Wanna Hunt a Fox?

Fox Hunter Signup

If you click here you can sign up for the September 14th Fox Hunt.  We are looking for full teams of 4, and people without teams as well.  We only need about 3 teams to hold one, but we could use lots more. 

So here is the deal, if we have 3 teams signed up by the September 5th meeting it's a go!  We could also use a volunteer to be the Fox.  Any takers?

MDC QSO Party 2019 is History

Thanks for the Memories

The Maryland DC QSO Party for 2019 was a rousing success.  We had 3 stations running most of the day, and made dozens of contacts, handing out 50 bonus points to each.  Thanks to all those who attended, or helped in any way toward making this event such a success.  Point totals will be posted once completed. 

Tape Measure Yagi

1 Start 2 Complete

Wanna Make a Tape Measure Yagi?

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As I hope you know, we a planning a Fox Hunt for the morning of September 14th, preceding the Club Picnic.  What you may not know is that on Sunday August 25th at 1:00pm we will be holding a "Build a Tape Measure Yagi" Workshop as a part of the August Kitbuilding Workshop. 

If you would like to participate and create your onw Tape Measure Yagi for Fox Hunting, just in time for the September event, please let me know.  To make them we will need some PVC pipe, a few PVC fittings, a tape measure or two, some electrical tape, a number of pipe clamps, and a few feet of RG-58.  As best I can tell the parts will cost us somewhere between $10 and $20 per antenna, and most are available at the local Home Depot.  The whole thing goes together in about an hour.

My plan is to see how many are interested, price the parts, and let everyone know the answer by the August 15th meeting.  This only gives us a few weeks.  So please, if you are interested, click "Submit" below and I'll include you in the planning.  Thanks and 73s.....

Local Clubs

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.


Meinberg and FT-8

This week while working FT-8, I got an email from a fellow I had contacted, Mike Black W9MDB.  He noticed my clock was off a bit and wanted to let me know, and suggested I switch from Dimension 4 to Meinberg.  I told him that i had tried to install Meinberg but couldn't get it to work.  He sent me the following info.

First, download Meinberg NTP from the following web site:


AARC Clothing For Sale

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 in June.  The completed items will be delivered to Jim, after which he will bring them to club meetings for distribution and payment.