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July 2021 General Membership Zoom Meeting ....

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


The next Meeting is Tuesday July 20th 2021 @ 18:30 MST


And again... This will be a Zoom Meeting NOT a Hybrid In-Person at Denny's.


In-Person meetings will resume NOT next month, August, but the following month, September, on Tuesday September 21st @ 6:00pm at Denny's located at 825 S 48th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281 . See You All Then and There!


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

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 for 20 July 2021
Zoom Net Control ... Check-In; (Dave, n7zpy).
Welcome; (Norm, aa7oo).
Presentation:  "The Ins & Outs of 10 Meters" by Eric thomason, N6SPP (Ray, k4rmv).
Business Meeting
Minutes:  June 2021 (Norm, aa7oo).
Treasurer's Summary Report: July 2021 (Don Aldridge, wa7rll).
VE Testing Report <suspended until resuming in-person meetings> (Ray, k4rmv).
QSTs (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Hamfests (
  • QSO Today Virtual Hamfest; 14th-15th August 2021; .
  • Radio Society of Tucson Fallfest; 25 September 2021; visit
  • TARA Swapfest, 2 October 2021; Ramsey Park, Payson, Az; .
  • Octoberfest, 9 October 2021; SARC; Scottsdale, Az.; .
  • ShowLow Tailgate, 16 October 2021; ShowLow, Az; 
  • 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.; .
  • <enter new Hamfest here>.
  • AmazonSmiles for MARCA; Checking Out on Amazon select MARCA as your Non-Profit donation.
  • Amateur Radio License Plates; ...
  • 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 .
  • The Antenna Summit by Ham Radio Board of Education sponsored by NADXA - Every Sat 10-12n via Zoom.
  • QSTs from the floor.
Old Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • Field Day 2021 recap (Don, wb7rll).
    • Have you submit logs with association to club... W7MOT.
  • Mt. Elden - add VARA / Winlink update (Ray, k4rmv; Mike, k7urk).
  • Mesh Update (Gary, ac7r).
  • MARCA Public Relation Director - Facebook, ADAW editor, web articles (Norm, aa7oo).
    • Facebook (all members; Admin [??,yy]).
    • ADAW (all members; Editor: Ray, k4rmv).
    • Web Articles (all members, Editor: Norm, aa7oo).
  • MARCA Repeater Net; Tech Net, Discussion Net, other; using S Mtn; Net Control; lead elmer; (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Resume In-Person MARCA Meetings  & VE Sessions;
    • Denny's is scheduled to end of year.
    • Denny's Requests minimum of 10 meals ordered committment.
    • In-person format will include Zoom if Denny's quest WiFi will support.
    • VE Sessions will resume at same time (Ray, k4rmv).
    • Question: Denny's starting with <month ??> 2021 meeting?
  • <enter missed old business item(s) here>.
New Business (Norm, aa7oo)
  • <enter new business item here>.
  • Open to the Floor.
Close Net; (Norm, aa7oo).