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.
The most recent PAARC Update newsletter was sent to members on 8/30/2015. It’s a look back at a very busy summer and includes all the events coming soon. Get it here:
All are welcome to join us at our post-summer meetings…
September Meeting: Friday, Sept. 4th @ 7:00 pm
Tom – AF4NC. Tom is the EPA Assistant Section Mgr., and the Net Manager of the Eastern PA Emergency Phone and Traffic Net. And also, Reg – N3KAS, will be recognized for his longtime service to the ARRL EPA.
We thank Lisa, KB3YUB, and her husband Bill – KA3RMM for arranging this meeting site. We’ll meet here for the foreseeable future.
October Meeting: Friday, Oct. 2nd @ 7:00 pm
Amateur Radio Operator Limerick Drill Radiological Training presented by Jeff Dean from PECO. Refreshments will be served. Location: St. James Lutheran Church in Limerick – at the intersection of Swamp Pike.
PAARC License Exam
Come test for your radio license exam with PAARC Volunteer Examiners.
Sunday, Sept. 6th, 2015 11:00 am
Upper Pottsgrove Administration Bldg., 1409 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464
GPS Coordinates: 40.279828, -75.642635
Testing is by pre-registration only.
To pre-register, send an email by 9/1/2015 to to VETesting@PAARC.NET.
Review what you need to bring to the exam session: http://www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session
PAARC Picnic at Ironstone Park
September 12, 2015
141 Grist Mill Rd., Boyertown, PA
GPS Coordinates: 40.290836, -75.681098
Join us for a fun-filled day of great food, fellowship and loads of fun! This event is catered by Moyer’s of Boyertown, and features barbecue chicken, pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs, Ed’s Beans, potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, corn, beverages and dessert. Feel free to bring a dish to share. Sorry, but alcoholic beverages are not allowed at this family event. We will have a pavilion, so this event will take place rain or shine. Plus we’ll also have a transmitter hunt, a swap table, and door prizes!
- Members and their families – $15
- Children 17 and under – $10
- Non-members – $18.00
Picnic mail-in form with directions
PAARC Club Station Event
Sunday, September 13
GPS Coordinates: 40.241985, -75.555170
Join PAARc at the EAA Chapter 1250, 3310 Ridge Pike Limerick, PA, from 8:00 am until 12:00pm. We’ll set up station K3ZMC at 7:00 am. Please come and operate the clubs station and family members to operate also. Rain date is September 20, 2015.
PAARC Club Station Event
Saturday, Sept. 26
GPS Coordinates: 40.259647, -75.668277
Young Eagles plane rides!
Pottstown Municipal Airport – 1149 Glasgow St. Pottstown, PA 19464. We set up Station N3E at 7:30 am. Please come and operate the club’s station and family members to operate also.
Repeater Shed Update
Ed – N3WXW, and Tom – K3TWL, have determined what materials are need to repair the repeater shed which has suffered from years of water incursion and wood rot. http://www.paarc.net/wp-admin/edit.phpThe shed needs a new roof and much more so that it can continue to shelter the expensive radio equipment inside. A work crew is being put together and will tackle the shed repairs as a labor of love. The materials for the repairs are estimated at approximately $1,000.00.
We need the financial support of our members to cover this expense. Please donate to the Repeater Shed Repair Fund today. Repairs will begin soon.
Send your donation to PAARC, PO Box 1485, Pottstown, PA 19464
Note that donations are not tax deductible.
The Wed., 8/12, 6 meter net was a great time. I thank everyone for their participation. I arrived at the Fire Tower around 3pm to start setting things up, and the next thing I know here comes Ed/N3WXW to the rescue with Citronella candles in tow. Tom/K3TWL was on standby for directions via 144.360 in case anyone needed them. The one thing that has impressed me about this club is the amazing support from its members. After almost being carried off the mountain by certain flying (and biting) insects the next person to arrive on the “mountain” is Bill Hewitt carrying of all things a spray can of insect repellant and pizza!
Our next PAARC foxhunt will be on Saturday August 22 at 10 am. The start will be at the Pottsgrove Middle School on 1351 N. Hanover St., Pottstown 19464, N 40 deg., 16.27 min, W 75 deg. 38.15 min. Al, AG3T and Dori, K3TES will be the foxes. If anyone needs to borrow equipment, contact Jim – K3CHJ.
Get the latest info on club happenings in July and early August – click here for the July update.
You didn’t get the June update email? Contact the club Secretary Bill (W3FRB) email@example.com