Author Archive | Jim Idelson

One of BARS’ Own – A WRTC Hero

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 […]

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VE Session Report – April 2014

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 […]

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DMR is coming to BARS!

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. […]

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NEAR-Fest honors N1IW

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.

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FARA Flea!

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.

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BOD Meeting – February 2014

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. […]

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N1IW Estate Garage Sale March 29

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               […]

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