MARC has the following objectives
as stated in its Articles of Incorporation and Constitution:
MARC Constitution and By-Laws as a PDF
- Promote interest in amateur radio communication, experimentation,
and public service
- Establish amateur radio networks to provide electronic communications
in the event of disasters or other emergencies
- Provide effective amateur radio services for emergencies, public
services, and community projects
- Promote mutual exchange of knowledge to improve amateur radio services
- Provide educational programs to assist interested persons in
developing or improving amateur radio skills
- Disseminate technical, educational and scientific information relating
to electronic communication
- Advance the art and science of radio communication
- Further the public welfare
The Amateur Code
MARC has adopted the Amateur's Code and applies it to all activities
including meetings and the repeaters.
THE AMATEUR'S CODE - The Radio Amateur is:
CONSIDERATE... never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the
pleasure of others.
LOYAL... offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local
clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in
the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE... with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and
efficient station and operation above reproach.
FRIENDLY... slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and
counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration
for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED... radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to
family, job, school, or community.
PATRIOTIC... station and skill always ready for service to country and
The original Amateur's Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.