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Welcome to the FM38 Repeater Group

The FM38 repeater group is a collection of UHF Amateur ("Ham") Repeater systems in the state of Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. This is a privately owned system but available for use by any Amateur Radio operators. Currently there are 20 repeaters in the network providing coverage from Chicago IL to Sturgeon Bay WI and West to La Crosse, Chippewa Falls and beyond.

See our FAQ section for more information along with a list of repeater frequencies and locations.

Feel free to look around, and please register

MARA 2024 Hamfest

kc9eeq - 2024-03-21 00:44 - (113 Reads)
Saturday April 13, 2024 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM

The 53rd annual MARA (Madison Area Repeater Association) Hamfest features vendors of new and used equipment for Amateur Radio, Electronics, Computers, computer parts and software.

Talk-in Frequency: 147.150 MHz (+600) pl 123.0

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MARA Hamfest Flyer 2024 1

Mandt Community Center
400 Mandt Parkway Stoughton, Wisconsin

GPS: North 42.91157 West 89.21647
Click here for directions.

Hamfest general admission tickets:
Purchased on website$8.00 per person
At the door CASH ONLY!$10.00 per person
Ages 12 and younger: FREE!

New Repeater!!!

n9deg - 2024-03-16 22:14 - (99 Reads)
New FM38 linked repeater is on the air!!
Welcome Janesville to the FM38 network. The frequency is 443.625 Tone 123.0
If that seems somewhat familiar it's because it's also the frequency for our Oshkosh repeater. If you have that saved in a memory channel already than you're done 🙂
Looking for people to test it in the Janesville/Beloit/Edgerton area and see how it works. For those keeping score this is repeater #20 for the network. Many thanks to the folks that help install, maintain and donate time and funds to this endeavor.
73 - FM38

Jefferson Spring Hamfest 2024

kc9eeq - 2024-03-03 14:42 - (156 Reads)
Sunday, March 17, 2024 --- 8:00am to 1:00pm

Buy/Sell Amateur Radio Equipment, Electronics and Computer Gear

Talk-in on the 145.49 Repeater CTCSS of 123

ADVANCE SALES: $8 (8’ Table Space - $15/ea). online
AT THE DOOR: $10 (8’ Table Space - $25/ea)

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Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Activity Center
503 North Jackson Ave.
Jefferson, WI 53549

Amateur Volunteer Exams starting at 9:30 AM
--By Appointment Only
--You MUST contact the Club at TCARC at W9MQB.org in advance to make an appointment OR register online. Your FRN Number is Required.


Take I94 to Exit 267, (Johnson Creek)
Head South on Hwy 26 to the Hwy 18 Exit.
Proceed East on Hwy 18 and turn left onto Jackson Ave.
Look for the Fairgrounds sign.

Click here for google map

Allenton - Update 11-Jan-2024. System Outage 9-Jan-2024

n9deg - 2024-01-09 18:29 - (430 Reads)
Hey, great news. It was reported this morning that Allenton was back on air reconnecting Allenton, Baraboo, Ripon and Oshkosh, Fond du lac, Plymouth and Green Bay.
We are not sure what happed as no site visit was performed. Perhaps ice on the antenna that finally broke loose. Lets see what this next storm brings.

Sorry folks, the Allenton repeater went offline this morning for unknown reasons. Due to the system topography, Allenton being a 'Hub', this results in Allenton, Oshkosh, Baraboo and Ripon being offline. Fond du lac, Plymouth and Green Bay continue to operate locally, isolated from Milwaukee.
We will schedule a service call after the weather improves.

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