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 June BARC meeting is at 19:00, Friday, June 16th 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.   We had a great presentation from Steve, N1EQP, on Emergency Generations for May which generated plenty of good discussion.  Agenda is currently open but we're looking into Parks on the Air in July in addition to Field Day participation options.

Contact Mitch, W1SJ, at W1SJ@arrl.net if you are interested in helping with ham radio communication for the Essex Junction Memorial Day Parade (Primarily  assisting with the formation of the divisions at the Fairgrounds beforehand and some walking along with the parade.)  Mitch is also looking for volunteers for the Burlington City Marathon on Sunday.

In other news, 

Hope you can join us Friday June 16th for our May 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


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, 145.110, PL of 100 Hz.  (Currently Whiteface UHF on 447.775 MHz, PL of 123 Hz and Terry Mountain, 145.490 MHz, PL 123 Hz due to repeater issues) 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:

        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.