While late (and again, I apologize for that), the April 2021 edition of the SPARC is now available!
Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!
The theme for this year’s World Amateur Radio Day is, “Home, but Never Alone!” It speaks to the wonderful bond that we amateur radio operators have had through the world. In the last year this has manifested in dozens of local “checkin” nets whose purpose was have us keep an eye on each other on a daily or weekly basis. It was a wonderful example of Amateur Radio keeping all of its members safe, and together…no matter what the physical distance!
Due to both professional and health issues, the April SPARC will be delayed until this coming weekend (17-18 April).
We do have an exciting meeting planned for Thursday evening at 7:30ET (15 April) on the Zoom teleconferencing platform.
Joe Harris, N1QD, will be presenting DMR basics, with an emphasis on getting set up and running on BARC’s 70cm DMR repeater. No pressure, but this could be one of the best presentations this year!
To join the Zoom meeting above go to:
Meeting ID: 999 1873 2995 Password: BARC
The speaker at the April BARC General meeting will be Joe Harris N1QD. Joe will give a presentation on DMR basics, with a focus on how to get set up on the club’s UHF repeater! The meeting will be on the Zoom platform at 7:30PM EDT.
The March 2021 edition of the SPARC is now available!
Have something to tell your club? Been working on something that has been exciting you? Know something that the rest of the club would be interested in? (DMR comes to mind!)
Write something up for the upcoming March SPARC. Doesn’t have to be big. Make your mark now! Send it off to your harried Editor, KE1ML at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The February 2021 edition of the SPARC is now available!
This is Morgan (KB1ZFP) writing to you from Somerville, MA. I’d like to apologize for the issues we had tonight with connections to our monthly Zoom meeting. Going forward we’re going to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.
To do this, we’ve added two things to our monthly to-do list:
- We will update the Zoom link each month instead of trying to use the same link each time.
- We will send out a reminder email the Wednesday before each meeting happens so that everyone on our lists will have valid meeting connection details.
Once again, please accept my apologies and I hope to see you all on the air ways very soon!
We just discovered that the meeting link in the SPARC was invalid. The Zoom Meeting link for the January Meeting is:
The January 2021 edition of the SPARC is now available.