Due to COVID-19 we could not have our traditional Field Day at Chopmist Hill. Instead, we adapted and worked from home or in small groups. It was a great success! I have posted some photos. Click below for MORE PHOTOS!
The club took a wonderful field trip to the ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT. Enjoy this 20 minute video of our trip! It includes a walk-through of the ARRL Screen Room where products are tested by Bob Allison - KB1GCM and a great demonstration of "Old Betsy" Hiram Percy Maxim's spark gap transmitter from the 1920's by the W1AW station manager, Joe - NJ1Q.
BVARC gave a demo of Amateur Radio at the Bellingham Public library this past Saturday. It was huge success! The club turned out in force. Many kids stopped by and learned about Ham Radio. Thanks to all of the club members that made this possible!
The April 2018 edition of QST magazine featured an article about BVARC's Consortium written by our own Bob Beaudet - W1YRC. The artical describes what we do at our Consortium and how other clubs can start their own program.
If you haven't joined the ARRL, you should strongly consider doing it now! Don't take the Amateur Bands for granted. The ARRL fights constantly to keep private industry from infinging on the Amateur Bands. They lobby the FCC on YOUR behalf. There is a lot of pressure to re-allocate Amateur Bands for business use.
In order for ARRL to make the case that the Amateur Bands should be preserved, they need to demostrate that there is a real interest in Amateur Radio. Dues paying members provide the money and clout the ARRL needs. This is just one reason you should be a member.