God Bless America
Steve Horne, II, KB5B, SK
Steve Horne, II, KB5B, passed away June 28, 2016, Tuesday morning at 2:30 AM. The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club extends its condolences to his wife, Carolyn, and his family.
Steve was the Liaison Volunteer Examiner (VE) for BARC. He had only had his license for a few years but wanted to give back to Amateur Radio. When a new Liaison VE was needed he stepped up and did an outstanding job.
The following is excerpts from the Wilkerson Funeral Home web site on 6/29/16.
A memorial service was held on Thursday at 4 pm in the
Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.
NEWS FROM BARC 6/22/16
|June 2016 BARC VE
On the June 21, 2016 BARC VE session, four candidates passed Amateur Radio exams.
Megan Duley, Alexandria, VA, William Gunther, Midway Park, NC and Jonathon Collins, Nashville, NC, passed Element 2 to earn the Technician license. Their new call signs will be posted here when the FCC grants them. James Murdock, WD6EEY, Wakefield, VA, passed Element 4 to upgrade to the Amateur Extra Class license. BARC congratulates all for their accomplishment.
The VE's that attended were Acting VE Liaison Dave Langley, W4YDY, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Dan Wallace, K4HMW, and Thomas Styron, KB7L.. FCC Support (877) 480-3201
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, Linux, 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
|February 2016 BARC VE
On the February 16, 2016 BARC VE session, two candidates passed the Technician exam.
Successful candidates on Element 2 were Jonathan T. Jones, KM4ROA, Greenville, and George A. Liptak, Jr., KM4ROB, Chocowinity. Their new call signs were assigned by the FCC on February 26, 2016. BARC congratulates Jonathan and George for their accomplishment. 2/26/16
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, W4YDY. FCC Support (877) 480-3201
BARC Officers for the 2016 term.
New Brightleaf ARC officers elected for the 2016 term are:
Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, President
The following are appointed members serving the club.
Steve Horne, II, AB5B, VE Liaison
For more information and email addresses, go to <http://www.w4amc.com/barcoffc.html>.
BARC Christmas Party - December 8, 2015
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).
Congratulations to all. Without members participation, there would be no Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club!
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.
2016 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 Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, BARC Treasurer, at jeffreymeyer55 @ gmail.com (remove spaces in email address).
Thank you for your support and participation in BARC.