~The Friendly One~

WI9MRC

We encourage the new, as well as the seasoned Amateur Radio operator to make use of our repeater system. The Milwaukee Repeater is an open repeater, and newcomers are welcome. Stop by and visit us while in the greater Milwaukee area.

Our nickname is "The Friendly One" because we try very hard to make the 146.91 a great place for hams to meet their friends and to make new ones.

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Testing Info

DO NOT call Ham Radio Outlet (HRO) to ask questions about testing!

Please Visit the MRAC VEC website at www.mracvec.org for testing updates.

Announcement from:
MRAC VEC, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

ATTENTION ANYONE INTERESTED IN OBTAINING A TECHNICIAN CLASS AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE

FCC now requires new applicants to register in CORES

The FCC recently announced that all new license candidates for an amateur radio license must register in CORES prior to taking an amateur radio exam. This process will generate an FCC Registration Number (FRN) to be used in place of a Social Security number on Form 605.

We strongly encourage you to register if you have not done so. Eventually the FCC will no longer accept Social Security numbers on Form 605. To register, go to https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do. Any questions, contact the FCC using the phone number or email address posted on the CORES page.

The MRAC Volunteer Examiner Coordinator will not have the capabilities for candidates to register on CORES at a testing session. If you have not registered and if you do no have an FRN, you will NOT be able to take an examination!

Sunday at 8PM the Public Service Announcement Net:
This is the net you are currently listening to. Here is the place to air public service events, meetings and other information of interest to the amateur radio community.

Sunday at 9PM the Sunday Night Swap Net:
Here is the place to buy and sell both amateur radio and computer gear.

Monday at 6:30PM the Kid's Corner Net:
This net, run by kid's for kid's is specifically designed for those hams under the age of 18. For those without a license, under your supervision, we welcome third party traffic. Here is your opportunity to give your kid's a taste of ham radio! Adults may check in if desired but should limit their participation as we want the kid's to lead the discussion.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7PM the Open Topic Discussion Net:
As the name implies, here is your chance to tell us what's new with you or just check-in to see if your radio is still working. As a participant you are also welcome and encouraged to suggest a topic of interest that other can comment on if you desire. These nets are specifically intended to get you, the user, to participate in hopefully a lively group discussion that changes from net to net. 

Thursday at 7PM the Computer/Tech Net:
Here is the place to ask questions about your computer, radio or other technical devices or simply discuss new technology.

Saturday at 8PM the Pink Hamsters Young Ladies Net:
This is an open topic discussion for ladies only. The net does encourage third party traffic so ladies please join in.

Saturday at 9PM the Fun Net:
Time to have FUN!  This net is not only fun but is a great opportunity to learn and practice handling net control traffic. We encourage you to try a net or two just for the experience and don't have to consider this a long term commitment if you don't feel comfortable with your experience. As the net control operator you get to chose the topic for the net so the topics will vary from week to week but are intended to be both fun and entertaining. As such, you'll have to join us each week to find out this weeks topic.

Please note that most nets are always on the lookout for new net control operators. If you would like to try a net or two please contact our club president Karen, KC9WQJ to express your interest. All net scripts are on the club web site for your review.