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The Marion County Amateur Radio Club (MCARC) was formed by local ham radio operators and enthusiasts in October of 2010 in Jasper, TN.

The purpose of MCARC is to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, in order to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to  conduct club programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the local community.

Membership to MCARC is open to all licensed hams, their spouse and family members, and to others who have an interest in Amateur Radio.

The club obtained the FCC club call-sign KK4JHJ in May of 2012.  The call-sign was later re-assigned the vanity call-sign we use today, KD4ATW, to honor a former and founding member Fred G. Carmichael, who became a silent key shortly after the club’s formation in 2010.  Fred had held the KD4ATW call-sign since obtaining his “ticket” in the early 1990’s.

MCARC currently operates the the following repeaters:

443.100 (+) PL 88.5 – Callsign: KD4ATW / EchoLink Node# 443100

Located in downtown Jasper, TN, the KD4ATW club repeater gets wide coverage over downtown Jasper and areas North of the city near Sequatchie, TN.

EchoLink Node # 443100

Antenna Height: 689 Feet (GAMSL)
Power Output: 45 Watts
Antenna: Comet CA-712EF
Feedline: LMR-400
Repeater Make/Model: GE Mastr Exec II Modified

KD4ATW Club Repeater Use Guidelines

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Official Club Documents:

Club Constitution / Document of Organization (PDF Format)MCARC_Constitution

Club By-Laws (PDF Format): MCARC_ByLaws

 

Club Tax Information:

MCARC is a non-profit Amateur Radio club within the meaning of section 501(c)(7) of The Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501(c)(7)) and section 5 of part 97 of the FCC Regulations supporting The Communications Act of 1934 (47 C.F.R. 97.5(d)(2)).  However, no filing before the Internal Revenue Service for non-profit status shall be necessary as long as the organization does not maintain a treasury of its own.

 

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