Welcome to the Frederick Amateur Radio Club

Frederick Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Post Office Box 1260 Frederick, Maryland 21702-0260

Club meetings are held at 7 PM on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Independent Hose Company station, 310 Baughmans Lane, near Rosemont Avenue in Frederick, Maryland. Please see links below for details. The Frederick Amateur Radio Club (FARC) is a non-profit organization whose members share an active interest in Amateur Radio and in volunteer public service to our community, through Amateur Radio.

Our Club callsign is K3ERM. The FARC traces its roots back to the earlier days of Amateur Radio (1933), when the Frederick Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (FARTS) was formed. Although we are justifiably proud of our FARTS heritage, the Club in later years adopted our present name, which results in a somewhat more polite acronym.

Today, the FARC operates two repeaters in the Frederick area and participates in several public activities. We are affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR). Our Club sponsors a scholarship through the FAR, awarded annually to a deserving young Ham who is pursuing higher educational goals.

We appreciate your interest in our Club, and invite you to browse our web site further to learn more about us, our activities and projects. If you are interested in joining the fun and stimulating hobby of Amateur Radio and at the same time helping our community, please click on the Membership tab at the top of the page. Visit the Activity tab or click here, for a complete schedule of activities, including the FARC monthly meetings.






Elected Officers & Committee Chairmen – 2016 –

Current Club Officers

President: Brian Rozelle – AB3RW
Vice President: Gary Smith – N3DCA
Secretary: Emmett Bonner – WA4UAD
Treasurer: Bryant Meldrum – N3NON

Committee Chairmen

Programs Chairman: Position Currently Vacant
Equipment Manager: Mark Whitmore- AB3KS
FAR Representative: Jeff Fishman – KB3FIO
RACES Representative:
K3ERM Callsign Trustee: Jeff Fishman – KB3FIO
Skywarn Representative: Jim Ridgley- N3HTA
Website Technical Admin: Curtis Campbell – KB3WHX
Website Editor Travis Fouche – AB3RD

All members can contribute articles, information, events, and other posts. We are looking for regular contributors, authors and editors to keep the blog active, informative, and current. Please contact the Admin above if you wish to take on an active role in this regard.