Newcomers are always welcome!
Events and activities quick summery. Details are below or on the AARC Event Calendar
(I'm adding events happening in May right now. Please check the official AARC May Calendar. If you don't see your event, the clubhouse is not reserved. Please send me an email about it.)
16apr15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome. The MDC Emergency Coordinator will be speaking about ARES/RACES.
24apr15 (Fri) - Bob and Brenda are escaping to the Southwest, land of Tex-Mex and DX. They would really appreciate some help to load their rental truck on Friday morning starting at 9 AM. If needed, work will continue on Saturday at the same time. Please contact Bob/AA3RR so he knows how much coffee and doughnuts to purchase.
02may15 (Sat) - Work Party We'll be checking the coax on our short tower and addressing other related bits as we continue with our President's goal to tackle all of the club's deferred maintenance. Please come out and lend a hand. 9 AM at the clubhouse.
07may15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome. Sergio/AC3SS, will be giving a talk on Hawaii Radio, Astronomy and Photos.
09may15 (Sat) - (free) Exams for your FCC amateur radio license. Details here.
09may15 (Sat) - HF-nØØbs is almost always right after the exams, about 2 or 2:30 PM until at least 5 PM. Come operate the club station, no license required.
14may15 (Thu) - Board meeting at 7:30 PM (We have an open meeting policy)
21may15 (Thu) - Club meeting at 7:30 PM, newcomers always welcome. Used Equipment Sale! Come one, come all!
24may15 (Sun) - Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair, 1 to 4 PM.
After three very successful years, Les Silva/KH6CUJ, is ready to hand over the Public Service Coordinator job to a new volunteer. He will be glad to support the new coordinator and insure a smooth transition. The first event of the year is the B&A Trail Marathon in February, so if you'd like to volunteer to be our new Public Service Coordinator, please contact Brian Mary, K3HMX, at email@example.com.
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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.
The 444.400MHz linked repeater was transmitting repeating tones over the past couple of days. The repeater has been powered down pending repair.
The 147.105MHz and 147.075 MHz repeaters are still operational and unaffected by this change. Notice will be posted once the 444.400 MHz repeater has been repaired.
Jonathan Graefe KB3ZVO
Here is the April edition of the Ham Arundel News
I have had the opportunity to visit the clubhouse and investigate the low temperature alarm the repeater was transmitting. Apparently someone had set the thermostat at 50 degrees. The repeater is set to alarm at about 56 degrees. I reset the temperature to 58 degrees and confirmed that the heat pump is operational. Soon the repeater cleared the temp alarm.
A reminder to all who use the clubhouse to set the thermostat to 58 degrees heat when leaving, otherwise someone will need to take time out of their day to investigate any alarms/repeater messages that occur.
Having a QSO Party and a Brunch are great ways to recognize and honor Holly's long commitment and service to the Anne Arundel Radio Club for the past 200 years, give or take.
About 6 or 7 years ago and frequently ever since, I've mentioned to various members of our club's leadership clique from Presidents to Directors and various members of the Repeater Committee that we should honor Holly in perpetuity by recording her voice making various announcements over our repeaters. Examples of announcements could include but are in no way limited to the following examples"
We'll be continuing the celebration as Holly starts her 100th year by joining her for brunch this Saturday, March 28th. We'll be meeting at the Old Country Buffet in Annapolis at 10:00. She might need a ride if her young 'uns can't make it. If you're coming from south county and can give our guest of honor a lift, please let me know and I'll pass the word along.
Hope to see a good crowd there to celebrate with someone who's done so much for the club!
Brian Mary, K3HMX