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October 9th BARC Meeting: Michelle Paquette with her new antenna presentation: “Magnetic Loop Antennas”.
Past BARC President, Michelle Paquette will be giving another exciting presentation on compact antennas. She will be giving it on a new specific antenna she has been trying: a Magnetic Loop antenna, which works well in condos and HOAs. (Although we hear it's pretty finicky!) We will be having our pre-meeting meal at Pizza Pirate starting around 5:00 pm. All are Welcome to both the meeting and the meal! Hope to see you there!Find out more »
Our exciting Get Your License-in-a Day class is followed by a FREE Get-on-the-Air class, or GOTA class. The GOTA class demonstrates how to get on the air and then YOU get on the air! For new hams and old hams! More experienced hams can attend for review, or to learn the latest new tricks!Find out more »
Ron Bunch will be giving a presentation on Contra Costa County’s ACS program. Meeting begins at 7:00. Doors open at 6:30. Please enter via the 2nd side door. We will be having the pre-meeting at Pizza Pirate beginning at 5:00 pm. All are welcome! See you there!Find out more »
Our annual Christmas Holiday Party is on on December 11th! (the same night that we would normally have our monthly meeting, the second Tuesday of the month, in December). The Party will be held at the Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd St. It will start at 6:30 pm for socializing and Dinner at 7:30. Cost is $30 per person which entitles that person one raffle ticket for one of the $600 worth of radio door prizes. Limit of one…Find out more »
January 8th’s 2019 BARC Meeting: “GoKits: A Presentation on the Design and Construction of BARC’s GoKits”, by Art Mayoff, AA6AM
January’s Meeting will be “GoKits: A Presentation on the Design and Construction of BARC’s GoKits; Hints and ideas on building your own Radio-in-a-Box”, by Art Mayoff, AA6AM. Art is our current Treasurer, and a past President of BARC and MDARC. Having been continuously licensed since 1961, he is also an ARRL Life member. He is an Accredited ARRL VEC and W5YI VEC Volunteer Examiner as well as both a Certified ARRL Instructor and a Certified CERT trainer. As if that…Find out more »
We are so happy and excited to have Kristen coming back again to speak! She gave a fantastic, well received presentation about 7 years ago at BARC on Grounding. Kristen has been interested in radio since she was about 5 years old. When she was small she built many radio kits including her favorite: the one tube radio kit. She started in Amateur Radio around 1979 while she was at MIT by getting her technician's license. She built a 2m…Find out more »
BARC invites you to a Free Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) Class on Wednesday, February 13th, at 7pm. Learn about radio selection, operating procedures, antennas, repeaters and how to talk on the radio. You will actually get on the radio in this class! The GOTA class meets in the Benicia Downtown fire station. Enter via the West 2nd Street side door. Beginners, rookies and veterans are invited. Even if you haven’t received your callsign yet you can attend and participate! If you have…Find out more »
BARC is excited that Bob Hawkins, KM6BXZ, Radio Officer for ACS, will be giving our March 12th presentation. Have you ever wondered what Solano County ACS is? What it’s all about and what people do there? Then this exciting presentation is for you! Become informed about what Solano County is doing in emergency communications. See if this is an organization you would like being a part of! See you there! All are welcome!Find out more »
April 9th BARC Meeting: Michelle Paquette, AA6MP does “ A Follow-up on Popular Compact/Portable Antennas”.
We are always excited to have Michelle give presentations at our club meetings! They are always fun and informative! On April 9th Michelle will do “ A Follow-up on Popular Compact/Portable Antennas”. The Pre-meeting meal will start at 5 PM at RoundTable Pizza, 878 Southampton Rd. All are welcome!Find out more »
May 14, BARC Meeting: Art Mayoff, AA6AM: A Portal to the Past: Collecting and Restoring Telegraph Keys and Bugs
A Portal to the Past: Collecting and Restoring Telegraph Keys and Bugs From the late 1800's Morse Code shaped our country and laid the foundation for our Industrial successes and News dissemination. It played a role in safety at sea and helped our Armed Services in WWII. Learn about Glass Arm, Bugs, Speed Keys, Keyers and Paddles. Art has been a ham since 1961, is a past President of MDARC and BARC, is a lifetime ARRL Member, has given numerous…Find out more »