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! We need to REVITALIZE!!! I will try to stir up activity but need help here.
WE ARE SKIPPING OUR JULY BARC MEETING. ENJOY THE HOT SUMMER WX! Our next BARC meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 19th at 7 PM at the Red Cross Chapter House, 29 Mansfield Ave, Burlington, VT. There's been talk of a fox hunt among other ideas. Stay tuned. Worst case, We'll run the YouTube video on the Greeneville, SC Voice of America Transmitter facility tour which is quite fascinating. (Recently shut down and dismantled.) Hope you can join us!
Ham operators are needed to support the MS150 bicycle Ride for Multiple Sclerosis. We need folks to operate at the rest stops.
It is Saturday Aug 6. and based out the Technology Park in South Burlington (the Old Digital Plant). Contact our Club President, John Mauger N1WQS if you are willing to help.
The 10 Meter Beacon Listing Website is http://www.qsl.net/wj5o/bcn.htm
NNYESN: Northern New York Emergency Service Net runs every day at 0730 and 1900 hours on the Whiteface Repeater, 145.110, PL of 100 Hz. Purpose is training for Sky Warn and traffic handling. (NTS)
Protocol for WX reports are:
Temperature in degrees F
Wind speed and direction if known.
Barometer if available
Other comments such a wind damage or road conditions.
When winter or severe T-Storms occur, the Burlington NWS will likely active Sky Warn here. We also get Forecasts directly from the NWS ham operator on duty from time to time. The Whiteface Repeater is strictly emergency and public service use only and is monitored 24 hours per day...No rag chewing.
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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