The BARK repeater is located 22 miles west of Woodland Ca. at 3000ft, and is maintained by the Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub, known as BARK.
BARK has a net every Sunday night at 07:30 PM for the purpose of providing information to members, making announcements, passing traffic, selling equipment, and anything else that may be of interest to the amateur radio community. Visitors are welcome to check in after the membership roll call.
At the October 19, 2013 BARK General Meeting, BARK member Joe DeAngelo, AG6QO, gave a presentation on the packet BBS that he is developing. By November 15, BARK repeater users should enjoy access to 2 nodes which will permit great communication with BBS stations allowing messages to be forwarded thoughout California. Joe is working closely with BARK members Ken, K6WLS and Bill, K6KN, to facilitate this very useful asset, vastly increasing the flexibility and usefulness of the BARK repeater facility. The BBS will also be a great attribute in facilitating emergency, radio-linked, digital communications. Thank you Joe.
Put it on your calendars - the next BARK General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, January 14, 2014, at 7 pm - that is 1900 hours. The meeting will tentatively be held at the Red Cross Chapter building, 120 Court Street in Woodland. More details to follow. 10/20/2013
At the October 19th general membership meeting, the following occurred:
1. BARK Resolutions 2013-001 and 2013-002 were adopted by the general membership.
2. Directors Bill, K6KN and Bill, K6BIL were re-elected and will serve two year terms.
3. The BARK Directors made the following appointments:
President - Bill, K6BIL
Vice President - Ken, K6WLS
Treasurer - Ken, K6WLS
Secretary - Bob, KI6BZR
The BARK Directors will appoint a seventh Director by December 1, 2013.
4. There were two great presentations:
Joe, AG6QO, gave a presentation on the packet BBS that will be installed in the near future at the BARK repeater
Damian, AB6WB, gave a presentation on "Tinkering with the Transistor"
5. The next BARK general membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm - tentatively the meeting will be held at the Red Cross building in Woodland. More details to come. 10/20/2013
At yesterday's general meeting all of BARK's resolutions were adopted by the general membership including the resolution increasing the number of BARK Board Director's to seven. We currently have 6 elected Directors. Under the BARK bylaws, the Directors will appoint a seventh director to serve out a normal term and are looking to the general membership to nominate a potential Director. The future Director has to be a member of BARK, in good standing and current with dues, and possess a valid Amateur license. If you would like to serve or have someone in mind to nominate, please forward the name, call sign, and a brief statement describing the reason for the recommendation, to me, Bill, K6BIL at email@example.com no later than 5 pm, Friday, November 15, 2013. Remember, if you nominate someone you need to obtain their permission first. 10/20/2013
Bill, K6BIL, has just recently ordered and recieved some BARK badges and mugs. Find out how you can order cups and badges from a fellow ham.
Due to a lot of hard work by Ken, K6WLS, and Bill, K6KN, we now have an operational ECHOLINK system. The node # is 750550. We encourage you to try the system out. Bill, K6BIL, has already used it to make NET contacts, in addition to calling club members from far away places such as Rockville, MD (to talk to sane people outside the DC beltway), Redondo Beach (to rub it in) and Lancaster, CA (to solicit sympathy). As we are in the early stages and still have a few minor glitches, please be patient with the system. Enjoy!!! 5/1/2013
On Saturday, August 11, Bill, K6KN, and Ken, K6WLS, made the trip to the repeater site and made repairs to the computer. The receive sensitivity has been greatly improved. It is now very easy to hit the repeater with an HT from the Davis, Woodland area. If you are up at Apple Hill, you can hit the repeater with an HT. Thank you Bill and Ken! 8/12/2012
A recording of the Sunday night net is available on the web site.
Go to the, Nets menu, click the date of the net you missed. You will get a recap of the net and a link to listen to the net. 4/25/2010
An important notice to those members that have joined us on the Tuesday night NETS in the past - As of March 21, the BARK Nets have been moved to Sunday evenings at 1930 hours. It is our hope that this change will promote participation in the net. This net will be followed by the BARK Packet net which begins at 2000 hours. For information on using packet radio, the club's website offers some great information. Hopefully you will find yourself addicted to this very useful and interesting form of Ham communication. 3/9/2010