W3MRC is the Amateur radio callsign for the 3M Amateur Radio Club. Formally K9MBB until about 1998 when vanity callsigns became available.  The club station is located in North Austin at the 3M Center just off FM2222 near Riverplace Blvd.  The address is 6801 Riverplace Blvd. Austin Texas 78726.  The club has it's own radio room within the 3M facility with a variety of amateur radio gear ranging from 80 meter HF to UHF including a VHF & UHF repeater system. Also located here is the packet radio digipeater "AUSRLY-1" used for the Travis County Amateur Radio Emergency Service. TCARES.

Any visitors are welcome to to stop by and visit the station.  Thursdays are best for visiting because of the Thursday night HF nets being held on those days.  Visitors are also welcomed to operate the nets as well.  Contact any of the club officers if you wish to visit the station.


W3MRC Monthly Meetings. 
The 3M Radio Club monthly club meetings are held  on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:00 PM Noon. The meetings are held in the 3M ARC radio room on the 3M campus in NW Austin 6801 Riverplace Blvd.
Visitors, non 3M employees should contact one of the club
officers to arrange an escort to the radio room. Visitors park in front of the 3M Innovation Center in the visitor parking lot.. 

Current Club Officers & Members

Station Pictures


W3MRC Scheduled Nets.
W3MRC and the 3M world wide net has weekly HF band nets and welcome all hams to join us.  Net times and days are shown below.
If you would like to participate as Net Control operator for one or more Thursday night nets, please contact one of our club officers and they will be happy to assist you.
Frequencies and Times
5:30 p.m. Central Time - 21.385 MHz 5 kHz
(Optional) 5:45 p.m. Central Time - 7.283 MHz 5 kHz if 15 meter conditions are bad
6:00 p.m. Central Time - 14.283 MHz 5 kHz
(Optional) 6:15 p.m. Central Time - 3.842.5 MHz 5 kHz
Net control generally W0MR in St. Paul
In case of an emergency,  these frequencies will be monitored
On the hour - 21.385 5 kHz
15 min. past the hour - 14.285 5 kHz



W3MRC 3M Amateur Radio Club of Austin Texas
Last up-dated May, 2013