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…

Open Letter To Wisconsin Association of Repeaters

John Kruk – N9UPC Baldwin, WI March 1st, 2018 Board of Directors Wisconsin Association of Repeaters (WAR) 2071 Glacier Drive – Suite 3 – PMB 3173 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 An open letter to the Board of Directors for WAR – It is with great sadness that I am having to write this letter…

Field Day 2017

Field Day 2017 All, Field Day is Saturday and I hope to see you all there everything is ready to go the lawn is nice and clean the porta potty is in place, food is ready to go, radios will be over Friday and antennas should be up as well by Friday night ( we…

Skywarn Training

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting 2 Skywarn Classes that will be conducted by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen MN. When: May 2nd from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Where: EOC at the Barron County Justice Center. 1420 STH 25 N, Barron WI 54812 There is…

444.4500 Repeater On The Air

On a cold, snowy morning the 444.4500 repeater was moved to a new location east of Rice Lake and placed on the air. The repeater is a Motorola MSF5000 repeater with 80 watts coming out of the duplexer into a DB420B antenna at 1800 feet above sea level.  The repeater is analog only and requires…

Baribeau Implement Tower Damaged

In the morning hours on July 21st a thunderstorm went through the area south of Rice Lake causing damage to the tower that the antenna for the 443.8250 repeater was installed on.  High winds caused the tower to almost fold in half and the building at the base of the tower that contained the repeater…

443.6500 Repeater

443.6500 Repeater On The Air

On Friday, May 13th after several months of testing the 443.6500 BCARA repeater was finally taken to its new home northwest of Dallas.  Mike K9MLS and Paul KB9TYC were able to transport and install the equipment into the shelter after morning rain showers.  After clearing some brush from the site and a quick run into Barron…