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.

Upcoming Events

    AARC Calendar of Events for 2017


    • 10/12/17 - Monthly Meeting Topic: Operating Systems and Your Ham Radio Basic history of Operating Systems and how those systems are used in modern Ham Radio Equipment including SDR's.
    • 10/13-14/17 - NEAR-fest, Deerfield, NH (not a club sponsored event)
    • 10/15/17 - MIT Flea (not a club sponsored event)
    • 10/31/17 - Halloween School Event - details provided at the October meeting.


    • 11/9/17 - Monthly meeting Topic: Arduino Hands-On Training Class Part 1 This is a hands on class on how to program your Arduino and some simple examples to get you started. Materials will be provided to turn LED's on and off, add switches, delays, and other basic features. We will break up into groups and use laptops to learn the steps to make these Arduino cards useful. Flea Market Preparations will also be discussed.


    • 12/14/17 - Monthly Meeting/Holiday Dinner Location: TBD Join us for our annual holiday celebration. Reservations will be required, but it is free for all members.

    Full list of club events for 2017 & 2018

Recent Events

Wachusett Mountain top Operation

K1DIN and K1IX did a short Mountain Top expedition Trip to Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA. on July12th and had a ton of fun.  Despite terrible conditions they were both able to work the rare FP/KV1J DXpedition on St Pierre and Miquelon on 20m.  One other notable contact was NU5DE in central TX.  This was a special event station for the nude outdoor recreation league.   If you drop the 5 from their call you get the picture they are really in to it.

73 K1DIN & K1IX

Photos from Field Day 2017


    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.


Freedom is not Free

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

Last updated October 11, 2017