Welcome to the home of the Burlington Amateur Radio Club, of Burlington, Vermont! We are an ARRL affiliated club Special Services club. We also support the American Red Cross of Northern VT. The Red Cross has graciously allowed us to call their building home, in Burlington, as our Club meeting space and they have also provided us space for our Club Station. Many of our club members are also Red Cross Volunteers.
Club Net: Join us every Wednesday evening, at 8PM, for our Club net on the 146.61 repeater. The net is just a social gathering and not a directed net so please feel free to join in, all hams are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Our next scheduled club meeting is Friday, April 17 at 7 PM the Red Cross Chapter House, Mansfield Ave, Burlington, VT. Scott Anderson, W1ZU, will be doing a presentation on SOTA, meaning "Summits on the Air." (Mountain Summits) Hope you can join us.
REMINDER! If you haven't renewed your BARC membership or supporter donation for 2015, please get this in. Our liability insurance has increased substantially and we have to grow the club to keep up with this plus our power bill for keeping our repeaters on the air serving us well. You can use PayPal or the old fashioned membership form mailed in to John Clift. (This will be sent out again with our next meeting reminder.) Dues is still $20 per year as it has been. Ed/W1OKH will be looking at contacting members and supporters who have expired over the next few weeks...work and family time permitting. (Round 2, March went "Poof" due to unexpected travel.)
STARC Hamfest was today. It was a great turnout by the local AR Community! Great to see everyone there!
What a bummer having to cancel our annual Christmas Pot Luck dinner due to WX. That whole weekend was messed up for a lot of events going on before the holiday. So, we'll have to come up with some good ideas for 2014 club events. Need some help here. Ed / W1OKH
Field day is in full swing at the club shack. Feel free to stop by we'll be here through the end of Field day!
Our May 2013 meeting will be Friday the 17th, 7PM at the American Red Cross in Burlington. We will be discussing our Field Day 2013 plans and preparations.
Doors open at 6:30PM, we hope to see you there!
Happy New Year! Our first meeting of the year will be Friday Jan 18th, at 7PM at the Red Cross in Burlington. During this meeting we plan to discuss the upcoming HAMCON and how BARC should participate. We will also discuss what 2013 looks like for BARC. See you all then!
Our next meeting is our annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper, Friday, December 21st, at 6:00 PM, at the First Congregational Church at 39 Main Street, Essex Junction. (Just across the Railroad tracks on Route 15 from the 5 Corners headed East towards Essex Center. No formal program is planned. This is primarily a relaxing social visit before the holiday. We always seem to come up with the right mix of food between entrees, salads, and desserts. The church has a kitchen where food can be warmed up if needed. It would be helpful to have a few volunteers arrive a bit early to help set up tables, etc. (5:30)
Dr. Frederick (Fritz) Raab, W1FR, from Green Mountain Radio Research Co. is going to be guest speaker at the next BARC meeting (Nov. 16th). He is going to need a projector and screen available. He will be talking about the 'ABCs of RF Power Amplifiers including Class D and Class E'. This will be a fantastic
informative talk that will explain the various RF Power Amplifier classes
of operation. If you have ever wanted to know the differences, this
is the meeting to attend.
In late September here we posted an article regarding the election of our Vice-Prez to Prez. This was just joke on our Vice-Prez. John was on vacation and unable to attend our annual business meeting so we unanimously decided to play a trick on him. However, the jig is up. John has found our about joke and has been, in-fact, getting email regarding the promotion. Sorry John! Thanks for being a good sport! We love you! 73.
Have you ever thought about getting your Ham Radio License, but just don't know where to start? Well, look no further. The Burlington Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a Technician Class Amateur Radio Licensing Course. This course will cover everything you need to know to pass your Element 2 and get your Technician Class Amateur Radio License!
There has never been a better time to get your Amateur Radio License. There are currently more licensed hams in the US then there have ever been, over 700,000!! With your ham radio license you can talk to people all over the world, make new friends and discover magic of ham radio!
If you're interested please contact BARC at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
We had a great turn out last night for the annual business meeting. It should come as no surprise that John Mauger, former club VP, was unanimously voted in as our new Club President. Congratulations John, we look forward to what you have in store for the club!
"Its been fun, but its time to pass the torch along. I know Johnny is going do a bang up job!" said former Club Prez Dave, W1HRG.
The VP slot is open and all other officers were re-elected for another term in their current positions.
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