OUR CURRENT NEWS

March 2, 2016 / News

Amateur Radio is more relevant today

International Amateur Radio Union President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, says Amateur Radio is "probably more relevant today than it was 25...

Read More
February 24, 2016

Memorandum of Understanding Signed

The Burke ARES® entered info a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Burke Medical Center on February 23, 2016.  The...

Read More

OUR POSTS

  • arrl-flag

    Posted in:

    GA Section Nets

    Georgia ARES Statewide SSB Net  –  3975 KHz  –  2200 UTC  –  Sunday Georgia ARES Statewide Digital Net (PSK63)  –  3583 KHz  –  2100 UTC  –  Sunday Georgia Single Sideband Net  –  3975 KHz  – 6 PM EST  –  Daily Georgia Traffic and Emergency Net  –  3982.5 KHz  –  7:15 PM EST  –  Daily Georgia […]

    Read more

  • map-myrick

    Posted in:

    Next Club Meeting

    The Burke Amateur Radio Club meets at the City of Waynesboro City Hall’s “Council Room,” 628 Myrick St., Waynesboro, GA 30830 on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  We meet for supper before each meeting.  Everyone is invited to join us for dinner and a fun meeting.  Next meeting details are below […]

    Read more

  • ares-logo

    Posted in:

    ARES® in Burke County

    The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (a.k.a. ARES®) is an emergency response group of licensed amateurs who have registered with their local ARES® Emergency Coordinator (EC).  Every licensed amateur is eligible for membership in ARES®.  Training is desirable, but it is not a requirement in Georgia. All Burke County amateurs’ ARES® memberships are due for renewal […]

    Read more

  • SONY DSC

    Posted in:

    Repeater antennas party

    Installing 2M & 440 repeater antennas at 595 feet above sea level on June 20, 2015 were Jason Cravens – N4BRK, Scooter Dyson – KK4YVE, John MacDonald – K4BR and Vince Vassello – KB8TEP.  Jason Cravens, a member of the BARC Repeater Committee, was the “tower man” this date.  Vince Vassello, chairman of the Repeater […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    About BARC Repeaters

    BARC has four repeaters each of which ID with the club’s callsign of K4BRK/R (for repeater) in Morse code. Additionally, each repeater transmits a different number in Morse after K4BRK/R as follows: 146.64 repeater transmits K4BRK/R 1 444.10 repeater transmits K4BRK/R 2 145.23 repeater transmits K4BRK/R 3 442.8 repeater transmits K4BRK/R 4 Only two of […]

    Read more

  • 2015 recommendations

    Posted in:

    Recommendations for 2015

    2014 was a great year for BARC and 2015 is going to be even better. We had a planning/board meeting on December 23. Here are the group/board’s recommendations: ● We should treat each BARC meeting as more of a social event than a meeting event. UPDATE: This is working well! ● Board meeting recommended format: […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    FEMA Chief Says Ham Radio Crucial In Times of Disaster

    HARTFORD, CT – July 19, 2014 — Even in the age of smart phones and iPads, ham radio is indispensable in a disaster, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says. That’s why FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate signed a new agreement Friday strengthening its partnership with the Newington-based American Radio Relay League. With more […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Get your “Go Kit” ready now

    Two Goals To Accomplish: We have been asked by ARRL section emergency personnel to accomplish two things: ●  to provide for the necessary training to ensure members have appropriate “Grab-and-Go Kits”  (a.k.a. Go bags). and ●  to have a good activation protocol to notify ARES members of an emergency situation so as to have them […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Burke Amateur Radio Club Organizing

    Greetings fellow East Central Georgia amateur radio operators! The number of licensed amateur radio operators in Burke County, Georgia and surrounding counties has been continually growing. With our significant number of hams in Burke County, we are being called on more and more by regional and state ARRL officials to participate in activities including emergency […]

    Read more