The Reading Radio Club Official Web Site

Home of W3BN and W3CCH

ARRL affiliated February 17, 1922

Located in Reading, Berks County, PA.

 

We are a special Services Club with interests in SSB, CW, ATV, RTTY, Satellite, PSK-31, DXing, Moonbounce, ISS Space Station, MARS, ARES, RACES, Emergency Communications, QRP operation, Solar Powered Communications, Field Day, Contesting, plus much more.

We operate on many Authorized Amateur Radio frequencies as authorized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To become an Amateur Radio Operator, you need to study and then successfully pass questions about frequencies, operating procedures, etc. Contact your local radio club or use the following:http://www.arrl.orgfor more information about Amateur Radio.

It is more than just communicating using advanced techniques. It is also about making friends all over the world with others sharing a common interest in Amateur Radio. Did you know that most communications currently used in the world have an amateur radio operator involved in its creation and development?

 

No more Spark Gaps for our transmitters. Current Amateur Radio equipment is powerful and fabricated to exacting quality standards. Even powerful multiband 100 watt mobile transmitters as shown below are quite compact and rugged and only require a nominal 12 volts in order to operate.

The Reading Radio Club holds its monthly general membership meetings on the second Friday at 8 p.m. at the Berks County Agricultural Center on County Welfare Road in Bern Township, north of Reading, PA.

An On-The-Air Net is held on the Fridays that we donít have an actual meeting, on the club repeater at 8 p.m. on the frequency of 146.910. During our Friday net, the required CTCSS tone of 131.8Hz is not needed so feel free to resurrect any older crystal controlled radios that you may still have. After the Amateur Radio News is broadcast, Net control will announce any new activities of interest and then any birthdays followed by roll call from a list of check-ins made during the last ten weeks. Feel free to listen in and then to join in at the end of roll call when the net control operator asks for any new check-ins.

Email questions to w3bn@qsl.net