Ten Things To Know About MAARS
1. MAARS was founded in 1972
2. Over the years, MAARS has had over 400 members
3. MAARS is a volunteer civic service organization built around amateur radio
4. Members provide their own equipment and donate their time
5. Members come from all walks of life; truck driver, taxi driver, doctor, scientist, salesperson, retiree, firefighter, police officer and many others
6. Members come from all educational backgrounds; from highschool student to PhD
7. Members come from Wood, Clark and Marathon Counties
8. MAARS owns and operates a VHF repeater open to all licensed amateur use right here in Marshfield
9. The club's call sign, AA9US, was that of William Parks of Stratford - who passed away in 1997 - a dearly missed member
10. There are currently more than 70 licensed amateur radio operators just in the 54449 Zip Code alone. And over 500 within a two-hour drive of Marshfield.
No one really knows why amateru radio operators are called "Hams", they just are
MAARS is a registered affiliate of the American Radio Relay League, ARRL
(This information was found in the club archives, date of draft and author is unknown)
Current Constitution of MAARS
History of MAARS resurfaces. The Original Articles of Incorporation Dated October, 23 1972.
These documents along with others, including the Minutes from the very first meeting, were found in a file box tucked away in a corner of a storage closet at the Marshfield Fire Station.