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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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BOD Meeting – April 2014

Billerica Amateur Radio Society Minutes of April 21, 2014 Board Meeting Attendees: President:Mike RaisbeckK1TW Vice President:Tom Walsh K1TW BOD member:Peter Norden N1ALO BOD Member:Peter Speen K1SUB Ex Officio:Jerry Muller K0TV BARS Member:Jim Idelson K1IR Regrets: Secretary:Erik Kramer KE1V Treasurer:Bruce Anderson W1LUS Call to order: Mike K1TWF called the Board meeting to order at approximately 6:40 […]

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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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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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BOD Meeting – March 2014

BOD Meeting Minutes: March 19, 2014 N1HTS will check the mailbox for contents. Erik offered to work on the website due to there not being any other volunteers. He’s concerned about time available but will do his best. Venue will be at the K1TWF residence for April, May and June. Field Day will be sited […]

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Regular Meeting – March 2014

On March 5, 2014 BARS held its March meeting at the Billerica Public Library. Attendees: 18 Primary Agenda Item: Annual Election At 7:10 K0TV brought the meeting to order. A period of time was devoted to sharing memories of Mike Bernock, N1IW: our close friend, past president, fellow ham, sage, mentor and overall great guy. […]

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Paul, K1VK, starts the negotiation . . .

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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