December 12, 2019

Winter Field Day

  MARS will join the Irving Amateur Radio Club and the Dallas Amateur Radio Club for Winter Field Day January 25. Last year’s venue is not available, but Bill Brady, KF5ZBL, (DARC) has secured permission from his employer, Alford Media Services, to use their showroom in Coppell.

  This multi-club event will operate from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM under the special event call K5T as 3I-NTX (3 stations; indoor; commercial power). Each club will have one station and one table.

  Most importantly, lunch, dinner and snacks are pot-luck with coffee and water provided. For directions and more information, go now to the EVENTS page.

MARS rolls out new Forum page

  The old Forum is out; the new “Chat Room” is in. In addition to a traditional swap meet section, the new page is divided into categories to help you find what interests you most. You can include images, videos and other files in your posts as well. You can also follow individual message threads or entire categories if you wish.

  As before, you’ll need to log in to use the page. But you can log in with Facebook, Google or just your email. The forum is hosted natively by our web provider WIX instead of a third party.

  If you have any questions, suggestions or other ideas for the page, please drop a line to Meanwhile, go to the new FORUM page and check it out.

K5MET Recognized

November 26, 2019

  A contingent of MARS members gathered in Tom Brewer’s hospital room to present a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of service to the Club and to amateur radio.

  Club President Kevin Grantham, N5KRG, gave the award with Tom’s family and friends looking on.

Tom, K5MET, with Becky Brewer, WA5ZSR, and Clint Brewer, KB5LYK

  Tom is one of the Club’s earliest members dating back to 1979 and a major mover in growing the Club. He’s served as President and as an Elmer to countless hams.

  This is the first Lifetime Achievement Award from MARS and we congratulate Tom on this honor.

Next Regular Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Carrollton Fire Rescue Administration (Gravley Center), 1111 W. Belt Line Rd suite #100

Amateur Testing 6:00 PM

Meeting 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tom Yenny, K5LOL, will give a presentation about HTs he has owned. Any member who has an HT that is 19 years or older should bring it to tell us about.

No Play Day in December
Next Play Day will be during
Winter Field Day

January 25, 2020

Details on the EVENTS page.

Farmers Branch
No training nets in December
Next scheduled nets

ARES Training

12 January 2020, 8:00 PM CDT

145.210 Tone 110.9

RACES Training

19 January 2020, 7:45 PM CDT
145.210 Tone 110.9

Please go to the ARES/RACES PAGE for more information.

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