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MARC Mobile Emergency Communications Center

On Saturday, 2/11 Kevin (N2AM) and Scott (NØMRZ) traveled to Fairfield, Iowa to bring back this mobile Emergency Communications Center for the club to use. It was one of two such unit that were purchased with a Homeland Security grant approximately 10 years ago. Neither of these units have seen much use, and are basically brand new.

This was made possible by the Muscatine County Director of Emergency Services. He made the arrangements for us to go and get this piece of equipment and bring it back to Muscatine County for the amateur radio club to use for training and for providing emergency communications.

The unit is a 26' long fully contained trailer that includes a generator, a 65' Aluma tower that is run by an electric winch. It also has such things as a refrigerator, rest room, and plenty of room to setup additional stations along the left wall. There is already a 2 meter / 440 station that is programmed and ready to go!

We owe the Director of Emergency Services a big thank you for the use of this equipment, and need to put it to good use. A Saturday needs to be scheduled to make sure everything is operational, and that we know how to operate everything, and then I believe we need to schedule some training sessions.

There are a few items we will need for the trailer. As Bill (KC8TWZ) noticed, it does not have a First Aid kit in it, and we need to locate the remote to run the tower up. If we can not locate it we need to acquire one. Look out Field Day! All we have to do is decide where we want to do it!

73, de Scott / NØMRZ

Club Meetings

We meet the second Monday evening of each month at 6:30 pm. All are invited to attend.

Our meetings are held at:
Musser Public Library,

Upper Level Conference Room
304 Iowa Avenue

Muscatine, IA 52761

All are invited to attend.

Club Repeater - KC0AQS

The KC0AQS/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.

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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