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June 2019

Field Day June 22nd! And Radio License Testing Too!

June 22
Benicia Fire Museum, 900 East Second
Benicia, CA 94510 United States

This year BARC is going to have a smaller Field Day, but it’ll still be lots of fun! Also, we will have VE License Exams offered from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for anyone wanting to get their ham license or seeking to upgrade their license! If you are curious about what ham radio is or or you already know what it is, but have never gone on a radio, or even if you are an experienced ham wanting to see how…

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July 2019

July 3rd Torchlight Parade

July 3 @ 17:30 - 20:30
1st Street Benicia

Every July 3rd, BARC Volunteers help with communications for the Famous Benicia Torchlight Parade. The parade itself is from 6:30-8:30 pm, but ham radio volunteers meet earlier at 4:30 at the Depot at the bottom of 1st street to set up and get instructions. If interested contact Art Mayoff AA6AM. Or you can drop by and view the parade and say hi to fellow hams!

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July 9th Walking Transmitter Hunt by Art Mayoff

July 9 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Benicia Downtown Fire Station

July 9th’s BARC Meeting PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE! Walking Transmitter Hunt in Downtown Benicia led by Art Mayoff July 9, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:30 Benicia Downtown Fire Station Art Mayoff will conduct a transmitter hunt or "T Hunt", with a “How-to” session before the hunt starts. Please bring your HT’s and your enthusiasm for this fun event! Bring friends too! Doors will open at 6:30 pm. A “How-to” session will start around 7:00. After the session the hunt will…

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August 2019

Field Trip to the USS Hornet – August 3, 2019

August 3
USS Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3
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We are going on a Field Trip! On Saturday, August 3rd, BARC is going on a Field Trip to the U.S.S. Hornet! We will be given a tour by a member of the Hornet Amateur Radio Club (HARC), NB6GC. It will include Radio Central. People will also have the opportunity to sit in on the monthly HARC meeting if they like! All are welcome. Bring family and friends! Please let Michelle, AA6MW, know if you and your family and friends…

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BARC August 13th: Gary Gross, KE6QR, “Providing Communications for Public Service Events”.

August 13 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Benicia Downtown Fire Station

We are happy to announce that Gary Gross KE6QR, will be coming back and giving us another exciting presentation! In the past Gary has given numerous interesting and informative presentations to BARC. This presentation will be “Providing Communications for Public Service Events”. Pre-Meeting meal will be at Pizza Pirate starting at 5:00 pm. .

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September 2019

September 10, 2019 BARC Meeting: Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, presents “HF Towers”!

September 10 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Benicia Downtown Fire Station

We are lucky to have at our September 10, 2019’s BARC Meeting, Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, a well known, prolific Pacificon Speaker, presenting “HF Towers”! Meeting begins at 19:00 (7pm). Doors open at 18:30 (6:30pm) His exciting biography: I am an Electrical Engineering alumnus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. I am currently employed as a Hardware Systems Integration Lead at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, CA and also serve on the Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board.…

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September 14th Exam Session

September 14 @ 09:00
Benicia Downtown Fire Station

BARC is giving an FCC exam session ‪on Saturday, September 14, 2019‬, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Benicia downtown fire station. 150 Military W. Enter through side door on West 2nd St Benicia CA 94510. Questions contact Art at (Walk-ins allowed

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Bob Hewitt, K6HEW, Celebration of Life

September 28 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Solano Events Center, 601 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533 United States
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All are welcome to come and share memories of Bob. Please let us know if you are coming by registering at the link listed under “Details” then “Website” below, or highlight, copy and paste the following into your address bar:

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October 2019

One Day Ham Study

October 5 @ 07:30 - 17:00
Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street
Benicia, 94510 United States
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A great opportunity to get either your Technician or General License In a Day! It’s from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm. Only $35 includes exam!<a href="http://

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October 17th:Gordon West and his team, “Tropospheric Ducting”.

October 17 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second St.
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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On October 17th we will have Gordon West and his team of experts coming to Benicia! His team consists of Gordon West, WB6NOA; Suzy West, N6GLF; Jodi Lenocker, WA6JL; and Tracy Lenocker, WM6T. Note the change of day and date and location! This special event meeting will be held on the THURSDAY before Pacificon, not the 2nd Tuesday of the month! It will be held at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia. GORDO ON TROPO! Learn why your…

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