BOONE AREA RADIO KLUB (BARK)    
BOONE, IOWA

BOONE COUNTY IOWA'S AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
WE WELCOME ALL VISITORS TO OUR MEETINGS AND NETS



WEEKLY ARES NETS:
SUNDAY NIGHT, 8:00 PM

MEETS AT 146.850/250 MHZ ON THE KBTLM 2 M REPEATER.

IF THE REPEATER IS OFF THE AIR, THE NET MEETS AT 146.550 MHZ simplex.

THE 2 M NET IS FOLLOWED BY A NET
AT 443.9+ MHZ ON THE KBTLM 440 MHZ REPEATER.

THE 2 M AND 440 MHZ REPEATERS ARE AT THE BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL.

THERE IS THE IOWA 160 M ARES NET AT 9:30 PM AT 1.973 MHZ

NET CONTROLS:
1st Sun. KNR - 2nd Sun. KBMPL - 3rd Sun. KDTZL
4th Sun. KBLPI - 5th Sun. KCY(?)

THE ARES NET PREAMBLE


BIMONTHLY TESTING:
SECOND SATURDAY OF EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS

NEXT TEST SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed), Check In: 8:30 AM
Contact: STEVEN C HUFFMAN (515) 432-4006
Email: NNEU@ARRL.NET
VEC: ARRL/VEC

Location: BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL
in the conference room behind the cafeteria
1015 Union St., Boone, Iowa 50036

In June, there were two examinees, both of whom passed the technician exam.




MONTHLY MEETING:
SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH,AT 7:00 PM

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JULY.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING AUGUST 8, 2017.

In August, we will try out the QRP kits we have built. The meeting will be fun.

WE MEET AT THE BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL - 1015 UNION STREET, BOONE - IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM BEHIND THE CAFETERIA.
NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION WITHIN THE HOSPITAL.

WE WELCOME VISITORS


CLUB OFFICERS (contact us for information):

As of the May 2017 meeting, our officers are

PRESIDENT: WFS (CLAY CONARD)

VICE-PRESIDENT: NISU (MITCH CARROLL)

TREASURER/SECRETARY: KBLPI (ERIC SLOAN)

Congratulations to the three of you.


FIELD DAY: June 24 & 25, 2017

Field Day was held at Cap Erbe Park, per ususal. From WFS:

We had 100 cw, 3 digital and 32 SSB contacts. Beside this were 21 SSB contacts on 20M that had no date or time logged so were not included.

Bonus points were 200 for 2 transmitters on emergency power (GOTA station does not qualify for this), 100 points each for media publicity, public place, W1AW Field Day message copy, natural power qso's, site visit by elected official and 20 points for GOTA bonus.

We had 476 QSO points, 720 bonus points for a total of 1196 points claimed. Not bad for a bunch of old burn-outs.

RESULTS FROM 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014

LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:

STORY COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: www.wyl.com

FORT DODGE CLUB: fdara.home.mchsi.com

HIAWATHA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (DALLAS COUNTY): www.qsl.net/kdneb

DES MOINES RADIO AMATEURS' ASSOCIATION: www.dmraa.com

HAMITON COUNTY NET: kkwo.wordpress.com

ARRL: www.arrl.org

Other clubs than our's have monthly meetings and sponser weekly ARES nets. SEE THE STORY COUNTY, FORT DODGE, HIAWATHA, DES MOINES CLUB, and HAMILTON COUNTY SITES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR MEETINGS AND NETS.




CLUB NEWS:

2017

Congratulations are due to Nicklas Standfest for passing his technician license exam. He is 9 years old. His call is KEMRM.

Iowa Section of the ARRL Convention will be held at Hamboree on May 13 at the Boone County fairgrounds in Boone. The 3900 Club board will need help setting up and tearing down before and after Hamboree. If you want to help, contact Clay, WFS.

2016

It is with sadness that I report that KDGFN, Karen Huffman, Steve's (NNEU) wife, passed away this summer.

2015

Sadly, WANOV, Jim Gates, Jr. passed away this year. It has been a rough few years for the Gates family.

2013

Congratulations to KCY, Bob McCaffrey. Bob became the new ARRL Iowa Section Manager on April 1, 2013.

2012

On November 17th, we were sad to hear that long time Boone ham, WTYY, Jim Gates, had passed away. Jim was Ed George's father-in-law and was known for the amplifiers that he built. Our sympathies go out to the Gates family for their losses.

We were also sorry to hear that long time BARK member, KANII, Ed George, passed away on July 6th. Our sympathies go to the family.

KGVN and his wife were killed as the result of a car accident on Saturday, June 16th.
Our condolences go out to the family. We will miss him.


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