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Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

Special update! The November Sweepstakes is this weekend! Details below.

Also please RSVP now for the Holiday Party. I especially need a detailed headcount of those attendees who are 12 or under. (Santa has the "naughty and nice list", but not the exact attendees.) Please email me at w2paw@w3vpr.org

Events and activities quick summery. Details are below or on the AARC Event Calendar

15-16nov14 (Sat-Sun) - ARRL SSB "November Sweeps" contest at the clubhouse! Updated details are below.
20nov14 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30p (17/20 meter antenna build party led by Giff K1GAH)
23nov14 (Sun) - Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 10K (public service event)
04dec14 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30p (Movie of Hamfest presentation on SolderSmoke and BITX, by Bill Meara-N2CQR)
12dec14 (Fri) - Holiday Party at Ford Hall (down the hill from the clubhouse)

Bob/AA3RR the Gang of 5+ will be hosting an operating event at the clubhouse in association with the ARRL November Sweepstakes (Phone) Contest starting at 4pm on Saturday, the 15th of November.

Everyone is invited regardless of your license status. There will be "Elmers" on hand so the non-licensed and Tech/General people will legally be able to work the whole band. Show up and we will put you on the air!

Setup starts around 2 PM on Saturday, and we go on the air at 4 PM. The contest lasts 28 hours from the 4 PM start date, but we're required to break for 4 hours somewhere during the contest. We'll probably wrap things up by 4 PM on Sunday though.

Talk-In. We'll keep 2 meter radio on, so feel free to contact us via the Club's linked repeater system. (Upper right on this page, click on "Repeaters/Nets".)

Food. Come anyway even if you're not cooking. We're doing a potluck, so bring a side dish if you can. A working microwave will also be available as well as a propane grill.

This is an "HF-nØØbs friendly" event.

Giff's antenna build party is during the regular member meeting night at the clubhouse, November 20th. The cost is $20, and the design is from the Dec 2013 issue of QST. Please reserve your materials beforehand by emailing Giff at k1gah@arrl.net.

The annual Annapolis Striders Cold Turkey 10K will be on Sunday morning Nov 23. The course is new this year, starting and ending at Arundel HS. More radio operators will be needed than in previous years to provide communications from water stops, monitor points, and other positions.

If interested in working this race, please Email Mike Montrose (Radio Race Coordinator) at: mikemontrose@gmail.com.


23nov14 (Sun) - Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair has been canceled for November 23rd and December 28th. Raven expects to re-start this in the new year.

Jim was at the meeting the other day sporting a brand new AARC polo shirt with his call sign on it. The shirts are available in multiple sizes and colors and can be ordered in quantity 1 sized lots (i.e. one shirt). Please contact Jim (KB3NQY) to order.

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Free Amateur Radio License Exams

The 2nd Saturday of every month
Registration Starts at Noon --- Exams begin at 1:00pm
Click here for information and directions: http://www.w3vpr.org/node/50
Contact Steve/K3BAY to register k3bay@comcast.net

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November 2014 Newsletter is now availalbe.

November AARC newsletter, enjoy.

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Rield Day 2014 Results


Greetings to all!

Congratulations to AARC

Here are the official results of Field Day 2014 in the 10A Category.
(Call/score/Cat/QSOs/Pwr Mult/GOTA/Sec/Name)
1. W4IY 18,224 10A 5,274 2 W4PIO VA 35 Woodbridge Wireless
2. VE3MIS 7,818 10A 2,043 2 VE3RCX GTA 44
3. W3VPR 5,540 10A 1,152 2 MDC 114 Anne Arundel RC
4. AB7HP 3,262 10A 557 2 W7VOI ID 30 HP Boise ARC / Voice of Idaho
5. K6QM 2,626 10A 420 2 SDG 30 South Bay ARS

Some of our goals were:

    • Have fun - Accomplished
    • Be safe - Accomplished
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Deadline for all Service Award Hours.

The deadline for the submission of all service hours is rapidly approaching. We need time to total all of the hours and determine which club members have earned a badge plus the amount of year stickers that we will need. Our vendor needs about 2 weeks to process our order at the minimum.

The deadline for submitting service hours is…. NOV. 17.

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I will be back in Ecuador next week, Oct 25 - Nov 1. Check the spotting nets for HC1GVT on the air. I will try to get on during the CQ World Wide contest but Saturday and Sunday are travel days so the opportunities will be very limited. During the rest of the week I may have more time. May not have email this time.

73, Rick KK4GV

AARC Club Member

October Issue of the Ham Arundel News

Here is the October Issue of the Ham Arundel News.

AARC Club Member

Official Results of the 2014 Maryland-DC QSO Party

The Official Results of the 2014 Maryland-DC QSO Party have been posted, congratulation to the following winners:


Non-MDC Club: W3GV

See you August 8th-9th, 2015!

AARC Admin SupportAARC Club Member

KK4GV QRV Ecuador Sept 4 thru 20

I will be operating holiday style from various locations again in Ecuador as HC1GVT from September 4 thru September 20, 2014. Look for me on the spotting nets and QSL via KK4GV direct or LOTW to HC1GVT. If I am signing portable and you use LOTW, upload the QSO as I am working it, for example HC1GVT/HC2. This will make the QSO match in LOTW. Ecuador requires that I sign with my portable location when outside of HC1.


73, Rick KK4GV

AARC Club Member

September 2014 Issue of the Ham Arundel News

Here is the September issue of the Ham Arundel News.

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