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ARRLThe Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC)

PAARC is an ARRL affiliated, amateur radio club that sponsors many types of activities. PAARC operates 4 FM repeaters including C4FM analog and digital, APRS Digi, and a IRLP Node.  Anyone is welcome, and encouraged to attend our meetings as you do not need to be a radio amateur to participate.

6M Nets from the Fire Tower – Aug. 31

Special Event:  Both the Magicians Net and Mini Boat Anchor Net will be operating from the Hopewell Fire Tower location on Wed., August 31st. Because of the incredible and much appreciated participation from the club, I will start taking check-ins at 8pm on this date, rather than the normal time of 8:30pm.  This time was chosen as not to interfere with the .21 net that Ed/K3BVQ runs at 7:30pm.  The Mini Boat Anchor Net will start at its normally scheduled time of 9pm.

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Amateur Radio Exam Session – Sept. 2

PAARC will offer an amateur radio license exam session on Friday, Sept. 2, at 5:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., (intersection of Swamp Pike & Kugler Rd.) Limerick, PA 19468. Go for your license or try for an upgrade. Pre-register for the test by sending an email request to VETesting@PAARC.NET.  All test sessions administered by examiners accredited by the ARRL. Read about what to bring to an exam session…

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Club Meeting: Remote Operation – Sept. 2

Our next meeting will be on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church, Kugler Rd. and Swamp Pike in Limerick. Members, friends, and prospective hams are invited to join us. The presentation is on remote operation, with Tom W3EX.  Melody and Jane will be accepting money for the PAARC picnic on Sept. 10th.

PAARC Picnic – Sept. 10

Join us for our annual club picnic. Plenty of food! Raffles! Bring yourself and enjoy!
Click here picnic webpage

When:   Saturday, Sept. 10, at 12 noon to 4 pm
Where:  Ironstone Park, 141 Grist Mill Rd., Boyertown, PA, the new pavilion/full facilities
Cost:     $15 each for current members and their families, $5 for children under 14

Catered by Moyer’s: Broasted chicken, pork barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato and mac salads, and more! Ed-K3BVQ’s famous baked beans. Desserts and beverages included.

Pay in advance via PayPal below (includes PayPal fee), or you can pay Jane KC3SFR or Melody KB3SJR at the Sept. 2nd meeting, or get the mail-in form here.  Questions? Contact Jane KC3FSR at 610-two eight three-876zero.

PAARC Picnic
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Fly-in Breakfast – Sept. 11

PAARC will be operating from the Fly-in Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 8 am to 12 noon at Heritage Field airport in Limerick. Parking is free. Fresh cooked breakfast for a fee. Antique, modern, experimental and war planes on display, plus a car show.  The entrance to Flyer’s Roost is located on Airport Road off Ridge Pike in Limerick. For more information on the event, visit

Recap: PAARC at 4H Fair

PAARC at the 2016 Montgomery County 4H Fair
On August 12 and 13, the Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club operated and did demos of  amateur radio for the public. This was our third year at the fair. Thanks go to Wes N3HWH who got the club involved back in 2014.  It is a wonderful opportunity to show off to the public what amateur radio has to offer to individuals and to their communities.  Continue Reading →

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464