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September 2020 General Membership Zoom Meeting ....  Routine 

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


The next Meeting is Tuesday September 15th 2020 @ 18:30 MST


Start TIME for Chit Chat n Greetings is ...... 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 and website .... for updates on MARCA's VE Program & Schedule. Status will also be posted on ARRL website. 

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:  August 2020 (Dave, n7zpy).

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

VE Testing Report (Ray, k4rmv).

QSTs (Dave, n7zpy).

  • Hamfests (
    • Tucson Fall Hamfest (Cancelled), 26 September 2020, location TBD, Tucson, Az.
    • TAZ2WAY Garage Sale; 5 September 2020; Tempe, Az; see for details.
    • TARA Swapfest; 3 October 2020; Rumsey Park, 400 McLane Rd, Payson, Az.
    • ATN Surprise Hamfest (Cancelled); 10 October 2020; 12983 W Grand Ave, Surprise, Az.
    • Copafest (New Schedule); 24 30 October 2020; Ultrastar at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N Maricopa Rd, Maricopa, AZ.
    • Cochise Hamfest (New Scheduled); 7  November 2020, 2756 South Moson Rd, Sierra Vista, Az.
    • Harkfest; 7 November 2020; North Ranch Escapees RV, 30625 S Hwy 89, Congress, Az.
    • Oro Valley Hamfest (Cancelled), 14 November 2020, Marana Middle School, 11285 West Grier Road, Marana, AZ.
    • Superstition Superfest (Cancelled); 5 December 2020; Mesa Community College, 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Az.
    • Thunderbird Hamfest; 9 January 2021; details to follow.
    • Yuma Hamfest 19-20 February 2021; details to follow.
    • Cochise Hamfest (CARA); 1 May 2021; details to follow.
    • 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>
  • MARCA Members housekeeping: email of record; so we can communicate with members.
    • Inconsistent method to send active members email notices.
    •; 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).

  • W7MOT DStar Gateway Server Project; updates (Paul, kd7kdo).
  • MESH Node Chandler Proposal; Status updates; (Ray, k4rmv & Gary, ac7r).
  • Follow-up on OFDM modulation by EA5HVK;; ; need more details (Dick, k2lct).
  • .
  • <enter missed old business item here>

New Business (Dave, n7zpy).

  • Nominations for 2021 MARCA Officers and Board (Norm, aa7oo).
  • Chandler Regional Hospital - updates (Norm, aa7oo; Ray, k4rmv).
  • <enter new business item here>
  • From the floor.

Open to the Floor

Presentation: Another Last nanoSecond Surprise from the Future by Norm Johnson, aa7oo; (Norm, aa7oo) 


Close Net; (Dave, n7zpy)