Why I Became a MARC
I joined MARC
because of my love for Motorcycles and Amateur Radio. What
better way to enjoy the best of both worlds. With all the
technical knowledge as well and
having another GREAT family to
be there when you need them. This is what life is about,
La Verne, CA
I joined M.A.R.C.
is because Ted Moody KB6CUS told me I had to…NAW, really, it
is a great way to combine to of the most expensive hobbies other
than boating and get your money’s worth of fun and enjoyment.
Point Fermin, CA
question for me is; "Why did I form
Well, actually I didn't, but I was one of the three who
conceived the idea, and carried out the concept.
It all started when a few of us were helping the MS-150 on
their, "Bay to Bay," MS-150. We were doing it with
CB's, and were totally frustrated with the lack of
communication, both with the organizers, and bike to bike. In a
conversation after the event, while complaining about the poor
communications, someone said, "why don't you get your ham
radio license and get connected?" Boy, connected we did
De Witt Morgan, KM6UK, of Mission Viejo, CA-USA, Ray Davis,
KD6FHN, Irvine, CA-USA, and Danny Velderrain, KD6FLP, Orange,
CA-USA, now living in Arizona, were the three who conceived this
idea. (I listed me first because I wrote this!!!)
What you see now, the GREAT on-board radio communications, came
through years of trial and error, frustration, and expense. MANY
radios, The first radio tried was a Radio Shack HTX-202, hand
held, antennas, mounting systems, mic systems, were bought,
tried, tested, discarded, with the frustration of "getting
it just right." I think we done good. The systems of today
MARC has become the premier amateur
radio/motorcycle club in the world. Our "hobby" has
helped earn for charity, over 31,000,000, (yes that is millions)
charity dollars in the 13 plus years that we have been enjoying
our hobby. We started out with 8 members in the local Orange
County area, and now have chapters, and members in several
states, and 3 foreign countries, which includes our parent
Thanks to dedicated people like you, who may be reading about us
for the first time, "Come on in, the comradery is
Mission Viejo, CA < Article
Way back in the beginning (Aug
1992), a person named Ray KD6FHN and Ron WB6ZEI approached Ron
Ames WB6RSD to ask if he (Ron Ames) thought it would be alright
to hold a net on Wednesday evenings to talk to a few of their
friends and make sure that their equipment was working
The first MARC Net ever, was held Wednesday night, the first
week of Nov 1992. Being we were in Ron's company, he
thought it would be a logical idea that we also join MARC.
That's how we became involved in MARC and MARC has become an
extended member of our family and we Love you all.
Here > to share on this page why YOU became a MARC member. (Include callsign and
City, ST also).
MARC meets the second Saturday of every month (except for July
or unless there is a support event), the next Meeting is
September 9, 2017 (there is no meeting in July) at the Home Town Buffet, 1008 E. 17th Street,
Santa Ana, CA. The meeting will start at 8am and complete at
10. The restaurant opens at 8am. Everyone is welcome.
The Home Town
Buffett requires that all persons purchase breakfast or drinks,
otherwise they charge MARC for use of the room. It is good food and great company!
Remember that the local
Southern California Members meet at Huntington Honda on Saturday
mornings from about 9 to 10:15, they follow up with Breakfast at
Woodys just down the street.
Upcoming events: June 10 the Bay to Bay tour - although it
has moved to the Glendale area. As dates for 2017 become firm they will be posted. Make sure everything is working as it
support the ALERT / BARN radio systems, without them MARC could
not do the charity events that we support. The Annual Dues
need to be given to Ray by the March Meeting. Contact Ray to
support the systems.
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Schedule Info >