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.

July 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
2
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
3
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
4
5
6
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
7
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
8
  • SKYWARN Net
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
9
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
10
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
11
12
13
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
  • MARC VE Exam
14
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
15
  • SKYWARN Net
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
16
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
17
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
18
19
20
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
21
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
22
  • SKYWARN Net
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
23
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
24
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button
25
  • Activity meeting
26
27
  • Coffee cup net
  • MARC Open House
28
  • Fox Hunt
  • Meriden ARC Elmers Zoom
29
  • SKYWARN Net
  • MARC 6 Meter Net
30
  • MARC 2 Meter Net
  • MARC 10 Meter Net
31
  • 2M Net - Just Push The Button