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Club Meeting – Dec. 2

It’s the last meeting of the year and our first-ever “Member Night”, where members will present on interesting things they’d like to share with us.  It’s also member recognition night, so join us to celebrate the invaluable service of some of our PAARC members. Jim Steiner – W3BWD will be honored for his contributions as an original member of the Pottstown Area Repeater Team; the precursor to PAARC.  See a brief history here. Refreshments: bring your favorite holiday cookies. Feel like sharing your recipe? Send it to

Here are the presentation topics for meeting:
Jerry, K3BZ – A New Vertical from SteppIR Antennas…the CrankIR 
Here’s a new lightweight portable antenna that packs in a 2-foot duffel, sets up in just a few minutes, and covers 80M through 6M… 8 HF bands plus 6M.  Like all SteppIRs, the CrankIR can be adjusted quickly to the specific band and frequency desired.  It even has a tunable radial to maximize performance.  Tonight’s 10-minute taste is only the prelude to a complete demonstration of the CrankIR at the February meeting.

Pete, K0BAK – My Pedestrian Mobile Setup
I activated several NPOTA parks in Philly and Manhattan for the first time using a 100w ham station in a backpack and hamstick antennas, that I walked through blocks of Manhattan streets to set up in tiny areas.


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