|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
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
|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
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
of an emergency,
these frequencies will be monitored
|On the hour - 21.385 ± 5 kHz
|15 min. past the hour - 14.285
± 5 kHz