BARC General Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 pm

BARC’s November General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 17. Rob Steenburgh, AD0IU, will be our guest. Rob worked for the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center and will be discussing Space Weather and how it affects Amateur Radio. The meeting room will open for a period of socializing at 7:00 pm and the meeting will start at 7:30. Please use your name and call sign (if you have one) as your meeting name.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87019436001?pwd=SzhxNUxDMWRmeGJUYTRIZml4UkE2QT09

Meeting ID: 870 1943 6001
Passcode: BARC

BARC General Meeting, Thursday, September 15

The Boston Amateur Radio Club will hold its September General Meeting on the Zoom Teleconferencing Platform on Thursday, September 15. The Zoom room will open at 7:00 pm for a period of socializing, and the meeting proper will begin at 7:30. A Zoom link will be published in this month’s SPARC and on the www.barc.org website on the day of the meeting.

Our speaker is Clint Bradford, K6LCS, presenting “How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT”. You do not need 100W of transmit power nor expensive antenna arrays to work the FM voice amateur satellites! Many hams already have the necessary equipment to “work the birds.” This presentation will walk you through ALL the steps needed to successfully work several ham satellites – including the International Space Station.

Clint K6LCS has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served a liaison between NASA, the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space Station and students (and also orchestrated a wildly successful ARISS contact). Audiences have never found his presentation slides “wordy” nor dull. Trivia questions are included throughout the session – audiences are never bored.

For reference materials, Clint has created a support Web site at work-sat.com. The Web site has become a one-stop source for ALL the citations and equipment recommendations and software suggestions made in the presentation.

Professionally, Clint was sales manager for ADI / Premier Communications / Pryme, worked for a Motorola commercial two-way dealer a couple of years, and for Ham Radio Outlet a couple more. He resides in Jurupa Valley, California, with his wife, Karen, and their rescued lab, Freja (FRAY-ya).

This will be a “perfect storm” meeting, as the club President, Vice President, and Secretary will all be unable to attend, so there will be no business portion of the meeting.

BARC General Meeting, Thursday, June 16

BARC will be holding a General Meeting on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. There will be no speaker this month; we will be holding elections and finalizing plans for Field Day on the weekend of June 25 and 26.

The meeting room will be opened at 7:00 pm for a period of socializing. Please put your call sign (if you have one) in your meeting name to help us figure out who you are.

To join the Zoom meeting go to:
https://zoom.us/j/99918732995?pwd=cFhSbmwySUQ2Qi90eGVUNFNhQ0N4Zz09
Meeting ID: 999 1873 2995 Password: BARC

BARC General Meeting, Thursday, May 19

BARC will be holding a General Meeting on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. There will be no speaker this month; we will be discussing plans for Field Day on the weekend of June 25 and 26.

The meeting room will be opened at 7:00 pm for a period of socializing. Please put your call sign (if you have one) in your meeting name to help us figure out who you are.

https://zoom.us/j/99918732995?pwd=cFhSbmwySUQ2Qi90eGVUNFNhQ0N4Zz09
Meeting ID: 999 1873 2995 Password: BARC

BARC General Meeting, Thursday, April 21

BARC will be holding a General Meeting on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. We will be hearing from Barbara Dougan, N1NS, who will present “A Little Bit About Forest Fires.”

The meeting room will be opened at 7:00 pm for a period of socializing. Please put your call sign (if you have one) in your meeting name to help us figure out who you are.

To join the Zoom meeting above go to: https://zoom.us/j/99918732995?pwd=cFhSbmwySUQ2Qi90eGVUNFNhQ0N4Zz09
Meeting ID: 999 1873 2995; Password: BARC

BARC General Meeting, Thursday, April 21

The next General Meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 pm on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. The meeting will be opened at 7:00 pm for a period of socializing.

Our speaker will be Barbara Dougan, N1NS, who will present “A Little Bit About Forest Fires”. Her background includes 20 years of western wildland fire assignments along with a few other types of incidents. She was an ICS qualified Public Information Officer, Liaison Officer, Resource Advisor, Radio Operator, and Comm Tech.

Information on joining the meeting will be forthcoming.

SPARC and BARC Meeting Thursday 15 April

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:
https://zoom.us/j/99918732995?pwd=cFhSbmwySUQ2Qi90eGVUNFNhQ0N4Zz09

Meeting ID: 999 1873 2995 Password: BARC