Don Rankl, our MARC President

There has been much happening this year already! Members have taken up the challenge of sharing amateur radio with new friends and faces at new locations in different ways than ever before!

The year got underway with the club’s first participation in the Winter Field Day event which was a grand success! Yet, another first for M.A.R.C., was participating in the ARRL’s “School Club Round-Up” at Tuslaw Local Schools as part of Tuslaw’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) program.

Students were able to contact stations on the air and get a firsthand look at amateur radio. The Technician, General and CW classes are just getting started and are in full swing!  Members are staying excited and are learning and sharing more than ever with our community and beyond.

As we lumber through the remaining dark days and chilly weather of winter, there is much to look forward to as we are finally getting closer to Spring and warmer weather.

Planning is already taking place for the annual ARRL’s Summer Field Day, and we are working on future events throughout the year.

Plan on dipping your toes in the water and join us at one of our monthly meetings. New speakers and presentations are underway, and we look forward to seeing you!

We hope you feel a sense of pride in being part of an organization that is starting it’s 96th year this month, and we are committed to being a relevant source of ongoing learning and outreach. Above all, we encourage you to continue your pursuit of amateur radio in any way that you find rewarding! We’re extremely grateful for all that made our history special, but just as encouraged as we set our sights on the future!

“Have deep roots, but shallow tent pegs” (author unknown)

Don Rankl - N8IVJ