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November 2020 General Membership Zoom Meeting ....  Excitingly Different

General Membership meetings are open to all MARCA members, guests, and those interested in Amateur Radio.


The next Meeting is Tuesday November 17th 2020 @ 18:30 MST

Check In & Tune UP ZOOM TIME with Chit Chat Greetings ...... 6:00 PM local MST

start TIME for Business Meeting ... call to order ...... 6:30 PM local MST

The VE Testing Sessions continue to be On-HOLD for near future.  Keep checking  here & ARRL website .... for updates on VE Schedule.  

How to Join the MARCA Zoom Meeting:

To join ... a Zoom Meeting is simple, from your PC, click on the link below. If you have never participated in a Zoom video conference, just trust the instructions on screen, a few applications will be added to your PC, just allow them, then enter the Meeting ID and Pwd. Mute your Audio ( there is an icon for that to click). Don't panic when things don't happen instantly, be patient with the process of getting started. If you are first to connect, it will be lonesome whith nothing happening. The magic starts when flickers of light and a face appears followed by "hello".....
Zoom meeting Link:
Meeting ID:  ID: 829 3599 3035
Password:  443050
Dave, n7zpy, is our Zoom Net Control [conference administrator / with Brian's assistance].
Meeting agenda is below.
Click the ... "Click Here to Continue Reading .... " (button) link at right see full Meeting Agenda


Meeting Agenda

Zoom Net Control ... Welcome; (Dave, n7zpy).

Check-In; (Dave, n7zpy).

Business Meeting

Approve Minutes:  November 2020 (Dave, n7zpy).

Treasurer's Report: November 2020 (Don Aldridge, wa7rll).

VE Testing Report (Ray, k4rmv).

QSTs (Dave, n7zpy).

  • Hamfests (
    • Superstition Superfest (Cancelled); 5 December 2020; Mesa Community College, 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Az.
    • Superstition Pizza Party; 5 December 2020; Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 Southern, Mesa, Az.
    • Thunderbird Hamfest (Postponed); TBD 2021; details to follow.
    • Yuma Hamfest 19-20 February 2021 (Cancelled); details to follow.
    • Radio Society of Tucson Springfest; 27 March 2021; visit
    • Cochise Hamfest (CARA); 1 May 2021; details to follow.
    • Radio Society of Tucson Fallfest; 25 September 2021; visit
    • Copafest; 30 October 2021; Ak-Chin circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, Az.
    • Cochise Swapmeet (CARA); 6 November 2021; details to follow.
  • FCC Application Fee Proposed Rule: $50 new, renewal, vanity; Read and Comment click HERE.
  • <enter new Hamfest here>
  • MARCA Members housekeeping: email of record; so we can communicate with members.
    •; update or register, make sure your profile is current; phone, postal Address, email.
    • Provide the same information to the Treasurer & Secretary; see contact info,
  • QSTs from the floor.

Old Business (Dave, n7zpy).

  • Call for Nominations & Elections of Officers; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Dstar Server Hardware Upgrade; update (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • Chandler Regional Hospital - updates (Norm, aa7oo; Ray, k4rmv)..
  • MESH Node Chandler Proposal; Status updates; (Ray, k4rmv & Gary, ac7r).
  • Follow-up on OFDM modulation by EA5HVK;; ; need more details (Dick, k2lct).
  • Packet - Mt. Elden add VARA / Winlink (Dave, n7zpy)
  • Techsoup Software; ?? (Norm, aa7oo).
  • <enter missed old business item(s) here>.

New Business (Dave, n7zpy).

  • <enter new business item here>
  • From the floor.

Open to the Floor

Presentation:  TBD ; (Norm, aa7oo) 


Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy)