Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC) is an ARRL affiliated club with educational programs of interest to amateur radio operators on first Fridays at 7:00 pm at St. James Lutheran Church in Limerick, PA. We offer weekly radio nets, license exams, and operating opportunities to build skills and advance the interest, knowledge, fraternalism of amateur radio in the community, and to serve the public interest and safety.  PAARC operates 4 FM repeaters including C4FM analog and digital, APRS Digi, and an IRLP Node.

Club Meeting & VE Test – March 2

Join us on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at St. James Lutheran Church, 93 Kugler Rd., Limerick, PA.   Club Meeting – 7:00 pm: Trip to Bald Knob and the Green Bank Observatory in WV, with Ed Breneiser, WA3WSJ, and friends Walt KB3SBC, and Bill KA3RMM.   Refreshments served....

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Dayton Hamvention – May 18-20

It's time to dust off the cob webs of winter and start making plans for a spring trip to Dayton, OH for Hamvention 2018!  This is billed as the world's largest expo for Radio Amateurs since 1952. Hamvention will be held May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 at the Greene County...

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NASA on the Air Event – 12/17 – 12/18 

The Amateur Radio clubs at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers around the US have invited the Amateur Radio community to join the NASA On The Air (NOTA) special event. NOTA gets under way in December 2017 and continues through December 2018....

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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...

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K3ITH Private Rail Charters

At the 1/5/18 meeting we had a delightful presentation by Richard "Dick" Stewart/K3ITH on his private railroad car and some of his charters. Many hams know Dick as a fellow Rooster, and for his work with PARA (Phila. Area Repeater Assoc.).  Given that many hams are...

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New Digital Net on Sundays @ 8 pm

All are welcome to join in on the new PAARC digital net for Yaesu System Fusion operators on Sundays at 8:00 pm local time on 443.550. Net Control is RC, KC3HRV. This net follows the 70 cm Club Net at 7:30 pm on 443.550 with Ed, K3BVQ. See these and the other PAARC...

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