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 - temporarily unavailable
  • Nets:
  • MARC: Mon at 7pm.
  • Radio Topics: Wed at 7pm
  • SkyWarn: 3rd Sun at 6pm.
  • 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.

Monthly General Meetings

We now hold hybrid (in person and via internet video) club meetings on the FIRST Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Yamhill County Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Ave., McMinnville, Oregon.

Internet video links are sent via email to members a few days prior to the meetings. Those links are generally also shown in the monthly newsletter.


Our repeater is on 146.640 - 100 hz pl tone

Monday Check-in Net

This weekly checkin/information net is each Monday at 7:00 pm and everyone is welcome to check in.

Topics may Include, but are not limited to:

  • Club announcements
  • Q and A
  • Items of Interest
  • Trivia, Ham radio or otherwise

    Net control schedule for Monday nets.

  • July 1 - Mark Menne
  • July 8 - Mark Menne
  • July 15 - Sandy Thompson
  • July 22 - Keith Urban
  • July 29 - Keith Urban
  • August - Volunteers needed
  • September - Volunteers needed
  • October - Volunteers needed
  • Net control Preamble

    You can volunteer for one week, several weeks or an entire month to be the Monday evening net control.

    The club greatly appreciates your service to our organization.

Ham Radio Topics Net

This weekly net is each Wednesday at 7:00 pm and everyone is welcome to check in.

Topics for this net are anything Ham Radio related such as:

  • General Q&A
  • Technical questions
  • Sharing a recent contact
  • Asking questions about equipment you have
  • Inform net participants of equipment you want to buy, sell or trade
  • Inform us of upcoming events or items of interest


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

View Our Calendar for Upcoming Meetings