Welcome to the Marple Newtown Amateur Radio Club

Please keep checking here for information about our next meeting.


We are now accepting membership renewal dues for 2021. Kindly renew online at:
https://my.cheddarup.com/c/marple-newtown-amateur-radio-club-dues

Don't forget the club's Weather & Information Net runs daily
starting at 8:30 am on the W3DI repeaters at 147.195 MHz (100.0)
and 442.25 MHz (131.8). Big thanks to all of our great Net
Control Stations!


APR 1 ON THE AIR GATHERING


Once again, the Marple Newtown Amateur Radio Club will hold its "On The Air Gathering" in lieu of an in-person monthly club meeting. The event will take place this Thursday, April 1,2021 at 7:00 pm. We will use the W3DI repeaters at 147.195 MHz (100.0) and 442.25 MHz (131.8). Our Vice President, Dick Klein W3UP, once again will be our master of ceremonies.


This month's presentation: There is a lot more going on in the VHF & UHF (and higher) frequencies than just repeater conversations. We've got weak signal sideband activity, digital modes, DX-chasing, nets, contests, FM simplex, microwaves, moonbounce, and more. Did you know that there are, by my count, at least a dozen repeater-free nets each week up there in the VHF/UHF frequency ranges right here in our area? If your HF rig is one of the "HF+6" variety as so many are, you already have the beginnings of a real VHF station.



Bob Fischer W2SJ and I will discuss how he got interested in VHF/UHF as a youngster, and how others might get started exploring this fascinating and, in a good way, challenging aspect of our hobby. Bob has been active in this for most of his life, and has much experience and expertise to share. He currently serves as President of the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, whose members are big fans of the higher frequencies.







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