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Gene Underwood, KE4JZU, SK

KE4JZU - SKFormer BARC member, Eugene Lane Underwood, 83, KE4JZU, of Greenville and formerly of Ayden, passed away on January 13, 2016.  Gene served as BARC Second Vice President in 1998.  He was licensed in February 1994 and immediately joined BARC. He was last a member of the club in 2012. The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club sends its condolences to his family. 

There is an article about Gene by Murray Merner, K4MHM, ex-KF4FQB, in the Meet the Members column in the February 1998 issue of Ham Chatter. It can be found at http://www.w4amc.com/hc/pdf/hc9802.pdf.  

Obituary at

BARC Officers for the 2016 term.

New Brightleaf ARC officers elected for the 2016 term are:

Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, President
Gerry Clayton, K4IDD, First Vice President
Dave Langley, W4YDY, Second Vice President
Bob Hanrahan, Jr., AF4QY, Secretary
VACANT, Treasurer
Terry Monday, K4ZYD, Board Member
John McCoy, K4KBB, Board Member

The following are appointed members serving the club.

Steve Horne, II, AB5B, VE Liaison
Tom Parsons, W4TEP, W4AMC/W1VOA/W4UHS Trustee
Joe Jeansonne, WB4JOE, Ham Chatter Editor
Dave Langley, W4YDY, W4AMC.COM Web Site Editor
Taylor Millar, W4WTM, Public Relations
Pat Williams, KG4NSC, Public Service Coordinator & BARC Historian

For more information and email addresses, go to <http://www.w4amc.com/barcoffc.html>.

December 2015 BARC VE Session Results updatedy.gif (1796 bytes) 12/24/15

On the December 15, 2015 BARC VE session, eight candidates passed the Technician exam. 

Successful candidates on Element 2 were Charlie Langley, KM4PZT, Ayden, James Sutbbins, KM4PZU, Farmville, Charlie Meadows, KM4PZY, Greenville, Gary Faust, KM4PZZ, Chocowinity, Brian Hodges, KM4ZW, Washington, Steven Hodges, KM4PZS, Washington, Christopher Boyd, KM4PZV, Belhaven, and Benjamin Huffman, KM4PZW, Greenville.  Their new call signs were granted on December 23.  BARC congratulates all for their accomplishment. 

The VE's that attended were VE Liaison Steve Horne II, KB5B, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Dan Wallace, K4HMW, Prentice Tyndall, Jr. N4VBH, Terry Monday, K4ZYD and Dave Langley, W4YDYFCC Support (877) 480-3201

The next regular BARC VE session is scheduled for February 16, 2016.

BARC Christmas Party - December 8, 2015

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Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, left, was surprised when he was announced for the BARC Ham of the Year.  Terry Monday, K4ZYD presented the award.

The annual Christmas party was held December 8 and everyone had a good time along with good food.  After the meal, Terry Monday, K4ZYD, passed out the annual awards.   The Peer awards were as follows: Ham of the Year, Jeff Meyer, K4DKW; OM of the Year, John McCoy, K4KBB; YL of the Year, Rita Pulera, KI6BPT; Elmer of the Year,  Terry Monday, K4ZYD; New Ham of the Year, Mike Monteith, KM4OLT.

A plaque was given to President Terry Monday, K4ZYD, for his service.   Certificates were awarded to the other 2015 Officers.  They were First VP Gerry Clayton, K4IDD; Second VP: John McCoy, K4KBB; Secretary: Taylor Millar, W4WTM; Treasurer: Jeff Meyer, K4DKW; Board Member Richard Campbell, W4JNC; and Board Member: Morris Lewis, AK4MU.  

Certificates were awarded to the support team.  They were Public Relations, Taylor Millar, W4WTM; W4AMC/W1VOA/W4UHS Trustee: Tom Parsons; W4TEP, Ham Chatter Editor: Joe Jeansonne, WB4JOE; W4AMC.COM Editor, Dave Langley, W4YDY; Past Ham Chatter Editor, Dave Langley, W4YDY (18 years ended in May 2015).

Certificates were awarded to Steve Horne, II, AB5B, Volunteer Examiner (VE) Liaison and VEs Dan Wallace, K4HMW,
Richard Campbell, W4JNC, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Joseph Swigert, N4JNC, Dave Langley, W4YDY, Prentice Tyndall, N4VBH, Thomas Styron, KB7L, Gary Coriell, KE5ACR, Terry Monday, K4ZYD, and Byron Highland, K4BMH. ( Pictures at BARC 2015 Christmas Party page)

Congratulations to all.  Without members participation, there would be no Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club!

Special November 2015 BARC VE Session Results

Two candidates just finished the BARC Technician class on November 14 and a special VE Session was held after the class ended.  Jamie Dail, KM4PDT, Greenville, and Christine Zuercher, KM4PDS, Greenville, passed Element 2 to earn the Technician Class license.  Their new call signs were granted on November 23 by the FCC.  Congratulations to Jamie and Christine. 

The VE's that attended were VE Liaison Steve Horne II, KB5B, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Dan Wallace, K4HMW, Gary Coriell, KE5ACR, Thomas Styron, KB7L, and Dave Langley, W4YDYFCC Support (877) 480-3201

The next regular BARC VE session is scheduled for December 15, 2015. 

Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, Ham Chatter Editor

wb4joe-2.jpg (12160 bytes)Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, volunteered to take over the position of Ham Chatter Editor.  He started with the June 2015 issue.  He said he wanted to give back to Amateur Radio.    

Joe is the Networking Technology Coordinator at Pitt Community College and very experienced in computers and graphics. He received his Technician license, KK4FYK, in January 2012 and recently received the Vanity call sign, KB4JOE.  His wife, Kristen, is an RN at Physicians East in Winterville.  They live in Farmville. 

Please help him with articles and ideas for articles.  He welcomes your suggestions.

Thanks Joe for your service to BARC and Amateur Radio. 

2016 Dues

Membership dues for BARC are due January 1.  Those who have not paid their dues will not be listed on the roster and will be removed from the Ham Chatter mailing list starting in April. Membership dues are the same as they were in 2015 and are as follows: 

Regular Member $20.00
Family Member $2.00
Associate Member (Non-Licensed) $5.00
Honorary Member $0.00
New Hams: 18 and younger (1st year) $5.00
New Hams: 19 and older (1st year) $10.00

Please mail your dues, along with the member application form if there are any changes to: Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 8387, Greenville, NC 27835. We are requesting that you send the application form in so that we can have your correct information on file. The form can be downloaded from http://www.w4amc.com/application.pdf. If anyone has any questions concerning their membership status or their dues, please email Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, BARC Treasurer, at jeffreymeyer55 @ gmail.com  (remove spaces in email address). 

Thank you for your support and participation in BARC.

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