MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Nominations being accepted until February 17, 2024
Visit our nomination page for more information

FM SIMPLEX CONTEST

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Information and Rules HERE

REPEATER USERS AND WiRES-X USERS

Before you transmit, become familiar with our newly UPDATED guidelines.

Repeater Guidelines     WiRES-X Guidelines


 

Club Information

The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club, Inc. (MRAC) welcomes you to our website. The MRAC is one of the oldest, continuously operating amateur radio clubs in the world, having been incorporated in 1917 and is the oldest amateur radio club affiliated with the ARRL (The national association for Amateur Radio) since 1919.

MRAC operates a 2M repeater system on 145.390 MHz (-600kHz offset, 127.3Hz CTCSS) for both FM and C4FM with WIRES-X capability (Yaesu System Fusion). Weekly nets are held on Tuesdays (Rookie Net) and Fridays (2 meter Net). We also host the nation’s first “Fusion” Net heard throughout the Milwaukee area via the repeater or around the globe via WIRES-X on Saturday evenings. Please click HERE for more information on our club nets.

Join Our Fun

Hands-on projects are the foundation of amateur radio. Building one’s transmitter and receiver was necessary to getting on the air “back in the day.” Today, we work on antennas, test equipment, components, and yes, still we work on transceivers. The MRAC holds a monthly Workshop program designed to keep your hands busy, your mind active, and your interest high. Workshops are facilitated by Dean, KC9REN. For more information, visit Workshops. We hope you’ll join us. Also new this year, we have created a summer Fox Hunt program. Using the tape measure antenna and 4MHz offset attenuator built in the Workshop build-a-thons, we have taken to the field to “find the fox,” a low-power transmitter hidden in the bush and bramble. Feel free to join a team and learn how to Fox Hunt.

We also communicate off-the-air via Groups.io, a private email exchange among club members. You’ve heard of Yahoo! Groups. This is even better. Inquiries, invitations, information. The I’s have it. Subscribe today. (Note: this is limited to club members only).

Get On The Air

The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club provides a Ham Radio Boot Camp, a day-long series of how-to presentations, workshops, and a Q&A forum designed to help newly licensed operators get on the air. We recognize many newly licensed operators struggle with getting on the air to fully enjoy their new hobby, so we are extending the expertise of our club members to help new hams enjoy this fascinating hobby. Our Ham Radio Boot Camp takes other similar training venues to the next level with workshops, local knowledge, and expert Q&A. For more information, visit Ham Radio Boot Camp.
 

Meetings

The MRAC holds monthly membership meetings for club business, ham radio-related presentation or discussion, and social gathering. In-person meetings have resumed on a new day of the week, new time, and new location: third Saturday of every month at 10:00 am at Ham Radio Outlet in their Meeting Room.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Start time: 10:00 am
Doors open: 9:00 am
Program: Engaging WiRES-X on the W9RH Repeater (bring your HT)
Speakers: The Repeater and Technical Committee
Ham Radio Outlet – Class Room
5710 W Good Hope Road, Milwaukee
(Please park in front of the meeting room, not the store)

Zoom is available for this meeting:
Meeting ID: 873 0162 1302
Passcode: 534147

Breakfast social before the meeting – 8:00 am

Park Place Cafe
10843 W. Park Place, Milwaukee, 53224
(adjacent to Holiday Inn Express)