Welcome to QAARC
Welcome to the Queen Anne’s Amateur Radio Club website. We are pleased to provide you with information and resources regarding amateur radio activity in our area. Some of our pages are linked directly to PDF documents or other websites. Simply click the return arrow in the upper left hand tool bar of your browser to return to QAARC.
Monthly Club Meetings: Our club meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Queen Anne’s County Library in Centreville (Rt. 213, Centreville). Our meetings are open to the public, and we welcome all hams and anyone with an interest in amateur radio, or emergency communications, to join us.
Due to COVID-19 meeting restrictions, we are holding virtual membership meetings until further notice. If you are interested in attending one of our virtual meetings, please send a note to our firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Weekly QAARC Net and CW Practice: We hold a weekly informal phone net each Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. on the 146.940(-) QAC RACES repeater, PL 107.2. The net is open to all amateur operators. You are also welcome to join our CW training net which begins at 7:15 pm on this repeater prior to each Monday evening net.
Mid-Atlantic DMR Net – Thursday evenings at 2000 hrs. Sessions are held on the Maryland State Talkgroup DMR TG-3124 TS 1. You can join from any of the DMR repeaters in the local area (Chestertown, Wye Mills, or Trappe) or connect using your hotspot. Intended for those new to using the DMR mode.
Become a Ham – If you are interested in amateur radio, please see the links under the Amateur Radio Resources drop down in the right tool bar “Become a Ham.” To find out more about our club, please go to “About QAARC.” Up to date club activities can be found in the “News and Events” section. Our membership application can be directly downloaded from the link under QAARC Documents on the right tool bar.
Emergency Preparedness: Amateur radio operators provide emergency communications for county, state, and government agencies during disaster emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, winter storms, power outages, and floods. See the “Emergency Preparedness” page for more details on how ham operators serve our community.
Donate to QAARC
QAARC is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. Please refer to “About QAARC” for more details. We accept monitary donations as well as amateur radio equipment. You can also setup your Amazon account to directly support QAARC by clicking on the link in our Amazon Smile tile located to the right.
Our members are available to assist families of amateur radio operators, whose loved one has fallen a “silent key”, with the inventory and sale or donation of amateur radio equipment.