Update on MUD Conference 2020


2020 Microwave Update Conference of

Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club and N.E.W.S.


The conference has been postponed to 2021


additional information in the future





July's General Meeting is a virtual meeting

Thursday July 16th at 7:00 pm via a WebEx

   Alan Wolke - W2AEW on IMD in receivers 

followed by a short presentation

Mike Andrayo - N2DEQ on the outstanding club results

from our "Stay at Home" June Contest!

A short business meeting will follow the presentations.




General Meeting WebEx access information


No Tuesday or Wednesday phone in trial this month.


Meeting number (access code): 132 458 6926


Meeting password: W3CCX (93229 from phones and video systems)



Occurs the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 

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OR Join by phone


Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)


+1-646-992-2010 United States Toll (New York City)


Global call-in numbers




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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.