As you know we have a dilemma each year scheduling our Hamfest around other dates in the spring particularly Holy Week and Easter, so we have projected out for the next 10 years when Easter was and then consequently when we would schedule our hamfest. Here it is. Get our your calendars out and add these dates! If you want to see how we came up with these dates you can check out the Hamfest version of our newsletter here.
The DStar repeater has been repaired. Please let us know if you have any trouble using it.
Jeff, KC9UNZ gave a WIRES-X presentation at the November 12, membership meeting of the Madison Area Repeater Association. For those interested you can find a pdf of his slide deck here.
On going news items will be published here.
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 campus in Madison at (1120 ft. MSL) and still has Autopatch. 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 the autopatch system and other useful features and controller codes on the repeaters. You may also hold office on the board of directors, vote on all club matters, accept appointed positions.
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