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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, May 21st on the ZOOM and the Burlington W1KOO/146.610 repeater, -600 KHz offset, PL 100 Hz (BARC distribution has been emailed Zoom info which will be active at 18:45.)

I am hoping to have more feedback on coordinating presentations, hopefully at least quarterly, with other clubs...April got busy here.

I will cover the new FCC regulation which just landed regarding required documentation by Radio Amateurs relative to RF Exposure along with a verbal update on Magnetic Loop antennas as a follow-up to last month.

More to come within the meeting. Hope you can join us! Ed / W1OKH

We have good participation going for 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. Bob, W1FP and Jack, WA1TEO are primary NCS. 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)

  • KI1P VHF Lincoln Mountain, 145.47 MHz repeater, - 600 KHz offset, PL 100 Hz.

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 - 1915 (7:00 PM - 7:15 PM) UHF linked system (Northeast FM Repeater Association)

1915 - 1930 (7:15 PM - 7:30 PM) 1996 kHz + /- QRM

1930 - 2000 (7:30 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:

7:00 – 7:30 PM 146.550 simplex test with FM and MT63-1KL; contact anyone you can

7:30 – 8:00 PM 7085 kHz +/- QRM, Thor22

8:00 – 8:30 PM 3570 kHz +/- QRM, Thor22

8:30 – 9:00 PM UHF linked repeater; check in with FM voice, then do drills with MT63-1KL

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:

Sky Conditions

Precipitation

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.