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February 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting ....  Difficult by Choice

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


The next Meeting is Tuesday February 16th 2021 @ 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 into the 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 with nothing seemingly happening. The magic starts when flickers of light and a face appears followed by "hello".....
Meeting ID:  ID: 829 3599 3035
Password:  443050
Dave, n7zpy, remains our Zoom Net Control Greeting Host [conference administrator / with Brian's, ak7f, assistance].
Meeting agenda is below.
Click the link to see & read the meeting agenda.... it is ever changing upto & during the meeting.
Meeting Agenda 19 February 2021
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In; (Dave, n7zpy).
Welcome; (Norm, aa7oo).
Presentation:  VARA / Winlink by Joe Hobart, K7LUX ; (Ray, k4rmv).
Business Meeting
Introducing MARCA's elected Officers and Board for 2021-2022
President             Norm Johnson, aa7oo
Vice President     Ray Vasquez, k4rmv
Secretary             Paul bennett, kd7kdo
Treasure              Don Aldridge, wa7rll
Board Member     David Yee, n7ajr
Past President     Dave Hall, n7zpy
Approve Minutes:  January 2021 (Norm, aa7oo).
Treasurer's Report: February 2021 (Don Aldridge, wa7rll).
VE Testing Report (Ray, k4rmv).
QSTs (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Reminder 2021 Membership Dues.
  • Hamfests (
  • 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.
  • <enter new Hamfest here>.
  • Dayton Hamfest Cancelled.
  • QSO Today Expo March 13-14 2021. Early Registration $10
  • 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)
  • 2021 MARCA Membership Dues (Don, wa7rll).
  • Dstar; update (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • Chandler - add VARA / Winlink (Ray, Mike, Dick).
  • Mt. Elden - add VARA / Winlink [recommendation to members] (Ray, k4rmv; Mike, k7urk).
  • Board Meeting 9 February 2021 [minutes] (Norm, aa7oo).
  • MARCA Rep to Arizona Emergency Packet Standards Committee (Norm, aa7oo; Dave, n7zpy).
  • Mesh Update (Gary, ac7r).
  • Technical Committee Chair (Norm, aa7oo).
  • AmazonSmiles Account (Gary, ac7r).
  • <enter missed old business item(s) here>.
New Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • MARCA Public Relation Director - Facebook, ADAW editor, web articles (Norm, aa7oo). 
  • MARCA Repeater Net; Tech Net, Discussion Net, other; S Mtn; Net Control (Norm, aa7oo).
  • <enter new business item here>.
  • Open to the Floor.
Close Net; (Norm, aa7oo).