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Ferndale Estate Sale August 1 2020

posted Jul 20, 2020, 12:57 PM by Brian Lawler

Greetings MBARC,

 

I'm helping a widow in Ferndale liquidate her husband's large collection of electronic test equipment - over a hundred items, stuff that most hams would love to have.  It’s all going to be sold in a massive garage / estate  sale in Ferndale on August 1.  To get the word spread, I’d greatly appreciate any help the club can offer in letting your members know via newsletter, website, net session, etc. 

 

Here's the announcement:

 

ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT ESTATE SALE - personal and business collection of N7OFT (SK).   Large inventory of voltmeters, signal generators, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and much more, from manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix, Heath, General Radio, etc.  All items reasonably priced, cash only please.

 

When:   Saturday, August 1 – gates open 9:00 AM sharp, close at 5:00 PM

Where:   6229 Aldrich Rd., Ferndale WA  (4 miles east of I-5 exit 262)

 

Photos and details:  https://tinyurl.com/N7OFT-SALE

 

 

Best 73,

 

Ken, K0KV

Meeting on Z O O M

posted May 10, 2020, 7:16 PM by Brian Lawler

Beginning Tuesday May 12, on-line meetings will be held on ZOOM.  MBARC members will be sent access instructions by email. PLEASE MUTE YOUR MICROPHONES.  Non-members may request an invitation by contacting president@mbarc.org


Learn about the meeting application at https://www.zoom.us/

Meetings Suspended

posted Mar 11, 2020, 4:09 PM by Brian Lawler

The Ferndale Library has suspended meetings of 10 or more attendees as of March 11, 2020.  This impacts both MBARC and the MBARC Digital Group meetings.

Come join us on Tuesday night, February 11th, 2020 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.

posted Feb 10, 2020, 12:49 PM by Brian Lawler

This month we will hear a presentation from Jim Blatner, KC7JB. Jim will be talking to us about Software Defined Radios.
 
As always, we will also have cookies and coffee and time to talk with others about Ham Radio. Bring a Friend! And of course, we will wind up the meeting with a drawing for a nice door prize. We hope to see you there.

Also note that a memorial for Silent Key: Andy Backus, WA2TND, will be held next Saturday, February 15, at 2 pm at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.

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

posted Nov 11, 2019, 2:51 PM by Brian Lawler

Come join us on Tuesday night, November 12th, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Ferndale Library.
This month we will hear a presentation from Corky Searls, AF4PM. Corky lives nearby on Lopez Island but comes from the other side of the country where he was active in Amateur Radio and participated several times with the Hams who provide communications for the famous Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. Corky will tell us how over 120 Hams come together each year to handle both voice and digital data communications to serve this monumental event. They set up radio stations throughout the course and even install portable repeaters to cover the area.
Hosted in the nation's capital with the start and finish in Arlington, VA, the Marine Corps Marathon offers an unparalleled journey through the most recognizable landmarks in our country. The MCM is said to be the largest marathon in the world.
We will also have our usual reports, coffee and cookies, and time to chat. There will be a table where you can bring in one or two Ham Radio items that you would like to sell. The meeting is at 7. If you are bringing in equipment, the doors open at 6:30.

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

posted Oct 7, 2019, 5:39 PM by Brian Lawler


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

 

This month we will hear a presentation from Andy Sayler, KF7VOL, who been working hard on a country wide digital communications project. Andy and his team have been setting up remotely accessible stations capable of providing RMS Gateways that can be easily switched to other digital modes and purposes whenever the need arises.
 
 

September Meeting - Go Kits

posted Aug 30, 2019, 5:30 AM by Brian Lawler

The Summer hiatus is ending with a return to monthly MBARC meetings at the Ferndale Library (7 PM).  The topic for the September 10th meeting will be amateur radio "go kits".  If you would like to display and describe your "radio station in a box", the meeting room will be open at 6:30 PM for set-up.

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

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