Bullet Proof Diesel - Antenna Mounts

If you have a truck and want an antenna mount that is of excellent quality and does not require you drilling a hole in the roof this may be a good option for you. 

After discovering my new work truck was an all-aluminum body I was a bit hesitant to put a large 5/8 wave NMO mount in the roof.  It also had a ton of airbags mounted on the sides and it looked like a PITA to get around them.  I then discovered this:
Mount

WEEKLY 2-METER BARC NET

Beginning this Sunday (March 29, 2020), BARC will operate a weekly net at 7 pm every Sunday. We will use BARC’s K1PBO 2-meter repeater at 146.955, - shift, CTCSS of 88.5.
 
The net will be open to all BARC members as well as anyone else who wishes to check in.
 
Why weekly? Because we are in a situation that requires social distancing. Many of our members may not have a ready means to stay in touch with the Club or its members as a group. A weekly net will provide members that social contact.
 

Massachusetts Distracted Driving Law As Applied to Ham Radio Operation

A new distracted driving law was passed in 2019 and went into effect on February 23, 2020. It states, in pertinent part, that, 

Allstar Link

We are in the process of adding AllStar Link nodes to the 146.955 K1PBO repeater.  This will be in testing along with several other changes this fall and hopefully in service around the first of the year.

This will allow linking to any other AllStar node and a DMR and EchoLink Bridge This will allow for increased connectivity of the repeater.  

 

146.955 Repeater Maintenance - 8/10/2019

The BARC 146.955 repeater will be taken off the air for maintenance around noon on Saturday, August 10th.    We hope to have it back up and running by dusk.  

 

 

National Lighthouse Weekend, Highland Light, Truro, MA

  The Northeast Amateur Radio Club will be operating National Lighthouse Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4, 2019 at Highland Lighthouse, Truro, MA. Join us on the air!

 Operating Times: Saturday, Aug. 3rd, 5PM-11:45PM / Sunday, Aug. 4th, 10AM-6PM.

73 Russ K1RTA-President / Bill N2KNL-Vice President

KM1CC Marconi Special Event April 27, 2019

  Hello fellow members. This Saturday, April 27, 2019 the KM1CC Marconi Radio Club will be celebrating Guglielmo Marconi's Birthday (April 25, 1874) at the Cape Cod National Seashore Coast Guard Station, Eastham, MA.  Visiting hours are 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday. Operating hours are from 8:00 PM Friday until 8:00 PM Saturday Eastern Daylight Time. Please join us!

HF Coming Back to the Military

The National Guard is working to bring back the use of high-frequency communications rather than having sole dependence on satellite communication. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

Board of directors meeting

the board of directors meeting will be at 5pm prior to Christmas party today

January meeting

The Jan meeting will be on January 7, 2019 ,7:00 pm Dennis Pd 

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Antenna Zoning Part 1: Permitting in a Nutshell

Antenna Zoning: Special 6-part webinar seriesPresented by Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, author of "Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur"Antenna Zoning Part 1: Permitting in a NutshellMon June 14, 2021 @ 2 pm EDT (1800 UTC)This is the first webinar of a special six-part series being presented by Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, author of Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur.

National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio Workshop

In conjunction with the National Hurricane Conference next month, the traditional Amateur Radio Workshop sessions will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 AM - 12 PM EDT and 1:30 - 5 PM EDT.

Antenna Zoning Part 2: Principles & Preparation: How to Wear the White Hat

Antenna Zoning Part 2: Principles & Preparation: How to Wear the White HatWed June 16, 2021 @ 2 pm EDT (1800 UTC)This is the second webinar of a special six-part series being presented by Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, author of Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur.

Antenna Zoning Part 3: The Application

Antenna Zoning Part 3: The ApplicationMon June 21, 2021 @ 2 pm EDT (1800 UTC)This is the third webinar of a special six-part series being presented by Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, author of Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur. Don't let the confusing tangle of ordinances and bylaws keep you from installing the antenna you need in order to communicate effectively.  http://www.arrl.org/arrl-learning-network-webinars

Introduction to Remote HF Operation

Presented by Davide Lanfranconi, W6DGE, and Kevin Shin-Wheeler, N7KSW, from the Cal Poly Amateur Radio ClubThe Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club will be presenting on the idea, process, and challenges that were encountered while getting our club’s remote HF station on the air, as well as some methods and resources available for amateur radio operators and clubs to get their remote stations on the air.

Remembering Bill, N2KNL

Hello Everyone,