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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.

Fox Hunt on October 17th

antennagnomeWeather permitting, join us at 10:00 am at the Pottsgrove Middle School on 1351 N Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464 for a fall fox (transmitter) hunt.  Jim, K3CHJ, will be the the fox.

Find us at Pottsgrove Middle School: N40 deg., 16.27, W 75 deg. 38.15.

November 6th Meeting

The November meeting topic is Wilderness Survival, with Rick KC3DPB.
Meeting topics are subject to change. See the website for the latest news. 

September Update

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 fall events.

Get the Sept. Update here: Sept. Update

Repeater Shed Repair Fund

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. 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. 

6 Meter Net from French Creek Fire Tower

FiretowerThe 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!

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PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464