Results of Special Election

(July 12, 2022) Bob Tilkin, N3DDS, and Jim Alyanak, K3MRI, have been elected to fill vacancies on the MCACS board of directors. Thanks to both for agreeing to serve.

Upcoming Event — MAIPN Communications Van Hands-On Training

We are planning an opportunity to familiarize MCACS members with a significant resource — the MAIPN communications van. On Saturday, July 16, all MCACS members are invited to join us between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM to explore the features of this radio station on wheels. We would like more of our members to become proficient in setting up and using the capabilities of the van — and we’d also like a few members to volunteer with its maintenance and help us to add new features.

The event will be held in the parking lot at the Public Service Headquarters facility, 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg. The facility is on Route 28 in the Kentlands area. Please make plans to join us.

For more information about the van, please visit the MAIPN website,

Photo credit: W3SCI

Maryland-DC Section Hospital Drill held on April 9

On April 9, eight MCACS members represented Montgomery County ARES®in the second-quarter Maryland-DC Section hospital drill. For this drill, we were assigned to set up an HF station at Holy Cross Germantown and pass traffic via Winlink HF peer-to-peer with stations at other participating hospitals in Prince Georges, Calvert, Charles, and St Mary’s Counties. Click here to read the after-action report from Montgomery County ARES. Click here to read the after-action report from the ARES section leadership.