We’ve altered our schedule for various reasons. Please make a note of these changes:
- 7:00 pm, Thursday, October 5th Club Meeting (5:00 pm VE test session)
Topic: Digital Voice, Tim Eichelman/N3TPE (Date moved for church event)
- 9:30 am Tuesday Breakfast, 2nd Sat. – Potts & Penn Diner, Pottstown
Temporary change while Pottstown Diner undergoes renovation.
- 11:00 Lunch at Michaels’ Diner every 1st and 3rd Sat.
220 MHz Group. All are welcome! Changed from b-fast to accommodate people’s schedules.
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The 2017 MARC Hamfest will be held on Saturday July 8th at the Kimberton Fire Company grounds, Route 113 (742 Pike Springs Road) south of the intersection with Route 23 in Kimberton, PA. Doors open for sellers at 0700 and for buyers at 0800. Admission is still only $6 which it has been for decades and entitles you to a door prize ticket. The MARC Hamfest announcement can be downloaded by clicking here. Directions to the Hamfest can be downloaded by clicking here. The maps show that Kimberton is northwest of King of Prussia and just west of Phoenixville, PA. Talk-in is available on the MARC linked repeater systems with coverage to the north and west and near Kimberton provided by 145.13 MHz PL 131.8 repeater in Paoli PA and to the south and east by 147.06 MHZ PL 131.8 repeater in Newtown Square PA.
VE Test Session on 5/5 – 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. Future sessions: 6/2, 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, and 12/1/2017.
Club Meeting – 7:00 pm – DXpedition to Haiti, with Dale, N3BNA. St. James Lutheran Church, Kugler Rd. and Swamp Pike, Limerick, PA. Coming June 2 – Lightning & grounding, with Ron, K3ZKO (rescheduled from March.