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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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BARS Field Day Fun and Food Details

Field Day is almost here. Come join BARS in a low key, relaxing Field Day. This year we’re having it at NK1A’s house. This is on Littleton Road, route 110, just outside of Chelmsford center. It’s a good spot for us to get some public exposure. And, it’s on a screened porch, away from the […]

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June 4, 2014 – BARS Meeting Reminder

The next BARS meeting is Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 PM. June is always about Field Day! Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, will lead the meeting. Meeting Location: Home of Club President, Mike Raisbeck K1TWF 85 High Street Chelmsford, MA 01824 Park along Somerset Pl. and walk up the driveway on Somerset. There is plenty of seating […]

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President’s Message (June 2014)

Spring cleaning season is almost over. Or, at least, it’s upon me. Actually, the urge to clean and organize the shack starts about a week before Near-Fest, and begins with an uncontrollable urge to go through the radio shack, selecting items that I could do without and putting them in boxes. In my more organized […]

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President’s Message (May 2014)

It’s about 6AM Saturday morning at Near-Fest, and I’m sitting under the BARS tent with Randy, KC1NN. The sun is coming up over the top of Commercial Building #1, hitting me in the face and warming me up. The pot of coffee has just finished brewing, and I’m sipping on a little of it as […]

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Update from Your BARS VP

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) May Meeting Location: Home of Club President, Mike Raisbeck K1TWF 85 High Street Chelmsford, MA 01824 Park along Somerset Pl. and […]

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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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The Joy of Public Service

I’ve had some of the most rewarding experiences an Amateur while volunteering my time and skills in a public service capacity. Although many of us like to “play radio,” having the skills, resources and of course the privileges as a licensed operator allows us to contribute at many public service events where dedicated communication services are […]

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NEAR-Fest is coming soon!

Yes it is that time again. Nearfest is next weekend! That gives you only one week to prepare, so start now. It will take you a week to gather your stuff to sell, make your list of stuff to buy, hit the bank for $20’s, $10’s. $5’s and $1’s, figure out what to bring or […]

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