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Madison DX Club ( MDXC )

1. Promotes radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio DXing in the community.

2. Operates the W9BG DX cluster node. You may access the node via radio on 223.440Mhz or via the internet using telnet or various logging programs at

3. Manages a student scholarship program to financially assist students enrolled in institutions of higher learning.

4. Meets on the second Tuesday of every month for the purpose of sharing information regarding Amateur Radio contact with distant stations. Check the website for meeting location.

More information about the Madison DX Club can be found at:

MARA - Madison Area Repeater Association

MARA sponsors two VHF repeaters, W9HSY, (147.15 MHz - pl 123 & 146.76), phone patch, public service events, and a variety of nets. Monitor 147.15MHz+.

P.O. Box 14171
Madison WI 53708-0171

Informal Ham Social Meetings

Guests always welcome

Zilch Breakfast - Saturday @ 7:30 am - Green Lantern, Siggelkow Rd., McFarland

Zilch Lunch - Saturday @ 10:30 am - Village Green, 7508 Hubbard Av, Middleton

Monthly breakfast - Usually the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:00 am Monona Garden Restaurant , 6501 Bridge Rd., Madison.

Please e-mail Jim Patch WA9LJK to RSVP or be notified when there will be upcoming breakfasts.

BARS - Badger Amateur Radio Society University of Wisconsin - W9YT

The W9YT repeater is on 146.685 MHz.
Click here to visit the BARS web site.

CWRA - Central Wisconsin Repeater Assoc.

CWRA sponsors two repeaters: 146.88 MHz and 146.94 MHz. You need a PL of 123 Hz for access. Be sure to check out the CWRA web site for complete information. To join, send $20 to:

PO Box 171
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578-0171

Dane County ARES

Handles emergency communications in city, county and state.

Connect to Dane County ARES/RACES Web Page

Connect to Wisconsin Emergency Management Web Page

Madison DX Club

The Madison DX Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Learn how to find and work DX, get QSL cards, use the DX cluster, and socialize with some of the top DXers and contesters. More information is at at Connect to the DX Cluster on

Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club, WB9FDZ


Web site URL is:

Details about the "Circus City Swapfest" are also located on

Circus City Swapfest - Every August at the Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo, WI

The RF Deck BBS

608-356-4777. Operated by Steve, N9UDO.