Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

It's time to start thinking about our yearly Holiday Party. Please read this forum topic, and RSVP today.

25nov15 (Wed) - (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night at 8 PM. See details below.
28nov15 (Sat) - Free Classes (Gap week, no class. Happy Thanksgiving)
03dec15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome.
05dec15 (Sat) - Free Classes (5 of 6) to earn your FCC Technician License, 8:30am to noon at the clubhouse.
10dec15 (Thu) - Board meeting at 7:30 PM (We have an open meeting policy)
11dec15 (Fri) - AARC's yearly winter holiday party, down the hill at Ford Hall.
12dec15 (Sat) - Free Classes (6 of 6) to earn your FCC Technician License, 8:30am to noon at the clubhouse.
12dec15 (Sat) - (free) Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
13dec15 (Sun) - The Mesh Networking Group meets today.
17dec15 (Thu) - No meeting, have a happy holiday and best wishes for the new year!
27dec15 (Sun) - Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse.

Presentation slideshows from prior meetings are available in this forum topic.

Upcoming Spring Classes

The Spring Technician Class will begin Saturday Feb. 27th, skip Easter weekend's Saturday Mar 26th and End on April 9, a test day.

The Spring General Class begins Saturday April 23, skips Memorial Day Saturday, May 28th and ends June 4, a week before testing day. Get your General ticket before Field Day!

Do you want to upgrade or earn your FCC Amateur Radio License? Do you want to learn CW? Please contact Keith/AE3D ( with your interest in taking classes or attending practice sessions. This will get you on a list, but you want to be on this one. You'll then be first to know about future training sessions, as Keith needs around 10 people before committing resources to make the event happen. All classes, training and testing sessions sponsored by the AARC are free. The recommended textbooks are available from us, or from the ARRL, or (hardcopy and kindle.)

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

Santa needs an XYL

Don't tell Mrs. Claus, but Santa is looking for an YL/XYL to radio in during a Christmas event. The Catholic Daughters of America are hosting a charity event for kids from 9-11:30 on December 12th in Annapolis. One of the organizers would like to have a willing XYL call in to Santa sometime around the middle of the event. Kind of an interesting twist on the visit from St. Nick, may get some youngsters exposed to ham radio at an early age! If you can help out, please contact George Coyle, WA3PKW, at

Honoring our Veterans

On this November 11, 2015 we stop to honor our veterans and their service to this country. We have many veterans who are members or followers of this club, if you see any veteran today please take the time to thank them for their service.

Jon Graefe KB3ZVO
AARC Secretary

2016 Dues are now accepted online

Welcome to November. Hopefully we all survived the hoard of trick-r-treat participants that frequented our doors last night. The club website now is accepting dues payments for 2016. Because Paypal charges a fee to process credit cards the dues will be $1.50 more online to cover that fee. If you wish to renew by mail or in person there is no additional fees.

As a reminder for 2016

Individual Membership: $30.00
Family Membership: $45.00
Student Membership: $15.00

If you wish to pay by mailing a check the club's mailing address is: