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.
From ARRL News on 6/21:
“The Executive Committee of the ARRL Board of Directors has relieved ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager Joe Ames, W3JY, of his appointments in the ARRL Field Organization, including his position as Chairman of the ARRL National Traffic System™ (NTS™) Eastern Area. The vote came as a result of a June 16 recommendation from the ARRL Programs and Services Committee, which oversees NTS. In addition, the Executive Committee voted to declare the Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager position vacant, effective immediately.” Read the rest of the article…
Mr. Ames’ response can be found here: http://www.epa-arrl.org/w3jy-fired-by-arrl-board-of-directors/
Come out for a fun holiday weekend social on Friday, July 1st at 6:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., in Limerick.
Try out your fox hunt skills, checkout some boat anchor radios, get your Baofeng HT programmed for the PAARC repeaters, or just catch up with old friends. If you have something ham radio-related that you’d like to show to others, bring it! We’ll be grilling 1/4 lb. hot dogs and serving them with all the fixins’ along with homemade lemonade. Pre-order your hot dog platter for $4 at the June meeting. Double down on dogs for $5. Feel free to bring a dessert to share. We look forward to seeing you there!
PAARC will offer an Amateur Radio License testing sessions before the first Friday monthly meetings on June 3, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, and Oct. 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm. The location for the test is the same place as the meetings: St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., (intersection of Swamp Pike & Kugler Rd.) Limerick, PA 19468. Pre-register for the test by sending an email request to VETesting@PAARC.NET. Note that dates and times are subject to change. All test sessions administered by examiners accredited by The American Radio Relay League, Inc. On July 1, 2016 a new Element 4 Extra class question pool will take effect for examinations.
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
Click the button below to get the June Newsletter with PAARC Field Day details, future amateur radio exam dates, and much more. The typo and omission in the net schedule have been corrected, and some net details added.June Newsletter
On July 1, 2016 a new Element 4 Extra class question pool will take effect for examinations. There are 12 graphics required for this pool and 713 questions in this pool, up slightly from 702 in the previous pool. Question E9H03 was deleted from the pool and should not appear on exams. The balance of E9H section was not renumbered, leaving 10 questions. To view all three questions pools, visit the NCVEC web site at www.ncvec.org/.
Just a reminder that the June Contest is coming up next weekend on the 11th
– 13th. Times are from 2 pm Saturday until 11 pm Sunday night. Details on the
Arrl website http://www.arrl.org/.
Updated: If you want your contest score to be added to the club’s contest score, be sure to enter the club’s name as: Pottstown Area ARC
Rumor has it that Ed/K3BVQ might be on 50.400 at times to see if he can grab
a few contacts just for fun. I’ll be there Ed! Willie/WF3M can usually be
found cranking out some CW in around 50.090 – 50.099. The only exchange you
need is Call & Grid Square. For me it’s fn-20. I give my call & grid, and
he/she gives theirs. That it! It’s that simple.
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