Until Further Notice all Anne Arundel Radio Club Meetings will be held on Zoom!
First, you should know that unless otherwise stated meetings are from 7:30pm till approximately 9:00pm on the days in question. Further you should know that a Zoom Meeting Invite, will contain the Meeting ID and Password needed to be a part of that meeting.
W3VPR In The Community -- Amateur Radio To The Rescue
Today (July 22, 2020), an alert amateur radio operator (an AARC member) was able to do a radio assist to a fellow HAM in distress. Sometime between Noon and 1:00pm, the local HAM answered what he thought was a normal CQ contact, that escalated quickly. The caller had been out walking, and was overcome by the heat. He began to not feel well, but his cell phone was dead. Luckily, he had a handheld with him, and called out to anyone on the 147.075 repeater for assistance.
This is the lowering of the rocket launcher after field day. The process took about 45 minutes, here it is condensed down to about 2 minutes.
***Link working now***
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were still able to conduct Field Day at the DFRC this year, be it a scaled down version. Under the excellent direction of Brian Mary, K3HMX we cut back to 3A knowing that we would have less participants. This enabled us to operate from the picnic pavilion, which was very enjoyable for all. Many of those present expressed a desire to use that location again next year if possible.
Jeff & Pam Humbert, KB3SPH and KB3SWS respectively, will be hosting the St. Mary's County ARC, 5th Annual Connector Workshop on August 16th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at their residence in Indian Head, MD. For details, click here.
One of our Board Members, Scott DeMatteo (W3GTR) has started hiw own YouTube Channel with info of interest to hams. Click on the link below to see it.
I recently received an email from a member who obviously didn't understand some of the basics of how our club works. I thought "Maybe he's not alone?" So I wrote up a page of stuff for Noobies to the AARC. Stuff every member should know. If you are new here.... I suggest you click on the heading above and read it.
There is now a live feed of the 147.105 repeater on the W3VPR website. It is hosted by Broadcastify.com, where it is also available.
This is an informational feed due to the delay(90 seconds), this is just inherint in the network between the capture of the audio, transmision to the Broadcastify site and encoding time for internet broadcast.
It is not meant to use in conjunction with realtime communications, rather for when you are unable to receive the signal or for testing your rig, you are able to transmit and then wait to hear your transmission via broadcastify.
If you have any question you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2018/2019 we created new Application Forms, Membership Renewal Forms, Waiver Forms, Yearly Survey Forms and Photographic Release Forms both online and hard copy. But its clear from what is being filled out that many members don't understand the reasons for each, and even who should fill them out.
So, if you want to understand the process...... click here.
Last year we instituted a door prize at the Holiday Party just for those who took part in filling out the Yearly Survey. At the party, a large number of members all of a sudden wanted to fill in the form, and since we had computers online, they were able to do so, and participate. This year, we won't be having Internet Access at the Holiday Party. So if you want to take part, you must (assuming you haven't done so, and most haven't) please go online now, and fill out the Yearly Survey for 2019.
There was a discussion on the Holly net regarding radio clubs around Maryland.
Here is a PDF attachment that is printable/downloadable and clickable with the information that was desired.
Click thru on article to download the file.
On the "Members" menu, you will find "Club Clothing". If you wish to order just complete the page as instructed and push "Submit". Your order will be automatically forwarded to Jim Goldsberry KB3NQY who will place one master order for all merchandise ordered at some point this fall. The completed items will be delivered to Jim, after which he will bring them to club meetings for distribution and payment.