The Mount Shasta Amateur Radio Club (MSARC) is a noncommercial association of radio amateurs, dedicated to the preservation, improvement, and advancement of Amateur Radio through the efforts and association of it’s members.

The Purpose and the Mission of the Mount Shasta Amateur Radio Club is:

  • To build, install, and operate all types and styles of Amateur Radio communications equipment and facilities.  The club currently hosts high frequency equipment, repeaters, base, and mobile units.
  • To promote interest in a broad range of Amateur Radio endeavors, topics and activities, including social, technical, and public service.
  • To encourage and support the membership of the MSARC to continue to remain qualified to operate emergency communications equipment if in case of local disasters, our assistance is requested by local, county, state, or federal agencies.

The Mount Shasta Amateur Radio Club is an unincorporated, non-profit association chartered under the laws of the State of California.  Its affairs are governed by a slate of officers, who are elected every year, by the general membership.

Founded in 1947, the Mount Shasta Amateur Radio Club has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer of amateur radio affairs in southern Siskiyou County, California.

The club call sign is W6BML.

A bonafide interest in Amateur Radio is the only essential qualification of membership.

Mount Shasta (the mountain and the city) is located in Siskiyou County in far northern California, about 100 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, about 300 miles north of San Francisco, and about 60 miles south of the Oregon border on Interstate 5.

WEEKLY NET: The Mount Shasta Amateur Radio Club conducts a weekly net on Wednesday evenings (The net is NOT conducted on the third Wednesday of each month due to our monthly meeting) on the Grey Butte repeater. Early check-ins start at 6:35 PM Pacific Time and the Net starts at 7:00 PM. The Grey Butte (W6YOP) repeater operates on a frequency of 440.275 MHz with a +5.0 MHz offset and a tone of 118.8.


The Mt. Shasta Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League and takes part in activities hosted by the Sacramento Valley Section of the Pacific Division.

The MSARC Volunteer Examiner Team is affiliated with Laurel VEC, which allows the club to test licensing candidates free of charge.  Tests are held the second Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.  If interested in testing, please check our calendar for testing dates and register.


If you would like to add the club calendar to your personal Google Calendar, please click on the “+GoogleCalendar” at the bottom right.


Our phone does not have voicemail and is answered only if somebody is available: (530) 926-2733

Our mailing address is:

Mt Shasta Amateur Radio Club
329 North Washington Drive
Mount Shasta, CA 96067

Club members frequently monitor the following frequencies: 440.275+ (118.8), 146.880- (100), 28.400, 14.340, 7.275, and 3.940 – reach us on the air!

Send QSL cards direct to our mailing address. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish one in return.