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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friends come together to remember and celebrate Mike N1IW

On Thursday evening, April 17, we had a gathering of friends, around 36 or so.  Angelo and a few others from Mitre were there also. Ken Caruso and his wife Fran made all the arrangements at the Billerica Elks Club. Jim Idelson put together a video and Lisa connected in via Skype Video to speak to […]

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.

BARS and southern NH hams help bring N1IW estate back to community

DERRY, NH MARCH 29, 2014 — The community of hams from Billerica and southern NH have come together to help the family of Mike Bernock, N1IW, liquidate Mike’s ham radio estate. Mike was an avid HF contester, DXer and a supporter of the burgeoning UHF/VHF digital mobile radio network. Mike wanted his estate to benefit […]

N1IW Estate Garage Sale March 29

This Saturday, March 29th, from 10:30 to 2 PM, we will have the 2nd Garage Sale.  There is still a lot of RF cable, wire, transformers, capacitors, variable capacitors, amplifier building parts, antennas, insulators, test equipment, etc.  Here is a list of other remaining items: ICOM IC-R2500  Communications Receiver   $750 microHam MK 2R+   SO2R Interface               […]

Mike Bernock N1IW SK

BERNOCK, MICHAEL WILLIAM Aged 55, of Derry, NH (N1IW; November 1 Italy Whiskey) signed off his radio to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Born in St. Clair Shores, MI, he is survived by his parents, William and Barbara, sisters, Diane and Laura, brother, Robert (Juli), niece, Jessica and his many New […]

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