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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.

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 March BARC meeting is Friday, March 15 at 19:00 both on ZOOM and IN-PERSON 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 MARVIN LOUNGE at the far end of the building from the Parking Lot. (Turn Right, down the ramp/stairs, then left to the far end of the hallway up the stairs again to the right.)  

Our BARC table at HAMCON was a success raising over $100 with some more donations in the works.    Hopefully by our next meeting in March, we will have more information on the planned Water Tower work at Redstone Campus where we have both VHF/UHF W1KOO repeaters located.  This may become a primary topic of discussion.  TBD

Upcoming events:  Just a few major ones.

March 2/3   ARRL DX Phone Contest

March 30/31 CQ WPX Phone Contest


Near-Fest 2024 in Deerfield, NH is coming up Thursday/Friday, April 25-26.


Appreciate all of you who have renewed your BARC memberships so far. 


Hope you can join us!


Ed Guild W1OKH


In other news, 

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 

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, VHF 145.110, PL of 100 Hz or UHF 447.775 MHz, PL of 100 Hz.   Terry Mountain, 145.490 MHz, PL 123 Hz  is still the backup repeater with Lyon Mountain  147.285 MHz still down. Purpose is training for Sky Warn and traffic handling. (NTS)   This net is monitored by the National Weather Service at the Burlington International Airport.  

    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.