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Welcome to PAARC

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.

Amateur Radio License Exam – Dec. 4th

PAARC will offer an Amateur Radio License testing session on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm, before our regular First Friday meeting 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.

You can pre-register for the test by sending an email request to VETesting@PAARC.NET.

What to Bring to an Exam Session

– Two forms of ID, or 1 photo ID
– Test fee of $15.00
– If upgrading, your current license and a copy (we cannot make copies at the session), and any current valid CSCE’s (original and one copy)
– Two or more pencils
– Calculator, if desired

All test sessions administered by examiners accredited by The American Radio Relay League, Inc.


The current club officer and board member nominations are the currently incumbent officer and board members. If you want to nominate someone else to a board or officer position, please email the club secretary at

Dues are Due

It’s time to renew your club membership for 2016. Please see Nate (N2ADD) at the next club meeting to pay your club dues: $25 for individuals, $5 for additional family members, $10 for students, $5 for associate members.
Dues are also accepted by mail: PAARC, PO Box 1485, Pottstown, PA 19464.

LGS Drill on Nov. 17th

The Limerick drill will take place on Nov. 17th.
The repeater usage is as follows:

  • Montco on 2 meter
  • Berks on 440 as standby only
  • Sandbaggers on 220

Thank you all in advance for allowing these groups use our bandwidth. This is a public service event, and although it benefits Exelon, the skills carry over to other events.

Al Gooding, AG3T
Trustee, K3ZMC

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464