Milwaukee Radio Amateurs' Club
One of the World's Oldest Continuously Active Radio Amateur Clubs - since 1917



MRAC Yahoo! Group



Field Day

100th Anniversary 

FM Simplex Contest

Ham Radio Exams

W9VQD Award



Club History*



Ham Radio

* PDF document

FCC Links
Part 97
Form 605


The next club meeting is May 28th, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Redemption Lutheran Church - Fellowship Hall - 4057 N. Mayfair Rd. - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TOPIC:  As has been the custom for many, many years (more years than all other area clubs existed), the May MRAC meeting is an auction (4 weeks away). Time to look through your collection of radio, electronic, computer, tech, etc. stuff to see what you would like to auction off. The club charges NO FEE nor takes any cut. Every penny the item sells for goes to you, unless you would like to donate something to the club, either whole sales or just whatever you like. In fact if you have some item (s) to donate and can't make the auction let us know and someone will make arrangements to pick it up (email to

The new membership year starts in January. 
You can renew in person at the MRAC/MAARS Swapfest on February 14th.
Renewals paid after April 1st are subject to the $3.00 late payment penalty. 

2015 new member/renewal form available here.

Yaesu Fusion Digital Net.
The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs' Club hosts an informal Yaesu Fusion Digital net every Saturday night at 7:00 P.M. Central time on the 145.390 W9RH repeater. The net is geared towards the new Yaesu digital mode radios but analog FM users are encouraged to check in and join the discussion. Anyone interested in the Yaesu Digital radios can get first hand information from current users and voice their opinions.

MRAC and MAARS would like to thank everyone who attended the 2015 Swapfest.  We look forward to seeing you again next year.  

The next MRAC VEC testing session is:

   April 25th, 2015 - Amateur Electronic Supply 9:30 AM

5710 W. Goodhope Rd. 
Milwaukee, WI
Contact the testing team direct at

The Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club, Inc. (MRAC) takes great pleasure in welcoming you to our Website.  The MRAC is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the world, having been incorporated in 1917 and affiliated with ARRL (The National Association for Amateur Radio) in 1919.  On March 28, 2008 we were recognized by the ARRL for 89 years of affiliation with the league.  Over the years, MRAC has sponsored an ARRL national convention, acted as QSL manager for a Space Shuttle SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment) mission and conducted classes in all grades of amateur radio licenses.  We were a VE in 1983, became a VEC in 1984 and retired in 2008.

We currently meet on a monthly basis, own and operate a repeater, conduct roundtable nets on 10 and 2 meters, operate in an annual radio contest known as Field Day, publish a monthly newsletter and sponsor a local sprint contest known as the MRAC FM Simplex Contest. 

In addition to the website, you can also find club information by joining our yahoo group at the following location:  MRAC-W9RH.

Are you interested in a license class? Send an email to the Board of Directors to let them know what class you are interested in.

We would like to invite you to attend our meetings, become a member and possibly volunteer in some club activity.  Oh, and by the way, bring a friend to the meeting too.  Our meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month (November maybe a week earlier if it conflicts with Thanksgiving)  at  7:00 pm located in the Fellowship Hall of Redemption Lutheran Church at 4057 N. Mayfair Rd. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

We hope that you have found our website to be useful and informative, 73.

This page was last updated on 5/18/2015

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