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October 5, 2017

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  Please see the below letters of approval from the ARRL concerning the Southeast Iowa Hamfest.  In 2018 we have been approved to host the ARRL Iowa Section Convention. In 2019 we will host the ARRL Iowa State Convention.

  Hours - With the added events such as the convention and seminars, we have changed the hours to 7:00am to 2pm. This will give us an extra hour to get the seminars done without having to start first thing in the morning when the early birds are trying to catch a bargain.

  Seminars - The plan is to build events that are centered around the seminar topic.  For instance: Seminar #1 - Emergency Communications;  With new ARES teams in both Muscatine and Washington Counties this will be a great recruiting tool.  Since we attract many other counties, having their ECs in attendance might also add members to their team, or spark the interest of someone that will start an ARES group in some of the many counties that don't currently have an ARES pres...

May 1, 2017

PUBLIC INVITATION: Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 25 – 26 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service.  Members of the Muscatine Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 24 – 25 at the Mc Avoy Center on the MCC grounds, right off Park Avenue in Muscatine.

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent commun...

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Club Meetings

We meet the second Monday evening of each month at 7:00 pm.

Our meetings are held at:


Musser Public Library,

600 E. 2nd Street

Muscatine, IA 52761

ALL MEETINGS ON ZOOM

All are invited to attend.

Club Repeater - KCØAQS

The KCØAQS/R 146.31/91 repeater located at the Muscatine Community College campus.


The repeater is an open access machine for the use of all licensed amateurs.


The repeater requires 192.8 Hz CTCSS for access.
Weekly net every Sunday at 8:30 pm Local Time. Please check in and meet the local hams.

This machine can also be accessed via Echolink on the KCØAQS-R Echolink repeater

Weekly Club Net

Weekly net every Sunday at 8:30 pm Local Time. Please check in and meet the local hams.

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HELPFUL HINTS!

Buy a $25 Baofeng H/T to hook to your antenna during stormy weather.

Compliments of Arnold - KCØALT