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Fox Hunt – July 22

fox with antenna

The next fox (transmitter) hunt will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017 starting at 10:00 am. We’ll start at the Pottsgrove MiddleSchool 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. Glenn, AB3TQ & Ron, K3RJW will be the foxes. Foot foxes to find too, plus a 220 MHz fox. If anyone needs to borrow equipment contact Jim: k3chj at arrl.net. He has a log periodic antenna, passive & active attenuators, a “boat anchor” 2 meter radio with an analog s-meter plus a PennDOT map.  Join us for the fun of the hunt!

MARC Kimberton Hamfest – July 8

From www.marc-radio.org/hamfest2.htm:

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.  

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PAARC Picnic – July 7, 6:30 pm

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 meetinghot dog antenna 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.

Fox Hunt – July 1

The next fox (transmitter) hunt will be on Sat., July 1, 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.  Jim, K3CHJ will be the fox. 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. New to fox hunts? Read an article by Glenn, AB3TQ on his first PAARC foxhunt here: First PAARC Foxhunt.

PAARC Field Day – June 24 & 25

PAARC Field Day – Hopewell Fire Tower, French Creek SP
June 24-25, 2017   2:00 p.m. Saturday through 2:00 p.m. Sunday

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Field Day is June 24 & 25

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.

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13 Colonies Net Control Ops

PAARC Members:  It’s time to plan for the original 13 Colonies Special Event. Bob Josuweit/WA3PZO is asking for net control operators for WM3PEN (Philadelphia Special Event Station).  Any mode is appreciated. Please respond to Bill/W3FRB at w3frb at comcast dot net. Bill will relay the net control information for PAARC.

About the 13 Colonies Special Event
During Independence week July 1 1300Z – July 6 0400Z, 2017. WM3PEN will participate again this year. Details are on the 13 Colonies page. This year’s theme will be “Liberty or Death.” Join us in this exciting celebration of Independence. Each year’s QSL card is different.

Club Meeting & VE Test – June 2

VE Test Session on 6/2 – 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. Next sessions: 9/1, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1/2017

Club Meeting
– 7:00 pm –  Grounding with Ron, K3ZKO (rescheduled from March.) St. James Lutheran Church, Kugler Rd. and Swamp Pike, Limerick, PA.  The July 7, First Friday event is the Hot Dogs & Hams Picnic at 6:30.  Buffet dinner, beverages and dessert – $10. Get tickets at the June meeting. We’ll also have a Mobile Rig Show.

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464