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PAARC Field Day – June 24 & 25

Join us at the 2017 PAARC Field Day – Hopewell Fire Tower, French Creek SP
1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday

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Field Day is June 24 & 25

Amateur Radio Field Day Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service
ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. All are welcome to visit the PAARC Field Day location and get on the air with us! Our special event call sign is W3T.  View our Field Day web page.

Members of the Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25 – 26 at Hopewell Fire Tower by the French Creek State Park.  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.

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6M Nets from the Fire Tower – Aug. 31

 

Calling all PAARC members….  calling all

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we run nets from locations other than our shack.

This year we’ll be running both the Magicians Net and the AM Mini Boat Anchor Net from high atop the Hopewell Fire Tower at French Creek State Park.  We’ll be testing out new antennas that a few of our members recently purchased specifically for 6 meters.  The antenna is called the OA-50, an omni directional antenna model made by Par Electronics.  From initial tests, this thing really works.  Let us know what you think.

Rigs & Antennas:  The Magicians Net will be running a Yaesu FT-991, and the AM Mini Boat AnMagician's Netchor Net will run a Gonset (Gooney) G-50 for the AM portion of the net.  Both stations will be sharing a Par Electronics OA-50 Omni Angle Antenna.

Times: We will start taking check-ins for the Magician’s Net at 8pm this coming Wednesday, August 31st rather than our regularly scheduled time of 8:30pm.  Thank you Ed/K3BVQ for your support!  The AM Mini-Boat Anchor Net will start at its usual time 9pm.

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Pottstown, PA 19464