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Welcome to the Mercury Northwest Website

Important Announcement

In February 2017, the board of directors of Mercury Northwest unanimously voted to disband the organization. Over the next few months the club's funds will be disbursed to groups and individuals suthorized in the club bylaws, the club callsign W7MNW will be relinquished, and the club's affairs will be wrapped up in an orderly fashion.

On a personal note, I would like to thank all the members of Mercuty Northwest, past and present, for their participation, for sharing their knowledge with me, and allowing me to present to them in turn. It has been an honor. This website will stay up for the foreseeable future, perhaps until the DNS registration expires, as a historical artifact. Keep having fun, being safe, and playing radio.

Creede Lambard, WA7KPK, webmaster

March 13, 2017

The following content is of historical interest and may or may not be accurate.

The purpose of Mercury Northwest (MNW) is to provide training, be a common meeting ground, and provide infrastructure resources for licensed Amateur Radio Operators. In the past, it has been true that the majority of MNW members are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Membership in MNW is voluntary and is open to all interested individuals.

It is important to note that Mercury Northwest is not owned, directed, operated by, or is a program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mercury Northwest exists and operates independently and simply extends its offer of service to members of the LDS Church and others with common interests.

Please do not refer to Mercury Northwest as MARA. We are not MARA. We are Mercury Northwest or MNW.

Our primary service area is Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, Alberta, and Alaska.

Minutes of the August 10, 2016 meeting

The minutes of the Mercury Northwest meeting for August 10, 2016 are available here.

Mercury Northwest 2015 Annual Conference

The annual conference of Mercury Northwest was held on 25 Apr 2015 at the Bellevue Stake Center, 14536 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98007.
It included the following presentations:

Membership Registration Form Available

All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to join Mercury Northwest. Please download, print, and mail in the

PDF registration form

For complete membership information, see the Join MNW Page

Mercury Northwest HF Roundtable

The Mercury Northwest Rountable held on Saturday mornings about 0815 hrs and Monday evenings at 2000 hrs. Please join us on:

3.815 MHz

Mercury Northwest Digital Net

The Mercury Northwest Digital net is held on Wednesday evenings from 19:30 - 20:20 on 3.581 USB. We will start each session using PSK125. If no stations are heard or check in I will close down at 19:45. If we have stations participating we will go until 20:20. We will always start with PSK125mode USB we will switch to other digital modes during the net. I use FLDIGI software. It is a free download and is capable of most all of the digital modes. If you set your fldigi (RSID-RX) on the button at upper right of screen it will turn green and the program will switch to the mode being received. If that frequency is busy I will go up by five KHz to 3.586MHz.
If you are using winlink2000 you may contact me by sending email to my callsign. You can also contact me at with regular email. This gives me the option of receiving my emails through the internet or via ham radio HF or VHF. Questions this contact me.
Zale - kc7fyd

Items of Interest

The Bellevue Stake Use of MURS Frequencies

Bellevue Stake Use of MURS

This page briefly describes how the Bellevue Stake uses MURS frequencies as part of their emergency communications and diaster plans. This page (and the other supplemental Documents) are minimally formated for easier printing and copying.

2016 Mike & Key ARC Puyallup Gathering

The photo below is from the 2016 Mike & Key Show at the Puyallup Fair Gounds.

Download the photgraph here

MNW Group Photo 2016

Names and callsigns to come

Last Updated: 21 March 2016