July 1, 2022

Field Day Success

   Field Day 2022 is in the record books and MARS hams had a great time. Details are still being processed, and a story is in the works. Many thanks to Field Day Marshal Ron Reeves, NN5R, and all who made it possible.

   Click the gallery below to enlarge.

Hear and Understand

   At the June 9 meeting, Ken Mitchell, KD2KW, gave us an overview about how to learn CW. If you know nothing about Morse Code or want improve your skills and speed, he recommends CW Academy—no experience needed, and the course is free! The classes use the proven Farnsworth method and are led by experienced CW operators.

Click the PLAY button to watch the meeting video.  Or go here to download a PDF.

Help with KM5YQ/SK Estate Sale

  Kevin Grantham, N5KRG, and Ron Reeves, NN5R, are working with David Duke’s family to sell some of the items from his estate.

  To see what’s available, please go to the Google sheet here:

  If you are interested or need more information, please contact Kevin, or Ron,

Support MARS When You Shop

A percentage of your purchases can be donated when you visit Amazon, Tom Thumb, or Kroger at no extra cost to you. Please go to the SUPPORT page to learn how.

New Members

MARS welcomes

Clint Bradford, K6LCS,
Grant Gilliam, KE5ERW,
Amanda Gilliam, KG5QWT,
Mark McCormick, KI5PPO

Rick Murphy, KG5HOA, and

Thorsten Prutz, K5TCP.

Next Regular Meeting

Thursday, July 14, 2022 •  7:00 PM

AMSAT Ambassador Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will show us “How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT.” He will walk us through all the steps to successfully work several ham satellites, including the International Space Station.

This will be a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting. You will get the invitation if you are subscribed to the Newsletter.

Play Day

Play Days are usually on the third Saturday of each month. The next Play Day is July 16, 2022.

Go now to the EVENTS page for more details.

License Testing

Allan Batteiger, WB5QNG, will have an in-person test session on July 16 at the Library. Check the EVENTS page for details. He continues to offer remote testing sessions as well. Please visit to learn how to sign up.

Net Without An Interesting Name

7:00 PM CT (except 2nd Thursday) • 145.210 Repeater

Go now to the EVENTS page for more exciting information!

Farmers Branch
Next scheduled nets

ARES® Training

10 July 2022, 8:00 PM CT

​145.210 Tone 110.9

​​RACES Training

17 July 2022, 7:45 PM CT
145.210 Tone 110.9

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


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