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
1st Sun. KNØR - 2nd Sun. KBØMPL - 3rd Sun. KDØTZL
4th Sun. KEØQEU - 5th Sun. KBØLPI
THE ARES NET PREAMBLE
In October, there were two examinees, who both passed their exams. We have one new tech and one new general.
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.
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.