Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

Important! We'll be using 146.430 Mhz simplex today as our talk-in / site coordination frequency. Come to Field Day at the AARC!

If there was ever an event ready-made for the curious to drop by and visit, it's Field Day.

Field Day is our biggest event of the year and we want you to visit. As the name implies, we're be setting up tents and shelters in the field next to the our clubhouse at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center (see the sidebar on this page, click on "AARC location") starting around 9 AM. We'll share a meal of pulled pork BBQ sometime around noon, and then continue setting up until 2 PM.

That's when the fun starts. From 2 PM Saturday to 2 PM Sunday (24 hours straight) we will be operating, trying to contact as many stations as possible and trying to get as many visitors on the air.

Dinner that evening will be provided by Forno Bova Pizza. Think about wood-fired brick oven pizza, an interesting twist on the classic Neapolitan style.

We'll continue operation all night and into the morning and early afternoon. Even rusty CW operators are welcome, (and get to eat first because their contacts are worth twice as much.) We need your help!

Come out and visit, bring a friend.

22jun16 (Wed) - (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night at 8 PM. See details below.
25jun16 (Sat) - Setup for Field Day. Setup runs from 8 AM to 2 PM, with a BBQ meal served at noonish.
25-26jun16 (Sat-Sun) - Field Day. This is the AARC's biggest event of the year! Please stop by and visit. Field Day runs for 24 hours, from 2 PM Saturday all the way to 2 PM Sunday. We need operators, we need visitors, come join us. Pizza around dinner time provided by Forno Bova Pizza.
26jun16 (Sun) - Canceled this month only. Come to Field Day instead! (Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair)
07jul16 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome.
09jul16 (Sat) - (free) Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
10jul16 The Mesh Networking Group meets today.
14jul16 (Thu) - Board meeting at 7:30 PM (We have an open meeting policy)
21jul16 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome.
24jul16 (Sun) - (support) Rosaryville Trail Run 10K, 10M, 25K, 50K. Please contact Les Silva/KH6CUJ

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Field Day 2016 Friday setup

I plan to be at the club at 0900 tomorrow (Friday) to start getting things set up. The biggest things are shelters and masts. Make sure you have sunscreen, a hat and cool clothes. The forecast is for nice weather, but it can get hot really quickly. Bring your HT and we'll use the club simplex frequency to coordinate while we're on site. Let's have fun!

Giff / K1GAH

Thursday June 16th Meeting

I would like to invite everyone to the June 16th Anne Arundel Radio Club Meeting. We have a jam packed schedule and need to start on time and may run a bit over. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Bill Dobson N3WD our local DXCC Card checker to give a presentation on Log book of the world and DXCC. We will also be discussing the upcoming Field day. Finally your secretary has been working very diligently with the league since February and we have a new club perk that we will reveal at this upcoming meeting.