Past Events


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Near-Fest XXVIII

Friday October 15th and Saturday October 16th 2021.0900 Friday through 1500 SaturdayDeerfield Fairgrounds - Deerfield NH

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 09:00 to Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 15:00

FCC Presents - EmComm Workshop Followup

This is series of weekly disaster communications Zoom presentations called " Emergency Management's Expectations of Amateur Radio " focusing on government, non-government agencies, and organizations served by Amateur Radio in one way or another during a disaster.    This series of presentations is intended for licensed hams (Amateur Radio operators), non-hams, government, and non-government involved in disaster communications. Please forward to ensure all are included    Thursday, October 14, RATPAC FCC presentation.  Starts 9:00 PM AST / 9

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 21:00

Boston Marathon - Volunteers Needed

Amateur Radio volunteer registration has been extended for a final time and closes on Friday August 6th, 2021 at 500 PM EDT for the 125th anniversary of the Boston Marathon.

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 08:00

Working the Pileup

Presented by Ron Delpiere-Smith, KD9IPOIf you have ever had difficulty breaking through a pileup, or if you have ever tried to work a pileup, you will want to join Ron Delpiere-Smith, KD9IPO Vice President from the Chicago Suburban Radio Association and ARRL Assistant Section Manager - Illinois for an interesting and enlightening discussion on working a pileup from both sides of the microphone. Whether it is field day, contesting, special events or that rare DX contact, this is a must-see presentation.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 13:00

BARC October 2021 General Membership Meeting

Hello All,
Below is the invite to the October 2021 BARC General Membership meeting.  Unfortunely the Dennis Police Department is still closed to the public.  We will meet via Zoom.
This months topic is Antenna Modeling, presented by  Larry W1DYJ 
Topic: BARC October 2021 General Membership Meeting
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 19:00

Harwich Cranberry Festival

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 08:00 to Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 17:00

WBZ 100th Anniversary -Opportunity to Operate

 The Billerica Amateur Radio Society, along with the Hampden County RadioAssociation in Springfield, will be commemorating WBZ's 100th anniversary byconducting a special operating event starting at 1300z/9:00 AM EDT September17 and ending at 0359z September 20/11:59 PM EDT September 19. Amateursusing the callsigns W1W, W1B, W1Z, and WB1Z will make two-way contact withother amateurs across all bands on SSB, AM, CW, and digital modes.

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 09:00 to Monday, September 20, 2021 - 00:00

Tower Safety

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 21:00

MS Challenge Waalk

The Cape Cod MS Challenge walk is looking for Ametuer radio operator volunteers.   The event is September 10-12, 2021   This event is unique in that we welcome day volunteers or entire weekend volunteers (we call this group our “Crew”).

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 08:00 to Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 20:00

Northeast HamXposition

HamXposition September 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2021 at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA HamXposition 2021 is ON!You've probably heard by now that all COVID restrictions in Massachusetts are lifted as of May 29th, and the state of emergency is lifted as of June 15th.What this means is we are a go for HamXposition 2021!Phil, K9HI, our forum chair has already begun seeking out guest speakers - You can sign up to be a speaker here: 2021 Early Speaker SignupIn the coming weeks, we will be enabling volunteer signup, and

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 07:45 to Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 23:45

Direction Finding

Joe Moell K0OVsee

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 21:00

BARC September General Membership Meeting (via Zoom)

Hello All,
Below is the invite to the September 2021 BARC General Membership meeting.  Unfortunely the Dennis Police Department is still closed to the public.  We will meet via Zoom.
Monday, September 6, 2021 - 19:00

RRI/NTS radiogram-ICS213

 Speaker/Presenter: James Wades, WB8SIWJoin RATPAC Zoom Meeting Wednesday. August 25th at:  9:00 PM AST / 9:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM CT / 7:00 PM MDT / 6:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM AKDT / 3PM HST See for Zoom link when available Recording on YouTube after event

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 21:00

Falmouth Road Race - Volunteers Needed

Barry /KB1TLR ; communications coordinator for the Falmouth Road Race is looking for volunteer radio operators. The race is Sunday August 15th, you will need to be on station prior to 8:00 am in Falmouth. Depending on your station you may be required to wear a mask. Barry will put out a complete operations manual prior to the race with all the details you should need. The only equipment you need is a 2 M HT with a hygain antenna if possible. You can email Barry -, or you may call or text 508-237-3429.

Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 08:00

Brooks Park Festival #2

Set up Friday PM (13), operate 9-4 Sat/Sun (14/15), tear down after 4 Sunday

Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 09:00 to Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 16:00

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

QSO Today Virtual Ham ExpoComing SoonAugust 14th and 15th, 2021

Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 00:30 to Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 23:30

August General Membership Meeting

August presentation - Balun’s Mystery Disclosed!  Bob Glorioso, W1IS, and Bob Rose, KC1DSQ

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 19:00

Learning with High Altitude Balloons

Presented by Jack McElroy, KM4ZIA and Audrey McElroy, KM4BUNJack McElroy, KM4ZIA and Audrey McElroy, KM4BUN talk about their experiences with high altitude balloons and explain how others can also be involved in high altitude balloons and be able to launch successfully! Their discussion will include how high-altitude balloons are a great way to involve more youth in Ham Radio and how it is a fantastic learning experience for students.Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 3:30 pm EDT (2030 UTC)

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 03:30


Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 21:00

Designing Coiled Coax “Ugly” Baluns

Presented by John Portune, W6NBCCoiled Coax Baluns are a familiar term in the world of ham radio, but not many hams know how to design them for maximum efficiency. The Internet offers many designs and can be confusing, so this presentation will help you learn the following: (1) The main function of a balun; (2) Calculating, and not guessing, at the amount of coil needed; (3) Self Resonance and frequency limitations.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 20:00

BARC - July Club Meeting (via Zoom)

  • New FCC RF Safety Rules presentation – Dan Brown (W1DAN)
  • Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, candidate for NE Director meet-n-greet and presentation
Topic: BARC July General Memebrship Meeting
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 19:00