The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association serves the City of Maricopa and the surrounding areas. We provide VE testing and a variety of community services through our affiliation with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS).
We maintain three Yaesu System Fusion digital repeaters: Two meters on 145.210, PL 162.2, and two 440 repeaters. 449.125, PL 136.5 and 446.300, PL100.0 this repeater is in digital mode auto/auto. Give a shout out if you're in the area.
We are a registered nonprofit corporation. We sustain out activities with donations, fundraising, and membership dues. Donations to the club are always appreciated and are tax deductible.
CopaFest 2016 - ARRL Arizona State Convention
The second annual CopaFest will be October 21-22 at the UltraStar Multitainment Center as Ak-Chin Circle. We have a host of activities planned including VE testing, QSL card checking, seminars, raffles and, of course, a swap meet.
Members: We need volunteers! Please, attend the next meeting to see how you can help make this a successful event.
Vendors, Tailgaters: You can register and pay any fees by going to the Vendor Registration Page. There is a PayPal button on the form.
If you're spending the night, Harrah's Ak-Chin Resort has a special rate for rooms.
MARA Monthly Meeting
Our next business meeting will be on
Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 AM,
at Barro's Pizza in Maricopa.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
This will be the last meeting before CopaFest!
National Parks on the Air 2016
You may remember the hugely successful ARRL 100th Anniversary Celebration Contest where the objective was to work as many W1AW Stations as possible. We now have a similar event for 2016 where the objective is to work as many national parks as possible. All of the scoring is done automatically by uploading your contacts to Logbook of the World. Certificates are available for various levels of accomplishment.
Click on the NPotA 2016 logo for read more in the forum thread.
Support MARA when you Shop at Amazon
As the holidays approach, our members and supporters will be busy shopping for gifts. By shopping at smile.amazon.com, Maricopa Amateur Radio Association could increase its AmazonSmile donations and put money into our treasury.
Using AmazonSmile doesn't cost you anything extra and it helps the club. And Amazon has ham radio equipment too. Type "ham radio" into the search box and check out the new Baofeng PoFung GT-3 Mark II Dual Band HT for under fifty bucks!
Click on the button below when you shop to make sure that Maricopa Amateur Radio Association gets a donation from Amazon.
Thank you for your participation in the AmazonSmile program!
Use the Forum & Facebook
What's new? A lot is happening but you may not always see it on this page. Our web site is primarily an image of our club, designed to give information about who and what we are. As such, this page doesn't change a whole lot.
To find out about day-to-day happenings, notices, special events, and member discussion, there are two resources: Our online forum and our Facebook page. Both have links below. Please, use them. Ask questions. Comment. On the forum, it's easy to check for new posts and there is a myriad of news and information relative to ham radio.
If you would like to moderate your own section of the forum and have, for example, a technical section or a discussion of a licensing exam, whatever, let me know and I will set you up with admin privileges.
As hams, we're communicators - so, let's communicate.
You do not need to be a club member to log on to our online forum at http://www.w6sdm.net/forum/ or just click on the image above. Find information on upgrading your license, building your station, events, news, and just about anything amateur radio related.
Maricopa Area Repeaters:
447.725 Mhz PL 100.0
145.210 MHz PL 162.2
449.125 MHz PL 136.5
146.780/146.180 PL 100
446.300 MHz PL 100 *
* DIGITAL MODE AUTO/AUTO
Yaesu DR-1X, VHF/UHF C4FM/FM DIGITAL REPEATERS
Visit us on Facebook
Click on the image to visit us on Facebook. Just because the band folded doesn't mean you can't say in touch with our local amateur radio community. Look for "CopaHams" on Facebook.
TIME TO RE-REGISTER Please Help MARA by Shopping at Fry's
By re-registering your loyalty card, purchases you make at Fry's will help support the club. It will not effect the benefits you personally receive from using your loyalty card. It's easy - just click on the "Instructions" button and follow the directions. We received $104 from Fry's last quarter. Thanks for your participation.
Our on-the-air discussion takes place every Monday night at 8:00 PM MST, 0300 UTC. All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 447.725 MHz PL100.0
If you are a credentialed VE and would like to join MVET. Click here. If you are interested in becoming a VE, click here.
To set up license testing sessions. Drop us a line at MVET1@outlook.com or call us at 520-222-7311.
The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association, Inc. is proud to be a member of the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce.
Pay or Donate
You can pay membership dues, CopaFest registration fees, or make a tax deductible donation to the club using the PayPal donation button below. Payments can be from your credit card or from your PayPal account.