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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

Bus Trip to ARRL HQ – 9/11

W1AW

W1AW

Visit ARRL HQ & W1AW on Sept. 11, 2017

The Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC) welcomes area amateur radio operators to join us on a bus trip to W1AW 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. 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 Field Day – June 24 & 25

Join us at the 2017 PAARC Field Day – Hopewell Fire Tower, French Creek SP
1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday

ARR Field Day logo

Field Day is June 24 & 25

Amateur Radio Field Day Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. All are welcome to visit the PAARC Field Day location and get on the air with us! Our special event call sign is W3T.  View our Field Day web page.

Members of the Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25 – 26 at Hopewell Fire Tower by the French Creek State Park.  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.

ARRL – What is Field Day flyer  Continue Reading →

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.

Fox Hunt – Oct. 29

The last transmitter hunt aka fox hunt of the 2016 season was held on October 29, 2016. Weather was sunny, but a cool 36 degrees F at 10

mini transmitter

   A Well Hidden Fox

am. Bill (W3FRB) and Jane (KC3FSR) were the foxes. The hunters included Al(AG3T) and Dori (K3TES), Bob (K3DBD), and Jim (K3CHJ) and Sal (NC3U). This was Sal’s first time as a fox hunter. Sal thoroughly enjoyed the event. He plans to extoll the virtues of fox hunting to the other clubs that he is a member of.

All PAARC foxhunts begin at the Pottsgrove Middle School. Why? Because it is the highest accessible point around.  We have 3 fox transmitters: large (5 W), medium (100MW) and micro (10 MW). Hunters can use all fox transmitters to find the foxes, but the large and medium are more frequently used for homing in.  Continue Reading →

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464