FrostFest Anyone?

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February 2nd is the date for the 2019 Frostfest, the Mid-Atlantic's biggest hamfest in Richmond.  But it is about a 2 hour drive.  Why not take the Bus?  The AARC is planning a bus trip to the event, and you don't have to be an AARC member to join us.  Interested?. Want to know more?

APRS Repeater in Davidsonville

John Williams (K8JW) and Gordong Davids (WJ3K) installed and set up the Automated Packet Reporting System (APRS) Digipeater at the AARC clubhouse Friday 26 October, using the high west side antenna.  It operates on the normal APRS network frequency of 144.390 MHz, beaconing every five minutes with a beacon text string of:

!3854.19N/07639.15Wr147.105MHz T107 +060

Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome! Click here for our official calendar. --  Unless stated otherwise, all events are held at our clubhouse, located in Davidsonville, MD

Wednesday, October 24 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.     This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page. 

Saturday, October 27 @ 8:30am Technician License Class.  Electricity, components and circuits will be taught instructor Dick Maio (WW3R)..

Wednesday, October 31 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.     This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.

Thursday, November 1 @ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers are always welcome.  Our guest speaker will be Frank Donovan (W3LPL) wio will tell us how to build our own Yagi antennas.  He's built a bunch of them and knows all the tricks.

Saturday, November 3 @ 8:30am Technician License Class.  Instructor Eric Berman (KC3GDV) will cover licensing and operating regulations. 

Wednesday, November 7 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.     This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.

Saturday, November 10 @ 8:30am Technician License Class.  Instructor Keith Miller (AE3d) will teach safety, and finish with a Technician test prep session.  @ 12:00pm Free Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month. .Best preregister for this testing session early.  .

Thursday, November 15 @ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers are always welcome Gordon Davids will be our speaker, and once again he will be giving us information on APRS. 

Tuesday, November 20 @ 7:30pm the Anne Arundel Annapolis CERT will be holding its monthly net on 442.300 / 107.2.  It is also available by EchoLink. You need not be a member of AAACERT to participate.

Wednesday, November 21 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.     This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.

Wednesday, November 28 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.     This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.

Thursday, December 6 @ 7:30pm, AARC Club meeting, newcomers are always welcome.  At this meeting the General Membership will vote on the club officers and Board of Driectors members for 2019.  

Friday, December 15 @ 6:00pm The AARC General Membership will hold it's annual Holiday Party and dinner at Ford Hall, in the DFRC.  Everyone shouild bring a side dish or desert to share.  At this event members, the families and/or significant other's are welcome. 

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