============================ Larry Schwarz, W4RHY, (SK) Larry Schwarz, W4RHY, (SK), 67, passed away February 1, 2019. He is listed in the Silent Keys in the June 2021 issue of QST. He lived in Winterville before moving back to Fayetteville. He was very active in the Pitt County area with his Amateur Radio. He had a computerContinue reading “Late Breaking News (BARC Style!)”
Survey to find the level of interest in a computer modeling of antenna designs class.
So for Mother’s Day, I went home to see my 90+ Mother and Father like a “good son”. They are doing well and have many stories to tell. I guess I do not fall far from the tree, do I? Saturday morning I could not sleep so I got up at 5:30am and looked outContinue reading “QRP = Climbing Mt Everest?”
Well, what a weekend this was. Beautiful weather, temperature in the 70-80’s and a light breeze. I just did not put enough sun blocker on so I look like a lobster in the pot! David K1KK called and wanted to try out his new 60′ tall Spiderbeam pole and turn it into an 80 meterContinue reading “Antenna Building 101”
County hunting is addictive, it is the act of finding and making a contact in every county in the USA (3077).
BARC EmComm Workgroup meeting notes for April 20, 2021 where we discuss how to coordinate and improve EmComm in Pitt county.
This is what happens when your XL goes to Sam’s Club and she says “look, I found a 18 x 10‘ tent is available for an incredible price. Even has LED lights inside.” So I get in the car go down there and check it out and sure enough we’re going home with one. IContinue reading “Tent Testing…”
Presentation by Elixander Valladares W7HU AKA Alex. He will be our April Guest.. Alex will discuss growing up in Cuba and involving himself in the hobby from his teens. He decided that he wanted to explore the opportunities that were available in the USA, but for this, he had to sneak out of Cuba on aContinue reading “BARC zoom meeting Tues 4/13/21, 7pm.”
Here are issues and items for the membership to read. These are a collection of small notices and items to try and keep everyone informed. ARES trailer Maintenance: 4/8/21 The IC7300 radios were all upgraded to v1.40 of the firmware that allows easier switching modes like FT8/CW/SSB modes and other improvements. See Icom web siteContinue reading “BARC Notes”
I have decided to try QRP or low power mode. I got myself a used KX2 Elecraft radio that produces about 5 watts of power. I designed a random wire antenna that has a 2 oz lead weight on one end of the wire, I swing it around and throw it up into a tree.Continue reading “Move over Charlie Brown!”