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NEWS FROM BARC 12/4/17
December 2017 BARC VE Session Results
On the December 19, 2017 BARC VE session, two candidates upgraded and three passed the Technician Amateur Radio exam.
Byron Johnson, KE4DDE, Ayden, NC, upgraded to Amateur Extra Class license and James Lowe, KN4GWZ, Grimesland, NC, upgraded to General. Samuel Antolick, age 12, KN4IRI, Robert Antolick, KN4IRJ, Wilson, and Hgriberto BeceraBravo, KN4IRK, Jacksonville, NC, all passed the Technician exams. Samuel got the best results missing only one question! The FCC upgraded KE4DDE and KN4GWZ and new call signs were assigned on December 28, 2017.
Congratulations to all.
The VE's that attended were VE Liaison Gary Coriell, KK4GC, Morris Lewis, AK4MU, Al Mullis, K4GOE, and Dave Langley, W4YDY.
The next regular BARC VE session is scheduled for February 20, 2018. - W4YDY
Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, BARC Ham of the Year
Christmas Party and BARC 2017 Awards
A great time was had by all at the December BARC Christmas party whit the families participating. As usual, there was very good food and many deserts.
Awards were presented to BARC members at the December 12 Christmas Party. The Ham
of the Year plaque was earned by Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK.
The following 2017 Officers were presented certificates. President - Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, First Vice President; Dave Wood, W4EJ, Second Vice President; Dave Langley, W4YDY, Secretary; Albert Sanchez, WA7FXB, Treasurer; Terry Monday, K4ZYD, Trustee; Pat Williams, KG4NSC, and Trustee, Byron Highland, K4BMH.
2018 DuesMembership dues for BARC are due January 1. Those who have not paid their dues will not be listed on the roster and will be removed from the Ham Chatter mailing list starting in April. Membership dues are the same as they were in 2015 and are as follows:
Regular Member $20.00
Please mail your dues, along with the member application form if there are any changes to:Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 8387, Greenville, NC 27835. We are requesting that you send the application form in so that we can have your correct information on file. The form can be downloaded from http://www.w4amc.com/application.pdf.
If anyone has any questions concerning their membership status or their dues, please email Jeff Meyer, K4DKW, BARC Treasurer, at jeffreymeyer55 @ gmail.com (remove spaces in email address).
Thank you for your support and participation in BARC.
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Historical and Arts Society Amateur Radio Demonstration
Peter Van Houten, KG4WEZ, explains emergency trailer equipment to visitor while Dave, W4YDY looks on.
Working Amateur Radio portable stations set up by WA4MOK for Winterville Historical and Arts Society demonstration.
Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, left, Dave, W4YDY, right
Bernie, WA4MOK, talking to stations in nearby states while visitor observes.
Bernie, WA4MOK, explains equipment and operation of Amateur Radio station to future ham and his mother. He asked Bernie many questions about Amateur Radio.
Thanks to Leland Tucker, WB4RQG, Winterville Historical and Arts Society Vice President, for his assistance.
Email from Leland, WB4RQG:
More pictures to be added later on the Picture page.
New Email addresses at @w4amc.com
New email addresses using the w4amc.com domain have been added by Mike Monteith, KM4OLT, web site editor. Dave Langley, W4YDY, VE Liaison can be reached by using ve @w4amc.com. Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, Ham Chatter editor can be reached by using hamchatter @w4amc.com. The old barc @w4amc.com now goes to Mike Monteith, KM4OLT. It did go to W4YDY when he was web site editor. The president @w4amc.com goes to the club president. (Remove the space before the @ sign in the addresses.)
W4AMC.COM Web Editor Change
Mike Monteith, KM4OLT, has assumed the BARC web site editor position from Dave Langley, W4YDY. Mike switched it over to his account on March 4. Dave Pulver, KG4CZV, has maintained the account when it was switched to GoDaddy in 2006. The site was started almost 20 years ago in July 1996 by W4YDY.
You should see a great improvement in the looks of the site. You will see no change in the looks of the site at first. Mike is working on a new look. Most if not all content will still be there but some of the addresses may change.
From Mikes biography on QRZ.COM, he has the following information:
"Computers - I've worked on PC since the original IBM PCs and XTs. I did system admin work for 18 years which includes HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Line, OS/2, and Windows.
Thanks to Mike for volunteering to help the club. He just got into Amateur Radio a few months ago but he is already stepping up to give back to Amateur Radio. We need more like him. - W4YDY
Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, Ham Chatter Editor
Joe Jeansonne, KB4JOE, volunteered to take over the position of Ham Chatter Editor. He started with the June 2015 issue. He said he wanted to give back to Amateur Radio.
Joe is the Networking Technology Coordinator at Pitt Community College and very experienced in computers and graphics. He received his Technician license, KK4FYK, in January 2012 and recently received the Vanity call sign, KB4JOE. His wife, Kristen, is an RN at Physicians East in Winterville. They live in Farmville.
Please help him with articles and ideas for articles. He welcomes your suggestions.
Thanks Joe for your service to BARC and Amateur Radio.