The Military Affiliate Radio System is an organization that welcomes Amateur Radio Operators. #MARS is active in Homeland Security and morale messages to our troops.
If you have an HF radio and a little bit of time, consider joining MARS.
For more information go to MARS.
Be Vigilant. #Be Safe.
What sort of things are you doing in MARS?
MARS radio operators are a group of dedicated volunteers who provide worldwide disaster and armed service-member morale and welfare communications support to the Department of Defense (DoD).
Here is a link for the Army MARS program: http://www.asc.army.mil/mars/
- Seth (AAR9VI/T)
You might also consider visiting the NavyMarineCorps MARS site at http://navymars.org/ . MARS used to handle a lot of "morale traffic" to and from service personnel overseas, but due to e-mail and satellite communications there is little of this any more, although still available. Most of the MARS (NavMarCorps, Army, and Air Force are undergoing reorganization, and will become more closely aligned with, probably, Homeland Security. MARS has a surprisingly large and well-trained communications system, more structured and disciplined than ham nets. They also encourage and use digital modes, providing experience there. I personally belong to NavMarCorps MARS, and enjoy it along with normal ham pursuits. Walt
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Any clues on how to get a response out of them? In the past year I've tried email and SnailMail with a perfect zero response rate to anything I've tried. The most recent was an email a week ago, the first was email followed by a letter 4/22/02. That's almost exactly a year with no response of any sort from Army MARS, disciplined or not. Sure would like to help out, but it's not looking very encouraging.
Dale - N0XAS
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I just sent you a copy of the application along with the address of your state Army MARS director. Just fill out the application and send it to your state MARS director. I sent the information to your email address you had listed here on QRZ. If you would like it sent to another address please let me know.
At last!! Thanks. Soon as I get a copy made of my ticket, off it goes.