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Harrisburg Winterfest – Jan. 13

Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club WINTERFEST – Jan. 13
Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club will host their 2018 WinterFest on Jan. 13, at the Vietnam Veterans of America (8000 Derry Street, Harrisburg). Admission is $3/person. Testing at 9:00am. Click here for flyer.

ARRL International Grid Chase: Jan. – Dec.

ARRL International Grid Chase – New Year’s Eve to Dec. 31
An event for all radio amateurs. Taking part is as simple as just getting on the air and making contacts: The objective of the year-long event is to work stations on any band (except 60 meters) in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible, and then upload your logs to ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW). All contacts on all permitted Amateur Radio bands, except 60 meters, are eligible for award credit. This includes contest contacts. ARRL Grid Chase site.

Limerick Drill – Nov. 14

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, the PAARC 2 Meter Repeater will be in use by ARES/RACES for the Limerick Drill, an emergency communications exercise. Repeater users are asked to stay off the repeater during the drill.  Thank you in advance for allowing these groups to use our bandwidth for this pubic service event! Montgomery County ARES / RACES / ACS:

Fox Hunt – Oct. 21

fox with antennaThe next fox hunt will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 starting at 10:00 am. We’ll start 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. Ron and Glenn will be the foxes. If anyone needs to borrow equipment contact Jim: k3chj at He has a log periodic antenna, passive & active attenuators, a boat anchor 2m radio with an analog s meter plus a PennDOT map. Join us for this fun challenge! Read an article by Glenn, AB3TQ about his first fox hunt:  First PAARC Foxhunt

Pack Rats VHF Conf. – Oct. 6-8

Hosted by The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club (Pack Rats)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 6-7-8, 2017 – Holiday Inn Bensalem-Philadelphia
Special conference hotel rate $99/night + tax (mention VHF Conference)
– Conference Early Bird Registration: $40.00 until 9/20/17
After 9/20/17 ….. $50.00

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