd.  On-air activities such as nets will continue as usual.  I apologize for any inconvenience.  Look for updates on Facebook, Slack, wb9hxg.net and the wb9hxg repeater on the Sunday Night 9pm Net.
Drew Bennett, K9HMX,
President, MAARC