APRS visits the Workshop

On Sunday, January 28th the Kit Building and Troubeshooting Workshop has invited Gordon Davids, WJ3K to speak on the topic of setting up an operational APRS station.  You are invited. 


TNC-PI attached to a Raspberry Pi Computer

Events and activities at the AARC:

Urgent Update: Tonight's meeting on Thursday, Jan 4th has just been canceled due to weather related events. We'll see you in a few weeks.



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.

I want to apologize to anyone who tried to email me at yep17@markbova.com and got a bounce. Wouldn't you figure, right after I created that address, I forgot to pay for my website's DNS service.

If anyone wants to know why we make it hard to contact us, the answer is that today I got my very first piece of spam from that address, so yep17@markbova.com is no more. I'm surprised it took 9 days, but perhaps my DNS going down had something to do with that.

Click here for our official calendar.

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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Social Media Links (thank you Ed/KB3YMU)

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/930626067021873/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/W3VPR

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)

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

Straight Key Night



Straight Key Night

Sunday night is New Year's Eve, which means Monday night is Straight Key Night.  If you ever learned 5 WPM this is your chance to get back on CW and make a few contacts.  I you go 30 WPM you're going to have the chance to learn the stright key again, and bring those speeds down to makesome  contacts with those who move at a slower pace.