Meetings and Events

Next Meeting is June 7th at 7 PM

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:30 PM The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7 PM. Topic: BARS Field Day and more. What are you doing the weekend of June 24 and 25? Why joining BARS for Field Day, we hope! Field Day is an enjoyable social event for […]

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Next BARS Meeting – Wednesday March 1, 2017: “W1UE’s Great Asian Adventure”

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:30 PM The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 PM. Topic: “W1UE’s Great Asian Adventure”. Dennis, W1UE will describe his amateur radio trip to several Asian countries in the fall of 2016. Dennis journeyed to India, Thailand and Saudia Arabia. Location: Chelmsford Bible […]

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BARS Meeting: Wednesday, June 1: DXing Adventures in Nicaragua

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:30 PM The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. This will be our final meeting before the Summer Break and its a really good one! Topic: “DXing Adventures in Nicaragua” Our Guest Presenters are Mike Rioux, W1USN and Bob Reiser, AA1M. They will discuss their […]

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BARS Calendar

February/March 2017 Date Event Note 10-May 8 PM BARS Net Billerica 147.12 PL/103.5 11-May VE-Session 7 PM; Chelmsford Bible Church, 128 Gorham St., Chelmsford MA 01824 Chelmsford (map) 17-May 8 PM BARS Net Billerica 147.12 PL/103.5 24-May 8 PM BARS Net Billerica 147.12 PL/103.5 31-May 8 PM BARS Net Billerica 147.12 PL/103.5 7-June Club Meeting […]

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November 4th Meeting: “DXing with a Dipole” and Club Elections

The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Jim, N1HTS has kindly offered to run things this evening. Our Guest speaker and Topic: Bo Budinger, WA1QYM, will talk about “DXing with a Dipole”. Bo presents a talk that fits well with our BARS “Get-on-the-air” project. Bo has put […]

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October 7 meeting: The Balloon Launch Project

We have Ian MacKenzie, KB3OCF, who will talk all about the balloon launch project the RIT radio club did last year out at RIT. He’ll cover the technology, as well as the FAA rules, and everything else you need to know to do it. Their balloon made it to 100,000 feet on the first try. […]

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September 2, 2015 – Meeting Topic: “Less is More”, Carl Achin WA1ZCQ

The Billerica Amateur Radio Society resumes its meetings on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 following our summer hiatus. We have secured a new meeting location and invite everyone to join us for the first meeting to be held at: Matthews Memorial Church 128 Gorham St. (Route 3A) East Chelmsford, MA 01824 Please park in back and […]

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April 1st Meeting, Something for Everyone

Program: “YL’s, Facebook, and Field Day” Tonight’s meeting features something for everyone. Instead of just one speaker and one topic, tonight’s format features 3 mini-meeting topics. This change of pace should result in a quick paced information filled evening for BARS members. 1. YL’s First up will be Niece, KA1ULN, speaking about The Young Ladies’ […]

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March 4 Meeting to feature History of Shortwave broadcasting

Program: Our guest for the evening will be Jerry Berg, who will talk about another side of radio–the history of shortwave broadcasting. Jerry has been a shortwave listener since the 1950s, and for the past 30 years he has also been active in researching the history of shortwave broadcasting, and its listeners. He has authored […]

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New Location. February 4th Meeting. “The Elecraft K3 Transceiver” by Erik Kramer KE1V

Program: The Elecraft K3 by Erik Kramer KE1V Erik will review his experiences building his Elecraft K3 HF rig. He will cover the options he chose and why and his initial operating experiences in some recent contests. Some time will also be spent on his overall station setup and future plans. Our Guest Speaker: Erik […]

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