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William Curtis Finch, Jr., AI4TN, SK


Bill Finch, Jr. AI4TN, SKBrightleaf ARC member Bill Finch, Jr., 72, AI4TN, of Greenville, NC, passed away Friday, August, 12, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia at Vidant Medical Center. He was born on June 15, 1944 in Tupelo, Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Curtis Finch, W4EHF, and his mother, Elsie Floyd Finch.

More at

http://www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/William-Curtis-Finch-Jr?obId=1035269#/obituaryInfo

August 2016 BARC VE Session Results

On the August 16, 2016 BARC VE session, three candidates passed Amateur Radio exams. 

Jonathon Collins, KM4VDG, Nashville, NC, passed Element 3 to upgrade to General Class license.  Joe Frazier, Greenville, NC and Jason Oliver, Kinston, NC, passed the Technician exams.  Their new call signs will be posted here when the FCC issues them.  BARC congratulates all for their accomplishment.

Also BARC welcomes Joe and Jason as new club members. 

The VE's that attended were Acting VE Liaison Dave Langley, W4YDY, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Dan Wallace, K4HMW, and Gary Coriell, KE5ACR..  FCC Support (877) 480-3201

The next regular BARC VE session is scheduled for October 18, 2016.

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.comJoe 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 Mike’s 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, Linux, OS/2, and Windows.

"Programming - from previous jobs and curiosity, I've programmed in Basic, assembly, C, C++, C#, Pascal, Fortran, Java, and shell programming. I also started out making we pages when all you had was ftp and a text editor. Now I use PHP, CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, and currently using Joomla for a lot of work."

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

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>.

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!

Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, Ham Chatter Editor

kb4joe-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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