History

 

 

HISTORY

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A group of radio amateurs met in Oakhurst on January 20, 1981 at the Sierra Telephone

Past Officers of the Mountain ARC

Presidents: Vice Presidents:
1983 - Bob Gulstrand N6EPJ Dwayne WIlson KG6HP
1984 - Bob Gulstrand N6EPJ Dwayne WIlson KG6HP
1985 - Dwayne Wilson KG6HP Roger Mitchell N6CDD
1986 - Roger Mitchell N6CDD Lee Wood KQ6C
1987 - Roger Mitchell N6CDD Lee Wood KQ6C
1988 - Roger Mitchell N6CDD Lee Wood KQ6C
1989 - Dick North WA6SNR Tom Canton WB6GXQ
1990 - Verne Peterson N6NDR Robbie Robinson W6GME
1991 - Bob Tauxe W6JTA Roy Young KA6NKS
1992 - Glenn Elsley W6NDR Bob Austin KC6EZE
1993 - Dwayne Wilson KG6HP Joe Bentson K6STR
1994 - Joe Benston K6STR Ken Nobles KK6XO
1995 - Joe Benston K6STR Chuck Allessi W6IEG
1996 - Ken Cexton K6LFR Bof Austin KC6EZE
1997 - Witt Hawkins WB9HMK Howard Kolbiens KE6WF
1998 - Witt Hawkins WB9HMK Byron Viets WB6SBO
1999 - Byron Viets WB6SBO Chuck Banks W6HYY
2000 - Virginia McGowen WB6BZZ Hank Lane KC1TF
2001 - Virginia McGowen WB6BZZ Ed Hamilton N6XOH
2002 - Scott Hill K6IX Ed Hamilton N6XOH
2003 - Ken Nobles KK6XO Ed Hamilton N6XOH
2004 - Skip Rayman N6SR None
2005 - Jerry Thompson WA6ONA John Bodwell WA6LTO
2006 - Jerry Thompson WA6ONA Bob Gulstrand N6EPJ
2007 - Alan Gil W6LSU Dick Rekart W6RFR
2008 - Alan Gil W6LSU Simon Elman KB6CLV
2009 - Joseph Frank W6JLF Ken Nobles KK6XO
2010 - Joseph Frank W6JLF Bob Gulstarnd N6EPJ
2011 - Joseph Frank W6JLF Bob Gulstand N6EPJ
2012 - Dan Burrow KJ6JZU Blaine Burrow KJ6NIQ
2013 - Dan Burrow KJ6JZU Blaine Burrow KJ6NIQ
2014 - Dan Burrow KJ6JZU  
2015 - Steve Knight K6SJK  
2016 - Steve Knight K6SJK Dean Mason AF6MC
2017 - Steve Knight K6SJK Dean Mason AF6MC


Company conference room to discuss forming a radio club in the mountains. Word got
arouind and more Hams joined the group. They met a various homes and plans were made
to form the club. On September 22, 1983 the Mountain Amateur Radio Club as formed
with 34 charter members.

Officers were selected to start in January 1984. The first officers were:

The club has served this community on many occasions. The flooding in 1982, the Yosemite
fires in 1990, the search an rescue of a lost 4 year old, Rocky Rodriquez of Oakhurst in May
of 1991. Several of our members were helping out at Angels Camp in the fires there in 1994.
Our members have helped out with the Bass Lake Triathlons, furnishing communications
between the riders and the staging area. MARC also provided communications for the Red
Cross during the 2001 North Fork Fire.