Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

Click here for our official calendar.
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We had a great Maryland DC QSO Party! We would prefer you submit your logs on this page. Thank you!

As of Friday AM, we have received logs from K2ZP, K2RYD, N7MZW, N7NKD, W9CPV, AI4DB, K1GMM, AA4LS, N3ADF, KD8TNS, VE9RLW, W3DQ, and W4MF. Thank you for your submittal via the above link!
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Unless stated otherwise, all events are held at our clubhouse, located in Davidsonville, MD

Sunday, August 19
@ 6:00am (support) Annapolis 10 Mile Run
@ 1:00pm Mesh Networking Group, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
Wednesday, August 22
@ 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.
Sunday, August 26
@ 1:00pm Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
@ 1:00pm Open Shack hours
Wednesday, August 29
@ 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, September 5
@ 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, September 6
@ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers are always welcome.
Saturday, September 8
@ 12:00pm Free Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
Wednesday, September 12
@ 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, September 13
@ 7:30pm Board Meeting (we have an open meeting policy)
Sunday, September 16
@ 1:00pm Mesh Networking Group, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
Wednesday, September 19
@ 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, September 20
@ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers always welcome.
Saturday, September 22
@ 1:00pm club picnic / swap meet at the pavilion, 1 to 5 PM
Sunday, September 23
@ 6:00am (support) Run for the Light House Half Marathon & 5k
@ 1:00pm Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
Wednesday, September 26
@ 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.
Sunday, September 30
@ 6:00am (support) Metric Marathon

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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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Contact us! If you want to email me, 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. If you have that just look me up. Mark/W2PAW)
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(click on "Read more" for more details and a list of regularly scheduled events...)

Water Flows, But No Word On Test Results

We held the August 2nd meeting, and I'm pleased to say we have water once again in the club house.  We still have no word on the water quality, and whether it is safe to drink.  So until that changes, don't drink the water.  However the rest room facilities work, and we are able to have regular gatherings in the club house again.  And for anyone who doesn't know we have bottled water in the fridge that is 100% potable, and pretty good tasting too. 

This Will Never Happen To Me

Battery Blowup.pngFor those who think "this will never happen to me", think again.  On July 20th, the AARC Generator failed ot start.  This exploded battery was the culprit.  The explosion was most likely caused by rapid overcharging.  We teach how to avoid this in our Technician Classes.  This morning I added this picture to this Fall's lesson plan. 

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