Local Clubs and info:
* Southern Patuxent Amateur Radio Club. Formed in 1989, SPARC/CARC is the areas largest repeater organization in Southern Maryland. SPARC also sponsors the 147.195 (+) D-Star repeater in Hollywood MD. Join SPARC/CARC for free by simply signing up at the
* Calvert Amateur Radio Club. Reformed in 2011 from the old Waldorf Repeater Support Group after the 145.350 (-,156.7) repeater was moved from Waldorf to Prince Frederick. This repeater is by far the widest coverage repeater in southern Maryland. Join SPARC/CARC for free by signing up at the
* Check out the Westmorelnd County Amateur Radio web site: westmorelandhamradio.weebly.com. You'll find info about the W4GMF 146.895 (-,146.2) repeater and the Elmer's Net on Wednesdays at 7:30.
* Northern Neck Amateur Radio Club sponsors the W4KGC 146.745 (-,107.2) repeater in King George, VA.
* Suitland Area Radio Club. Provides training for emcomm techniques as well as making sure operators are ready to go in case of an emergency. Discussions include messages, backup power techniques and portable gear such as antennas. Weekly net on Sundays at 8:00 pm on the 145.350 repeater.
* Southern Maryland Amateur Radio Club. SMARC is one of the longest running clubs in the area spanning nearly four decades. The web site is www.qsl.net/smarc and they sponsor two repeaters, 147.150 (-,114.8) and 443.600(+103.5). Meetings are in Clinton on the second Friday of the even months of the year.
* St. Mary's County Amateur Radio Association is a
general interest club serving
St. Mary's County hams since the early 1950's. SMCARA is a
general interest club serving the Naval Air Museum radio club (K3NHK), participates in the
annual ARRL Field Day exercise, conducts Ham classes/exams, as well as other social
activities. The club's open repeater, K3HKI, is on 146.64 (-, 146.2). The club meets on the
fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. For more information or to join, visit www.qsl.net/smcara
Be sure to check out the Anne Arundel County Amateur Radio web site: http://www.w3vpr.org. You'll find info about the W3VPR
147.105 (-,107.2) repeater and their nets.