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Ohio State Parks On The Air

The Milford Amateur Radio Club will be operating from the Indian Mounds Shelter parking lot in East Fork State Park during Ohio State Parks On The Air (OSPOTA) on September 10, 2016. Enter the park from SR 125, go past the park headquarters, and follow the signs to the beach. Indian Mounds is … [Read more...]

July Update for MARC Casual Contesters

Now that Field Day is in the books, it's time to fire up the home stations and work contests on the MARC Contest Calendar. 1. IARU HF World Championship This contest is sponsored by the International Amateur Radio Union. It your chasing DX you need to work this one. The contest is the second … [Read more...]

FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Petition That Seeks 80/75 Meter Adjustments

The FCC has put the ARRL's January Petition for Rule Making (RM 11759 - found on the FCC website), on public notice and invited interested parties to comment on what the League has called "minimal but necessary changes" to 80 and 75 meters. The ARRL petitioned the FCC to fix a "shortfall in … [Read more...]

MARC Casual Contesters

Next up is the Ohio QSO Party which runs Saturday, August 22, 2015 from noon to midnight local time. This is your chance to be on the other end of a pile up. You may even be rare DX for stations that are chasing the Worked All States or Worked All Counties awards. Spotting is allowed, so … [Read more...]

Presidents Message for August

August meeting (Thursday 8/13/15 at 7:30pm) presentation topic is – “Operating your Radio, Best Practices” by Chris Spiess Our next operating event is “Ohio Parks on the Air”. Saturday, 9/12/2015 from 1600UTC to 2400UTC at East Fork State Park. We will be finalizing which shelter we will be … [Read more...]

MARC Casual Contesters – August Contests

There are two contests in August on the MARC Casual Contesters Calendar. 1. First up is the North American QSO Party (NAQP) SSB that starts at 1800 UTC on August 15 and runs until 0600 UTC on August 16. Goal is to work as many North American stations as possible. It's a good contest for … [Read more...]

Field Day – The Last Blast

It's not too late to decide to come to the Milford ARC Field Day. If you are coming and didn't respond to either the online survey or the survey at the June meeting and plan to stay for the dinner on Saturday let us know so we can adjust the headcount. Bring a covered dish or dessert, the club … [Read more...]

MARC Casual Contesters Work CQ WPX

The following MARC Casual Contesters participated in the CQ WPX SSB contest: Jerry AE8S, Denny KC8RPV, Carl N8DWN, Randy W8UF, Dave W8VCI, Dale W8WFC and Bill WS6K. Things started off rather slow, band conditions were not the best and signals out of Europe were marginal Friday evening. As … [Read more...]

MARC Casual Contesters — March SSB Contests

There are two SSB contests on the MARC calendar in March. Both run for 48 hours, so anyone with an HF radio should be able to get on the air for 15 or 20 minutes and make a few contact. Registration, prior to the contest, is not required for either of these contests, so if you decide at the … [Read more...]