Last updates 7/22/2022  11 am 


 Next Pack Rat General Meeting



 August 13th, 2022 at  2:00 PM

Rain Date Sunday August 14th 

The Pack Rat Annual Picnic 


This is our annual picnic and will be held at the QTH of Michael  KB1JEY

This is one of the great social events of the Pack Rat calendar!

Hot Dogs, Hamburger, Veggie Burgers and drinks provided

Come for a relaxing and fun day !

and don't forget your swim suit!

Michael will supply more details in the near future 

and Zoom also

Here's the Zoom Link below:

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Need the PackRat Zoom Link

for some of our special meetings like the Camelback wrap up meeting:

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Welcome to the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club

Dedicated to serving the VHF / UHF /microwave  Amateur Radio community as well as enhancing the state of the art for 50 MHz and above weak signal operation.

The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club was founded in 1956 by a group of Philadelphia area hams whose main interests were building equipment and operating the amateur radio frequencies of 50 MHz and above. The founding members almost immediately were nicknamed the "Pack Rats" because of their propensity for collecting all manner of electronic equipment and parts. The nickname stuck and for more than 60 years the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, better known as the "Pack Rats", has grown and prospered.

Although the higher frequency and microwave bands carry the mystique of requiring specialized technical skills, our members come from all walks of life but share a common interest in VHF and above operating and help each other wherever possible. We do have a number of members with technical expertise and many of the transverter, amplifier, and antenna designs that these members have created have been publicized in the major Amateur Radio journals and conferences.