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    Field Day 2018 Video!!!

    Online Now!
    The Field Day video is up! click on the link below to view the video!

    Click here to watch the Field Day 2018 Video!
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    Amateur Radio license Exams

    Saturday, August 25th
    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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    The Consortium in QST!

    Feature article!
    The April edition of QST magazine features 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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    The Consortium

    Monday, September 10th
    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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    Club Meeting

    Monday, September 24th
    New members are welcome! Our club is for anyone intested in Amateur Radio. We have members who are electronics gurus and many members that are not electronics experts, but enjoy making contacts and operating radios.


    More information on meetings
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    Satellites for Beginners

    Bob Beatty – WB4SON
    At the May 7th Consortium, Bob Beatty – WB4SON gave an excellent presentation on how to work Satellites. Click on the links below of reference materials!

    Satellites for Beginners - PDF
    Satellites for Beginners - reference materials
    Satellites for Beginners - PowerPoint (Requires PowerPoint)
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    Hams Needed!

    The Tour De Cure 2018 needs Hams!
    Jim Creamer of the Westerly Amateur Radio Team is requesting Hams volunteer for this years Tour De Cure. Click on the link below for more info!

    Hams Needed for the Tour De Cure!
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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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    The Messenger

    The April 2018 Edtion is now Available!
    Check out the latest news and advice in The Messenger! See link below!

    Click here to read The Messenger!
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    FT8 PowerPoint!

    PowerPoint of Mike Bragg's FT8 presentation!
    Mike Bragg gave an excellent presentation of digital modes focusing on the new FT8 mode. Here is the PowerPoint he presented. This requires PowerPoint or a PowerPoint viewer. Large File. Click on the link below to download the file.

    Click here for PowerPoint presentation (Large File 53meg)
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    Rte 5 Bridge is CLOSED!

    (Until September 2019)
    The Stone Arch bridge on Route 5 is CLOSED! It closed earlier than expected. It will remain closed until the project is finished in September 2019.

    Town update on the bridge closing
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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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The Consortium Featured in April's QST!

The April edition of QST magazine features 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!