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APRIL 2017 Club Meeting ! Will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Ag Center.  The Program is a special presentation by Ron Kunkel on The Structure and Evolution of the Milky Way. Please note that it is the FIRST Friday of April. Guests are always welcome to our monthly meetings.

THREE SEVEN TEN ! A way to bring more activity to the RRC 146.910 Club Repeater was indroduced. by Rich Ahrens, W3WJC, Editor of the RRC Bulletin and former Club President. The thought is to turn on your 2-Meter transceiver at 3 PM, 7 PM and 10 PM. Identify your station and see if anyone comes back and wants to shoot the breeze. No net control, just some informal conversation. Let us try this and see if we can pep up activity on the Reading Radio Club repeater. The CTCSS is 131.8 MHz.

MEMBER ROSTER ! is now available in MS Word format. Click here to download the membership roster.

RRC Breakfast ! Will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2017  at the Heidelberg Restaurant. Contact Jim Nicholas, W3ITH.

RRC PICNIC ! Will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  At Heritage Park in Sinking Spring, PA.

HAMVENTION MOVED ! The popular Dayton Hamvention has moved due to the Hara Arena closing. XENIA, OHIO – The Greene County Agricultural Society Board of Directors in partnership with the Greene County Board of Commissioners, the City of Xenia and the Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the Greene County Fair & Exposition Center will be the new home of the Dayton Hamvention®. Check out this video of the new area. https://www.facebook.com/DXEngineering/videos/1111274422302094/

RRC 2017 Christmas Party ! Will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Wegman's Restaurant.Doors open at 12 p.m. (noon)  We will be served at 12:30 p.m. Contact Jim Nicholas, W3ITH for details.

RRC New Antenna ! Are you hearing our club repeater better than before? We would love to hear from you about your reception of our Repeater. Rain and wind noise seem to have abated and some have commented on better coverage. Let us know, please. 

Interested in becoming a RRC Member? ! See the last two pages of the RRC Bulletin for an application form and become a member of the oldest Amateur Radio Club in Berks County.   

RADIO GUIDE The Ultimate Guide to Learning about Radio Communication and Why You Should...
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Tuesday Webcast Tom Medlin, W5KUB conducts an Amateur Radio Webcast each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. CST. Click here to access the weekly webcast.

View from the Pagoda ! Located high atop Mt. Penn is a Reading landmark called the Pagoda. Video cameras are installed there and in the Fire Tower allowing all to view the city of Reading. Click here to view the city. The night time views are spectacular.

QSL CARD CREATOR ! A free program to create your very own QSL cards. You create your card in .pdf format and then print it out on card stock which you cut into post card size and fill out to mail to the intended. Click here to access the web page.

Monday Night Nets Check into the Monday Evening Nets and join your fellow amateur radio operators. RACES/ARES Net at 8p.m. on 147.180+ and the QCWA Net at 9p.m. on the RRC repeater on 146.910- MHz.

Amateur Radio Band Plan Just click on Band Plan located on the left and print out a copy.

2017 Officers ! See our 2017 RRC Officers and email addresses in the current issue of the RRC Bulletin. - tnx W3WJC

The RRC is on Facebook Just enter 'Reading Radio Club' at the top of your Facebook Page and click on LIKE. Keep up to date with recent changes and events of interest. Add your comments and ask questions for a timely response. Our thanks to RRC Club member Phil Wheeler N3XGT for taking on this project.

Meeting on the Air On the Fridays that we don't have meetings, consider checking into our On-The-Air Net at 8 p.m. on the Club's 146.910 MHz repeater. It lasts about an hour and it starts with Amateur Radio Newsline followed by local items of interest and birthday anniversary celebrations. Lastly the roll call rounds out the hour long net. Details

PAGODA AWARD, has been reactivated.Click for more details. Contact 10 or more club members via any mode on the Amateur Radio Bands. Sorry - no repeaters allowed. The November issue of the RRC Bulletin has a detailed listing of the rules for obtaining a Pagota Award. Good Luck!

New Activity Point System to encourage participation among members.   Click for details.

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