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 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 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,...

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...

September 7, 2017

Another Awesome MAC Event!  QSL cards available.
Monday August 21,2017 Eclipse Day
MAC club operated a solar powered ham station and a portable DMR station from the park next to the Lincolnwood fire department on Lincoln Avenue.

We made over 50 contacts throughout Nor...

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