THE 2 M AND 440 MHZ REPEATERS ARE AT THE BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL.
1st Sun. KNØR - 2nd Sun. KBØMPL - 3rd Sun. OPEN - Volunteer
4th Sun. KEØQEU - 5th Sun. KBØLPI
THE ARES NET PREAMBLE
In June, there were 7 examinees, 3 or more of whom passed their exams. We have some new techs and 1 upgrade to general.
This year we will operate separately - some may want to operate like pre-COVID Field Day, in a group and/or in a public place. That is okay. To get credit for the club, please send in your entry with the affiliation as Boone and Hamilton Counties ARES.
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."
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.
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 KEØMRM.
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, WØFS.2016
It is with sadness that I report that KDØGFN, Karen Huffman, Steve's (NØNEU) wife, passed away this summer.2015
Sadly, WAØNOV, Jim Gates, Jr. passed away this year. It has been a rough few years for the Gates family.2013
Congratulations to KØCY, 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, WØTYY, 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, KAØNII, Ed George, passed away on July 6th. Our sympathies go to the family.
KØGVN 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.