Club elections

The club election was held at the November 17 meeting. As there were no additional nominations, the slate was elected by acclamation. 

The President for 2023 is Bill Ryan, N3RY. Bill currently serves as a Director-at-large and is Director of the Laurel VEC Team at the club, as well as one of the control operators for the Holly Net. 

Dayton Hamvention 2023 Theme

Dayton Hamvention® 2023 is just over 6 months away, and next year's Hamvention team has selected "Innovation!" as the event theme.

The team reports that, in just one word, the theme encompasses the world of amateur radio today. "There are so many exciting 'Innovations!' worldwide in amateur radio. We want to capture the spirit, and we expect to see many of these throughout the coming year and presented at [Hamvention 2023]," said Hamvention 2023 spokesperson Michael Kalter, W8CI.

Tower work coming

Pending good weather, new antennas will be installed on November 21 at Davidsonville. This includes a new linking antenna between the Davidsonville 2-meter and the Curtis Bay 2-meter repeaters as well as replacing damaged antennas.

ARRL Podcasts

The latest episode of the ARRL On the Air podcast features details from avid satellite operator Sean Kutzko, KX9X, about how to get started on the amateur satellites - an activity that's available to hams of all license classes.

Listen to ARRL Audio News, available every Friday. ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week's top news stories in the world of amateur radio and ARRL, along with interviews and other features.

Calvert Amateur Radio Association Conducts Simulated Emergency Test

On October 15, 2022, the Calvert County Auxiliary Communications Services of Maryland, associated with the Calvert Amateur Radio Association (CARA), conducted a Simulated Emergency Test (SET).

The test was designed to evaluate the capability of a county-provided, amateur-band radio system that uses Kenwood TM-V71A transceivers and Remoterig RRC-1258 hardware over the county-secure intranet to a tower site in Barstow, Maryland.

Official Notice of 2023 Club Election

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Anne Arundel Radio Club, notice is hereby given that the annual election of officers will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the AARC clubhouse at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge Rd., Davidsonville, MD.  At this time no Zoom hybrid session is anticipated. 

As of November 4, the slate of officers is as follows:

Hurricanes Lisa and Martin Kept Amateur Radio Operators Busy

Amateur radio operators were closely monitoring hurricane and weather nets, as two tropical storms in the eastern and southwest Atlantic were upgraded to hurricane status late Wednesday, November 2, 2022.

Hurricane Lisa made landfall late Wednesday in the Central American nation of Belize, near Belize City and the town of Dangriga, with 60 MPH winds and heavy rain. The hurricane has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, but a state of emergency has been issued and remains in effect.

Veterans Day 2022 Special Events

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, 2022, and will feature many opportunities for amateur radio operators to celebrate and honor Veterans throughout the holiday weekend.

Annual Member Survey

At the end of the year the club encourages our members to complete our yearly survey. This year we have added more items that capture your interests.

We also have added an area to the survey for you to note your equipment, which you can complete if you wish to mentor (or Elmer) members.

Please take a few minutes to complete the annual survey at www.w3vpr.org/yearly_survey

Special Event Stations, November 2022

The attached are special event stations for November 2023. We provide them by type and then date. For those wanting to collect QSL cards and memorabilia we wish you good luck.

ARRL 2023 Calendar

Keep track of important dates in amateur radio with the 2023 ARRL Calendar. This year's calendar features Collegiate Amateur Radio Clubs. It showcases a selection of active amateur radio programs at academic institutions throughout the US.

ARRL Item No. 1687 | Retail $12.95

Election of Officers for 2023

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Anne Arundel Radio Club, notice is given that the following persons are seeking office for the term beginning January 1, 2023.

President - Bill Ryan, N3RY
Vice President - Will Muzlera-Mooney, KA3UQQ 
Secretary - Phil Nelson, NO3N 
Treasurer - Kevin McGee, KC3SGL
Director - Gaylord Butler, KC3SMP
Director - Greg Witmyer, KC3SEG
Director - Dave Earnest, W3RDE

Additional nominations will be accepted at the November 3 meeting.

Training Volunteers Needed

Are you willing to teach a amateur licensing class? If this interests you then we have a proposition for you.

The club offers 3 to 4 classes per year. These include a Spring Technician class as well as a Spring General class where we target completion before the annual Field Day so new General licensees can participate. We also offer an Autumn Technician class. And we hope to make the Extra class a regular event.

2023 Nominations for Officers

The time is upon us to consider officers (Board) for the 2023 calendar year. Open nominations will be taken at the November 3 meeting, with elections scheduled for November 17.

The Board consists of the following officers: President; Vice President; Secretary; and Treasurer. Additionally, three Directors at large are elected to complete the Board.

ARRL Annual Online Auction

The 17th annual ARRL Online Auction preview is now open. Bidding begins at 10 am EDT on Friday, October 21st and runs through 10 pm on Thursday, October 27th.

This year’s auction features an assortment of product review equipment, vintage books, items of interest, the popular ARRL Lab “mystery” boxes, and new donated ham radio gear.

Upcoming Clubhouse Activities

No events are scheduled at the Clubhouse for the weekend of October 22-23.

October 30 there will be Kit Building at the Clubhouse.

Note: most Tuesdays the Clubhouse is open between 10-2. We may be doing work, cleanup, putting together new antennas for the towers or even just socializing. To participate, contact president@w3vpr.org.

ARRL Handbook of Radio Communications 100th edition

The 100th edition of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications

HAARP Research

HAARP will be conducting a research campaign from October 19 through 28 (see attachment for exact times and dates)

Amateur Radio Operators are encouraged to provide signal reports.

Unfortunately exact operating frequencies are not known ahead of time due to ionospheric variabilities and the need to consult the ionospheric sounder the day of the experiment to determine best operating frequency.

Attached is the release from the UAF HAARP Program Office.

Testing Schedule for 2023

The 2023 testing schedule held at the AARC Clubhouse has been released and posted to the preregistration page. Testing is conducted the second Saturday of the month, except August when the facilities are in use for the Maryland-DC QSO Party.

Testing is conducted by members who are part of the Laurel VEC. There is no charge for people taking the exam, although there is a fee for licensure set by the FCC before a call sign can be issued.

For information contact Bill Ryan, N3RY.

ARRL Audio News coming soon

Update: the ARRL Audio News will begin on October 28. The times below will be times of the broadcast.


ARRL Audio News is a summary of the week’s top news stories in the world of amateur radio, along with interviews and other features.

At the October 13 meeting of the Board a proposal to air the weekly newscast was approved. When it goes live sometime in the near future it is tentatively scheduled for Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 9:00 am on the club's repeaters.

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