May 2024 License Exam Session

The MARC May 2024 Amateur Radio license exam session will be held May 18th at:

Columbia Power and Water Systems (CPWS) – Training Room
201 Pickens Lane
Columbia, TN 38401
(please enter on the Pickens Lane entrance instead of the main entrance off Highland Avenue – look for the signs)

If you wish to take an exam at this session, please preregister at Ham Study by clicking here.

Please note that this will be our last session using the current Extra class (Element 4) Question Pool. The current Extra Question Pool is valid until June 30, 2024.

May 2024 Club Meeting

The next MARC club meeting will be on May 14th at 7pm. We will host the meeting at La Fuente Restaurant in Columbia. Arrive between 5:30pm-6:00pm if you plan to eat.

Please be there if you can!

We have some new hams that have joined recently and it would be great for them to be able to put a face with the call signs and a great opportunity for some Elmers to get connected with some of the newer folks.

April Club Breakfast and Deployment Pack Workshop

This Saturday morning (April 27) we have two events scheduled. To coordinate the events, the club breakfast time and location have been changed. The breakfast will be at 9:00 at McDonald’s at 110 Bear Creek Pike (near the intersection with Hwy 31).

Everyone is invited to attend a workshop on building a 24 hr deployment pack at 10:00 AM under the Rotary Shelter at Riverwalk Park. For that event, we will cover the list of items for a 24 hour deployment pack that is recommended by ARRL for ARES deployments. Our Emergency Coordinator, George KM4D will bring checklists for everyone plus he will have examples of the items on the list for his pack. Greg Bearden (Middle TN Emergency Preparedness Webpage moderator) will be attending to show his packs and to offer some expert advice and answer questions on specific items. These packs are not only useful for ARES deployments but also can be used for emergency evacuation from your home or unforeseen trouble when on the road.

The location for the event is convenient walking or very short driving distance to downtown Columbia which offers several restaurants and shops and is very pleasant in the Spring if we have a decent weather day. We should be finishing around lunchtime to take advantage of this. Everyone is welcome to bring your own pack, bring your family, learn a few things, and enjoy a spring day in Columbia. For those that can’t make it, we plan to upload a video of the event onto YouTube.

For more information about Maury County ARES, please visit the MARC ARES webpage.

March 2024 License Exam Session

The Maury Amateur Radio Club will be holding a License Exam session this Saturday, March 16th starting at 9AM. We will be located at South Gate Church of Christ in Columbia (2700 Pulaski Hwy, Columbia TN). If you are ready to take your Technician exam – or upgrade to General or Extra – you can register for a seat here. For more information on what to bring, please click here.

Severe Weather Awareness Day 2024

This year’s Severe Weather Awareness Day will be held Saturday, February 24th from 9AM to 4PM at Trevecca Nazarene University. SWAD is a free event hosted by the Nashville office of the National Weather Service for weather enthusiasts of all ages. For more details, click here.

February 2024 Club Meeting

Reminder that our February Club Meeting will be held this Tuesday (Feb. 13th) at La Fuente Restaurant in Columbia. We start eating around 5:30 PM and the meeting starts around 7PM. Hope to see you there!

January Club Breakfast

Our monthly club breakfast will be Saturday, January 27th at Farmers Family Restaurant (Saddletree Village, 5021 Trotwood Avenue; near Food Lion) in Columbia. They offer a buffet style breakfast. We will start eating around 8AM. Please join us for great food and fellowship!

Scott Yates N4BBB (SK)

We are saddened to announce that Scott Yates, N4BBB became a Silent Key on January 11, 2024. A Celebration of Scott’s Life will be held 11:00 AM January 27, 2024 at Columbia First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbia, TN

His obituary can be found here: https://www.lawrencefuneral.net/obituaries/rev-george-scott-yates