The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association serves the Amateur Radio community in the City of Maricopa and the communities of Casa Grande, Hidden Valley, Stanfield, Arizona City, and Eloy, as well as 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 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.
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. 145.210- PL162.2, or 449.125-, PL 136.5.
We're always looking for people who are interested in being Net Control. It's not hard, nor is it scary!
We also run a Wires-X net on the Fusion Repeater on Wednesday night at 19:00.
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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, check out our Facebook page. Ask questions. Comment.
As hams, we're communicators - so, let's communicate.
Support MARA when you Shop at Amazon
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 Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band HT for under fifty bucks! This is a good radio for the beginning ham.
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!
Please Help MARA by Shopping at Fry's
By 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.
Within your Fry's account, click on COMMUNITY AWARDS on the left side of the page. There you can select the organization to which you wish Fry's to donate a percentage of your sales. M.A.R.A.'s organization number is UA109
CAC Maricopa Campus
145.210 -600KHz, PL 162.2
449.125 -5MHz, PL 136.5
Parrot Feature using DMTF 9999
446.300 -5MHz, PL 100.0
Special Hosted Repeater:
Wires X Fusion Repeater
146.780 -600Khz, PL 100.0
Wires X Node 18445/Room 28445
MARA Monthly Meetings
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. Coffee & Doughnuts will be available.
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.