Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday, 20 August at 7:30PM for the August BARC Meeting! Bruce Blain, K1BG, EMA Asst. Section Manger and Affiliated Club Coordinator, will be speaking on the state of United States Amateur Radio Licencing. Watch your email for details Thursday morning!
This Thursday evening, LIVE, on your computer – the Boston Amateur Radio Club’s July Meeting!
Again, due to COVID, etc, we’ll be meeting as we did last month via Zoom. Not only will we be able to check in with each other and share what we may be doing during this odd time, but we’ll be having a speaker, Charles Bures, WA3ITR, talking about FT8.
There seems to be a new digital mode nearly every month on HF (and they’d work on VHF and UHF as well!), and FT8 has proven itself to be among the most popular. We’re looking forward to this talk since the last time I was active before I moved to MA, FT8 didn’t even exist!
Club members will be getting an email with the Zoom Meeting ID that you’ll need to have to get into the meeting.
For those of you for whom this is new, check out zoom.com to download the free software available for Windows, AndroidOS and iOS, as well as extensions for Firefox and Chrome (if you want to try coming in from a Chromebook!).
On the evening of June 18th the Boston Amateur Radio Club went through a quiet revolution.
BARC is one of the older Amateur Radio Clubs still going in Eastern MA right now. For the last decade or more the club has been wonderfully run by a tight, core group of people who have done yeoman’s work navigating the organization through the honestly chaotic times of the 21st century. On June 18th these magnificently hard working folks got a bit of a much deserved break.
Holding its first meeting since their January Holiday Party – and its first meeting ever via Zoom, thanks to Phil Temples, K9HI – BARC elected the first new people to its major offices in years.
Taking over from Joe Chapman, NV1W, as Secretary, is Doc Kinne, KE1ML.
Taking over from Mark Duff, KB1EKN, as Vice President, is Morgan Johnstone, KB1ZFP.
BARC was unanimous in the gratitude it holds for the officers stepping down – they are the reason BARC continues to thrive at all! Past Vice President Mark Duff, as he stepped down, expressed appreciation that “new blood” had stepped into leadership roles.
(Photo courtesy of K9HI)
The June General Meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Further information will be forthcoming.
Zoom clients for many platforms can be found at zoom.us.
The next BARC General Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline. We do not have a speaker scheduled, so this will be a social meeting.
We have had a last-minute change in location for this month’s BARC General Meeting, which will take place this Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 pm. It will be held at JP Licks, 659 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. This is a few blocks from the old Eastern Bank meeting location we occasionally used in the winter. For directions,. see the website: https://jplicks.com/locations/f/Boston-~amp~-Brookline/30.
The June General Meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline Village. Annual elections will be held and final preparations for Field Day will be discussed.
Due to difficulties finding an acceptable meeting venue, the March General Meeting, scheduled for March 21, will not take place.
The next General Meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline. There will be a brief business meeting followed by Bruce Blain, K1BG, speaking on “The History of Entry Level Licensing.”
For those who wish to help, we will stuff membership renewal envelopes before the meeting, starting at about 6:45 p.m.
The next General Meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline. This will be a social meeting as no speaker is scheduled.