BOONE AREA RADIO KLUB (BARK)    
BOONE, IOWA

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


Get on the BARK email list. Send your email address to NISU@ARRL.NET.


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 1.972.5 MHZ

NET CONTROLS:
1st Sun. KNR - 2nd Sun. KBMPL - 3rd Sun. NISU
4th Sun. KEQEU - 5th Sun. KBLPI

THE ARES NET PREAMBLE


BIMONTHLY TESTING:

SECOND SATURDAY OF EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS - Plus HAMBOREE

NEXT TEST SATURDAY, October 30, 2021, at HAMBOREE

Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed), Check In: 8:30 AM

There is space for social distancing - Steve would prefer the wearing of masks. The fee to test is $15.00. Examinees must register for a FRN (FCC Registration Number: https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do).


Contact: STEVEN C HUFFMAN (515) 432-4006
Email: NNEU@ARRL.NET
VEC: ARRL/VEC

Location: Boone County Fairgrounds
1601 Industrial Park Road
Boone, Iowa 50036

In October, there were 4 examinees, all of whom passed their exams. We have one new tech, two new generals, and one new extra.


MONTHLY MEETING:
usually SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH,

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON October 12, 2021
at 7:00 PM - On Air and On Zoom - 146.85/.25 MHz - No Tone

In October, we will meet on-air to start, then switch to Zoom.

Email NISU for the Zoom link if you are not on the BARK email list.

We will talk about amateur radio technique and problems and NISU will give a presentation on Emergency Comunications.

In September, we talked about an antenna for the new 2 meter repeater and other radio topics.

We continue to meet virtually due to the pandemic.

WE normally MEET AT THE BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL - 1015 UNION STREET, BOONE - IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM BEHIND THE CAFETERIA.


WE WELCOME VISITORS


CLUB OFFICERS (contact us for information):

As of the May 2018 meeting, our officers continue as

PRESIDENT: WFS (CLAY CONARD)

VICE-PRESIDENT: NISU (MITCH CARROLL)

TREASURER/SECRETARY: KBLPI (ERIC SLOAN)

Congratulations to the three of you.


RESULTS FROM 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

FIELD DAY: June 26 & 27, 2021

This year we each operated from our home stations.

From W0FS:

We "will go with the operate from home permitted by 2021 Field Day rules. We can operate under our own call signs and submit individual FD entries designating the club (or FD group) we are affiliated with, as we did last year. This does not preclude groups operating from the field with club call signs.

When you submit your FD entry, please show your group affiliation as "Boone and Hamilton Counties ARES" with that exact spelling to get the credit to the group. This also applies to any entry made for field operation by either club. You submit the entry per whatever fits the location you are at."

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:

2021

Hamboree 2021 an ARRL Sponsored Event

Hamboree 2021 is Scheduled for 10/30/21
Looking at a VE session and vendors so check back often for updates

Location: Boone County Fair Grounds,Community Building,
1601 Industrial Park Road, Boone IA.

When: Oct 29 & 30, 2021
Doors open to public @ 8 AM to 1 PM
Doors open for Vendor setup Friday 10/29 from 3-9PM & Saturday 6AM
Doors open for pre reg attendees Saturday at 07:30

Admittance $7 (14 or younger no charge when accompanied by adult) and includes 1 raffle ticket

2019

On September 2, 2019, Bob McCaffery passed way. He was the force behind building up BARK in the 1990's and continued to provide leadership over the years. He was well loved and we will miss him.

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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