WM3PEN will be participating again this year. Details are on our 13 Colonies page.
The theme will be "Founders and Patriots of the Republic"
Come and join us in this exciting celebration of Independence.
Each year's QSL card is different.
WM3PEN is being joined by members of the Philadelphia Digital Radio Association.
PDRA members will be operating on D-STAR. This is a trial run for the mode.
Locally they will be on the K3PDR repeater and that will be linked to Ref 063B to allow other DSTAR systems to connect to K3PDR.
They will operate from 7-11 PM each night and 1-4 July 4.
In order to be a valid contact for the event a radio must be used on both ends of the contact.
Also joing us will be the Mt. Airy VHF Club "Packrats". WM3PEN will be on VHF and above.
Stamps For The Wounded
The Holmesburg club has been participating in the "Stamps For The Wounded" program.
This program helps thousands of patients through clubs and occupational therapy programs in veterans’ hospitals and convalescent centers nationwide.
It was spawned at a Staten Island, N.Y., veterans’ hospital effort as a therapeutic activity for the veterans.
Stamps for the Wounded accepts any U.S. or foreign stamps that are not torn or damaged, as well as stamp collecting supplies and tools.
They have requested each stamp should have at least a quarter-inch margin around the stamp.
Do not try to either to peel or steam the stamp off the original envelope.
This is an ongoing activity. We have made several shipments already, and look forward to many more.
This is a good way to put to use those stamps you receive on DX QSL's
Donations can be brought to any HARC meeting or contact Rich, K3UJ.
Awards and Group Affiliations page.
WM3PEN has been busy on the air, especially with the 13 Colonies Special Event.
We've managed to earn a few operating awards along the way.
We are also a member of Ten-Ten International and PODXS 070 Club, and here are the membership numbers.
Ten-Ten deals with 10M operating, and PODXS 070 is for PSK31 operations.
Awards and Group Affiliations
WAS - VUCC
Getting close to either award, Bob, WA3PZO, has been appointed as an Awards Manager for the ARRL.
Bob will be able to check your QSL cards for either award and forward the application to ARRL Headquarters.
The advantage is that you will not have to send your QSL cards to ARRL.
Here are the instructions for WAS and VUCC.
Pennsylvania "67" Challenge
Worked All Counties Award
Have you worked all 67 counties in Pennsylvania? Have you tried?
When you do, here is the opportunity to earn an attractive award certificate for the wall of your shack.
Full details are available here.
Everyone is welcome.
All amateurs and anyone interested in learning about amateur radio.
Philadelphia Protestant Home
6401 Martins Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Pathway Building: Located on Martins Mill Rd. at Tabor, just left of the main entrance.
Park in the main parking lot.
To get to the General Purpose Meeting Room, make a left at the security desk, then the room is the first on the right.
Tribander for Field Day 2010
Formed in 1978 the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club has been known for its great repeater coverage of Philadelphia.
For those familiar with Philadelphia, they know that the City's founder William Penn overlooks the City from City Hall.
Now thanks to HARC, his "voice" is heard on the air when Club members are on the air with the Club Call - WM3PEN.
H.A.R.C. is a multi-faceted group of hams from all walks of life of any age. Members have a wide and varying interest in the hobby.
Our weekly net is held on the HARC repeater (146.685- pl 146.2) every Wednesday evening at 8:00 PM.
HARC is an ARRL Special Services club. We provide communications support for a variety of public service events.
The Club has provided communications for the Mayfair / Holmesburg Thanksgiving parade for over 15 years.
We have received a plague from the March of Dimes for service during the 2000 Walk America.
Over the years HARC has provided communications for various marathons, charity walks, bike races, parades, and the 1980 Winter Olympic Torch Run.
Come and visit us at one of our regular meetings, the third Thursday of the month at the
Philadelphia Protestant Home 6401 Martins Mill Road, at 8:00 P.M. Guests are always welcome.
Old or new hams, and those interested in learning about amateur radio.
If you have any ham friends or someone that is interested in getting a license, bring them along to a club meeting.
We would love to meet them. H.A.R.C. is always open to new members.
Of course you can visit one of our meetings to ask questions or eMail us at wm3pen @ arrl . net. We'd be happy to assist you.