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 for many years graciously allowed us to call their building home, in Burlington, as our Club meeting space. We are still working on a new Emergency Communications Center/W1KOO Club station which has been on hold.  Some of our club members are also Red Cross Volunteers.  More to come.

REPEATER PHOTOS BELOW -  Top row is Mt Mansfield W1KOO/VHF, W1IMD UHF, Bottom row is UVM Redstone Campus, Burlington  W1KOO VHF/UHF.  See "Repeaters" page.

Our April BARC meeting is Friday, April 19 at 19:00 ONLY ON ZOOM.   Our regular meeting place at the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction is NOT AVAILABLE due to a Conference that starts at 15:00 hours and runs into the evening site wide.   Those on BARC distribution will receive Zoom info for this meeting.  Email me at W1OKH@W1KOO.org if you are new and would like to join us. 

We will discuss upcoming challenges and opportunities for our W1KOO repeaters, 146.610 VHF and 443.150 UHF, with the Redstone Campus Water Tower overhaul starting in early May.  The antennas have to be off the tower by Friday, April 26 per the Water Dept.  More to come on this at the meeting Friday night.  Also feedback from the Solar Eclipse with Hospital Activations, weird phenomena and such... Anyone have feedback from the recent CQ WPX Contest a couple of weeks ago?  The HF bands were again pretty HOT including 10 meters.

Also a reminder that Near-Fest 2024 in Deerfield, NH is coming up next week except it is Thursday April 25th / Friday April 26th on this round.  

Hope you can join us!

Ed Guild W1OKH

Upcoming events:  

Near-Fest 2024 in Deerfield, NH is coming up Thursday/Friday, April 25-26.

Appreciate all of you who have renewed your BARC memberships so far. 

In other news, 

Don't forget the 8:00 PM Wednesday night net on W1KOO, 146.610, -600 KHz,  PL 100 Hz.   We've had some good roundtables including new hams discovering activity on our repeater which generates new interest and participation.   ALSO, NFMRA is holding a similar social net on the UHF Statewide Network at 19:00 hours on Wednesday night's as well.  Locally you can access via the W1KOO UHF Repeater on 443.150, +5 Mhz, PL 110.9 Hz co-located with 146.610.   See our NFMRA UHF FM Network Page for other repeater info. 

Check out the Vermont VEM RACES net update below.  

 Our mailing address for the club is.

Burlington Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

PO BOX 312


Let me know if you are not receiving email.   (Reply back to W1OKH@W1KOO.org)  Some services, such as AOL, do not seem to reliably receive "group" email.

We could use more fresh material here!  Send via email to W1OKH@w1koo.org.

Vermont VEM RACES Nets:  

UHF Linked system and VHF FM linked repeaters from Northwestern Vermont are accessed through 

Here is the latest update from Cathy/NQ1B.

Monday schedule:

    1400 - 1500 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)        3815 kHz +/- QRM, followed by digital tests and drills on an 80 meter frequency TBD during the phone net

Tuesday schedule:

    1900 - 1930 (7:00 PM - 7:30 PM)        UHF linked system (Northeast FM Repeater Association )

    1930 - 1945 (7:30 PM - 7:45 PM)        VHF FM repeater - Mt Mansfield  146.940.

    1945 - 2000 (7:45 PM - 8:00 PM)        VHF FM linked repeaters (Lincoln 145.470, Cabot 146.820,   Williamstown 146.625,  Killington 146.880)

    2000 - 2015 (8:00 PM - 8:30 PM)        DMR Statewide Vermont talk group

Thursday:  Not active currently but will likely revitalize with colder WX coming.

      7:00 – 8:00 PM   3570 kHz +/- QRM  or 7085 kHz +/- QRM, Thor22

 NNYESN:  Northern New York Emergency Service Net runs every day at 0730 and 1900 hours on the Whiteface Repeater, VHF 145.110, PL of 100 Hz or UHF 447.775 MHz, PL of 100 Hz.   Terry Mountain, 145.490 MHz, PL 123 Hz  is still the backup repeater with Lyon Mountain  147.285 MHz still down. Purpose is training for Sky Warn and traffic handling. (NTS)   This net is monitored by the National Weather Service at the Burlington International Airport.  

    Protocol for WX reports are:

        Sky Conditions


        Temperature in degrees F

        Wind speed and direction if known.

        Barometer if available

        Other comments such a wind damage or road conditions. 

The Whiteface Repeater is strictly emergency and public service use only and is monitored 24 hours per day...No rag chewing.