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Bus Trip to ARRL HQ – 9/11

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Visit ARRL & W1AW on Sept. 11, 2017

The Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC) welcomes area amateur radio operators to take a bus trip to the ARRL in Newington, CT on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. The bus departs at 5:30 am from St. James Lutheran Church, Swamp Pike and Kugler Rd., in Limerick, PA, retuning about 9:30 pm. The cost is $55 per person. Payment must be received by Aug 15th.  Pay the the Aug. 4th ice cream social, or send your check to PAARC, PO Box 1485, Pottstown, PA 19464. Write “bus trip” in the memo field and include your callsign and phone number. You can also pay with PayPal. If you plan to operate, bring a copy of your license. PAARC organizers are Wes/N3HWH and John/KB3KWJ.  For more information, visit the bus trip web page, or write to paarc at paarc.net.

PAARC Picnic – July 7, 6:30 pm

Hot Dogs & Hams Summer Social

On Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 6:30 pm, instead of the usual monthly meeting presentation, come hungry to the annual club picnic! We’ll dine in the air-conditioned comfort of our large meetinghot dog antenna room at St. James Lutheran Church in Limerick, PA. Outdoor seating available, weather permitting.  Enjoy a buffet style feast with hot dogs and other entrees,  Ed/K3BVQ’s beans, baked potato bar, salads, watermelon, desserts, prize drawings, and as always, outstanding company!

$10 per person – Dinner with beverages and desserts
Mobile Rig Showcase ♦ Door Prizes ♦ Special Raffle

*Used Hustler Antenna System, Courtesy of Ed, WA3WSJ, home or portable operation. Tickets $5, for vehicle. All monies go to PAARC.

PAARC Field Day – June 24 & 25

PAARC Field Day – Hopewell Fire Tower, French Creek SP
June 24-25, 2017   2:00 p.m. Saturday through 2:00 p.m. Sunday

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Field Day is June 24 & 25

Join PAARC at Field Day location and get on the air with us! Our special event call sign is W3T.  View our Field Day web page.

Amateur Radio Field Day Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service
Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. More than 35,000 radio amateurs will gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Find Us:

ARRL – What is Field Day flyer

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Fox Hunt – May 27

The next foxhunt will be on Sat., May 27, (Memorial Day weekend) starting at 10 am. We begin at the Pottsgrove Middle School on 1351 N. Hanover St., Pottstown 19464 N 40 deg., 16.27 min, W 75 deg. 38.15 min. Learn more on the fox hunting webpage.  If anyone needs to borrow equipment contact Jim, k3chj at arrl.net. He has a log periodic antenna, passive & active attenuators, a boat anchor 2m radio with an analog s meter plus a PennDOT map. We’ll also have a 440 mhz “pedestrian” fox to find at the finish.

Read an article by Glenn, AB3TQ on his first PAARC foxhunt here: First PAARC Foxhunt

RF Hill ARC Auction – April 27

The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club (W3AI) Auction will take place on Thursday, April 27, at a new location: Encore Experiences at the Harleysville Senior Center, 312 Alumni Ave. (Rt. 63) in Harleysville.  Look for the yellow “Hamfest” signs.   Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the auction starts at 7:30 pm.  Get more info at: http://rfhillarc.org/events/. Get the flyer pdf:  Front, and Back.

Fox Hunt – April 22

The next PAARC foxhunt will be on April 22, starting 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.

If anyone needs to borrow equipment contact Jim, k3chj at arrl.net. He has a log periodic antenna, passive & active attenuators, a boat anchor 2m radio with an analog s meter plus a PennDOT map. We will also have a 440 mhz “pedestrian” fox to find at the finish. Bob, K3DBD will be the fox.

Tuesday Breakfast Moved to 3/21

With the impending nor’easter on Tues., March 14, our Tuesday breakfast gathering at the Pottstown Diner has been moved to Tues., March 21, at 9:00 am. We’ll also gather for a 9:00 am breakfast on Sat., March 18, at Michael’s Diner in Douglasville.

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464