|| Mount Diablo
Amateur Radio Club
The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) was founded in 1946. Today it has a membership of over 300 dedicated hams and is one of the largest amateur radio clubs in California. MDARC's purpose is to encourage innovation in amateur radio, provide public service and educational opportunities, foster good will within our community, and have fun in the process.
MDARC provides a wide variety of programs and activities for its members. These include hosting and
staffing PACIFICON (ARRL Pacific Division convention) each October, bringing in great speakers and offering ham radio classes to the public. Our annual picnic, holiday party and radio equipment auction are all enjoyable events!
Help us support our Repeaters!
We also accept donations to the club via PayPal. Please click this link to make a donation. Note: MDARC is a 501c3 organization.
Membership in MDARC includes autopatch access to all three MDARC voice repeaters (W6CX). We also maintain an ATV repeater, and support Packet / APS EchoLink, and IRLP. The W6CX D-STAR repeater is operational and connected to our gateway on the Internet.
swapping our agenda at the General Meeting this month. The speaker will address us first, at
7:30pm, followed by the business meeting, rather than our usual
other-way-around. So be sure to get there on time!
Our D-Star system is now sharing the antenna up on the tower with our 2-meter system, higher than ever. If you're a D-Star user, give it a try and see how the reception has improved.
A Glossary for Amateur Radio has been added to the Resources section of our web site. Check it out.
The PACIFICON committee meeting for February has been cancelled. We'll see you in March.
The Board meeting was postponed a week. It's tomorrow night. Y'all come! See our Club Meetings page for the location & details.
General Class upgrade course starts in March! See Classes-2016 for details.
General Club Meeting
Friday, February 19, 7:30PM
The Russians are Coming! ~~ or, Suburban Radio Fun in the Cradle of Radio
Bart Lee, K6VK
Club Meeting Address:
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1035 Carol Lane
Our Repeater systems are among the best in Northern California!
- 2 Meters
147.060 + / PL 100Hz
- 220 MHz
224.780 - / PL 77Hz
- 440 MHz
441.325 + / PL 100Hz
145.000 MHz / +2.5 MHz
In 1289.25 MHz AM
In 1292.5 MHz Digital
In 1270.00 MHz FM
In 915.00 MHz FM
In 427.25 MHz AM
Out 1244.50 MHz Digital
- Packet/APRS Node
- Echolink & IRLP