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:
|Jul 13, 2021||Past||(K1KK stepped in)||Antenna Math!||Oakwood|
|Aug 10, 2021||Past||David Sourdis||Antennas etc||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Sep 14, 2021||Past||Dave Wood House||PICNIC & Swapfest||Dave’s House|
|Oct 12, 2021||Past||Robert Young||Tar Heel Ant.||Oakwood|
|Nov 9, 2021||Past||Officer Elections & Macon Dail||VOA by Macon Dail||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Dec 14, 2021||Past||Christmas Party||Pot Luck||Immanuel Church|
|Jan 11, 2022||Past||Peter, N4PVH||VOA site C||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Feb 8, 2022||Past||MacCaulay, WU4B||Dx & Dx Clubs||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Mar 8, 2022||Past||Jeremy Lindsey, K2HJX||Ham Radio Public Service||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Apr 12, 2022||Past||Pat Harris||SOTA||Oakwood/Zoom|
|May 10, 2022||Past|
Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
|Sun Spots and propagation||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Jun 14, 2022||Past||FD Chairperson Beth KN4FZB||FD Organization||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Jul 12, 2022||Past||Matt Heere N3NWV||POTA||Zoom only|
|Aug 9, 2022||Past||Joe Moell K0OV||Direction finding aka Fox Hunting||Zoom only|
|Sep 13, 2022||Past||BARC Picnic & Swapfest||Annual Picnic||Dave’s House|
|Oct 11, 2022||Past||Nate Moreschi N4YDU||World Radio Sport Team Championships.||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Nov 8, 2022||Past||Grant Willis VK5GR (also elections)||IOTA (Australia)||Oakwood/Zoom|
|Dec 12, 2022||Past||Christmas Party||Pot Luck||Immanuel Church|
|Jan 10, 2023||Past||Clint Bradford K6LCS||Working Amateur Radio Satellites with your HT||Library 6:30PM|
|Feb 14, 2023||Past||Oliver Dully K6OLI||Winlink Basics||Library 6:30PM|
|Mar 14, 2023||Past||Mike Walker VA3MW||Flex Radio||Library 6:30PM|
|Apr 11, 2023||Past||Beth KN4FZB||Show and Tell Your Stuff||Library 6:30PM|
|May 9, 2023||Past||John Leonardelli VE3IPS||Solar Powered Portable Operations||Library 6:30PM|
|Jun 13, 2023||Confirmed||Beth KN4FZB||Field Day Prep||Oakwood 6:30PM|
|Jul 11, 2023||Library 6:30PM|
|Aug 8, 2023||Library 6:30PM|
|Sep 12, 2023||Proposed||Dave Wood W4EJ||Annual Picnic||Dave’s House?|
|Oct 10, 2023||Confirmed||Dale Burmester KA9SWE||FT8 Digital mode||Library 6:30PM|
|Nov 14, 2023||Elections &||Library 6:30PM|
|Dec 12, 2023||Proposed||Christmas Party||Pot Luck||Immanuel Church?|
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.)
January 12, 2021: Matt McMahon talking about the Down East Repeaters and DMR.
November 2020: Elecraft meeting with co-founder Eric Swartz talking about the technology in the new K4 radio.
September 2020 Meeting: Marv Hoffman talk on ARRL and the future of Amateur Radio.
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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.