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 Welcome to NIHRAC   

The National Institutes of Health Radio Amateur Club
 Bethesda, Maryland, USA 
(est. 1963)

Membership is open to any individuals who have an interest on radio communications, hands-on radio experimentation or emergency communications services in support of the local community or the nation.

CLUB MEETINGS
 
 
The Club meets the first Saturday of every month at 1pm at Building 11, Room 305 in the NIH Bethesda campus. However, due to the National Independence weekend, our next meeting will take place on Saturday, July 11th, 2015. Everyone is welcome to participate -- club membership or a ham license are not required. For directions and contact information, see the Directions section of our About Us page. We also have a weekly net, or on-the-air meeting, every Monday at 9:00 p.m. on our 2 meter repeater (see below).  We welcome check-ins from all stations over the air or via EchoLink (K3YGG-R).


MEMBERSHIP

We welcome applications from anyone interested in amateur radio, telecommunications or emergency communications services.  Membership is free. A NIH badge is NOT required for membership or to access our Club facilities. For more information, visit our Membership page.

 
CLUB RESOURCES
 
NIHRAC makes a number of resources freely available to its members. Our facility has radio stations and antenna systems for a variety of analog and digital radio communications modalities, space for meetings and presentations, and tools and equipment for radio experimentation and DIY projects. Visit our Club Resources page to view details.
 

  REPEATERS
 
 We maintain a repeater in the 2-meter band that is openly available to anyone with a radio amateur license, except under exceptional circumstances. We also make regular use of a local 70-centimeter repeater. For more details, please refer to our Repeaters page.  Our 2-meter repeater frequencies are 144.69 MHz input / 145.29 MHz output. PL5A (156.7 Hz) encoding is required for access.


OUR CALLSIGNS
 
Amateur Radio:
K3YGG
W3NIH
KB3SKV
 
MARS Radio:
 AAN3NIH
AAN3NI
AAN3NA
 
NCS SHARES:
KID470
 
 
SOLAR ACTIVITY
 
 Solar X-rays:
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Geomagnetic Field:
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(Full report at n3kl.org)
 

GADGETS
 

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