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April Meeting

posted Apr 17, 2011, 7:40 AM by A.J. Murray   [ updated Apr 26, 2011, 1:40 PM ]
This past Friday, April 15th, BARC met and discussed a few items. One, we voted to budget some club funds towards getting a weather kit for our club station beam and some other misc items to tune up the club station in preparation for Field Day.

Les, W1UT, gave a great talk on how to home-brew solar panels and even brought in his own home-brew solar panel. He said that with his panel he is able to directly power is HF radio and operate QRP. More info to follow in next months newsletter!

Also, Club Pres, Dave, W1HRG climbed up the tower to tighten up the rotor. (pictured below) It was noticed during the March club meeting that when the wind blows just right the beam will actually move about 5-10 degrees horizontally.

Congratulations are in order for Club Vice President John, N1WQS, who during the April VE Session upgraded his ticket to General Class! Congratulations John and Good DX!

As a reminder the next VE Session is Friday, May 13th! There has never been a better time to upgrade your ticket! So, come on out and see our Friendly Great Burlington VE Team and upgrade your license next month!

Also, our next club is Friday May 20th, we hope to see you there!