News and Events
QAARC VE Testing for 2021
See our “Education and Training” page for dates for this year’s VE testing.
QAARC Amateur Radio Gear Drive 2021
We would like to thank everyone in the community who contributed to our 2018 annual amateur radio “Gear Drive”. We continue to accept donations of amateur radio equipment on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the “Donate to QAARC” section on our home page.
QAARC Field Day 2021
Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are planning to have a remote Field Day event this year. We will resume our in-person Field Day event in 2022.
We cordially invite you to meet with the Amateur Radio operators of your community and members of QAARC at White Marsh Park on June 20th and 21st. The park is located at the intersection of Rt. 213 and White Marsh Road (old Bloomfield Farm). Entrance to the farm is located on Rt. 213 just south of the intersection of White Marsh Road. The event will be open to the public from 2:00 p.m. to sundown Saturday and sunrise to 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
Like most communities, Queen Anne’s County doesn’t expect a major emergency. But they happen, and losing communications quickly can turn an emergency into a real disaster.
We will be inviting the press and community leaders to drop by, and will have brochures, information packets and other materials made available through the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, explaining our work. Advertising in the local news papers will occur the second week of June.
We look forward to your visiting this event. It should be fun and is also a validation to the hundreds of Amateur Radio volunteers who have spent thousands of hours providing emergency communications, public service work and other benefits throughout our community and region.
If you need more information or would like to operate one or more of our field day stations (HF, CW, QRP, PSK31, VHF, GOTA, etc.) please contact us by email or phone.
QAARC Public Service Events
QAARC club members participate in several amateur radio events during the year. These events range from public awareness, radio communication, and emergency preparedness. We are available to assist with normal and emergency communications for other nonprofit events in Queen Anne’s County. Public Service Events include:
- SOAR, first Saturday in June
- Field Day, fourth weekend in June
- CBEC Kayak Paddle (July)
- Two Rivers Bike Ride by the Centreville branch of the YMCA of the Chesapeake. (October)
- Boy Scouts JOTA event, third weekend in October