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How to Join Army MARS

Eligibility

The application must...

  • Be 17 years of age or older. (Signature of parent or legal guardian is required when an applicant is under 18 years of age.)
  • Be a United States Citizen or resident alien. (Possess a valid amateur radio license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or other competent U.S. Authority.)
  • Possess a station capable of operating on MARS VHF and/or HF frequencies.
  • Agree to operate a minimum of 12 hours per calendar quarter with 6 hours being on VHF and or HF networks.

Types of Membership

There are four types of membership:

  • Individual Membership: A privately owned VHF and/or HF radio station, licensed by the FCC and/or host authority, operated by an individual who is a member of and licensed by Army MARS.
  • Club Membership: A radio station licensed in MARS that is established, operated, and maintained by volunteers under the auspices of a properly constituted military and/or civilian amateur radio club.
  • Auxiliary Membership: Auxiliary membership is designated for non-operators who perform a support function.
  • Military Unit Membership: Military unit MARS stations are operated and maintained under the auspices of a military command, and are authorized on the table of distribution and allowances/table of organization and equipment (TDA/TOE). Military station categories include active Army, Reserves, National Guard, and Corps of Engineers.

Applying for Membership

To request an application for membership either e-mail our administrative staff or write to...

US ARMY NETCOM/9th SC(A)
(NETC-OPC/MARS)
BLD 90549 JIM AVENUE
FORT HUACHUCA, AZ 85613-7070

Provide and email or mailing address and we'll send you a membership packet.

Page last updated 27 November 2013