The Madison Area Repeater Association (MARA) is located in Madison, Wisconsin. MARA is a non-profit organization incorporated under Wisconsin statutes as an amateur radio club. We are affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters.
MARA operates three 2-meter repeaters in Madison. All repeaters have emergency power. The 147.15/.75 MHz repeater is located on the west side of Madison at a height of 750ft (1800ft. MSL). This is also a dual mode repeater which will pass both digital and analog. Our D-Star repeater is on 145.305/.705 MHz and is co- located with the 147.15 MHz machine. Our third repeater on 146.76/.16 MHz is located on the UW Hospital in Madison at (1120 ft. MSL). These repeater systems are funded by membership dues as well as proceeds from our annual Hamfest.
As a MARA member, you are entitled to use all three repeaters along with other useful features of the repeaters. You may also hold office on the board of directors, vote on all club matters, accept appointed positions.
The hamfest this year will be on April 15. Tickets can be purchased at a discount online, and you can get a flyer and further information and Purchase table(s) and tickets on our Hamfest 2023 page.