Field Day 2018 reminder (with no Eagles theme music)

Instead of an Eagles PowerPoint presentation, how about some chicken?

Pulled Chicken BBQ in the making

Yep, this is some chicken that was well on it's way to becoming pulled chicken BBQ, the photo taken back in 2015 for that year's Field Day. I really enjoy making and serving the pulled pork and chicken every year, and we're going to do it again this time. [click to read more]

Important Membership Vote Scheduled for April 19th

Earlier this year, Yeasu announced a short lived upgrade offer for their DR1-X repeaters to DR2-X repeaters.  The AARC owns 4 DR1-X repeaters and has a half interest with the Maryland Mobileers on a 5th.  We received notice of it only a few days from expiration, and did not have time to act one way or the other.  Then Yeasu announced the upgrade offer would be extended through the end of April.  John Williams (K8JW) who manages our club's repeaters, said he needed time to review the offer, and to determine if it was something we should consider.  A few weeks later John got in tou

Events and activities at the AARC:

Newcomers are always welcome!

The AARC's equipment sale and auction is coming up at the Thursday, May 3rd general meeting! Here is a peek at what is known to be for sale:

Spreadsheet of items. (NEW as of Apr 12th)

Terms and procedures for auction.

page 2, terms.

Expect perhaps one more revision to the spreadsheet before the final sale.


From Doug/NA1DX:

Holly N3MB/SK will be interred in the columbarium at Arlington with
military honors on Friday the 18th of May at 1300 local.

We will be sending more information when we get the detailed email from the
family in late April.

Click here for our official calendar.
Unless stated otherwise, all events are held at our clubhouse, located in Davidsonville, MD

Thursday, April 12
@ 7:30pm Board Meeting (we have an open meeting policy)
Saturday, April 14
@ 8:30am Technician License Class (free)
@ 12:00pm Free Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
Wednesday, April 18
@ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
    Tonight's net will be hosted by Raven/KB3MUV
    This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.
Thursday, April 19
@ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers always welcome.
Saturday, April 21
@ 8:30am General License Class
Sunday, April 22
@ 1:00pm Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
Wednesday, April 25
@ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
    Tonight's net will be hosted by Chuck/K3ACT
    This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.
Saturday, April 28
@ 8:30am General License Class


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Social Media Links (thank you Ed/KB3YMU)

Facebook Group:
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Contact us! If you want to email me, click on "Read more" at the bottom of this post and scroll to the bottom of the page (if you don't have the current club member roster. If you have that just look me up. Mark/W2PAW)

Please consider signing up for Amazon Smile. Signing up is easy, it costs you nothing, and the AARC gets a tiny sliver of profit that would otherwise go right into Jeff Bezo's pocket. Step by step instructions here.

(click on "Read more" for more details and a list of regularly scheduled events...)