May 6, 2021

   The Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society is an active radio club. We have many activities throughout the year related to a variety of ham radio interests.

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Social Distancing for Hams

  The dining room of our beloved Whataburger on the tollway is open for now. Drive-through is also available, so if you wish, you can pick up your favorite breakfast at the window. Better yet, stay at home and scramble your own eggs.

  Each Saturday at 10:00 AM CT, MARS will host a Health & Welfare Net on our 145.21 repeater (offset -600 kHz; tone 110.9). This will be a semi-controlled net. There will be a net control but it’s informal and open-ended. We want to know that you and yours are safe, and if there is anything another member can do for you.

  And you can share the radio projects or other fun things you’ve found to do. You might give someone a good idea.

  As always, please follow appropriate Repeater Etiquette. Until then, we’ll see you Saturday (or any other day) on the radio.

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, May 13, 2021 • Fred Varian, WD5ERD, will present an “Introduction to Digital Smart Technologies for Amateur Radio,” aka D-STAR.

Bob Heil K9EID

Thursday, June 10, 2021 • Bob Heil, K9EID, will explain all you need to know about “Audio for Amateur Radio.”

Play Day on Hold

Play Day is postponed indefinitely until we can get together.

Upcoming events

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Extra License Study Group

Andy Parcel, KE5KOF, has formed a study group to prepare for the Amateur Extra license exam. Using HamStudy,, the group will meet by Zoom each Saturday at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM CT.

If you have your General ticket and want to get those precious Extra privileges, shoot Andy an email with your name, call sign, and your club name (if applicable), Good luck to all the new candidates!

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Go Box Challenge

May 22, 2021 • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

If you’re proud of your Go Box and you know you are, this is the place to show it off. There is plenty of space as well to put up an antenna. There will be a “People’s Choice” award for the top three places. If you have any questions, shoot an email to LARA,

Dayton Hamvention

May 20 – 22, 2021

The Dayton Hamvention will be virtual this year and feature Contest University, Virtual Forums, and a QSO Party on Saturday, May 22. Visit to register and learn more information.

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ARRL Field Day 2021

June 26, 2021 • 1:00 PM CDT – June 27, 2021 • 3:59 PM CDT

More information to follow. Please visit for more details.