Please see posting by Rick for details on operating Winter Field Day from the AARC Shack.
Anyone can come out to operate with or without a license.
Food is potluck so bring whatever you want.
The plan is to have the shack open the entire time of the contest.
I know some of you have had problems when trying to renew your memberships, and attempting to us PayPal as part of the process. It appears that a specific Drupal Module was at fault. To fix it, I had to completely rebuild the webform page from start, which along with the problem solving took me most of the day yesterday.
So the bottom line is the Membership Renewal page is working like it should today. Interestingly because the page was made slightly differently, the Application for Membership page worked perfectly throughouit.
Keith Miller, AE3D
The AARC Mesh Group meets on the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM unless otherwise posted.
Example of a mesh network
This past Sunday we had four members show up for the Meet & Greet and Show & Tell.
Newcomers are always welcome!
Winter (Field Day) is Coming!
And we need operators! Please join us in our (heated) club house for Winter Field Day. For those of you who are new to the hobby, even those of you who do not have your license yet, come on out and get on HF. We will have control operators standing by to allow you to get on the air legally. This is a beginner friendly event. Newcomers are always welcome!
Because we want to attract operators, some of us are bringing food. The food is meant to encourage operators to show up, not to create some form of social obligation to reciprocate. But you're always welcome to bring something if you wish. We need operators more than anything.
The event lasts 24 hours and some of us are sleeping at the clubhouse. This is also not a requirement to participate.
Setup starts at 1 PM on Saturday, January 26. Winter Field Day starts at 2 PM, and runs for 24 hours until Sunday at 2 PM.
Sunday, January 27 Maryland Mobileers Hamfest (this is a non-AARC event, but we thought you might want a reminder) 730AM to 12 noon
Winter Field Day At the AARC clubhouse. We will be participating in Winter Field day for 24 hours. Come out and join us.
Sunday, January 27 @ 1:00 pm Kit-building, troubleshooting and repair Every 4th Sunday of the month, from 1-4 PM ...until 2:00pm Winter Field Day (ends after a 24 hour run.)
Saturday, February 2 FrostFest (the group bus down to Frostfest has been canceled, the event is still going on.) This is a non-AARC event.
Wednesday, February 6 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night. This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.
Thursday, February 7 @ 7:30pm AARC Club meeting, newcomers always welcome.
Saturday, February 9 @ 12:00pm Free Exams for your FCC amateur radio license, every second Saturday of the month.
Wednesday, February 13 @ 8:00pm (on-air) 2-Meter net every Wednesday night. This is a general discussion net, All are welcome. Details are on our "Repeaters and Nets" page.
Thursday, February 14 @ 7:30pm Board Meeting (we have an open meeting policy)
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Promotional Help Needed
As your President, I am plenty busy doing club business. But that means I can't spend as much time as I'd like to promote the upcoming Technician Class starting March 9, or the upcoming General Class starting April 27.
Watch this space for meeting details.
As of yet the Anne Arundel Radio Club doesn't run it's own "Extra License Class", but we do have one to recommend to you. Every Winter, Rol Anders (K3RA) offers his Extra Class Licensing Course at the National Electronics Museum, 1745A West Nursery Road, Linthicum MD 21090. Like the Anne Arundel Radio Club's Courses, this class is free. This winter classes will be Thursday nights, 6:30pm to 9:30pm for 12 weeks starting on January 24th. Click post title to see all details