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!!!. [email protected]

Tues Slow CW Net Report 14 May 2019

We had three check ins tonight on 80 meters, with quiet band conditions: KT9N Chris, K3WD Bill, and KE4S Dave. Nice chat and reminded each other about the club meeting coming up on Saturday. See you there!
73 de Dave KE4S

2m Net report for May 12, 2019

This is the post-net report for the most famous Sunday Night Net held by the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group on 2-Meters FM. Tonight the net was held on the 145.310 MHz (-) (77hz PL tone ) at 8:30 PM sharp. KN4AWT (Jim) was NCS for the evening.

Those who checked in were:

  • KN4AWT – Jim (NCS)
  • N4FSC – Craig
  • N4PDY – Mike
  • KM4NPK – Nelson
  • K4JB – Jim

It was small group this week! Conversations ranged from some exciting family news to conversations about the rain this past month. The net was closed at 8:41 PM

Thursday SSB Net Report 9 May 2019

80m – 3675 KHz on 10 MAY 2019 Open 0000Z
Listening 3818 KHz for General class ops to check-in

K3WD Bill
K4FWD Frank
N0JSD John
KE4S Dave, net control
Closed 0011Z

10m – Open 0013Z on 28.405 MHz

KE4S Dave
N0JSD John, net control
Closed 0017Z

Thursday SSB Net Report 5/2/2019

Opened the net at 8:00PM as usual.  Only Bill K8SYH and Dave KE4S made it tonight.  Conditions were very poor so we chatted briefly and closed down.  Hope to see a better turn out next week.  No 10 meter session tonight.
73 de Dave KE4S

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

HF Net report for April 25, 2019.

We gathered tonight at 3.676 MHz due to QRN below us on our normal frequency of 3.675. We also listened for general class license holders at 3.810-3.818 MHz but heard no one. Those that checked in tonight:

  • W2YE, Dick
  • KE4S, Dave
  • K3WD, Bill
  • N4PD, Paul
  • N0JSD, John
  • W5ODJ, John (NCS)

75 Meters was in great shape as was 10 meters (28.405 MHz). Signals were between +20 and +40 at my QTH. It was good to hear everyone tonight. Thank you for joining the net with us.


AMSAT Journal 50th Anniv. Edition Free Download

And on the heels of John W5ODJ’s 1st satellite QSO (congrats!), AMSAT-NA has made their special 50th Anniversary Edition of The AMSAT Journal available to all. Some wonderful satellite history in this issue – a keeper!  If you enjoy this issue, please consider joining AMSAT today!

The .pdf is here.

See you on “the birds”! 73 de KS1G

I finally made it happen.

Yesterday I was able to make my first satellite contact. I documented my experience here. If you want to check out my experience go check out my story.

Thanks for Steve, KS1G, for all the help over the years. It takes some of us longer than others to learn stuff like this! 🙂

It was good fun. I highly recommend the effort.