Welcome to the Meriden Amateur Radio Club

Front of the firehouse with a flagpole and two firetruck bays.
The Wallingford Office of Emergency Management

ARRL Special Service Club badge with ARRL logo.The Meriden Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is an ARRL affiliated Special Service Club that took form in 1947 under the call W1SBF. In 1952 MARC was assigned the call sign W1NRG to memorialize club member Ed Bisschert who was a dedicated club booster who held several elected posts during his time with the club and acted as a true “Elmer,” helping many learn Morse Code and study for their licensing exams. The Meriden Amateur Radio Club continues that tradition today, with members that consist of a dynamic group of licensed amateur (ham) radio operators that have a spectrum of interests that include:

  • Public service
  • Dx
  • 10/10 international net
  • ISS/Satellites
  • Fox Hunts
  • Parks on the Air (POTA)
  • CW
  • Contesting

Open House Every Saturday

MARC is open to the public every Saturday during a social gathering from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wallingford Emergency Management building in the Hope Hill Firehouse, 143 Hope Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. Walk-in VE testing toward licensure is held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 9 a.m. Any interested members of the public are always welcome to drop in, see our amateur radio station in operation, and chat with our members. A lot of great ideas for the club have come out of this open house, as well, such as our Fox Hunts, and recent forays into ballooning and Winlink.

See the Directions page for a map and directions.

June 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
2
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
3
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
4
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
5
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
6
7
8
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
  • MARC VE Exam
9
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
10
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
11
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
12
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
13
14
15
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
16
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
17
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
18
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
19
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
20
21
22
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
  • Health and Wellness Fair at Community Lake-WARG
  • MARC ARRL FIELD DAY
23
  • 2nd Annual MARC Field Day Pancake Breakfast
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
24
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
25
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
26
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
27
  • Activity meetingTBA
28
29
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
30
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom