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October 2021 General Membership Meeting ....

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

The next Meeting is Tuesday October 19th 2021 @ 18:30 MST

Meetings are open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio, any particular presentation of interest, MARCA Members of course, any friends and family. There's alway an opprotunity to open a discussion topic on just about any thing related to amateur radio or just plain ol chit chat about the weather.
This will be a Zoom Meeting (determined @ September Meeting) 


Zoom Link:

Meeting ID:  829 3599 3035
Password:  443050

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

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

Dave, n7zpy, remains our Zoom Net Control Greeting Host [conference administrator / with Brian's, ak7f, assistance].
 click the Continue Reading at right ... to see and read the agenda....


Meeting Agenda for 19 October 2021
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In starting abt 6:00 pm-ish; (Dave, n7zpy).
Meeting Call to Order & Welcome [6:30 pm]; (Norm, aa7oo).
Presentation:  Mike Childers, K7URK , Allstar (Ray, k4rmv).
Business Meeting
Minutes:  September 2021 (Norm, aa7oo).
Treasurer's Summary Report: October 2021 (Don Aldridge, wa7rll).
VE Testing Report <suspended until in-person meetings resume> (Ray, k4rmv).
QSTs (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Hamfests (
  • Copafest; 30 October 2021; Ak-Chin circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, Az.
  • Harkfest (HARK); 6 November 2021; Escapees RV Park, 30625 S Hwy 89, Congress, Az.
  • Tucson Hamfest; 13 November 2021; Marana Middle School, Marana, Az.
  • Superstition Hamfest; 4 Dec 2021; time/location TBA
  • Thunderbird Hamfest, 16 January 2022; Glendale, Az.; .
  • Yuma Hamfest, 18-19 February 2022, Yuma Az. .
  • Springfest, SARC, 19 March 2022, Scottsdale, Az.
  • DeVry Hamfest, April 2022, DeVry University, Phoenix, Az.
  • <enter new Hamfest here>.
  • AmazonSmiles for MARCA; Checking Out on Amazon select MARCA as your Non-Profit donation.
  • MARCA Members: email of record; so we can all communicate.
  • To UPDATE goto  Login>>Contact Us>>Members>>Edit My Profile....
  • Provide the same information to the Treasurer & Secretary; see >> Contact Us .
  • QSTs from the floor.
Old Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • MARCA Public Relation - Facebook, ADAW editor, web articles (Norm, aa7oo).
  • MARCA Repeater Nets; Tech Net, Discussion Net, other; Net Control; using S Mtn Rptr; elmer volunteer to lead (Tony, ).
  • Resume In-Person MARCA Meetings for November 2021;
    • Reconfirm; This is a Month to Month Discussion.
    • Masks recommended & social distancing at this time.
    • Ray to confirm reservation for November 2021.
    • Ray to confirm reservation for Jan-Nov 2022.
    • Denny's requests committment is minimum of 10 meals ordered.
    • In-person format will include Zoom.
    • VE Sessions may resume at same time (Ray, k4rmv).
  • SARC & MARCA Holiday Dinner; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • <enter missed old business item(s) here>.
Repeater Maintenance & Problem Status Reports (Norm, aa7oo)
  • DStar update & status; (Paul, kd7kdo; Norm, aa7oo).
  • Packet status; (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • Chandler 900; (Ray, k4rmv).
  • Mt Elden; maintenance visit on hold; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • Pinal Peak; maintenance visit on hold; (Dave, n7zpy).
  • <enter new item(s) here>.
Project Status (Norm, aa7oo)
  • Mt. Elden - add VARA / Winlink update - Hold (Ray, k4rmv; Mike, k7urk).
  • Mesh Update - completed (Gary, ac7r).
  • <enter new item(s) here>.
New Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • <enter new business item here>.
  • Open to the Floor.
Close Net; (Norm, aa7oo).