About Us

Miller Valley Amateur Radio Club

Meetings Are Suspended

In-person meetings are suspended because of COVID-19. We will be re-evaluating at the beginning of each month.

For the July 21st, we will be holding a radio net on the MAARS repeater. See below for details.

For the July 28th, we will be meeting in ProHealthcare Park in New Berlin instead of a radio net.
There are picnic tables, but in case they are in use and/or to maintain better social distancing, please bring your own chair (and something cool to drink). Check your email and listen to the MAARS repeater leading up to the event in case of storm cancellation.

ProHealthcare Park Meeting Details

In lieu of in-person meetings, we will be meeting over radio nets on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm. Members will also have access to the video feed, info sent by email. If you are a member and not receiving emails from us, please Contact Us with your full name, phone number, and email address.

Tuesday meetings:
513 repeater at 6:00-7:30 pm
145.130 MHz with a -600 offset
CTCSS 127.3

The repeater has a three-minute timeout.

Club callsign: W9CUS
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Originally part of a Boy Scout troop, Miller Valley ARC developed into a weekly discussion group of amateur radio operators. Most meetings consist of an open discussion about what people did recently with ham radio, talking about upcoming projects that people are planning, and drawing from everyones’ experience to troubleshoot challenges someone is having.

If you want to get together with radio operators and actually talk about radio with them, this is the club for you. Common topics include:

  • FM repeaters
  • HF operating
  • Working satellites
  • Digital radio (D-STAR, DMR, Fusion)
  • Digital modes (FT8, PSK31, JT65, etc.)
  • Constructing and troubleshooting antennas
  • Field Day & Winter Field Day

Note: The club holds business meetings only when absolutely necessary (e.g., officer votes; spending treasury money), and even then they don’t last more than a few minutes.