The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club, as a non-profit organization, advances all aspects of the art and science of wireless communications to serve the public interest in the Morongo Basin, associated communities and the United States.
To promote community-wide understanding of the amateur radio communications service available to the public during times of emergency or natural disaster.
To organize and train units capable of maintaining communications during emergencies as a public service.
To promote interest and proficiency in amateur radio communications with respect to improving operating and technical skills.
To conduct activities and programs to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in our community.
To promote radio science as a creative, exploratory endeavor of scientific research and development within the ham radio context. Areas of interest include but are not limited to such aspects as propogation, digital communications, satellite communication, the blending of Internet and radio, electronic theory, microwave communications and exotic phenomenon such as Long Delayed Echos.
To have fun with Amateur Radio!
PHOTO GALLERY UPDATED
The MARC photo gallery page has been updated for 2021 with pictures from Field Day, club meetings and the October Halloween party. More pictures about MARC and/or club members participating in amateur radio related activities are welcome! Please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have pictures to share.
DUES ARE DUE
The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club decided in 2020 to suspend the payment of dues due to the economic circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This suspension has now been lifted and club membership dues are now due. Membership/membership renewal is $10 for Active Duty Military, $15 Individual and $20 Family annually. The Membership/membership renewal form can be found here.
An informal net is held seven days a week at 1000 on the Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club Linked Repeater System discussing anything that may be of interest. You do not need to be a member of MARC in order to participate - all licensed amateur radio operators are welcome!
Regular meetings of the Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club occur on the third Thursday of every month at 1800 Pacific at the Church of the Nazerene located at 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley. The meetings are open to anyone interested in amateur radio.
Regular meetings of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) occur on the first Thursday of every month at 1800 Pacific at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located at 59077 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. All amateur radio operators interested in Emergency Communications are invited to attend.
Yucca Valley *
W6BA repeater on 146.790 MHz (- shift, 136.5).
29 Palms *
W6BA repeater on 147.060 MHz (+ shift, 136.5).
WB6CDF repeater on 447.580 MHz (- shift, 173.8).
* Linked Repeaters
These are open repeaters. You do not have to be a club member to use them.
Membership is not required (though certainly encouraged) to participate in club meetings and events - all licensed hams and those interested in ham radio are invited to attend. Membership is $10 for Active Duty Military, $15 Individual and $20 Family annually. Membership and renewal form can be found here. Donations are also gratefully accepted, are tax deductable to the fullest extent of the law and are used to further the club's amateur radio activities.
Members organize amateur radio events such as Field Day in June and Boy Scout Jamborees. Our local communities use our services frequently for communications during events such as Grubstake Days, Pioneer Days, races, and the Veteran’s Day parade. The need for operators for these events will be publicized on the club net.
A club net is held each Tuesday at 1900 Pacific on the linked repeater system. Though always encouraged, you do not have to be a club member to participate.
If you are interested in official emergency communications and training, the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group conducts a net at 1915 Pacific each Monday on the linked repeater system.