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Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn

Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn

Contact Information

Club Name:
Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn
Call Sign:
Tabitha F. Sherman KL4FZ
Daytime Phone:
(907) 414-2281
Evening Phone:
(907) 414-2281

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Dec 16th 2018
Meeting Time:
Last Friday of the month 7 PM-9 PM
Meeting Place:
Fire Station 61, Wasilla
Affiliation Date:
Sep 16th 1978
Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, Public Service/Emergency, Repeaters, School or Youth Group, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, General Or Higher License Classes, Hamfest, License Test Sessions, Mentor, Packet Radio BBS, Repeater


The Matsu Borough is 25,258 square miles, a little larger than the state of Virginia. It goes from the Denali Park Area south to Palmer over to Sutton/Chickaloon area to the Eklutna Area. The Club webpage is  The club conducts license classes and VE sessions.  MATSU ARES Group interfaces with & supports MATSU Emergency Services, local Agencies and local CERTs teams. We conduct several Emergency preparedness fairs and support the local boy scout and girl scout groups and various dog mushing events, triathlon and charity walks or bike races during the year. MATSU ARES information can be found on website.  The club has 2 communications trailers, one a complete comm center with ham vhf and HF, 220, 6 meters (both analog and digital), marine, CB, aviation and Emergency Services ALRM equipment and the other is a support trailer with a 35' tower and diesel generator.  We can operate battery, battery/small generator or with the support trailer an 8 1/2 KW Kubuto Generator.  We have club go kits for deployment of teams as required as well as several of our members have their own go kits for both VHF and HF operations. The club also has operating positions in the Borough Mobile Communication Van. The club’s repeater is on 146.85 and packet node on 147.96 located in Wasilla. The Clubs Emcomm Winlink VHF node is located on 145.190 in the Palmer Area. We have the use of the southcentral repeaters on 147.30, 147.33, 146.67, and 147.18.  We have MARS members in the club that allows us to have additional communication capability. The club primary operators have just completed the new AUXCOM course and prepping our newer operators for the next one.  Our annual Hamfest is held in early May.


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