Events and activities at the AARC:


From Doug/NA1DX:

"It is with sadness that I share that this morning (12/09/2017) about 0700 Holly became a silent key.

"I will pass on additional info when it is shared.

"Please keep her family in your prayers."

Holly Bevan/N3MB was a lifetime member of the Anne Arundel Radio Club. She was 101 years young and participated as a member for decades. She was one of my Volunteer Examiners when I went to test for my Extra Class license. She was our Field Day Ambassador for our yearly Field Day event for as long as I've been a member.

Known throughout the region, Holly is most notable for running the "Holly Net" on the Davidsonville AARC repeater every weekday workday morning from 6 to 9 AM. I recall traveling out to Winchester, Virginia and talking on the local repeaters and finding out that she had fans out there once it became known I was an AARC member.

She will be sorely missed.

It's time to get ready for our Yearly Holiday Potluck Party! Please RSVP so we know how much Turkey to get.

The party is at the same address, but down the hill from the clubhouse, Ford Hall. Please arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm so we can verify or pay dues and distribute raffle tickets. Everyone who pays their dues for 2018 on or before the party is eligible to win fabulous prizes.

We also need help setting up for the party, please contact me if you can arrive a little early.

Please RSVP to and include:

1. Your call and the call sign of the anyone in your party that is a member (this is so I know who has replied already)

For example, if you and your spouse are attending with 3 kids, and you have a family membership, give me *all* the call signs of all your family members so I know I've heard back from everyone.

Please note that you may attend and join the AARC that day for 2018 if you wish. Newcomers are always welcome!

2. Number of *kids 12 or under* who will be attending. We need to pass this information on to Santa ASAP.

3. Number of adults and older kids attending (answer "1" if just yourself) We need an accurate headcount a week ahead to ensure we buy enough food.

4. (Totally optional) Side dish or dessert you plan to bring. This will be posted in the forum. You do not have to decided now or announce in advance, (but some of us want to know someone is making flan again.) And if we get 3 different pumpkin pies, I'm sure no one will care.

Click here for our official calendar.

Sat Dec 9
12 – 3pm AARC Free Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
Sun Dec 10
(canceled) The Mesh Networking group, is on hiatus until Jan 14, 2018
Wed Dec 13
8 – 10pm AARC (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
Thu Dec 14
7:30 – 9:30pm AARC board meeting (we have an open meeting policy)
Fri Dec 15
6 – 10pm AARC's year-end party and membership drive. See top story, above
Wed Dec 20
8 – 10pm AARC (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
Thu Dec 21
(canceled) General meeting. Everyone is probably busy with the holidays, so we'll see you next year!
Sun Dec 24
(canceled) Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair had been canceled until Jan 28, 2018
Wed Dec 27
8 – 10pm AARC (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
Wed Jan 3
8 – 10pm AARC (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
Thu Jan 4
7:30 – 9pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers always welcome. Happy New Year!
Wed Jan 10
8 – 10pm AARC (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.
Thu Jan 11
7:30 – 9:30pm AARC board meeting (we have an open meeting policy)
Sun Jan 14
1 – 4pm AARC Mesh Networking Group,, at 1 to 4 PM at the clubhouse
Wed Jan 17
8 – 10pm AARC (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night.

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