New EM Comms Reflector

We have created a new Frederick County Combined “emcomm reflector” This is a controlled and moderated list designed to quickly disseminate information regarding activations.  It is a combined list for RACES / ARES / SKYWARN, and does not allow general posting.

You can sign up at the link above, by following the simple process.
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April Meeting

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Frederick Amateur Radio Club will be held on Monday April 15th at the Independent Hose Company #1 310 Baughmans Lane (near Rosemont Ave.) in Frederick, MD starting at 7:00 PM local time.  You do not need to be a member or a licensed amateur radio operator to attend, you are welcome to come and check us out.  If you’re interested in getting your amateur radio license we can offer pointers on the process and have several members who received their first license within the last year.  For anyone who is already a licensed amateur and needs talk in assistance a few members of the club typically monitor the club repeater at 146.640 MHz (negative offset, PL tone 156.7 Hz) prior to the meeting.

Expected topics of discussion for the upcoming meeting include two upcoming public service events, the March of Dimes walk in Frederick on Sunday April 28th and the Hike Across Maryland on Saturday May 4th, as well as plans for Field Day 2013 scheduled for June 22nd and 23rd.


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Upcoming Hamfests

There are two Hamfests in April that are within reasonable driving distance of Frederick.

On Saturday April 6th is the “Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest” which is held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium, Maryland 21093.  For those who are not familiar with this location it is just north of the Baltimore beltway, and is about a one hour drive from Frederick.  The following Saturday, April 13th is the York Hamfest, which is held in Spring Grove, PA at Porters Community Fire Company, 1199 Porters Road, Spring Grove, PA 17362.  Spring Grove PA is between Hanover and York PA, and is about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive from Frederick.

Please feel free to use the comments section on this post if you would like to discuss carpooling to either of these events.

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Paypal Links are Now Active – 20 MAR 2013

We have started to accept both “Donations” which is active on the right border, and annual “Membership Dues” which is active on the “Membership” page through PayPal.

We hope this enhances the convenience for our members.

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