Now that Field Day is over, BARC is entering relaxed summer mode. There will be no General Meetings in July and August; the next one will be on September 20, 2018. Have a great summer!
The March 2018 meeting of the Boston Amateur Radio Club will be held at MassPort Fire Rescue Headquarters, 261 Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday March 15, 2018. There is a slight change in the meeting time. A tour of MassPort Fire Department apparatus will commence at 6:45 p.m. followed by Santarpio’s pizza at 7:15 p.m. followed by the General Meeting at 8:00 p.m. Attendance for this event is limited to 25 BARC members.
We will have two speakers at this meeting. They are: Steve Staffier, K1SMS, Communications and Interoperability Manager for Massport and MassPort Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Robert Barnes. Steve will talk about Communications Interoperability and Deputy Barnes has an interesting presentation about MassPort Fire Rescue that he will give.
There is parking available at MassPort Fire Headquarters, 261 Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts. The Fire Department is located past the Hyatt Hotel. Please park in the marked spaces.
Since we’re literally in the neighborhood, we will have Santarpio’s Pizza for dinner. A suggested donation of $7.50 per person is requested.
There is a space limitation at the facility. We will only be able to accommodate 25 members. If you’re interested in attending this meeting, you will have to send an email to email@example.com no later than March 7, 2018 indicating your interest in attending. Management reserves the right to cancel the evening if not enough people sign up by the 7th.
This should be an interesting meeting and we hope to see you there.
The February General Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern Bank in Jamaica Plain.
The topic of the February meeting is Show and Tell, so bring in that project you’ve been working on and share it with the club!
The Boston Amateur Radio Club will hold a quarterly Business Meeting on Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 pm at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline. All are welcome.
This month’s general meeting will feature Gary Schwartz N1ZCE giving a talk about radio programming. Join us in the Community Room at Brookline Police HQ, 350 Washington St Brookline, on Thursday November 16 at 7:30pm.
On Thursday, October 19, join the Boston Amateur Radio Club at 7:30PM for the monthly meeting at the Brookline Police Headquarters Community Room.
The featured speaker at out October General Meeting will be Rob Macedo, KD1CY. Rob is the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator as well as the MEMA/FEMA Region 1/NWS Taunton SKYWARN Liaison. Rob will give an updated overview on SKYWARN and ARES in Eastern Massachusetts. As the Director of Operations for the VoIP Hurricane Net, he will speak on the recent hurricane net operations over the past 6 weeks including the recent Amateur Radio Operators deployment to Puerto Rico for relief efforts on the island.
At Field Day this summer, it was discovered that the club’s triband beam antenna was not performing as desired. Specifically, a high SWR was noticed on the 15m and 10m phone bands. On Saturday October 21, the club will have an antenna work party at the home of Mark KB1EKN, near the 220 bus out of Quincy Center Station. We will erect the beam on a mast, and sweep it with an antenna analyzer. If anything appears to be a problem, we will re-tune the antenna as needed. While we have the crew together, we will also take the time to test and inventory the club’s coax. If there are enough people on site, we will break up into teams to work on both tasks in parallel. Sign up for the work party here. The club will pick up lunch for volunteers. Contact Mark KB1EKN with additional questions.
BARC’s next general meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline. There is no scheduled speaker; come prepared to talk about what you did over the summer!
BARC’s next business meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at Brookline Police Headquarters in Brookline.