Next Meeting:

June 13th, 2023 at 6:30 PM

Oakwood School Ham Station, Greenville, NC

“Field Day Prep”

Hosted by Beth KN4FZB

This meeting is in person but will NOT be streamed on Zoom. Looking forward to operating at FIELD DAY, June 24-25, 2023. Be there and lets have a great time! The meeting will not be at the library this time but at Oakwood where we will have Field Day.

Past videos are listed down the page or on the Vimeo web page.

Regular in person membership meetings: Are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. They will be both in person and on Zoom. We have a new location (courtesy of Scott) at the Sheppard Memorial Library at 530 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858 starting January 10th, 2023 at 6:30PM. If you come late the doors are locked at 7:00 PM therefore call Scott K9SPJ on the 2M W4GDF repeater to be let in (if you are late).

The Years in Meetings:

Date StatusNameTitleLocation
Jul 13, 2021Past(K1KK stepped in)Antenna Math!Oakwood
Aug 10, 2021PastDavid SourdisAntennas etcOakwood/Zoom
Sep 14, 2021PastDave Wood HousePICNIC & SwapfestDave’s House
Oct 12, 2021PastRobert YoungTar Heel Ant.Oakwood
Nov 9, 2021PastOfficer Elections & Macon DailVOA by Macon DailOakwood/Zoom
Dec 14, 2021PastChristmas PartyPot Luck Immanuel Church
Jan 11, 2022PastPeter, N4PVHVOA site COakwood/Zoom
Feb 8, 2022PastMacCaulay, WU4BDx & Dx ClubsOakwood/Zoom
Mar 8, 2022PastJeremy Lindsey, K2HJXHam Radio Public ServiceOakwood/Zoom
Apr 12, 2022PastPat HarrisSOTAOakwood/Zoom
May 10, 2022Past
Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
Sun Spots and propagationOakwood/Zoom
Jun 14, 2022PastFD Chairperson Beth KN4FZBFD OrganizationOakwood/Zoom
Jul 12, 2022PastMatt Heere N3NWVPOTAZoom only
Aug 9, 2022PastJoe Moell K0OV Direction finding aka Fox HuntingZoom only
Sep 13, 2022PastBARC Picnic & SwapfestAnnual PicnicDave’s House
Oct 11, 2022PastNate Moreschi N4YDUWorld Radio Sport Team Championships.Oakwood/Zoom
Nov 8, 2022PastGrant Willis VK5GR (also elections)IOTA (Australia)Oakwood/Zoom
Dec 12, 2022PastChristmas PartyPot LuckImmanuel Church
Jan 10, 2023PastClint Bradford  K6LCSWorking Amateur Radio Satellites with your HTLibrary 6:30PM
Feb 14, 2023PastOliver Dully K6OLIWinlink BasicsLibrary 6:30PM
Mar 14, 2023PastMike Walker VA3MWFlex RadioLibrary 6:30PM
Apr 11, 2023PastBeth KN4FZBShow and Tell Your StuffLibrary 6:30PM
May 9, 2023PastJohn Leonardelli VE3IPS   Solar Powered Portable OperationsLibrary 6:30PM
Jun 13, 2023ConfirmedBeth KN4FZBField Day PrepOakwood 6:30PM
Jul 11, 2023Library 6:30PM
Aug 8, 2023Library 6:30PM
Sep 12, 2023ProposedDave Wood W4EJAnnual PicnicDave’s House?
Oct 10, 2023ConfirmedDale Burmester KA9SWEFT8 Digital modeLibrary 6:30PM
Nov 14, 2023Elections &Library 6:30PM
Dec 12, 2023ProposedChristmas PartyPot LuckImmanuel Church?
BARC Meetings by dates

Be there or be square! Program chair for 2022-3 is Judy W3JUU, thank you for volunteering. If you have ideas for meeting presentation, please contact Judy.

BARC Breakfast meeting: 9:00am on the Saturday after the membership meeting at
“The Great Harvest Bread Co.” 2803 Evans St, Unit 100, Greenville, NC 27834. Come and have breakfast and enjoy talking to the members about all topics.

