PO Box 258
Marlborough, MA 01752
Founded 1976

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month, September thru June, at the Marlborough 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School.
(formerly known as the Marlborough Intermediate/Middle School) on Thresher Drive
Time 7:30 PM in the School Library (back of the school at entrance #1)
Come and join us, or e-mail us for more information.

Local Beacon on 600 meters (482 kHz)

Have you heard a local beacon on 600 meters?   WG2XSB is on 482 kHz in grid FN42, I ran across this beacon last week when I finished a homebrew K9AY receive antenna array for the low bands.   Take a listen at 482 kHz in the evenings or to the mp3 audio file here.

Upcoming Events

    Next Club Meeting

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold their June meeting at Marlborough Fire Station, 215 Maple St.  Classroom entrance is on the right hand side of the building from the parking lot.   Hope to see you there.


  • Checking Antennas for Field Day
  • Discussion on Arduino

Recent Events

    Visit to ARRL HQ Newington, CT

Tuesday July 12th, 2016 3 AARC members , N4ADC,K1JIU and K1IX made a trip down to ARRL in Newington,CT to operate the league flagship station W1AW.  Band conditions were not very good but they did manage to make a few DX contacts operating on 20 and 17 meters.  Other operators using 40m did not have any better conditions. 

Photos from Field Day 2016

    2016 Museum Ship Event
QSL Card

On June 4th, 2016 The Destroyer Joseph P Kennedy Jr. (DD-850) was activated once again at Battleship Cove, in Fall River, MA.  The call sign used was NB1CR which is a derivation of the original call sign for the destroyer NBCR.

Operation began Saturday morning on three bands 40m, 20m and 17m.   There were verticals for 40m & 20m and a dipole for 17m.  Rigs used were the club's K3, K1DIN's TS-480 and K1IX's IC-706.   The propagation did not favor the museum ship event this weekend, as a result fewer contacts were made.  During the day 20m seemed to be the band to be on and that is wehere most of the contacts were handed out.  More photos possibly after the event.



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We are a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

Last updated May 30, 2017