Wednesday, February 22, 2023

2023 NWS Storm Spotter Class

NWS STORM SPOTTER CLASS - There will be a National Weather Service Storm Spotter Class in Delaware County on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at EMS Station 3 at 18:00 hours.  This is typically a 2 hour class. EMS Station 3 is located at 4501 E Memorial DR, Muncie IN, just East of HWY 3 Bypass.

Here is the link to sign up:

This is a FREE class, hosted by the Delaware County Emergency Management Agency.

Please pass on this information!

Sunday, July 3, 2022

KA9CXY estate sale

 Mini-HAMFEST / ESTATE SALE !!!!!!!!!


July 16, 2022  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!!!! 





As many of you know, Mike Brandt (KA9CXY) is a Silent Key.  Mike was an avid Amateur radio operator as well as volunteer for many community based organizations.  Mike volunteered many years working with local 4-H, Sherrif’s summer day camp for local kids, Hunter education, and several emergency services to name a few.  Mike worked many years in the Delco Remy/Delphi engineering department in Anderson.


Mike had accumulate a lot of Amateur Radio related equipment/antennas/testers/ETC  and just stuff. 


Terry Evans (WD9HQH) and Gerald Hertle (WA9AGG) are assisting Mike’s widow in selling some of Mike’s amateur radio equipment and related items.  Listed below are some of the items for sale. There is a LOT MORE but just to much to list.   We will be having Mini-HAMFEST / ESTATE SALE on Saturday July 16 at Mikes home (1549 W County Road 50 N, New Castle, IN 47362)   starting at 9 a.m.  to sell items.  We will also sell items on an individual basis prior to July 16. If interested in an item please contact Gerald (765-744-7696) or Terry (765-212-0464)  to discuss or just send an email to  A few items have already sold so don’t wait.  Bargins never wait on anyone.  J


You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get some Amateur Radio items at very good prices.  We have listed some negotiable target prices BUT NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE DECLINED. We tried to list the targets well below what is selling on eBay.  Prices will be very aggressive to sell but need to be fair as the proceeds go to Mike’s widow.    


Don’t be afraid to make offers but again “reasonable”.   The purpose of the mini-hamfest is to sell all the items.  Mike’s widow has no use for this equipment. 


Please understand that we have NOT been able to test all of the items so this is an AS IS sale.  Some we have tested and so far all have been good.  We even tested a very old Radio Shack weather radio and IT WORKED.  Some of the items are not in good condition and it is obvious. 





We have tried to describe the items best we can


ROHN TBX64 ft  self supporting tower  Very nice tower   $1500  MAKE AN OFFER

($3800 new) (must be taken down) (GIN pole loaner available)


ICOM 706MKIIG  with extra SSB and CW filter.  Also DSP module.  Includes separation cable. I personally tested this radio on HF.  Full power on all HF bands. I made several CW and SSB QSOs.   User manual included.  $700  MAKE AN OFFER (radio with all the extras sells round $1100 on eBay)


Heil desk mic for ICOM $50 BARGIN!


Heil headset for ICOM  $50 BARGIN!


ICOM 80AD 2m/440 DSTAR handheld $90  ($150 universal radio)


ICOM R1 Receiver handheld $50


572 tubes (2)  Quality unknown $50  ($95 ebay each) 


Various antenns : HF wire antenna – 6 Mtr Beam – Comet CX33  2/220/440 – Comet KP20 900 mhz – DMS900 Mhz beam – 2.4 Ghz – DUCKIES - Discone –several more.  Most of them are new


190 ft ½” Heliax HARD LINE with connectors  $75 This is a REAL bargain if you need Heliax


2 Meter duplexer cans  $???


440 duplexer cans   $???


Kenwood TKR-720(N) 820(N) VHF/UHF Desktop Repeater $????


COAX  lots and lots of new and used various coax lengths and jumpers (you can’t imagine how much/many there are)


SWR/PWR 10/100 W Meter  unknown brand  $25


Power supply(s)  various size from small wall wort to large heavy duty supplies we used for Field Day


Jumpers and Cables:  Oscilloscope probes and jumpers / all kinds of jumpers with various connectors / computer cables / 2 huge tubs full – there are hundreds


4 Flat Screen TVs  -    one 45” Recently bought $75     three 32”  $50ea  One is ROKU ready  Mike used the 32s in his shack


Heathkit Grid Dip meter with all the modules  untested  $25


MFJ270  Packet $10


PacCom HandiPacket $40 ($150 on eBay)


Fluke 52 K/J Thermometer $50 ($150 eBay)


DataTran DT-4 data tracker  $10($25 eBay)


Tenna 72-040 Capacitance  Meter  $25($50 ebay)


Herman Sticht Serfies 800 MEGOmer $25 ($50 ebay)


Calibrators DVC-350A $25 ($75 ebay)


Datel Intersil DVC8500 Voltage Calibrator $????  (new $1500  ebay $750)


Modular Circuits MEP-4A EPROM Programmer  $???($75 ebay)


Spectrum Analyzer


Motorola Analyzer


Laptops  (Several  - Password protected)  Anyone know how to get around the password.


Computer memory modules – lots of them


1T USB Desktop HDD  $10


Uniden CB $5


Radio Shack Handheld CB Collector item. Untested  $25


Straight key – nice one  $50


Cases – several sturdy with handles


Tube tester


Garmin GPSmap 76CSx  Color display  ($150 ebay)


Rack mounted audio/video equipment – very nice rack with wheels and equip is high end




Body Harness for tower work


AND LOTS LOTS LOTS MORE.  (you can’t imagine)






Gerald Hertle WA9AGG  765-744-7696 if no answer leave a message.

Terry Evans WD9HQH    765-212-0464 if no answer leave a message

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

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

Mar 13-14 Oklahoma QSO Party

Mar 13-14 Idaho QSO Party

Mar 15 Wisconsin QSO Party

Mar 21 Virginia QSO Party

Visit 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. 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,
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.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

ISS Slow Scan TV event Dec 24 - 31, 2020

 ARISS News Release                                                                                                                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 .

After your image is posted at the gallery, you can acquire a special award by linking to 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)


small toothpaste tubes

hand crank can openers

laundry soap


body wash

note pads (small, pocket size)


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