On the AIR in Baltimore County Since 1946

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the W3PGA Aero Amateur Radio Club

 

 

 

 

Middle River, MD

 Established in 1946 in cooperation with the Glen L. Martin Aircraft Plant in Middle River, Maryland, the Aero Amateur Radio Club has been serving the communities of Essex and Middle River for 69 years. Members of the club are active in the Baltimore County Civil Defense network to provide Shelter Area communications in the event of a disaster also we are active in the SKYWARN spotters program. Some of our members are involved in Boy Scouts and Civil Air Patrol.

The club is also associated with Kenwood High School in the Essex area which has the call sign AE3RO. Amateur Radio repeater systems are located at the school using the clubs call W3PGA. The club also provides VE testing for amateur radio operator licenses and upgrades. 

In addition to providing a public service to the community, the club regularly participates in American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsored contests that simulate emergency conditions in the field. These events include Field Day and VHF contests using emergency power while operating in the field. Recently the club ventured to Hart Miller Island and placed it on the IOTA (Islands On The Air) list # MD015S. The AERO Amateur Radio Club has been ARRL affiliated since 1956.

The club participates in the Essex Sky Park Association events such as Wings and Wheels, Fly in Pancake Breakfast and Pumpkin Dunking events through out the year. Essex Sky Park is our meeting facility at the FBO and is our Field Day Site in the Community Hanger.

The club conducts nets on the the AIR the second and fourth/fifth Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 PM EST. The second Wednesday net meets on 28.445 MHz. using USB, the fourth Wednesday net meets on 147.240 MHz. FM Repeater, and the fifth Wednesday net (when applicable) meets on 449.575 MHz FM Repeater. All nets are open to licensed radio amateurs.

We have meetings regularly beginning at 7:30 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Essex Sky-park Association FBO Building at 1401 Diffendal Road Essex, MD 21221. The meetings are informal and open to prospective members.

 

Club E-mail w3pga.arc@gmail.com

 W3PGA is an ARRL Affiliated Club

ARRL Webpage www.arrl.org

W3PGA Club Announcments

Baltimore Traffic Net

Daily at 6:30 PM 145.330

Repeater No PL

Traffic & Training Net

JOTA scouts Jambooree

will held October 20-21, 2017 at the B&O Railroad Museam roundhouse.  AERO will provide 2 HF and a VHF/UHF Station for the scouts to use and get merit badges  More info as we get closer to October

Field Day 2017

Thank you Everyone FD 2017 was a success

Presenatations for 2017 posted on Webpage

New SKYWARN classes 2017 on SKYWARN Page

2017 VE testing scheduale posted on VE Testing page.

 

Public Service Events Page

Current & Upcoming Events

AERO and ARRL Afiliated clubs

Public Service page Link

 

 

*****For Sale*****

Kenwood TS 140S  Transceiver with Microphone

Used at 2017 Filed Day

 Good Condition Make a resonalbe offer

 

Contact wa3swa@gmail.com

Download Membership AERO Club application (pdf File)

 

 

Aero Club Officers & Committee's

Joe Miko WB3FMT

President, Club Nets      

Jerry Cimildora N3VBJ

Vice-President

Lou Kordek AB3QK

Recording Secretary       

Pat Stone AC3F

Corresponding Secretary, VE Testing

Warren  Hartman W3JDF Treasurer /Fielday Equipment   

Ron Distler W3JEH Resources  Manager    

Jerry Cimildora  N3VBJ

Repeater Committee

Facebook & Webmaster

Phil Hock W3VRD

Repeater Committee

Pat Stone AC3F

VE Testing Commitee

Bob Landis WA3SWA

Public Service Commitee,50/50 Raffels

Georgeann Lynch KB3PGN

Aerial News Letter  Editor

Dave Frederick KB3KRV

W3PGA Trustee

 

Special Thanks to the Essex Skypark

Association for Hosting AERO ARC

Allowing use of the Grounds and Facilities.

W3PGA'S Club Web Pages

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W3PGA Club Net Info

W3PGA Repeater

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 147.240/449.575

 W3PGA Club Meetings 

AERO Club Meeting Info Membership Info

Amateur License VE

   Amateur Exam & License Upgrade

W3PGA  Monthly News Letters

2016 Aerial Newsletter

 Past Club Activities

Field Days & IOTA Trip, and more club past Activities

       AERO ARC

 Photos and Videos

Club Pictures & Videos

 ARRL Field Day 2018

 

Field Day Info 2018

 

W3PGA Club Roster

Club member Roster & Map

The VE's Corner

VE Resourses

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 Presentation Calendar

Ham Radio Links

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HF Radio Net Directory

Ham Radio Net Directory

 Hamfest Calendar

2016 Local Hamfest Calendar

HF Contesting Information

Contesting Resources & Calendar

 

Ham Radio Digital Modes

Digital Modes 

 HF Digital Modes Info

Yeasu Fusion System Info

Digital FM/HF Mode

Digital DVAP Adaptors

DV Adaptor

for VHF/UHF Digital modes 

D-Star Digital Info 

D-Star HF/FM Digital Mode

Digital Mondale Radio (DMR) Info

Digital FM Mode

"Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit"

Arduino Ham Radio arduino ham radio starter kit

 

Educational Materials

Basic Repeater Information

Guide to Amateur Repeaters

Radio Programming Resources

Radio Programing Info

Power Supply's 101

Guide to  Power Supply's

Ham Radio Information for Beginners

Ham Radio Info

Skywarn

Skywarn Info

CTCSS PL Tones

CTCSS PL tones

explained

 

Antenna Workshop

Online Books & Software

Coax Loss Calculator

Calculate Coax Loss

Radio Wave Propagation

Radio Propagation

 

Amateur Station Grounding

Arrl Guide to Grounding

 

Guide to Amateur Satellites

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Mount Essex Observitory

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Heavens Above

Locate ISS

 

National Electronics

Museum

Museum Web Page

Ham Radio Frequently Asked Questions

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 Interferance

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APRS Resources

Automatic Position Reporting System

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Ham Charts & Maps

Lightning Protecting Antenna Grounding

Book Shelf Hobbyist Construction And Expermentor Books      

 

 Ham Related Organizations

MD ARRL Section MDC

MDC Section Website

Baltimore Traffic Net

NTS Traffic Handling System

FISTS

International Morse Preservation Society

Amsat North America

Amsat North America

Third Region Nets

Frequency & Net Info

ARRL

American Radio Relay Leauge

 

Our Community Organziations

 Essex Skypark W48

 

Essex Skypark Webpage

 Friends of Essex Skypark Facebook

Essex Skypark Facebook

 AERO Club Facebook

AERO on Facebook

Glen L Martin Avaition Museum

Museum Info

Local Organizations

Local Directory

Glen L Martin Airport

Airport Web Page

 

Emergency & ARES/RACES Resourses

Emergency Managment Resources 

MD Countys

Baltimore County Neighbors Helping Neighbors

NHN Program Info

Baltimore County Auxiliary Communications

Baltimore County W3DHS ARES/RACES

Maryland Emergency Managment Agency

W3CBW MEMA Web Page

Harford County Emergency Services

Harford County ARES/RACES

Baltimore City Emergency Services

Baltimore City ARES/RACES

 

Howard County Emergency Services

 Howard Co ARES/Races

  Anne Arundle County

Emergency Services  

AA County ARES/RACES

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Home Land Security/FEMA

Home Land Security FEMA

 Public Service Opertunities

Local MD 2016 Events Webpage

   

 

 

FIST Member #11525

The International Morse Preservation Society

 

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