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    Antenna Test
  • Field Day 2021 - Antenna Test (photo Jon - KC1FUU)

    Antenna Test
  • Field Day 2021 - Antenna Test (photo Jon - KC1FUU)

    Antenna Test
  • Field Day 2021 - Antenna Test (photo Marc - W1MCX)

    Antenna Test
  • Field Day 2021 - Antenna Test (photo Marc - W1MCX)

    Antenna Test
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    The Messenger - Summer Edition!

    Oh Happy Field Days!
    Teri - W1PUP and Ron - KB1RYT have put together a spectacular Summer edition of the Messenger!

    Club members have supplied the content and Teri and Ron have put it all together!

    Check out the latest news and advice in The Messenger! See link below!

    Click here to read The Messenger!
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    Field Day 2021!

    Back in the field!

    We will be back at Chopmist Hill this year for Field Day June 26-27 . Get involved! The more you put in... the more you get out!

    Open to the public!

    This BVARC event will follow all Town, State, and Federal COVID guidlines

    Click here form more information on Field Day!
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    Amateur Radio license Exams - Indoors!

    Saturday, August 14th
    IN DOOR event at Our Saviours Parish!

    It will be held at Our Saviours Parish, 500 Smithfield Road (146A) on August 14th, at 9:00am. Pre-registration preferred and Pre-completed 605 form required.

    Study for your license today! Don't put if off! No code required! Just think of how much fun you will have with a genuine Amateur Radio license!

    Exam details and video!
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    Club Meeting - at the Church!

    Monday, September 27th
    We are planning on having an old fashioned, in-person meeting at Our Saviour's Parish. We will know for sure as we get closer to the date. Stay Tuned!

    Questons about the meeting: Ken - N1RGK

    More information on meetings
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    The Consortium

    Returns in the Fall
    The Consortium plans on resuming this fall. No dates have been set. Stay Tuned!

    Basic information for new and old Hams! Learn more about the Consortium by clicking on the links below.

    Learn more about the Consortium
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    The Consortium - NEW MAGAZINE!!!

    Making Hams look good!
    Teri - W1PUP and Jim - K1GND have put together a spectacular new Consortium Magazine!

    W1AUT feeds Cow Bird Helium, W1BRU proves RI not a State and much more!

    Check out the latest advice in The Consortium Magazine! See link below!

    Click here to read The New Consortium!
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    Knight Distinguished Service Award

    Bob - W1YRC
    The Board named veteran ARRL Rhode Island Section Manager Robert G. “Bob” Beaudet, W1YRC, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, as the recipient of the Knight Distinguished Service Award, given to an ARRL Section Manager. Beaudet has been Rhode Island SM since 2002.

    The Board cited Beaudet’s active promotion of ARRL activities in his Section, including visiting hundreds of Field Day operations; participating in many Volunteer Examiner test sessions; attending at countless club meetings; staying active as a contester, DXer, and mentor, and serving as a model to other Section Managers. The Board said “Beaudet’s leadership of the ARRL Rhode Island Section Field Organization has led to a strong working cadre of volunteers within the Section.”

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    Field Day 2020!

    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!

    More Field Day photos!!!
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    ARRL Field Trip Video!

    Video by Judson - W1JMZ
    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.

    Click on the link below to watch the video!

    ARRL Field Trip Video!!
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    ARRL Field Trip Photos!!

    Photos by Marc - W1MCX
    The club took a wonderful field trip to the ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT. Marc - W1MCX took a lot of excellent photos of the event! Click on the link below to view the photos.

    ARRL field trip photos!
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    The Consortium in QST!

    Feature article!
    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.

    Click here to read the article!
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    BVARC Simplex Net!

    Wednesday nights at 7:00pm on 146.565 mhz
    Check into the BVARC Simplex Net! We talk about amateur radio, hummingbirds, tomatoes, the weather, and anything else that seems real important! Everyone is welcome!
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    Get your Ham Tags!

    Ham tags are NOT vanity plates! If you have an active amateur radio licence you are elegible to have your FCC callsign on your plate at the normal cost!

    Click here for application form!
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    Join the ARRL!

    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.

    Check out the ARRL website!

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BVARC Field Day 2021!
June 26th–27th
Chopmist Hill, Scituate