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Parks on the Air (POTA)

If you’re having withdrawal from the fun and excitement of NPOTA, you may enjoy participating in the Parks on the Air (POTA) Program. Ed/WA3WSJ has helped to compile a list of PA parks for you to activate, chase, or to SWL.

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Fox Hunt – Aug. 12

fox with antennaThe next fox (transmitter) hunt will be on Saturday, Aug. 12, 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. Bob, K3DBD 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.

Reading ARC Hamfest – 8/5

The Reading Radio Club HAMFEST on Sat., Aug. 5th opens to vendors at 7:00 am, and the public at 8:00 am. VE testing sessions start at 8:30 am. Prizes from the ARRL, and test bench available in the Freight Station that includes power supplies, a dummy load, coax, connectors, and antennas. Last year 200+ hams attended. Lots of good stuff – don’t miss it!
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Ice Cream Social – Aug. 4

ice cream social signClub members and friends are welcome to join us for  our annual ice cream social on Friday, Aug. 4, at 7:00 pm.  Enjoy this summer opportunity for a fun eyeball QSO with friends! Bring your trip money for the bus to the ARRL on 9/11.  Monthly presentations and VE test sessions resume in Sept.

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.

PAARC, PO Box 1485,    

Pottstown, PA 19464