Meriden (CT) ARC’s MARCONI Project: Mentoring Radio Clubs

Meriden ARC logoThe Meriden Amateur Radio Club (MARC), an ARRL Special Service club in Wallingford, Connecticut, has created an innovative program known as MARCONI, “Motivating Amateur Radio Clubs to Open New Initiatives.” The brainchild of MARC President Dr. Ed Snyder, W1YSM, MARCONI seeks to empower radio clubs to mentor other clubs who may be “less robust” or active. 

Funded by an ARRL Foundation club grant through ARDC, MARCONI focuses on seven different areas or “activity programs:” 

2. Fox Hunting
3. CW Training
4. Satellite Communications
5. VE Sessions
6. Served Agencies
7. NCS Training and Traffic Passing

According to W1YSM, MARC has made good progress in all of the programs. “Since the six-month [progress report] we have  added an eighth program to MARCONI: Radio Amateur Balloon Science.” 

Dr. Snyder presented on the MARCONI project at the 2023 Northeast HamXposition; the talk was well-received.

Kudos to the Meriden Amateur Radio Club for implementing this innovative program to benefit other radio clubs!