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BOONE, IOWA

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


JUNK IN THE TRUNK:

September 16, 2023
South End McHose Park Parking Lot
8:00 am


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WEEKLY ARES NETS:
SUNDAY NIGHT, 8:00 PM

MEETS AT 146.850/250 MHz Tone: 114.8 Hz 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 TESTS SATURDAYS
October 7, 2023 (Boone County Fairgrounds - Hamboree)
and October 14. 2023 (at the Pioneer Center)

Time (both days - walk-ins allowed):
Check In: 8:30 AM
Testing: 9:00 AM

There is space for social distancing. The fee to test is $15.00. Examinees must register for a FRN (FCC Registration Number: https://apps.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do) before coming to the exam site.

Contact: STEVEN C HUFFMAN (515) 432-4006
Email: N[email protected]
VEC: ARRL/VEC

TESTS

October 7, 2023

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

October 14, 2023

Location: Boone Pioneer Center
1112 Story street
Boone, Iowa 50036

In August, there one candidate who upgraded to Amateur Extra. Congratulations!


MONTHLY MEETING:
usually SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH,

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON
Saturday, September 16, 2023,
at 8:00 AM
South End Parking Lot
McHose Park in Boone
at Junk in the Trunk

For the September 16th meeting, we will meet at Junk in the Trunk

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, 2020, 2021 and 2022

FIELD DAY: June 24 & 25, 2023

Field Day was at West Twin Park in Webster City, with the event being joint with the group of amateur radio operators in Hamilton County. We operated 2 alpha, but - due to a mixup - were not QRP.

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

HAMILTON 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:

2023

Junk in the Trunk will be September 16th. 2023; starting at 8:00 AM; at the parking lot at south end of McHose Park.

The 3900 Club Hamboree will be on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

On May 15th, Hamilton County and Boone County hams met for dinner at Juan Trujillo's to talk about Field Day.

2022

Hamboree 2022: an ARRL Sponsored Event

The 3900 Club will be holding Hamboree on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Hamboree will be at the Community Building
at the Boone County Fairgrounds,
1601 Industrial Park Road, Boone IA.
Doors open to the public at 8:00 AM.

Vendor setup will be on October 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Also, after 6:00 AM on the 15th.

Further details may be found at https://www.3900club.com on the Hamboree link at the site.

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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