The Penn-Mar Radio Club, Inc. is a group of FCC licensed amateur radio operators and others interested in amateur radio or computers/electronics from the south central Pennsylvania and north central Maryland areas. The Club is based in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The membership varies but at present the Club comprises of over 40 members. The Club owns and maintains the W3MUM 2-meter FM repeater, which is located in the Pigeon Hills near Hanover. The repeater is located at approximately 1,500 feet above sea level and provides very excellent coverage. The Club also owns and maintains the W3MUM-1 packet personal message system the “05HANO” packet node. The Club maintains high frequency (HF) and very high frequency (UHF) stations, which are available to members. The Club meets in Hanover on Thursday evenings at 7:30 o’clock p.m., the second Thursday of each month being the regular monthly business meeting. The remaining meetings are what we like to call “Tech Sessions”, but are informal gatherings only occasionally of a really technical nature. The Club invites licensed amateur radio operators, and others interested in amateur radio, electronics or computers to consider joining the Club.

The classes of Club membership

Full Member: A full member is a holder of a current Amateur Radio Operator’s license issued by the Federal Communications System and interested in full involvement in the Club’s activities. The dues are $15.00 per year.

Associate Member: An associate member is a person who has an interest in amateur radio, electronics and computers, or if a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, is primarily interested in supporting the Club’s repeater. The dues are $10.00 per year. (Has no voting privledges)

Senior Citizen Member: A Senior Member is a person who has reached the age of 62 years and is otherwise qualified for full membership. Dues are $10.00 per year.

Family Members: A family member is the spouse or a person 18 years of age or under residing at the same address as a full member. Dues are $5.00 per year.

Life Member: An full member may be acclaimed a life member by a majority of voting members present at an annual meeting of the Club, provided such member shall have been an active member of the Club for at least the last 25 years. No dues are required of life members.

Honorary Member: A person who has made a significant contribution to the benefit of the Club may be awarded an honorary membership. No dues are required of honorary members. Honorary memberships expire at the end of the Club’s current fiscal year.

Club Dues

The Club’s year runs from October 1st through September 30th. Dues become due and payable on October 1st. Persons whose dues remain unpaid on January 1st are automatically dropped from the roll of members without further notice. You don not need to reapply until you have been inactive for 3 years.

**For new members only, dues are prorated during the year in accord with the following**

Schedule For New Members

Month Full Senior Citizen
October $15.00 $10.00
November $13.75 $9.25
December $12.75 $8.50
January $11.25 $7.50
Feburary $10.00 $6.75
March $8.75 $6.00
April $7.50 $5.00
May $6.25 $4.25
June $5.00 $3.50
July* $18.75 $12.50
August* $17.50 $11.75
September* $16.25 $11.00

* These months include dues for the remainder of the current year and the following year.

If you are interested in membership in Club, please download the application, complete and return it to the Club at the address indicated along with your check or cash for dues.