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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 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.

Our ANNUAL meeting has been rescheduled to 19:00, Friday, October 21st IN-PERSON and on ZOOM (BARC distribution will be emailed Zoom info which will be active at 18:45.) 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 the downstairs meeting hall entering from the main parking lot. Currently masks are recommended but not mandated. We will have the windows open for cross ventilation plus plenty of space to spread out.

2022 BARC Annual Meeting Agenda

October 21, 2022

· Opening President/Vice President

· Treasurer Report

· Secretary/Membership Report

· Repeater Update

· Election of Officers

· Set dues for 2023

· PO Box 312 Renewal

· New Business

· Adjourn to informal meeting.

We reset our September 16th BARC meeting to just a regular meeting with only a Roundtable Agenda. It was confirmed during our meeting (Family announcement via Facebook) that our club Vice President, John Mauger- N1WQS, had passed away late Friday afternoon due to a catastrophic medical event which occured Thursday morning. John will be sorely missed by all of us. He had recently participated (and had a great time), with Bob/K1BIF and Carl/AB1DD, in the August Farms on the Air event at the Tree Farm in Essex Junction along with assisting me just last week with hauling the old repeater racks from Redstone to the scrap metal place in Williston. John also was a great supporter of the MS150 Bike Race. More to come on this when available.

Above is a link to the Essex Junction Tree Farm Farms on the Air Activation with a great recent photo of Bob, John and Carl respectively.

Our W1KOO UVM Redstone Watertower repeater cabinet has just been rebuilt with newer generation Motorola radios and repeater control thanks to the work of Paul/W1IMD and Mike/N1FBZ. Check out photos above and our Repeater Page for more detail. The Mt Mansfield VHF antenna has also been recently replaced & 146.940 is working much better. A BIG Thank You to Paul and Mike for all of their contribution and hard work for maintaining and upgrading NFMRA Repeater infrastructure around the State of Vermont including BOTH BARC repeater sites.

Don't forget NEARFEST in Deerfield, NH is coming up Friday/Saturday October 14-15. See the Website link above. This is a GREAT hamfest which runs twice a year generally in May and October.

Hope you can join us Friday October 21st for our next 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. 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, 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.

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. 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.