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Welcome to the Monroe County Radio Communication Association


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Club Meetings

When:  3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm

Where:  The American Red Cross Building

Club meetings follow a standard format and last about an hour and a half. Often a presentation is given by a club member on a current or relevant topic to amateur radio.

Refreshments are offered during a short break. As a courtesy to our members and speakers, we ask that you arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

You can learn more about the club's history here!

Upcoming Events

  • General Club Meeting - You don't need to be a member to attend our General Club Meetings. The public is welcome to join us!

    • Where: The American Red Cross Building

    • When: August 20th, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    • Contact: info@mcrca.org for more information

    • August Presentation: Along with our regular meeting we will be having a club picnic with burgers etc since bad weather Field Day weekend cancelled our picnic then.  If you can, please bring a dish to pass. 

  • 2015 VE Sessions
    • VE sessions are held on the 3rd Saturday of every even month.  The sessions start at 9 AM sharp.  Please show up 15 minutes for completion of paper work.  Walk-ins are welcome.  VE sessions are held at The American Red Cross Building.  To make reservations, call or email Paul Trouten W8PI at 734-854-2224.  For more information check the licensing link in the menu on this page.
  • ARPSC 2-Meter Net
    • The net meets every Monday at 9:00pm local time on the '72 Monroe repeater - 146.72, 100Hz PL Tone.

      Membership in the Amateur Radio Public Service Corp (ARPSC) is encouraged but not required for participation in this net.  All amateurs with an interest in public service and emergency communications are welcome.

      The Monroe County ARPSC meets the first Thursday of each month at at 7:00 pm in the Monroe County Red Cross Building located at 1645 N Dixie Hwy Monroe.  All are welcome.

      For more information please Contact Mike Hall, K8MLH
  • Energy Run Returns To Fermi This Summer:
    • The Energy Run that was held annually at Fermi was suspended after 9/11 due to increase security measures.  On August 22nd the 26th annual Energy Run will return to Fermi after being held at the Monroe Community College since 2002.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Project Read, a volunteer community program dedicated to increasing adult literacy.
  • Entry Fees:
    • Pre-Registation thru August 10th.  $20.00 and $10.00 for students.  Entries must be postmarked no later that August 10th.

      Registration at Book Nook 42 S. Monroe Street August 11th thru 15th.  $25.00

      Late Registration:  $30.00 and $15.00 for students.

      The race will be held at Fermi 2 beginning at  9:00 A.M.  Registration will be located at the NTC.  Registered participants will receive a t-shirt, refreshments and entry in door prize drawings.  Shirts are not guaranteed for late registrants or on day of race.

      For questions contact Steve Bartman at bartmans@dteenergy.com.

      ARPSC and MCRCA members who would like to assist in communications for the Energy Run at Fermi please contact Mike Hall, K8MLH.


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