Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day was Saturday May 12th 2018.  On that single day of the year, hams and military operators are allowed to converse on the radio   This is split frequency operation at it's best.  The Military stations used military frequencies not far from the ham bands, as posted online.  They announced the amateur radio frequencies on which they listened for replies.  A complete list of the Military operations from the event can be downloaded here

Events and activities at the AARC:

From Doug/NA1DX:

Holly N3MB (Silent Key) will be interred in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors on Friday the 18th of May at 1300 local.

We are expecting more details from the family shortly.

More information is available on the https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Funerals/Funeral-Schedule/Search-by-Name?lastname=beven Website.
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Newcomers are always welcome!

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

Wednesday, May 16
@ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
    Tonight's net will be hosted by Mike/K3MAW
    This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.
Thursday, May 17
@ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers always welcome.
    Tonight: A vote on tower maintenance and an overview of 2018 Field Day
Saturday, May 19
@ 8:30am General License Class
Sunday, May 20
@ 10:00am Work Party - generator servicing for Field Day
Wednesday, May 23
@ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
    Tonight's net will be hosted by Ed/AA3EB
    This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.
Sunday, May 27
@ 1:00pm Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
Wednesday, May 30
@ 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, June 2
@ 8:30am General License Class
Wednesday, June 6
@ 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, June 7
@ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers are always welcome.
Saturday, June 9
@ 12:00pm Free Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
Wednesday, June 13
@ 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, June 14
@ 7:30pm Board Meeting (we have an open meeting policy)
Sunday, June 17
Wednesday, June 20
@ 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, June 21
@ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers always welcome.
Friday, June 22
@ 10:00am Set Up for Field Day 2018
    Start early to beat the heat!
Saturday, June 23
@ 10:00am Field Day 2018
    Setup until 2pm, then it's Field Day 2018 for the next 24 hours.
Sunday, June 24
    until 5:00pm Field Day 2018
    The contest ends at 2pm, and then a few hours of cleanup.

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Field Day 2018 reminder (with no Eagles theme music)

Instead of an Eagles PowerPoint presentation, how about some chicken?

Pulled Chicken BBQ in the making

Yep, this is some chicken that was well on it's way to becoming pulled chicken BBQ, the photo taken back in 2015 for that year's Field Day. I really enjoy making and serving the pulled pork and chicken every year, and we're going to do it again this time. [click to read more]

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