Archive | May, 2014

Regular Meeting – May 2014

Meeting Convened by K1TWF at 7:00PM Attendees: 15.5 Intro: “What was your best Field Day experiences?” A sampling of the memories include: Operating 5A on the top of Nashoba Mountain. Clearing an area and getting poison ivy to show for it! Beer with Kielbasi from the grill. Operating on an island in the middle of a lake; […]

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 […]

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 […]

VE Session Report – April 2014

Here are the results for the April 19, 2014 VE Session at the Billerica Public Library. We had 10 candidates. We ended up with 5 new technicians, 4 General Upgrades and 1 Extra Upgrade. Everyone came away with at least what they came for. Volunteer VE’s for the session were Mike Goldberg (K1LJN), Charles Suprin […]

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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