Next BARS meeting 2/5/20 — and K1TWF elected First Vice President, ARRL

Everyone, please mark your calendars for the next BARS meeting: Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Our speaker that evening will be Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF,  who was just elected as First Vice President of the American Radio Relay League.

Mike attended the ARRL Cabinet meeting in January and will present his thoughts about that. He (along with me, K1TW, and about 40 others) attended Fred Hopengarten, K1VR’s New England Division Town Hall meeting in Springfield as well. He will talk about ARRL Board structure and responsibilities, and about how his influence in Newington has changed because of his new role.

Previously, Mike served as ARRL New England Vice Director – for twenty-two years! Mike has been on the Board of HamXposition (ex-Boxborough), Near-Fest, and a long time mover and shaker in local politics and amateur radio in general. He’s been in BARS for decades! To say “local boy makes good” doesn’t say enough. I am so happy to be with our Club during this time. Please come and hear from Mike and make your voice heard and carried to ARRL HQ – we are lucky to have an ally and a voice so close by.

Links to the ARRL Eastern MA section website and ARRL HQ are below and well worth reading to know more about Mike’s accomplishments.  Please join me in congratulating Mike on his step up! See you Wednesday!

Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, Elected to ARRL First Vice President

And the main ARRL announcement:



President, Billerica Amateur Radio Society


Meetings begin promptly at 7:00 PM, first Wednesday of the month.

Our meeting location in Chelmsford is at:

Chelmsford Bible Church
128 Gorham St. (Route 3A)
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Please park in back and enter by the rear door. A map can be accessed by the “Club Meetings” notice on the right side of the website.

The Billerica ARS encourages members to get on the air! (GOTA). There are many exciting operating events over the coming cold months to enjoy. Let us know what you’re interested in.

Bring a friend (or aspiring ham) and join us!

Note: The weekly BARS Wednesday night net will not meet on this evening because of the club meeting. Members are encouraged to get on Billerica (147.12) on their way to/from the meeting instead.

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