April 2017 Meeting in Centreville, VA

at Sully Community Center

Note: Due to Easter falling on the third Sunday of April, we will meet on the 23rd of April.

Sunday, April 23th 

Tailgating at 11:00 and meeting at 1:00

Presentation Topic:  Beam of Light

Presenter:  Donald Cochran

Display Table:  Pre-WWII FM radios


Check calendar for other events.


February 2017 Auction Items

Our next meeting in Davidsonville, MD on February 19th, 2017 is going to feature a large selection of very nice gear offered for sale at our monthly auction from the Holland Estate and the estate of Bruce Campbell. There will be some very nice antique and vintage radios, ham gear, hi-fi equipment, a Navy WWII receiver, speakers, televisions, turntables, and other equipment. Below are some photos of what is to be offered. Don't miss this opportunity to take home some very nice items.


Read more: February 2017 Auction Items

2017 RadioActivity - Announcement

RadioActivity 2017. 

June 15 - 17, 2017 in College Park, MD

RadioActivity 2017 will be held at the Sheraton College Park North Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

 The theme will feature GENERAL ELECTRIC.

The Sheraton College Park North Hotel (formerly the Sheraton Washington North Hotel) is located off of Exit 29B (Rt. 212) of I-95 between Washington and Baltimore, at 4095 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705. The hotel is on the southwest corner of the interchange.

By changing hotels we avoided holding our event on the same weekend as the ARRL Field Day weekend, an event in which many ham operators like to participate.

Mark your calendars and stand by for further details.

RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest Categories and Rules

RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest (OEC)

Selection of the theme for each of MAARC’s annual summertime grand meets (called RadioActivity since about 1994) is always a challenge. The directors of the club agonize and quibble about it each year. In June 2017, the theme will be GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE).

At any rate, here are the Old Equipment Contest Categories for RadioActivity 2017:

RadioActivity 2017 Theme Categories: 

1. GE radios pre-1936 

2. GE radios post-1935

3. GE ephemera


Read more: RadioActivity 2017 Old Equipment Contest Categories and Rules

Radio FallFest 2016 Photos

Radio FallFest was a smashing success, with a large quantity of flea market vendors and auction items. Here are some photos.

Read more: Radio FallFest 2016 Photos

Estate Items at the 10/16 FallFest Auction

MAARC is featuring a number of interesting items from two separate estates at our FallFest auction. These items came from a TV/Radio repairman who operated his shop in the 50's and 60's, and an avid Ham operator. The auction items are diverse, featuring:

Read more: Estate Items at the 10/16 FallFest Auction

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