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November 2019

At the November 12th BARC Meeting, Michelle Paquette,AA6MP, will be giving the presentation, “Fundamentals of Real Radio:  Real Radios Glow In The Dark”.

November 12, 2019 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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We are happy to announce, Michelle Paquette will be giving us another exciting presentation, “Fundamentals of Real Radio:  Real Radios Glow In The Dark” Low tech doesn’t mean no tech!  Older technologies give us a way to look at basic principles of our gear that modern, computer driven and software controlled equipment obscures.  We will look ‘under the hood’ at some basic principles of electronics and touch a bit on what is involved in restoring older electronics to service. She…

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December 2019

Benicia Amateur Radio Club/BARC Christmas/Holiday Party Tuesday, December 10, 2019

December 10, 2019 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street
Benicia, 94510 United States
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$30

Get together with BARC for our annual Christmas Party! It’s always fun! $30 per person-$15 for children. See you there! You can pay online on the link below!

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January 2020

Ham Radio Licensing Exam Session Saturday, January 11, 2020

January 11 @ 09:00 - 11:00
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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$15

Ham radio EXAM SESSION On Saturday, January 11, 2020 We are having a FCC exam session from 0900 to 1100 at the Downtown Benicia Fire Station, 150 Military W., Benicia, Ca. Please enter via the 2nd St. Side door. Walk-ins are welcome! (This is not a class!) The fee is $15. Bring two forms of ID. Minors may bring school ID, minor’s work permit, report card, Kaiser card etc. If upgrading bring photocopy of your current Amateur Radio license or…

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Andy Record, “Batteries the Caveman Way” January 14th BARC Meeting

January 14 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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We are happy to have another exciting and informative presentation given by our neighbor from across the Bay, Andy Record. His previous presentation on Repeaters was talked about for months! Andy Record, KF6TJR, has been a ham for over 20 years and self identifies as a OM. He is a Product Manager for Silke Communications where he is overseeing and coordinating the City of Roseville’s transition to an EF Johnson P25 Phase II system as well as several other smaller…

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February 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 GOTA Get on the Air Class

February 4 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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Learn how to operate your radio, about antennas, how to talk on the radio and actually get on the air! Get your questions answered. This class gets you up and running.  All the fun stuff – and No Test! All are welcome!   Where? Benicia Fire Station 150 Military West, Benicia CA Please enter via the West 2ns St side door When? ‪Tuesday, Feb 4, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM‬

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JB Still, NR5NN, DIY Junk Box Antennas

February 11 @ 19:00 - 21:30
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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JB will show us how to build antennas from our junk boxes in this exciting presentation! We will have our pre-meeting meal at Roundtable Pizza in the Southampton Shopping Center starting at 5:00 pm. Side Doors at the Downtown Fire Station open at 6:30. All that are interested are welcome!

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March 2020

Ralph Simpson will present: The German Enigma Machine: The Secret Battlefield of WW2 

March 10 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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We are excited that Ralph Simpson will be giving his fascinating presentation, “The German Enigma Machine: The Secret Battlefield of WW2“ at our monthly meeting! It meets at the Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military W. Please enter via the 2nd St. side door. Doors open at 6:30, the meeting starts at 7:00. All are welcome to our pre-meeting meal at Roundtable Pizza, 878 Southampton at 5:00 pm. The Enigma machine was invented over 100 years ago, and it proved to…

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April 2020

Cancelled -Show and Tell April BARC Meeting

April 14 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Benicia Downtown Fire Station, 150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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April’s meeting will be cancelled due to the COVID-19/Corona virus. All meetings and in-person events are postponed until further notice. We’ll listen for you on the air!

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May 2020

May 12th BARC Zoom Meeting at 7:00 pm: Justin Cowgill, KM6ZTH, Presents, “Audio connections, and routing. Ways to interface your radios.”

May 12 @ 19:00 - 21:00

“Audio connections, and routing. Ways to interface your radios.” is Justin Cowgill, KM6ZTH's May 12th BARC Zoom Meeting presentation. Always interesting and informative, Justin will explain clearly, demonstrate and answer questions. We are looking forward to this exciting Zoom opportunity! Justin's Bio: Always curious as to how things work. Justin can be found inspecting, tweaking, and building audio, video, broadcast and network systems. He is the Chief Technology Officer for CreaTV San Jose, with a Bachelors Degree of Radio and…

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June 2020

June BARC meeting:Solano CART with Vicki Dawson and Bob Hawkins

June 9 @ 19:00 - 21:00
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Solano Community Animal Response Team: A Year Later This is an exciting Zoom event! Please contact Bob Fentress or look in our groups.io or contact us at the email or phone listed below to find out how to connect to this exciting presentation! Solano CART is excited to return to BARC ‪on June 9, 2020‬, almost a year to the day after we last visited and update you on our progress.  We have accomplished quite a few things this past year,…

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