Newcomers are always welcome!
Apologies for not informing everyone about the canceled 02 July meeting.
During the Field Day, I first heard about the canceled meeting.
After Field Day, I forgot to do the update in a timely manner. I also forgot to check my email.
--- Events and activities quick summery. Details are below or on the AARC Event Calendar
09jul15 (Thu) - Board meeting at 7:30 PM (We have an open meeting policy)
11juL15 (Sat) - (free) Exams for your FCC amateur radio license. Details here.
16jul15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome.
Terry (KB3CWQ) and Barb (KB3LDM) Nixon would like to remind you to please report your service hours. Details are in the June Ham Arundel News.
__ Regularly Scheduled Events. __
Club Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 7:30 to 9PM at the clubhouse located at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center in Davidsonville, MD
Free License Exams every 2nd Saturday of the Month - Check in at Noon, Exams at 1PM - At the clubhouse - Contact Steve (K3BAY) email@example.com
Weekly AARC 2-Meter Net on 147.105 (Typically linked to 147.075 and 444.400) every Wednesday at 8 PM - All Welcome
2 meter Morning Commuter Net on 147.105 (Typically linked to 147.075 and 444.400) every morning 6:30 to 9
This is the famous Holly-net. Pre-Holly-net starts at 5 AM or so.
Mesh working group 1 to 4 PM Every 2nd Sunday at the clubhouse
Contact Giff K1GAH
Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair 1 to 4 PM Every 4th Sunday at the clubhouse
(Updates, corrections, additions? Need to contact a member and can't open the Roster? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
I know the weather isn't predicted to be the best on Saturday. We currently have no plans to cancel or delay operating. We may choose to operate from inside the clubhouse for some of Saturday if the weather looks particularly bad. We'll have the generators outside so we can still operate 5A, and hopefully we can make runs to the antennas (or at least some of them) without great losses. Bottom line is that we'll be having Field Day and we need you to show up to help set up and operate! The show must go on!
Attached is the Field Day Flier. Please post where we can attract people, such as community bulletin boards.
Jonathan Graefe KB3ZVO
Here is the June 21015 issue of the Ham Arundel News
According to a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) released on 21 May, the FCC is eliminating the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days. As the Commission explained in its NPRM, Report and Order, and Order (MD Docket 14-92 and others), it's a matter of simple economics.
On this memorial day let us pause to remember everyone that fought and died so that we may all keep our freedom. If you meet a veteran on the air or as you go about your daily routine, please thank them for their service. I want to personally thank all the veterans that are members or former members of the Anne Arundel Radio club.
-Jon Graefe KB3ZVO
Here is the May 2015 issue of the Ham Arundel News
It is with a heavy heart that I pass on the news that Rick Creager, KK4GV, became a Silent Key Monday afternoon. Rick was a long-time club member, mentor, and outstanding ambassador for the Amateur Radio community.
You'll recall his excitement about retiring to the Pacific coast of Ecuador, finally making the move in early March. He came into his house yesterday shortly after noon and told Jennifer he was having chest pains. He collapsed before they could head to the local hospital. Emergency help arrived quickly, but there was nothing that could be done. He was 61. (more...)
Thanks to John Williams, K8JW, the 444.4 repeater is operating normally and linked as usual. There was an issue with the controller that has been resolved.