Nice to see Lisa N1ICE, Wally WA1LY and Steve W1ES in the run-up to NEARFest this weekend. We had dinner with them at the Emerald Rose in Billerica.
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Our own Ken Caruso WO1N was recognized and rewarded for his total commitment to making WRTC the success that it was. After sustaining a serious laceration and getting stitched up at the hospital. Ken returned to the field to finish setting up the stations. He accepted a special award at the closing ceremonies on behalf […]
Here are the results for the April 19, 2014 VE Session at the Billerica Public Library. We had 10 candidates. We ended up with 5 new technicians, 4 General Upgrades and 1 Extra Upgrade. Everyone came away with at least what they came for. Volunteer VE’s for the session were Mike Goldberg (K1LJN), Charles Suprin […]
BARS Monthly Meeting Reminder For May The next BARS meeting is Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM The meeting topics are: Field Day Planning (Tom K1TW) Overview of the new BARS Website (Jim K1IR)
A new repeater is going up in BARS territory. Its not your typical analog ‘ker-chunk’ repeater. This one is all digital – using the DMR standard. What is DMR? DMR is an open and published international digital radio standard that specifies the 2-slot (channel) TDMA communications. DMR is amateur radio’s newest digital protocol. DMR radios are produced by several manufacturers. […]
The very kind Mr. Mike and the NEAR-Fest management team have decided to dedicate this spring NEAR-Fest to Mike N1IW. Check out the NEAR-Fest N1IW tribute page. Don’t forget NEAR-Fest is Friday and Saturday May 2-3, 2014. Make sure you come and hang with the BARS crew.
BARS members were seen wandering the halls of Joseph P Keefe Technical High School for the annual Framingham Amateur Radio Association flea market. Lots of gear bought and sold. Many old friends had the opportunity to reconnect. Seen on-site were K1VK, K1TW and K1IR.
BARS Fans: We had an excellent BOD meeting at Boomers. Attendees: K1SUB, N1ALO, K0TV, K1TW, K1IR, WO1N, KE1V The big news was that we do have a slate for the upcoming year: President: K1TWF VP: K1TW Secretary: KE1V Ex. Officio: K0TV At Large: N1ALO Even Larger: K1SUB Elections will be held at the March meeting. […]
DERRY, NH MARCH 29, 2014 — The community of hams from Billerica and southern NH have come together to help the family of Mike Bernock, N1IW, liquidate Mike’s ham radio estate. Mike was an avid HF contester, DXer and a supporter of the burgeoning UHF/VHF digital mobile radio network. Mike wanted his estate to benefit […]
This Saturday, March 29th, from 10:30 to 2 PM, we will have the 2nd Garage Sale. There is still a lot of RF cable, wire, transformers, capacitors, variable capacitors, amplifier building parts, antennas, insulators, test equipment, etc. Here is a list of other remaining items: ICOM IC-R2500 Communications Receiver $750 microHam MK 2R+ SO2R Interface […]