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Why Join?

The MCARC’s mission is to promote the amateur radio hobby here in Macoupin County.

  • MCARC maintains a repeater on top of the Macoupin County Courthouse

  • MCARC holds voluntary MONTHLY examiner (VE) testing sessions for the amateur radio license. Contact Lou Bartels K9LL

  • MCARC holds classes for the licensing exams as well as 'hands on' classes for various aspects of ham radio

  • MCARC facilitates and encourages Elmering(mentoring and education)

  • MCARC holds a meeting each month that features a presentation related to ham radio

  • MCARC occasionally facilitates field trips to visit organizations engaged in activities related to ham radio

  • MCARC occasionally sponsors out of town guests (for travel & lodging as needed) who present ham radio programs during the monthly meetings

  • MCARC provides communications support at public service events

  • MCARC promotes fellowship and organizes social gatherings

  • MCARC is affiliated with the ARRL: The National Association for Amateur Radio Link: ARRL K9MCE Page Link

  • Our membership year runs from November 1 through October 31. Dues for new members are pro-rated by the fiscal quarter.

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