Joe KD9DFB

Joe Kasper KD9DFB SK

Club Secretary Joe Kasper KD9DFB passed away early Sunday morning as the result of an ATV accident in Polk County. Joe was one of BCARA’s original members and much of the set up and planning for Field Day was taken care of by Joe. If you attended Field Day Joe was always there operating digital…

FCC

FCC Proposes to Reinstate Amateur Radio Service Fees

Amateur radio licensees would pay a $50 fee for each amateur radio license application if the FCC adopts rules it proposed this week. Included in the FCC’s fee proposal are applications for new licenses, renewal and upgrades to existing licenses, and vanity call sign requests. Excluded are applications for administrative updates, such as changes of…

ARRL 2020 Field Day Logo

Field Day 2020

Field Day is June 27th and 28th. We are having our clubs Field Day at our normal location ( KC9JIK’s QTH) and all are welcome to attend. Everyone is welcome to come and operate the radios whether licensed or no. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the hobby. We will be inside…

Field Day 2019

Field Day is June 22nd and 23rd. The Barron County Amateur Radio Association will be holding Field Day once again this year at KC9JIK’s residence which is located at 944 9th Ave outside of Barron. Directions coming from Barron Hwy 25 south out of town towards Dallas, turn right on county road D going west…

Skywarn Training

SKYWARN “STORM SPOTTER” CLASS The Barron County Sheriff’s Department has partnered with the National Weather Service to host a no-cost SKYWARN “Storm Spotter” Training for the residents and emergency responders of Barron County and surrounding counties. WHENTuesday, April 30th from 2:00PM-4:00PM orTuesday, April 30th from 6:00PM-8:00PM. WHEREBarron County Government Center Auditorium335 E Monroe Ave, Barron WHAT IS SKYWARNSKYWARN is a National…

Become a Ham

Have you ever thought about becoming a ham? If you have always thought about it and thought it was going to be hard we can assure you that it’s not that hard to study, take and pass your technician exam and become a brand new ham. It’s a very fun and rewarding hobby that also…

Open Letter: American Radio Relay League

American Radio Relay League 225 Main Street Newington, CT, 06111-1494 USA To Whom it May Concern: I am writing you and the Amateur Radio community as a whole regarding the ARRL’s proposal to expand Technician class privileges.  While I am not opposed, I do not feel it solves the overarching issue of young people losing…