Conferences and Meetings Coming Up


 Pack Rat Picnic!


 July 20th at 12:00 PM Saturday Afternoon

At the Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center


This will be an event for Packrats and their families ONLY.



Family Picnic

WES (auction)

10 GHz field testing - Bring your setup!

Other special activities


No ZOOM this meeting




 International EME 2024 Conference

August 9th to 11th, 2024

TCNJ Trenton, NJ


Also  EME101    An Intro to EME

A full day course Friday August 9th, 2024

TCNJ Trenton, NJ

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  Zoom Link for other meetings


 Need the PackRat Zoom Link ? For most of our standard and special meetings use the above link also 

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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.