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Welcome to the Monroe County Radio Communication Association

We hope you enjoy your visit here. Please join or login if you have joined before.

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: April 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    • Contact: info@mcrca.org for more information

    • April Presentation: Mike, N8KUF, a member of the River Raisin Repeater Association will be presenting "Repeater Chalkboard Talk".  Topics of the presentation will cover: Principles of Repeater Operation, A Picture Tour of The River Raisin Repeater Association Repeater Systems, Configuration Specifics & Theory of Operation and Operating Tips.  Mike along with Dale, WA8EFK are responsible for the maintenance, repair and upgrading of the RRRA's six repeater system.

  • 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.
  • One Day Technician Class
    • There will be a one-day Technician Class held on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.  The class starts at 9:00 am and will run until 3:30 pm.  A license exam will be given following the class.  There is a $10.00 fee except for those under the age of 18.  Registration is required beforehand.  For further information or registration contact Dan KB6NU at cwgeek@kb6nu.com.
  • Michigan QSO Party
    • The MCRCA will be operating from 1200 till 2400 EDST Saturday the 18th of April during the Michigan QSO party from the radio room in the Monroe County The American Red Cross Building on Dixie Hwy.  During the QSO Party operators will be trying to make contact with as Michigan stations in as possible while taking contacts from stations in other states.  All amateurs are welcome as well as non amateurs who would like to learn about amateur radio.
  • MCRCA 2015 Hamfest
    • On June 21st the MCRCA will hold its annual Hamfest at the Monroe County Fair Grounds on M-50 at Raisinville Road.  There are vendor spaces located in one of the fair ground buildings and also "trunk sale" parking spaces for individuals who have items for sale from there vehicles and trailers.  For further information on the event, tickets and vendor tables click the "Hamfest" link at top on the left of the page.
  • ARRL Field Day
    • June 27th and 28th will find the MCRCA once again in Vienna Park located in southern Monroe County participating in this ARRL sponsored nation-wide event.  The event runs 24 hrs. from 1400 Saturday till 1400 Sunday.  The general public is invited to visit our field day event and learn about ham radio.  For further information about MCRCA'S field activities please click on the "Field Day" link on the left side of this page.

ARPSC 2-Meter Net

Every Monday at 9:00pm local time on the '72 Monroe repeater - 146.72, 100Hz PL Tone. Contact Mike Hall, K8MLH for more information.


  • A training class will be conducted by the National Weather Service on April 13, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Dundee Fire Department located at 820 Dundee-Azalia Road Dundee, Michigan 48131.  You can register at: co.monroe.mi.us/emd or by calling 734-240-3135.


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