Who We Are

Our club is committed to furthering growth of Amateur Radio by providing assistance to anyone interested in becoming a HAM.

Our club was formed in 1981 by people with common interests, to share ideas and techniques.

We welcome guests and members of any age to join with us to learn and have fun.

Some of our activities include:

  • Nets
  • Helping each other learn and grow
  • Members meetings
  • Board meetings
  • Swapfests
  • Club lunches and/or dinners
  • Antenna parties

Eola Hills - W7RXJ

McMinnville, OR

  • Repeater ID: 41-428
  • Downlink: 146.64000
  • Uplink: 146.0400
  • Offset: -0.6 MHz
  • Uplink Tone: 100.0
  • County: Yamhill
  • Grid: CN85kb
  • Call: W7RXJ
  • Use: OPEN
  • Coverage: Yamhill, Polk, and Marion counties.
  • Sponsor: McMinnville Amateur Radio Club (MARC)
  • Features: E-power.
  • EchoLink: 576557
  • Nets: MARC: Mon at 19:00.
  • SkyWarn: 3rd Sun at 18:00.
  • Coordination: ORRC

Amateur Radio in Yamhill County

Amateur radio is more than a fine hobby...

  • It is a learning experience.
  • It provides service to the community.
  • You can learn about new radio technology.
  • Helps you prepare for emergencies.
  • Amateur radio is fun.

In our club we have club newsletters and social activities throughout the year that help foster camaraderie between members, while other projects promote good will between amateurs and our local or regional communities.

Spruce Goose 75th Anniversary Special Event Station (10-29 thru 11-05)

More Detailed Information

The McMinnville Amateur Radio Club, in conjunction with the Hughes Amateur Radio Club, will be operating a Special Event Station to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the the first flight of the Hughes Aircraft Company's prototype Hercules H-4 Flying Boat, commonly known as the Spruce Goose.

The Amateur Radio Clubs from both locations will be operating special event stations between Sat Oct 29th, 5:00 PM PDT through Sat Nov 5th 10:00 PM PDT. W7RXJ will be the call sign used by the McMinnville Amateur Radio Club. W6HA will be the callsign used by the Hughes Amateur Radio Club. Both may have active stations at the same time off frequency and/or modes from each other.


Monthly General Meetings

We currently hold hybrid club meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm.

The in person location is:
2050 NE Lafayette Ave
McMinnville, OR 97128
and internet access is: via internet video (links sent via email to members).

Monday Net

Weekly Net is each Monday at 7:00 pm and anyone is welcome to check into our Net *.

May Include:

  • Announcements
  • Trivia
  • Questions

Upcoming Nets

Past Nets

Our repeater is on 146.640 - 100 hz pl tone


Don't forget to the checkout the calendar for the latest information.

View Our Calendar for Upcoming Meetings