BOONE AREA RADIO KLUB (BARK)    
BOONE, IOWA

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



COMING UP: Iowa QSO Party - a BARK Outing

Saturday, September 21st - Cap Erbe Park - Boone setup 8:00AM - operating 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
we will try QRP



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. KDTZL
4th Sun. KEQEU - 5th Sun. KBLPI

THE ARES NET PREAMBLE


BIMONTHLY TESTING:
SECOND SATURDAY OF EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS
AND AT HAMBOREE IN MAY or JUNE

NEXT TEST SATURDAY, October 12, 2019

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 August, there was one examinee, a twelve year old - who passed his technician exam.




MONTHLY MEETING:
usually SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH,

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON October 8, 2019
at 7:00 PM - at the Boone County Hospital.

In October, we will watch a ham radio related video.

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.


FIELD DAY: June 22 & 23, 2019

We had 67 cw, 16 digital and 53 phone contacts for 438 points, including the power level bonus.

We claimed 200 points for emergency power (100 points per transmitters in class), 100 points for public place, another 100 for media publicity and 100 for social media notice. The Webster City Freeman-Journal published it on Thursday and a notice had been put on Facebook.

Contacts per band: 40 meters- 53, 20 meters - 42, 15 meters - 40 and 10 meters- 1.

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

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:

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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