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   Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club

 Home of the K3ZMC Repeater on 147.21 MHz with a PL of 131.8


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The Pottstown Area Amateur Radio Club (PAARC) is an ARRL affiliated,  amateur radio club that sponsors many types of activities.PAARC operates 4 FM repeaters, APRS Digi, and a IRLP Node.  

Anyone is welcome, and encouraged to attend our meetings as you do NOT need to be a radio amateur to participate.

PAARC Picnic


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June Newsletter


You didn't get the June update email???

Contact the club Secretary Bill (W3FRB) 

Club Meeting

September Meeting - New Day! New Location

Date: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 (First Friday of the month.) 7:00 pm

Location: St. James Lutheran Church, in Limerick - at the intersection of Swamp Pike and Kugler Rd.  
Thanks to Bill - KA3RMM, and his XYL Lisa, KB3YUB, for arranging this meeting site. 

The October Meeting will be the annual PECO emergency training. It will take place at the PECO Training Center - not the same place we used to meet, but a different nearby building.
More information to come!


Test Session


PAARC Amateur Radio Testing Session 

When: Sunday, Sept. 6th, 2015 11:00 am

Where: Upper Pottsgrove Administration Bldg. 

               1409 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464

How: Testing is by pre-registration only.
To pre-register, send an email to Tom - K3TWL, at VETesting@PAARC.NET

Review what you need to bring to the exam session here:


Repeater Shed Repair Fund

Ed - N3WXW, and Tom - K3TWL, have determined what materials are need to repair the repeater shed which has suffered from years of water incursion and wood rot. The shed needs a new roof and much more so that it can continue to shelter the expensive radio equipment inside. A work crew is being put together and will tackle the shed repairs as a labor of love. The materials for the repairs are estimated at approximately $1,000.00.

We need member financial support to cover these expenses. Please donate to the Repeater Shed Repair Fund today. Repairs will begin soon.

Send your donation to
PAARC, PO Box 1485, Pottstown, PA 19464

If you wish to donate via PayPal, please contact Bill (w3frb) at


Upcoming events

August 8, 2015, Reading Radio Club Hamfest link here 


Friday August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2015 4-H fair Montgomery County

1015 Bridge Road, Suite H, Collegeville, PA 19426-1179   9:30 to 4:00pm  We will set up our clubs radio K3ZMC station at 8:30am and tear down around 3:00pm Please come and operate the clubs station and family members to operate also.

Saturday, August ?? Date TBD

Trek to the French Creek Fire Tower. 8:30 am - 3 pm  Come on out and set up your own equipment Field Day Style Contact Ed for more info.


Saturday, September 12, 2015 PAARC Picnic!!


Sunday, September 13, 2015  Fly in Breakfast At Heritage Field , EAA Chapter 1250

3310 Ridge Pike Limerick, PA.  8:00am until 12:00pmWe set up at 7:00am Station K3ZMC Please come and operate the clubs station and family members to operate also. Rain date is September 20,2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Pottstown Airport’s Community Day.  Young Eagles plane rides!

Pottstown Municipal Airport 1149 Glasgow St. Pottstown, PA 19464.   We set up Station N3E at 7:30am .Please come and operate the club's station and family members to operate also.

He did it again.... 


Congratulations to PAARC's own Reg N3KAS for receiving the Eastern PA Section EPA Special Service Awards in addition to the EPA first ARRL Service to Scouting Award for lifetime of service including founding member of the SPARK lodge and K3BSA.  Please see the following web site for more details:

PAARC Field Day Re-cap

 From Bill (W3FRB) "I just wanted to send a great big Thank You to all who braved the bad weather and even worse band conditions and attended this year’s field day. We celebrated the true purpose of Field Day this year- able to communicate in less than ideal communications.  At PAARC our second purpose – to have fun was also celebrated. Leonard (W3VP) and Mike (KB3OZD)– watch out for those old, feisty coal region football players!)

As usual, a special thank you goes to Bill (WF3M) for use of his facilities and Ed (N3WXW) for his Field Day leadership."

2015 States Worked

states workedFor For information or to help out  contact  Ed McCoy N3WXW@AOL.COM

If all the above sounds like fun, why not join   Click here to open up page for membership form.

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