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 at 19:00, Friday, April 21st IN-PERSON and on ZOOM. (Info sent to email distribution...To join BARC, check this link on our website to provide your contact information.) We are meeting at the First Congregational Church located at 39 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT (Route 15 East from 5 Corners just across the tracks) in our regular meeting hall next to the parking lot. New hams and family members are welcome. Our program is open at this point as we are looking for a volunteer to present. It was suggested that we have individual hams share their experience with the hobby including early equipment and its evolution to the present. (Photos would be great) Our May meeting is currently planned for the subject of emergency generators from Steve, N1EQP.
In other news,
SEE our VE Sessions page for an update for the VE Exams at the Red Cross Blood Center in Burlington on the SECOND FRIDAY of the MONTH. (April 14)
Clifford Lang, AB1WG, is the new contact point person for registration and info. Be sure to contact Cliff FIRST as opposed to just showing up.
QSO Today Virtual Ham Radio Convention is this weekend of March 25-26, 2023. Here is the LINK for info. There is a call for and emphasis on presentations intended for NEW HAMS with TECHNICIAN LICENSES.
Hope you can join us Friday April 21st for our April BARC meeting!
Ed / W1OKH
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
ESSEX JUNCTION, VT 05453
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
W1IMD UHF, Mt Mansfield as part of the Northeast FM Repeater Association Network. (447.175, -5 MHz offset, 110.9 Hz Linked , Local has been disabled.)
W1KOO VHF, Mt Mansfield (146.940 MHz, -600 KHz offset, PL 100 Hz. Handhelds please use an external antenna and high power.)
K1VIT VHF Lincoln Mountain, 145.47 MHz repeater, - 600 KHz offset, PL 100 Hz.
Here is the latest update from Cathy/NQ1B.
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
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, 145.110, PL of 100 Hz. Purpose is training for Sky Warn and traffic handling. (NTS) This net is monitored by the National Weather Service at the Burlington International Airport. Vermont based participants and Net Control volunteers are still needed! FLASH! THIS NET IS BEING RUN ON THE LYON MOUNTAIN REPEATER, 147.285 PL 123 HZ WITH LINKED WHITEFACE UHF REPEATER 447.775 MHz, PL 123 HZ only to avoid bringing up the Whiteface VHF repeater UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. AVOID WHITEFACE VHF due to a high SWR concern.
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.
The Whiteface Repeater is strictly emergency and public service use only and is monitored 24 hours per day...No rag chewing.