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. 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.
Our next meeting will be at 19:00, Friday, January 21st on the ZOOM and the Burlington W1KOO/146.610 repeater, -600 KHz offset, PL 100 Hz (BARC distribution will be emailed Zoom info which will be active at 18:45.)
The current topic for this month will be a LIVE demonstration on ZOOM of the SDRPlay DUO Software Defined Radio by W1OKH unless someone else volunteers something otherwise to present. There's a story behind this SDR involving a winter nesting Red Squirrel causing computer cable harness damage (Check Engine Light) to an automobile. That requiring old fashioned Ham Radio troubleshooting to resolve which more than paid for the SDR as a Christmas present.
PAYPAL on the BARC WEBSITE IS FIXED!! It now works for new single payments, annual subscriptions and donations.
It is annual membership renewal time again. Dues is still $20 per year as usual. We have some significant repeater antenna work coming in the Spring at W1KOO/146.61 which will likely include replacement as our current (old) antennas will need to come down for water tower painting. Mt Mansfield W1KOO/146.94 & W1CTE/146.85 (locally) will be holding the fort during that period. We've got some repair/upgrade work to do at W1CTE between now and then to get it back to running full TX power with a better antenna.
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. Join us!
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, 82.5 Hz Local, 110.9 Hz Linked)
W1KOO VHF, Mt Mansfield (146.940 MHz, -600 KHz offset, PL 100 Hz. Handhelds please use an external antenna and high power.)
KI1P 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!
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.