Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

We are the hosts again this year for the Maryland QSO party, August 9th. and 10th. Because that day starts on our regular free exam day (the second Saturday every month), we plan to operate outdoors right by the clubhouse for a few hour first, then move inside. Yes, we need operators, both at the clubhouse and at your home QTH, or even mobile, and the rules allow you to spend some time doing all three. Since the object for people outside the state is to get a contact on every band from every county in the state, you can make a lot of friends by deciding to operate from a sparsely populated county. Miss out on Field Day but want to get some HF experience under your belt? Newcomers are always welcome. Click on the MDC QSO Party link on the upper right corner of the AARC webpage for more details

Sunday, August 24 brings us the 2014 Annapolis Ten Mile Run and we still need operators. This is an excellent chance to practice your radio emergency-communication skills. Please contact Paul Bowling (W4ATN).

Also, some of us on the mesh working group will go there with our equipment for some experiments in the field with our gear. We're not ready for prime time but we'll probably be open to a quick demo, if you want to see what it's all about. Besides our working group you can visit http://www.broadband-hamnet.org/ for an overview.

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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

August 2014 Issue of the Ham Arundel News

Here is the August 2014 issue of the Ham Arundel News. Please let the editor know if there is something you would like to see in the newsletter. Address all your articles, pictures (with captions) and other information to newsletter@w3vpr.org. Thank you for supporting this club and reading the newsletter.

New AARC VE Team Lader

Greeting!

It was a very quiet coup d'état. In fact it was so quiet ("How quiet was it?") that most of you we're not even aware that it had happened.

Brenda/KB3ATI assumed the reins of the AARC VE Team in March 2012 and continued the long standing trend of excellence from the members of VE team.

Antique Electronics

Calling all collectors of electronic antiques!

I have a Commodore 128D, Commodore 1250 printer and matching Commodore monitor all of which are in pristine condition in their original packing with original documentation and some program disks (5.25" floppies).

These were all purchased in December 1987 just days before I retired from the Army the first time.

Unfortunately, I have to let them go.
If you are interested, let me know: aa3rr@w3vpr.org

73

Bob/AA3RR

MARYLAND-DC QSO PARTY

Greetings Fellow Club Members and anyone else who reads this BLOG!

In less than a month from today, the Maryland-DC QSO Party kicks off another exciting weekend of fun on the airwaves starting at Noon on Saturday, 9 August 2014.

As some of you may know, the Anne Arundel Radio Club (Our club) is the sponsor of the Maryland-DC QSO Party (MDC QSO Party).

The contest is conducted in two operating periods over Saturday, 9 August and Sunday, 10 August.

    Noon to Midnight (EDT) on Saturday
    Noon to 8pm (EDT on Sunday

Field Day 2015

Greetings to all!!

You might be surprised and happy to learn that planning for Field Day 2015 (27-28 June) has already begun!

Our objectives and goals for Field Day 2015 are basically the same as in past years but this year we're going to expand them a little and pursue them more aggressively.

We have three basic objectives each with at least three supporting goals:

    Objective 1 - Have a safe Field Day
      Goal 1: Set up safely
      Goal 2: Operate safely
      Goal 3: Take down safely

    Objective 2 - Have fun and make lots of contacts

Field Day 2014 Update 20

Greetings

On Saturday we "closed the book" on Field Day 2014 after we submitted our Field Day report to the ARRL along with various supporting documentation.

Now we just sit back and wait until Nov or early December to find out our final standings.

73
Your Field Day Team

Field Day Update 19 (Updated)

Greetings

The wonderful weather we "endured" during Field Day was a bit of a blessing with respect to visitors.

Our operating logs, visitor logs and set-up/takedown sign-in logs indicate that we had at least 111 people on site in some capacity on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Set-up (Friday and Saturday) - A total of 29 people helped with setting up our Field Day site over these two days. A little over 50% of them were there both days and most (about 75%) were club members.

July 2014 Ham Arundel News

Here is the July 2014 edition of the Ham Arundel News. Please send articles, pictures, or other information for inclusion to next month's Ham Arundel News to newsletter@w3vpr.org. With pictures please have the name and call sign of folks in them. Let's make this a newsletter of the Anne Arundel Radio Club.

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