Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-10-14 Place Change! Important!

The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Mason County Christian School, 470 Eagle Ridge Dr., Shelton, WA 98584. SEE MAP! When you park, walk to the right and down to the meeting room. (Hopefully this embeded map will work. Click the link if it doesn’t for a map.)

You also have to bring your own coffee/beverages/food. Y’all come join us. Everybody is welcome! Remember that Testing is immediately after the meeting. (See sidebar.) Also be sure to check our Forums occasionally for “stuff.

Posted in Meetings

Revised EOC to EOC Drill 2017-09-30


The 5 th Saturday of the month EOC to EOC drill with be held on Saturday September 30 th. The drill will commence at 9 am and conclude at 10 am.
This purpose of this drill is to familiarize Mason County amateur radio operators with the emergency radio plan. This is the first of several drills that will familiarize amateur radio operators with additional parts of the emergency radio plan.
For this drill the county has been divided into four quadrants. These four quadrants are described below. Read the description of the quadrants to locate the quadrant your residence is in. Each quadrant has been assigned a net control and a 2 meter simplex frequency. Use the assigned 2 meter frequency to check in. If you are unable to establish contact with your net control use the Shelton 2 meter repeater 146.720 and check in.

The area west of Highway 101 and South of the Skokomish River

EAST OF SHELTON 146.146.550
The area east of Highwy 101 and south of the Anthony Rd (Mason Lake).

BELFAIR 146.565
The area North of the Anthoney Rd to the Kitsap and Pierce County Lines

The area North of the Skokomish River to the Jefferson County line and the East shore of Hood Canal

Participants are encouraged to try all 4 simplex frequencies during the drill.

Posted in Preparedeness, Training

2017-09-30: EOC To EOC Drill 0900-1000 146.720

To recap: There will be a Mason County Division of Emergency Management /ARES EOC
to EOC “check-in type” drill 30 Sept 2017 on 146.720 (the Club repeater) from 0900 to 1000. This is the first in a series of drills that will focus on the emergency radio plan.

Net Control for Mason County will be AC7YX-Dave. You can email him for more information or concerns.


Posted in Preparedeness