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 AARC Events

    AARC Calendar of Events for 2018/2019

  1. Sept. 3 Labor Day Parade
  2. Sept. 13 AARC Meeting at 7:30 PM to have open discussion about future activities and speakers
  3. Sept. 29 8 AM to 1 PM Joint Hudson/Marlborough HazMat Collection Day
  4. October 11 AARC Meeting
  5. November 8 AARC Meeting    
  6. December 13 at 6:30 PM Club banquet, Details will be through e-mail reflector
  7. January 10 AARC Meeting
  8. February 7 AARC meeting
  9. February 15 Flea Market setup
  10. February 16 AARC Flea Market Flyer
  11. March 14 AARC Meeting
  12. April 11 AARC Meeting
  13. April 27 8 AM to 1 PM Joint Hudson/Marlborough HazMat Collection Day
  14. May 9 AARC Meeting 
  15. June 13 AARC Meeting
  16. June 23 ARRL Field day weekend
  17. August 8 QSL Bureau club card sort at Marlborough Fire Station at 7:30 PM

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Recent Events

Pack Monadnock Mountain top Operation

On November 1st N4ADC and K1IX did a day mountain top operation up on Pack Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire.  WX was brisk and cool but with a simple 20m dipole and 5 watts battery powered Yaesu FT-817 N4ADC was able to get across the big pond and work prefixes G0,SM5, S51, EI4, YO2, and G3.  It really helps to have your antenna at 2300ft!!!

73 - K1IX

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.


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

Last updated December 2, 2018