BARC board meeting: the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM on Zoom.

Due to Covid-19, most in person meetings were moved to Zoom virtual meeting with exceptions (see table above) in 2020 – 2022. This has had a positive effect as we are able to invite speakers that could otherwise not come to the meeting in person but can visit virtually. Now a combination of in person meetings (at the library) with zoom (to allow people in that cannot be in person) is now the normal method for having meetings. Invitations to the meetings will be emailed to all members the day before the meeting. Our Vice President is in charge of setting up the meeting.

Our thanks for the people that organized the meeting as Vice President:

The list includes Peter Van Houten in 2019, Lou Demko in 2020, Byron Highland in 2021, Judy Taber in 2022 & 2023.
Some of the past meetings were recorded and are on Vimeo here.

Past Meeting videos:

May 9th, 2023: Excellent talk on the use of Solar power and special batteries to run portable operations in the field. QRP experience also discussed by John:

March 14th, 2023: Mike Walker’s excellent presentation on Flex Radio technology presented to Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club on March 14th, 2023.

February 14th, 2023: A fabulous presentation on how Winlink is used and run as an introduction. Interesting to see how Los Angeles hams use Winlink to coordinate and pass messages in times of emergency. Worth while viewing it! Thank you Oliver!

November 11th, 2022: Grant Willis talking about his South Pacific IOTA experience calling in from “Down Under”!

August 9th, 2022, Joe Moell (K0OV) presented Fox Hunting for the Family!

July 12th, 2022, Mat Heere, Presentation on POTA

May 12th, 2022, Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA presented a very interesting talk on Sunspots cycle and HF propagations. He has given us an Ebook (out of print) on the subject for download:

He also gave us his slide deck of his presentation here:

August 10th, 2021, Live & Zoom. David Sourdis talked about the math related to antennas and feed lines. How to measure SWR of stubs and other connections. Rather good explanation from a RF Engineer! Demonstration on how to use a VNA to get the right length of coax.

May 11th, 2021, on Zoom. Gary Faust N4PIR presented his POTA (Parks On The Air) experience running QRP (Low power of 5 watts) going out to a park and activating the station. Where he is spotted brings “hunters” that look for activated parks on the air creating a “pileup” of radio amateurs calling trying to make a contact there. It is a challenge to set up a minimalist station and get it to work well on portable low power equipment and on battery power.

April 13th, 2021, 7:00pm on Zoom. 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 a homemade raft. Eventually, on his second attempt he did make his way successfully to the US, although not without quite a few stops along the way. Being a member of the ham radio world provided a certain amount of protection on his journey and helped him to get settled in the US.

March 9th, 2021, Presentation by Will Jourdain AA4WJ of ICOM America on the new technology that is being developed at Icom on the new IC705. Great Q&A discussion for 45 minutes at the end of the presentation about the capabilities of the radio and D-Star etc. WARNING: you will want one of these radios after seeing this video!

February 12, 2021: Tom Brown (N4TAB) talked about  “EmComm in NC”. Tom is very active for years in EmComm. He is currently NC RACES Officer, NC ARES SEC, NC AUXCOMM Coordinator, NC COML as his positions. Links for the FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS): (Free ICS courses we need 100, 200, 700, 800 to qualify to work in any emergency.)

Tom Brown talks about EmComm

January 12, 2021: Matt McMahon talking about the Down East Repeaters and DMR.

Matt in the EmComm vehicle.
Matt using the Em Com Vehicle

November 2020: Elecraft meeting with co-founder Eric Swartz talking about the technology in the new K4 radio.

Eric giving the technical insight to the new K4 HF radio.

September 2020 Meeting: Marv Hoffman talk on ARRL and the future of Amateur Radio.

Marv tells it like it is…

Unknown Signal: Please identify this signal in the comments below.

10KHz wide signal heard in MD & NC on 40m band.

April 2020 Meeting: Brian Harrison’s discussion of the final flight of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.

May 2020 Meeting: Brian Harrison’s presentation of the FCC’s Radio Intelligence Division in WWII.

Vimeo link to BARC Ham Radio Meetings and Videos here.

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