Metro Amateur Radio Club

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Next Meeting September 2, 2014

Join us at the next monthly meeting September 2, 2014, at the Lincolnwood Community Center.


Our recent club function happened Saturday August 16. We participated in the International Lighthouse Awareness Event. The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio  and to foster International goodwill. Lighthouses are fast becoming an endangered species with the introduction of Global Positioning Systems and Satellite Navigation and the automation of the light source to solar power which has resulted in the withdrawal of management personnel (Keepers).

The MAC Club, along with the Evanston Amateur Radio Community, set up two transceivers behind the Grosee Point Lighthouse in Evanston.



24 Aug 2014 Sunday Net Topic & Question

This weeks topic was: Should i continue to include the weekly solar update? And will you share any stories about the club from this year?


The weekly question is: What is the bandwidth of a slow-scan TV signal?

A. 600 kHz

B. 3 kHz

C. 2 MHz

D. 6 MHz


Past questions and topics can be found by clicking 'Weekly Net Info'.


Chicago Area Nets

CARMA, the Chicago Area Monitoring Association, keeps a list of all Chicago area nets, days, times, repeater info, club info, etc. The link to this vast world of knowledge is:

All three of our nets are listed and there are many more every day if you feel like you're not getting enough local repeater action.


Hot News

A brand new Net is now on the Big Mac Repeater.

"BCF Parts is proud to sponsor The Hobby Net." says net controller Will Faehse, AC9IT.
The Hobby Net is a forum for hobby enthusiasts to discuss hobbies outside of ham radio.
Wednesdays, 9:00 pm local time on 2 meters 147.315 Big Mac Repeater.
Any Ham with a Technician license or higher may participate. You do not have to be a club member.