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Welcome to the MARCA Inc. site
Enjoy the humor of our sight as it is continuously changing.
 
MARCA is home to W7MOT
 
Who Are We
 
MARCA, Inc is a 501.c.3 Non-Profit corporation with its roots as the Motorola Amateur Radio Club of Arizona (MARCA). Today MARCA is open to all Licensed Hams, Arizona Hams, and those interested in learning about Amateur Radio. Members are from just about everywhere, local hams residing in Arizona, winter visitors calling Arizona home for the winter, summer visitors (if they exist), and those interested in participating or supporting the club's activities. The majority of our members reside in and around the Phoenix Metro area.
 
Some of our activities include maintaining & opereating about 2 dozen repeaters located atop Arizona mountain tops and a few building roof tops around the Phoenix area; expaninding our experiences into new types of repeaters, such as Dstar & Fusion; our most fun & popular ARRL Field Day event typically held in the mountains near Forest Lakes, Az. (this is a very active activity) ; ARRL FMT contests; and some Antenna experimenting & construction, and maintenance trips to mountain top repeaters. Member interests span diverse topics, individually or groups, and are active in HF activities such as Voice, Digital, CW, DXing, Digital HF modes, MESH, and EOC operations around the valley, including contesting,. including technologies spaning from the old to new; like SDR radio building to antique radio restoring. Modes such as WSPR, WSJT FT8 FT4 and operations like Echolink that are computer based, prompting a SBC (single board computer group & Raspberry Pi).
 
Membership Applications: 
Membership Application - (application)
 
Download the membership application, fill it out, and either email it to the Secretary or bring it to a membership meeting. There is always an Officer that will be glad to introduce you to the membership and enroll you into the club.
 
Contact Us for more information
You're welcome to contact either the President, Norm Johnson, aa7oo, or Treasurer Don Aldridge, wa7rll, for more information and or membership application.· You may also follow the "Contact Us" on the Navigation and contact any of the officers.
 
 
Or Come to One of Our Meetings
Meeting are held the 3rd Tuesday of each Month. Meetings start at 6:30pm and are typically 2 hours duration. The agenda typically is a business meeting, lasting about an hour, followed by a Presentation of interest by a guest speaker or club member. There is no meeting the month of December, for this is reserved for our anual club holiday dinner, scheduled separately. During the summer months of July, August, & September, meeting are small informal get-to-gethers due to many being out of town.
 
Location of "in-person" Meetings are at Denny's on University & 48th St, south east corner in Tempe. Denny's, 825 S 48th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281. We also meet via Zoom. See the meeting announcements for current information on meeting date, time, location, Zoom link.
 
VE Testing sessions.  Ray Vasquez, k4rmv, conducts monthly VE Test session for Technician, General, and Extra Class Amateur Radio Licenses. He can be contacted by email by following the  About Us > Contact Us > VE Sessions main menu link. Check the Monthly Meeting Announcement for current status of when & location of Testing.
 
During the meeting you are welcome to ask questions of interest which may be discussed or answered during the meeting or deferred to an informal chat immediate after the meeting or to some other arrangement.
 
After meetings members either depart or get together in informal chat groups of special interest such as current interests, repeater operations, technical, DStar, SDR, APRS, Mesh, Fusion,  or Pi stuff. This is an excellent time to get advise from some of the experts.