Ham Radio

About Us

The Mercer County Amateur Radio Club was formed in 2011 by a group of local ham radio operators and electronics enthusiasts in order to promote Amateur Radio and better facilitate emergency communications in Mercer County. The Club sponsors two 2-Meter repeaters and maintains stations at the Mercer County Emergency Operations Center and the Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.

Recent Updates

DMR Repeater Update - MCARC has recently acquired a 70 cm DMR repeater and is in the process of placing the repeater on the air. The repeater will be located in Harrodsburg and will provide coverage throughout Mercer County and surrounding areas. We plan to be part of the Bluegrass DMR Network and have the repeater linked full-time on Timeslot 2 to DMR Talkgroup 3121 (KY Statewide). Timeslot 1 will used for local communications.
Bluegrass DMR Logo

New Facebook Group! - Join the MCARC Facebook Group to stay up to date on club events and repeater status. We will be posting information on obtaining your DMR ID as well as reviews and information about DMR mobile and portable radios as well as other ham radio topics. Also, Like and follow the MCARC Facebook Page.
Join Our Facebook Group!


Visit the DMR-MARC User Registration page to sign up for your free DMR user ID. A valid network user ID is required to use the new repeater when it comes online. Click on the blue "User Registration" button at the bottom of the page and enter your information.

Click here to view The Amateur Radio Guide to Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) by John S. Burningham, W2XAB.

The Club Bylaws are available on the MCARC Documents Page.

The MCARC Club Station License was issued by the FCC on 11/18/11. Our club callsign is KK4FJO.