BARC Father’s Day Hamfest & Marketplace

BARC, The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, will be hosting a Father’s Day Hamfest & Marketplace on Sunday, June 16th 2019. Details are available on BARC’s website and in this PDF.

Please join us on Sunday June 16, 2019 for the BARC Father’s Day Hamfest and Marketplace in Upperco, MD. This exciting event features a giant flea market for traditional tailgating and food. New for 2019 are indoor rest room facilities and expanded advertising!
We continue the same value-based pricing…space is first-come/first-serve (no advance sales of admission tickets or space). Outdoor tailgating space continues at $5 each with admission of $5 each (donation). Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. ARRL DXCC/WAS qsl card checking is available in the morning. Amateur radio license exam testing is not offered.
Returning for 2019… Tasty Treats, manned by Mr. Nick, who provides BBQ sandwiches, baklava, hot dogs, ice cream, coffee, and other goodies at affordable prices.
Remember, we are the last area hamfest each year before ARRL Field Day for those last minute shoppers. Note, sales of ammunition, fire arms, and pornographic material/media are prohibited.
A big thank you to our valuable volunteers, who helped with the 2018 hamfest, and Dave AB3TE our hamfest chairman.
Please join us again in 2019!!!.

Radio Support Volunteers Needed For Reston Century Bike Club’s Ride

Reston Bike Club’s Annual Century depends on volunteers to have a successful event.

This year’s century is planned rain or shine to occur on Sunday August 25th, 2019 from 6AM to 5PM. This is the last Sunday in August.

Signup Link
Event Page

Schedule as it’s shaping up today:

  • Reston Town Center Rest stop – 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Ashburn Rest stop – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Leesburg Rest Stop – 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Purcellville Rest Stop – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Old Mill Rest Stop – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Lovettsville Rest Stop (Full Century Riders only) – 9:00 AM – 1:30 P
  • SAG Mechanics and Ride Marshalls – 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Melted Power Pole

This Power Pole connector was made with one of the black inserts upside down. The result is that during heavy usage one of the crimps pulled back causing arcing between it and its mate.