Just wanted to plug HamTestOnline for studying - it is an interactive online study program that was recommended to me by one of our club members. It is absolutely an awesome way to study and it helped me to recently pass my Extra license.
Please check it out.
Bill, K6BIL 6/18/2016
BARK Sponsored FCC Test Session and General Membership Meeting - August 6, 2016
BARK is sponsoring an FCC Test Session followed by a BARK radio club quarterly general membership meeting. As usual we will have two great speakers who will provide some very interesting and useful information to all amateur radio operators. The test session location will be provided at a later date. The meeting details are as follows:
2016 General Membership Meeting
Saturday, 06 August 2016 at 1000 hours
Location: Offices of Luhdorff and Scalmanini CE, 500 First Street, Woodland (SW corner of Lincoln and First Streets) 4/10/2016
BARK 2016 Event Calendar Dates
The following calendar dates are BARK radio club and other ham radio related events that will occur during the calendar year 2016. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Locations and specific times will be posted at a later date.
Saturday, February 6 – BARK FCC exam and general membership meeting
Sponsor: BARK Repeater Club
Date: Feb 06 2016
Time: 7:30 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Location: LDS Chapel
1405 Cottonwood St
Woodland CA 95695-9999
Contact: Kenneth R. Wilson
Saturday, April 30 - BARK FCC exam and general membership meeting
Saturday, May 7 – Cache Creek Ridge Ride
Saturday, May 21 – Davis Double Century
Fri, Sat and Sun - June 24 thru 26 - ARRL Field Day
Saturday, July 23 – Tevis Cup 100 Mile Endurance Ride
Saturday, August 6 - BARK FCC exam and general membership meeting
Fri, Sat and Sun - October 14 thru 16 - Pacificon in San Ramon (www.Pacificon.org)
Saturday, October 15 – Foxy Fall
Saturday, November 5 - BARK FCC exam and general membership/elections
See you there – Bill, K6BIL 11/11/2015
Think About Serving As a Director for a Great Radio Club??
BARK Members and Guests,
It's time to think about the upcoming club elections that will take place on November 7th. As you may or may not be aware, BARK elections are held to elect the club Directors with the Directors appointing the club officers.
This is a big election year as five (5) Director positions are open. The Director terms are two years in length. Club officer terms are for 1 year.
Please consider holding one of these offices. Our club is what the members make it, and it needs the continuing ideas, input, and interest from each of you to succeed. Our past officials have spent much time and effort to keep the flame going. We have an excellent repeater site that we all use and much effort is expended to ensure its continued operation.
If you would like to be on the ballot or would like to nominate someone for any of these positions, please email me or Bob Jordon. Voting will take place at the November 7 meeting.
Bill Gustavson (K6BIL) at K6BIL@Yahoo.com
Bob Jordon (KI6BZR) at Hamguy530@AOL.com
Any ideas are always appreciated in any club. Serving on the board is the perfect way to be involved in making the club what you'd like it to be. The presentrepeater/BBS/Mesh NET system we have in place is a perfect example of the great ideas and innovation emanating from the Board and members. Let's keep it moving forward.
Technical discussions and forums are always a part of the BARK general meeting and this year we have three speakers:
Bill, K6KN – Discussion on HF antenna choices for your home station. Bill will illustrate the pros and cons of the different antenna systems along with how to use them given variances in local requirements and physical impediments.
Joe, AG6QO – "Portable Packet and Radio Mail" - Joe will demonstrate some very portable devices which are available and allow ultra-portable packet operation. He will demonstrate them and how to use them to leverage local digital resources for everyday ham use as well as emergency communications.
Damian, AB6WB – Audio Amplifier Show and Tell – Damian will illustrate what an audio amplifier is, how they work, the different types and the intricacies of each.
Hope to see you at the November meeting as we have a great and very informative agenda. 10/16/2015
To BARK membership
It has been proposed that the Current dues payment process be changed to a fixed payment date. This date will be June first and will become effective on 6/1/2014.
Those with current paid dues will either be prorated or partial billed to get to the June date. All new members will be billed a partial bill to get to that date.
Those who are already paid beyond 6/1/2014 will receive a partial billing for the following year.
Members with currently past due accounts can contact Ken Wilson to determine the correct amount to bring you into this new billing system.
Thank you for your continued support of the Berryessa Amateur Radio "K"lub.
Contact information for Ken:
530 305-4088 12/11/2013
BARK member Joe DeAngelo, AG6QO, has recently fired up a new packet BBS in Winters, CA on 144.37. It can be accessed directly by connecting to AG6QO-1, or farther out by connecting to the BERR37 node on Mt. Berryessa, and then to AG6QO-1.Read more..