Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

We need a few good women, men, teenagers, and children to become new hams. Keith/AE3D will be starting up a new Technician Class on March 4th. Classes are Free. Testing to become a ham is free. There is a recommended textbook you can get from the ARRL, Amazon (Kindle too) or direct from us. Classes run Saturdays starting March 4th at 7:30 AM to noon, for 6 weeks + 1 cram session, right before the test.
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Who else is up for Winter Field Day? We plan to operate from inside the club's warm and cozy ham shack during the last full weekend in January (28-29). Official rules are here. We're looking for organizers and a few good members to drop in for an hour or more of radio fun. Get some practical hands-on HF experience. Contact Mark/W2PAW.

22jan17 (Sun) - Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair 1 to 4 PM Every 4th Sunday at the clubhouse
25jan17 (Wed) - (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night at 8 PM. See details below.
01feb17 (Wed) - (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night at 8 PM. See details below.
02feb17 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM. Tonight: Keith/AE3D has a full presentation on eQSL and logging.
08feb17 (Wed) - (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night at 8 PM. See details below.
09feb17 (Thu) - Board meeting at 7:30 PM (We have an open meeting policy)
11feb17 (Sat) - (free) Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
12feb17 The Mesh Networking Group meets today.
16feb17 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM. Tonight: By request, Rich/KB3ZYO will present his revised and expanded Survival Radio presentation a second time. He will cover just about everything else you should have in your "go-kit" besides the radio.
26feb17 (Sun) - Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair 1 to 4 PM Every 4th Sunday at the clubhouse
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Contact us! Click on "Read more" at the bottom of this post and scroll to the bottom of the page if you don't have the current club member roster.
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Social Media Links (thank you Ed/KB3YMU)

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/930626067021873/
Facebook PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/AnneArundelRadioClub/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/W3VPR
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AARC's Google Calendar. Get the latest AARC events on your Gmail calendar, iPhone, or Android device.

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(click on "Read more" for more details and a list of regularly scheduled events...)

Happy New Year! Here is the January 2017 Issue of the Ham Arundel News

This month it was just too full of wonderful content to fit as a standard attachment, so I uploaded it to my personal server instead. Get your copy here:

http://www.paw2.net/hamarundal_news_Jan2017.pdf

This month:

- New "Prez Sez" from our new President
- "Recording Radio Nets and Small Group Meetings" (Ed Brown/AA3EB)
- "It Gets Real", a report from the California ARES Hospital Communications Group
- "Is There a Market for a $400 “Prepper” Radio?" (Dan Romanchik/KB6NU)

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