THE METRO AREA REPEATER ASSOCIATION
WDØHWT REPEATER SYSTEM
146.25/.85 AND 449.800/444.800
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN
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The Metro Area Repeater Association operates two amateur repeaters in the
Minneapolis / St. Paul Metro Area.
The 146.250 / 146.850 MHz repeater has a 500-watt transmitter and a series of remote receive sites
located throughout the Twin Cities area.  

The 85 systems's courtesy beeps inform you of the operational mode the repeater is in
The tone or morse code letters are as follows:
NASA style beep  Normal Operation
NET (
-.  .  - ) Net Operation
WX (
.--  -..- ) Weather Net Operation

The 449.800 / 444.800 MHz repeater is located midway between Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN near the area of Hwy 280 & I94 and requires a CTCSS tone of 114.8Hz.

Both of the repeaters operated by the Metro Area Repeater Association are there for your use and are open to all licensed amateurs.

THE MARA IS HOST TO THE FOLLOWING NETS:
Sunday Night Swapnet     Sunday Evenings at 7:00PM CST
 -Newsline and the non-profit buying, selling, or trading of amateur radio related equipment
Thursday Night Technet     Thursday Evenings at 7:00PM CST
 -for a technical discussion related to amateur radio problems

AND THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL EVENT NETS
MN Ironman Bicycle Ride     Sunday April 27th 2014
C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride     Sunday June 8th 2014
Medtronic Twin Cities Maraton     Sunday October 5th 2014(using both 146.850 and 444.800 repeaters)


The MARA allows it's club callsign (WDHWT) to be used on D-star, packet radio, and APRS amateur radio stations, BUT DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY MONETARY SUPPORT FOR THESE OPERATIONS.






HOW IS MARA FINANCED
All monetary support for operating the MARA repeater system, adding new features, and updates to the system
comes from donations from "SUPPORTING MEMBERS" of time, equipment, and/or money. MARA uses no other
method of raising funds to keep the repeater system operating and adding new features. If we do not have the
funds to add new features, or make improvements, we just cannot do them.
The recommended contribution for "Supporting Members" is  currently suggested to be  $25.00 per year. A
contribution of any amount will be cheerfully accepted and an acknowledgement of your contribution will be sent
to you.



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