Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club (HARC)
The Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club gives the following descriptive information:
H.A.R.C. is a multi-faceted group of Ham radio operators from all walks of life. The members have a wide and varying interest in the hobby. The club has run classes for code, theory, and also CW practice on the repeater.
In an effort to get youth involved in amateur radio H.A.R.C. provides support for the BSA Troop 461 Amateur Radio Club. We also have other events for members to attend thru the year including a picnic, and banquet.
The club has performed in Public Interest Events for communications purposes, including some of the marathons, biking races, parades, and the Olympic Torch run. And of course H.A.R.C. is always ready for the Emergency Preparedness Tests.
H.A.R.C. is one of the two support clubs for Philadelphia ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service). We go out for field day which is always fun, and encourage members to participate in contests.
Through the efforts of members, the club was able to relocate its repeater to a High Rise Dorm at the University of Pennsylvania, at approximately 500 ft. above average ground height. Over the years the club has expanded the repeater system to three remote inputs and links to WB3BDC/R on 444.900 Mhz. The repeater mobile coverage averages about 40+ miles around Philadelphia normally, and can be worked from the Tri-State area by low powered Hand-Helds. The Club has become well-known throughout the years for the great repeater coverage in the Tri-State area.