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Meeting Tuesday June 11 2019

posted Jun 10, 2019, 4:15 PM by Brian Lawler

This will be the last meeting before the two month Summer break.  Officer elections for the next year and Field Day are on the agenda.  Don't miss it!

Come join us on Tuesday night, May 14th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

posted May 13, 2019, 2:04 PM by Brian Lawler


  This month Bryan Hoyer, K7UDR, returns to share with us what happened when San Juan County lost  their underwater cable connection to the mainland. They had no 911 and severely limited Telephone and Internet. This is the very type of event Island Hams train for twice each month. They tell us that when Cascadia rises, we will all be living islands. Most of us will be able to drive no further than the nearest bridge in any direction as the expectation is that they and most of the overpasses will come down. We will find out how our Amateur Radio neighbors in San Juan County practice and prepare to meet the needs of people who live on islands. 

Bryan is also the creator of the popular DRAWS digital controller board. He will tells us what is happening with Northwest Digital Radio and what exciting things are coming from them as well.

We will have our "For Sale" tables set up if you want to bring in one or two items. And of course, we will have a door prize. As always, we will also have cookies and coffee and time to talk with others about Ham Radio. Bring a Friend! We hope to see you there.

Free Tech Class

posted Apr 22, 2019, 10:31 AM by Brian Lawler

Sudden Valley May 29-June 15

Come join us on Tuesday night, April 9th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

posted Apr 8, 2019, 6:57 AM by Brian Lawler

Come join us on Tuesday night, April 9th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

 

Many of you know Jim Turri, W7NSI, a long time member of MBARC and a very regular participant in the local morning net. Jim will be our presenter at this Tuesday's meeting. He will tell us about his experiences as a blind amateur radio operator. Join us to find out what brought Jim and his wife, Holly, N7GDB, to ham radio. What are the hurdles that they overcome to be able to enjoy this hobby we all share.
 
We will also hear about plans for this year's Field Day. We will find out about The Mount Baker Ultra Marathon that's looking for help from local hams. And as always we will have cookies, coffee and a door prize to make your evening enjoyable.

We hope to see you there at 7 pm in the Ferndale Library.

Come join us on Tuesday night, March 12th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

posted Mar 9, 2019, 8:38 PM by Brian Lawler


Come join us on Tuesday night, March 12th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.


This month we will hear a presentation from our own Keith Williamson, KF7DRV, who will talk about:
 
WILDERNETS

Imagine setting up wireless telephone networks in third world villages where there is no infrastructure. That's what a company called Village Telco has done using their own wireless routers and Keith's help with the firmware. Now Keith has extended that firmware to provide a canopy of communication services for EmComm response teams and other organizations in areas where there is no Internet access. This is Wildernets.

The Wildernets mesh network can now be deployed by EmComm response teams whereever disasters call us.

Keith will tell us all about it and give a live demonstration of what Wildernets provides.
 


Have you got some interesting QSL cards that you have collected over time? Please bring them along to share. And what about your microphones. We are looking for vintage microphones and the stories that go along with them. Show us your mics and share with us some of the great DX they have brought you.

We will also have a table set up if you have one or two pieces of radio gear that you want to sell.

Door Prizes? Yes we have door prizes. Everyone is welcome.

As always, we will also have cookies and coffee and time to talk with others about Ham Radio. Bring a Friend! We hope to see you there.

Volunteer at the Spark Museum

posted Jan 16, 2019, 9:41 PM by Brian Lawler


Saturday, January 26 – 10 AM at the museum, 1312 Bay Street in Bellingham


  • Spark Museum volunteer info meeting
  • Come see how our volunteers help visitors – especially the non-technical ones - connect with our priceless collection of electrical and wireless artifacts;
  • Learn about opportunities to become involved in your free time.   
  • Electronics or historical expertise not required – you supply the people skills, we’ll teach you the stories.
  • Saturday, January 26 – 10 AM at the museum, 1312 Bay Street in Bellingham
  • For more info, contact the museum  (contact info on our web page)


January 8 2019 Meeting

posted Jan 8, 2019, 5:21 PM by Brian Lawler

Come join us on Tuesday night
January 8th, 2019
7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

 

This month we will have presentations from three of our own MBARC members:
 
QRP END FED HALF WAVE ANTENNA TUNER
Wes Lewis, W7WSL

LOW PROFILE 2 METER SLOT ANTENNA
Ed Bishop, AE7QD
 
BUILDING UP THE  µBITX QRP TRANSCEIVER
Robert Sears, KF7VOP
 
There will be a table if you want to bring one or two items to sell.

Our friends at Northwest Digital Radio have donated a very nice door prize for this meeting's free raffle. You won't want to miss having a chance at this one.

As always, we will also have cookies and coffee and time to talk with others about Ham Radio. Bring a Friend! We hope to see you there.

MBARC Meeting Oct 9 2018

posted Oct 7, 2018, 9:34 PM by Brian Lawler

 

This month we will hear a presentation from our own Joseph Trimble, WB7PKY, who will talk about:
 
Sojourn in Scotland Among
Scholars, Students, Saints, Spirits, and Scenic Sites 

 
Joseph is a past MBARC Secretary who has spent the last 10 months teaching at The University of St. Andrews on the east coast of Scotland.

We will look forward to seeing photos of his adventures and hearing about taking your Amateur Radio to other countries.
Also on Tuesday night Bob Johnson, WA7ZWG, will tell us about the latest
FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY
We anticipate some interesting discussion about this topic.
Come with your questions.


As always we will have coffee and cookies and a chance for some good "Eye Ball QSOs" with our local Hams. Be sure you stick around for the door prize.
Come join us on Tuesday night, October 9th, 2018 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.


Free Technician License Class October 22- Nov 3 2018

posted Sep 15, 2018, 11:02 AM by Brian Lawler

Pass the word.  Lenny WA7LA's famous Technician license class has been updated for the new question pool (July 2018) and premieres October 22 at the Sudden Valley fire station.  Open to all.  Please download the syllabus and preregister!

Hurricane Nets

posted Sep 13, 2018, 10:02 AM by Brian Lawler

Hurricane Watch Net
Day: 14.325MHz
Night: 7.268MHz

SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Network)
National: 14.265MHz
Southern Territory: 7.262MHz

Georgia ARES Emergency Plan
Primary Voice: 3.975MHz
Alternate: 3.982.5MHz, 3.995MHz, 5.330.5MHz, 7.287.5MHz
Special modes: 3.583MHz (PSK), 3.549MHz (CW)

North Carolina ARES Emergency Plan
Primary Voice: 3.923MHz
Alternate: 7.232MHz
CW: 3.573MHz

South Carolina ARES Emergency Plan
Primary Voice: 3.990MHz
Alternate: 3.993.5MHz, 7.232MHz

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