Metro Amateur Radio Club

Repeater - 147.315 + 107.2 PL

Yaesu System Fusion Repeater

Transmitting from the Leaning Tower YMCA - Niles, IL

MAC Net - Sunday @ 9PM Central 147.315 MHz 2 meters (+600 transmit)

Next (meeting) Tuesday May 5, 2020
Will be held on our Repeater, The Big Mac Repeater!
 Learn, communicate and enjoy.
At 7:30pm we will have our meeting LIVE on the Air.

We hope future meetings will be held in the classroom at the Lincolnwood Community Center in Lincolnwood, Illinois. The classroom is in the same building as the gym near Morse and Lincoln Ave.
Free parking. 
Meetings are 7:30-9:00pm.
meetings are held on the first Tuesday of most months during 2020
 June 2 maybe?, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 6. Who knows? Time will tell.

Please scroll down for latest news.

Pictured: Doug AC9DY, Mike W9MJD and Larry N9LCE solder the Yagi antenna they are making out of metal measuring tape and PVC tubes  March 3, 2020 photo by K9KDE

Next (meeting) is Tuesday April 7, 2020, 
Bring home a 2 meter Yagi antenna! We will continue our hands on project of making your very own Yagi antenna. Plus, you can learn how to check it's SWR and impedance. No cost to you. Learn, create and enjoy.

June 24, 2019

Metro Amateur Radio Club enjoyed Field Day over the June 21-23 weekend. Hundreds of contacts were made, many visitors stopped by and everyone had a great time.
24 hours on the air! Several young people made on air contacts and even the mayor of Skokie made a QSO.

June 19, 2019

MAC will set-up for Field Day Friday at 1pm. Set-up includes erecting a HEX BEAM antenna and a LONG WIRE antenna, along with radios and computer, etc.
Field Day starts nationwide at 1pm Saturday June 22 and runs for 24 hours, straight through the night until Sunday lat...

May 13, 2019

Area clubs will offer testing for Technician, General and Extra class licenses during Field Day on June 22. 
If you need more info contact your local club. 

April 15, 2019

At the MAC April meeting, Bob KA9HHH showed us his DMR set-up. Using the two pieces of equipment seen here and his phone, he made a couple of contacts including one with a Ham in Spain. DMR stands for Digital Mobile Radio.

March 14, 2019

Want to get an Amateur radio license?
At the MAC club meetings you can take the Technician exam, or upgrade to General or Extra. Exams are given monthly on request.

If you have any questions contact the Volunteer Examiner Vern K9VRT.
Send Vern an e-mail at K9VRT@ATT.NET...

March 6, 2019

At our March meeting we set up a "Go CASE" and long wire antenna. 
Please note our next meeting is Thursday April 11.

January 2, 2019

Our January meeting featured a fun presentation by  Richard "Dick" Sylvan W9CBT. 
He shared many of his ham radio-related cartoons and chatted about his seven decades as a licensed ham radio operator.  And, a lucky winner went home with his book "Hi Hi", avai...

October 10, 2018

MAC's October 2, 2018 meeting featured a live video chat with Steve WG0AT of Monument, Colorado. Steve is famous for his 2-pack goats Boo and Peanut who help carry some gear as they hike into remote locations in the Colorado Rockies. He transmits as pedestrian mobile,...

March 4, 2018

The March 6th meeting was an interesting one. Scott Tilley VE7TIL, gave us an hour long presentation and question & answer session via SKYPE from British Columbia, Canada. Scott was the person that found a lost NASA satellite named IMAGE. You can read about it here....

November 27, 2017

During our last three meetings...

November, we talked about Go Cases and planned on making Go Cases over the next few months.  Anyone interested can build one and teh club is happy to help in any way possible.

October, we discussed the repeater and whether we s...

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