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).
Both of our repeaters are back on the air...in test mode. They're running at a lower power setting right now. Once we're sure everything is 100%, the power will be boosted up to what it used to be.
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.
Because of the phenomenal range of the repeater, our weekly net meets on the Sacaton repeater.
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
We're always looking for people who are interested in being Net Control. It's not hard, nor is it scary!
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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!
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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.
145.210 MHz-, PL 162.2
449.125 MHz-, PL 136.5
Maricopa Area Repeaters:
447.725 Mhz-, PL 100.0
447.725 is not a club repeater. It is a wide area repeater we have been utilizing, with permission from the trustees.
MARA Monthly Meeting - New Location & Dates!
Our monthly Business/Club meeting is held on the first Saturday of the month, at 9am!
Our meeting location is the Maricopa PD's Copper Sky Substation, located at 17985 N Greythorn Dr,
Maricopa, AZ 85138. Click HERE to check the calendar.
Remember: VE Testing is available at all MARA Meetings. Just let us know in advance so we can bring the materials.
Visit us on Facebook
Click on the image to visit us on Facebook. 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.