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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 meeting 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 – Hopewell Fire Tower, French Creek SP
June 24-25, 2017 2:00 p.m. Saturday through 2:00 p.m. Sunday
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.
- ARRL Field Day locator: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator enter W3T as the PAARC call sign when searching by name or in the callsign box.
- Map link to Hopewell Fire Tower: https://goo.gl/maps/9V5rWoE7kn52
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:
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.
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.
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.