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ARRL Clubs - Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn

Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn

Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn

Contact Information

Club Name:
Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn
Call Sign:
Shelia K. Olson KL3SRO
Daytime Phone:
(907) 631-2356
Evening Phone:
(907) 631-2356

Basic Information

Call Sign:
Annual Report:
Nov 02nd 2023
Meeting Time:
Last Friday of the month 7 PM-9 PM
Meeting Place:
Valley Church of Christ, 1125 Majestic View Circle, Wasilla Ak
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), DMR, marine, CB, aviation and Emergency Services ALMR 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 repeaters are on 146.85, 103.5 Minus Shift and packet node on 147.96 and DMR system located in Wasilla 443.800 plus shift, CC1, Slot1. The Clubs Emcomm Winlink VHF node is located on 145.190 in the PalmerWasilla Area, KL7JFT-10. We have the use of the southcentral repeaters on 147.30, 147.33, 146.67, and 147.18. 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.  The club conducts monthy VE sessions on the 4th Saturday of every month at the local Wasilla Senior Citizen Campus. Our Annual Meeting and Elections are held at the October meeting.


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Matanuska Amateur Radio Assn Officers

  • Shelia K. Olson KL3SRO

    Contact, Secretary, Editor

    Shelia K. Olson KL3SRO

  • Scott L. Mc Cormick KL7SLM


    Scott L. Mc Cormick KL7SLM

  • John M. Carrington KL1XM


    John M. Carrington KL1XM

  • Kenneth L. Hudson KL2HF

    Vice President

    Kenneth L. Hudson KL2HF


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