Update on MUD Conference 2020

The conference has been postponed to 2021

additional information in the future




November's General Meeting is on WebEx 


  • Mike, N2DEQ -  January's VHF Contest  Preparation
  • This will be followed by a short Business meeting



General Meeting WebEx access information
Meeting number (access code): 132 458 6926
Meeting password: W3CCX         (93229 from phones and video systems)
Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month from 7:20 PM to 10:00 PM, (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time

Click on link to access site.
Packrat WebEx Site   OR Join by phone   Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)   +1-646-992-2010 United States Toll (New York City)


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.