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NEWS FROM BARC 8/24/17
August 2017 BARC VE Session Results
On the August 15, 2017 BARC VE session, one candidate passed the Technician Amateur Radio exam.
Donald Bradshaw, Winterville, NC, passed the Technician exam. The FCC granted Donald his new call sign, KN4FKM, on August 21, 2017, the solar eclipse day! Congratulations Donald. 8/24/17
The VE's that attended were VE Liaison Gary Coriell, KK4GC (16), Morris Lewis, AK4MU, (24), Dan Wallace, K4HMW, (30) and Dave Langley, W4YDY, (124). (Note new call sign for Gary, KK4GC, formerly KE5ACR.)
The numbers after the VE list are the number of ARRL sessions attended by each are not including this session. Counts are at http://www.arrl.org/ve-session-counts?state=NC.
The next regular BARC VE session is scheduled for October 17, 2017. - W4YDY
2017 DuesMembership 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
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 Terry Monday, K4ZYD, BARC Treasurer, at tamonday @ embarqmail.com (remove spaces in email address).
Thank you for your support and participation in BARC.
Peter Van Houten, KG4WEZ, BARC Ham of the Year
Peter Van Houten, KG4WEZ, was presented the BARC Ham of the Year plaque by BARC President Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, at the December Christmas Party. Peter was selected BARC Ham of the Year by club members when they voted at the November meeting. Peter has put in a lot of time and work fixing up the ARES emergency trailer by adding solar panels, batteries and a lot of rewiring. He also painted it and that reduced the temperature up to 20 degrees in summer days. White paint on top did the trick. Congratulations Peter on the much deserved award.
Certificates were also presented to members for their participation in BARC activities that keeps the club running. The following received certificates. New Ham of the Year, Mike Monteith, KM4OLT; OM of the Year, David Langley, W4YDY; Elmer of the Year, Jeff Meyer, K4DKW.
Volunteer certificates were presented to Club Station Trustee, Tom Parsons, W4TEP; Public Relations/Publicity; Pat Williams, KG4NSC; Ham Chatter Editor, Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE; Web Site Editor, Mike Monteith, KM4OLT.
For the BARC Volunteer Examiners that administer Amateur Radio exams, the following receive certificates; Volunteer Examiner Liaison, David Langley, W4YDY; VE Morris Lewis, AK4MU; VE Dan Wallace, K4HMW; VE Terry Monday, K4ZYD; VE Gary Coriell, KE5ACR; and VE Thomas Styron, KB7L.
2016 BARC Officers presented certificates were President Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, First Vice President Gerry Clayton, K4IDD, Second Vice President David Langley, W4YDY, Secretary Bob Hanrahan, AF4QY, Treasurer Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, Trustee Terry Monday, K4ZYD, and Trustee, John McCoy, K4KBB. Some of those listed above were not at the party.
A great time was had by all. There was more than enough good food fixed by mainly the club members spouses. Thanks to Terry Monday, K4ZYD, and his MUCH better spouse for the party setup and beverages.
Historical and Arts Society Amateur Radio Demonstration
Peter Van Houten, KG4WEZ, explains emergency trailer equipment to visitor while Dave, W4YDY looks on.
Working Amateur Radio portable stations set up by WA4MOK for Winterville Historical and Arts Society demonstration.
Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, left, Dave, W4YDY, right
Bernie, WA4MOK, talking to stations in nearby states while visitor observes.
Bernie, WA4MOK, explains equipment and operation of Amateur Radio station to future ham and his mother. He asked Bernie many questions about Amateur Radio.
Thanks to Leland Tucker, WB4RQG, Winterville Historical and Arts Society Vice President, for his assistance.
Email from Leland, WB4RQG:
More pictures to be added later on the Picture page.
New Email addresses at @w4amc.com
New email addresses using the w4amc.com domain have been added by Mike Monteith, KM4OLT, web site editor. Dave Langley, W4YDY, VE Liaison can be reached by using ve @w4amc.com. Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, Ham Chatter editor can be reached by using hamchatter @w4amc.com. The old barc @w4amc.com now goes to Mike Monteith, KM4OLT. It did go to W4YDY when he was web site editor. The president @w4amc.com still goes to Jeff, K4DKW. (Remove the space before the @ sign in the addresses.)
W4AMC.COM Web Editor Change
Mike Monteith, KM4OLT, has assumed the BARC web site editor position from Dave Langley, W4YDY. Mike switched it over to his account on March 4. Dave Pulver, KG4CZV, has maintained the account when it was switched to GoDaddy in 2006. The site was started almost 20 years ago in July 1996 by W4YDY.
You should see a great improvement in the looks of the site. You will see no change in the looks of the site at first. Mike is working on a new look. Most if not all content will still be there but some of the addresses may change.
From Mikes biography on QRZ.COM, he has the following information:
"Computers - I've worked on PC since the original IBM PCs and XTs. I did system admin work for 18 years which includes HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Line, OS/2, and Windows.
Thanks to Mike for volunteering to help the club. He just got into Amateur Radio a few months ago but he is already stepping up to give back to Amateur Radio. We need more like him. - W4YDY
Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, Ham Chatter Editor
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.