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ARRLThe Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC)

PAARC is an ARRL affiliated non profit club with educational programs of interest to amateur radio operators on the first Friday of the month in Limerick, PA. We offer weekly radio nets, license examinations, classes and operating opportunities to build skills and advance the interest, knowledge, fraternalism of amateur radio in the community, and to serve the public interest and safety.  PAARC operates 4 FM repeaters including C4FM analog and digital, APRS Digi, and a IRLP Node.

Club Meeting & VE Test – Jan. 5

Join us on Friday, Dec. 1st, 2018 at St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., Limerick, PA.  

License Exam Session
 – 5:00 pm – Go for your Amateur Radio license or try for an upgrade. Pre-register by sending a request to VETesting@PAARC.NET. Test sessions are administered by examiners accredited by the ARRL. See what to bring to exam session here: www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session. Next sessions: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, 2018

Club Meeting
– 7:00 pm:  Restoring a railroad car, with Richard Stewart, K3ITH.  Refreshments served. All are welcome to attend. 

RRC Technician Classes in Nov.

Reading Radio Club VP, Cris Schlegel, K3ADA, and RRC Board member Jason Potter, K3WDF, will conduct a TECHNICIAN training class during the month of November, 2017. Get the flyer: TECH CLASS

Classes classes will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the SPRING TOWNSHIP FIRE & RESCUE STATION, 2301 Monroe Ave.. Reading, PA on the following dates:

Monday, 11/6Reading Radio Club
Monday, 11/13
Monday, 11/20
Tuesday, 11/28
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New Book – Local History of Telegraphy

PAARC member, Ed Breneiser – WA3WSJ, just completed his new book on the Philadelphia Reading & Pottsville Telegraph Company. Get a copy for $8.99, plus shipping.

“While researching a book about the birth of the electro magnetic telegraph in the Unites States of America, I came across this very interesting piece of telegraphic history. I was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, but I have never heard any mention of the Philadelphia Reading and Pottsville Telegraph Company or PR&PT. Continue Reading →

New Digital Net on Sundays @ 8 pm

All are welcome to join in on the new PAARC digital net for Yaesu System Fusion operators on Sundays at 8:00 pm local time on 443.550. Net Control is RC, KC3HRV. This net follows the 70 cm Club Net at 7:30 pm on 443.550 with Ed, K3BVQ. See these and the other PAARC nets listed on our Google Calendar.

Longtime member Jim Steiner, W3BWD SK

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Jim Steiner, W3BWD

With great sadness we mourn the loss of Jim Steiner, W3BWD. Jim passed passed on to the heavens on May 25, 2017. It was only last December that we honored Jim for his service as a founding member of the Pottstown Area Repeater Team, the precursor to PAARC. Jim housed the 2M repeater at his home for eighteen years, and was a contributing member for over four decades. He will be deeply missed by his amateur radio family.

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Club Meeting & VE Test – Dec. 1

Join us on Friday, Dec. 1st, at St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., Limerick, PA.  

License Exam Session
 – 12/1, 5:00 pm – Go for your Amateur Radio license or try for an upgrade. Pre-register by sending a request to VETesting@PAARC.NET. Test sessions are administered by examiners accredited by the ARRL. See what to bring to exam session here: www.arrl.org/what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session. Next sessions: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, 2018

Club Meeting
– 12/1,  7:00 pm  Member Night. Member presentation by Ben, KE3KQ.  Member recognition and election of Board of Directors. Holiday refreshments. Last meeting of 2017! 

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464