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Next BARS Meeting: Wednesday, December 6 at 7 PM

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:30 PM. The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Guest: Marcia Forde, KW1U. Marcia is the ARRL Section Traffic Manager (STM) for the Eastern Massachusetts (EMA) section. Topic: Message Handling and the National Traffic System (NTS). Marcia, KW1U, is the Section Traffic Manager for both […]

Club Election Results

To all Billerica Amateur Radio Society members: Last night, at our club meeting, the election slate as published below was passed – unanimously. Please welcome the incoming BOD members and thank those who are outgoing or changing roles for their hard work up till now. I hope to serve all of you well. I can […]


Wednesday, November 1, 2017 is Election Night for BARS. The Board of Directors has met and a slate of nominees has been formulated. It is: President: Andy Wallace, KA1GTT Vice President: Kayla Creamer, W2IRY Treasurer: Bruce Anderson, W1LUS (incumbent) Secretary: Paula Crock, KC1EDA BOD Member: Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF BOD Member: Henry Christle, WA1VAB Emeritus: Tom […]


Meeting begun by Tom, K1TW, about 7PM. Issues brought up: Hacking of Yahoo accounts – changing of passwords recommended. Discussion: BARS should move from Yahoo Groups by 12/1/17. Action item for Jesse. A motion was approved to do this move. Congratulations were extended to Jesse, W1DEA, for the Newsletters being published. Thanks were given to […]

BARS October Board Meeting Report

Attendees: Andy KA1GTT, Tom K1TW, Kayla W2IRY (phone), Bruce W1LUS, Henry WA1VAB, Niece KA1ULN, Mike K1TWF. The meeting began at 6PM on October 10th at the BATV office in Billerica with the following brought up by Tom: BARS will hold elections at its November meeting. The ByLaws should be updated by the new President. Election […]

November 1st Meeting: The Sputnik Years

Meeting Time: 7:00-9:30 PM. The next meeting of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society (BARS) is Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Guest: Kelly Beatty, Sky and Telescope Magazine Topic:The Sputnik Years When a Russian rocket lofted Sputnik 1 into orbit on October 4, 1957, the worldwide reaction was a mixture of awe and apprehension. The Space Age […]

Minutes of BARS Meeting from September 6

7:20 pm – Meeting called to order by Mike, K1TWF – Mike gave a brief intro/explanation about Boxboro for our new members – Bruce gave a treasurer’s report. We currently have a balance of $701.91. – Bruce reminded members that September means it’s time for annual dues. – Mike introduced Eric, KV1J to lead the […]

Ice Cream Social Rescheduled to Saturday, August 19th (1-4 PM)

Special Summer Event on Saturday August 19, 1-4 PM. Ice Cream Social at Gary’s Ice Cream across from the Bible Church. This coincides with the North American QSO Party on SSB so we will almost certainly setup a station to operate in the contest. Please join us. This is a preliminary announcement. More details will […]

BARS Board Meeting Report

BARS BOD MEETING REPORT 7/29/17 Held at BATV – opened at 9:15 by Tom, BARS President. Attendees: Tom, Bruce, Andy, Kayla, Jesse (observer), Niece, Mike. Tom thanked Jesse for his outstanding work as FD chair. Proposed August meeting be ice cream social at Gary’s. Start 6PM. If inclement weather, meet at Church at 7 instead. […]