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STARC - Supporting our community - 2016 Run for Jim - St. Albans, VT

Monday, May 23, 2016:

Arn Benjamin, N1ARN
STARC President

Another safe and successful "Run for Jim" event! I want to thank the STARC club members that helped with safety communications this year! N1ZBH-Mike, N1WXB- Homer, N1LOL-Jason & Daughter, N1RUH-John, N1ARN-Arn.This years event raised $370,000 to help aide local families with the cost of fighting CANCER!




Friday, April 29, 2016:

Arn Benjamin, N1ARN
STARC President


  1. Attend STARC Monthly Meeting's.
  2. Check into Thursday Night Net's On STARC 2m 145.230 pl.100 or 70cm 443.400 pl.162.2 repeaters @ 7 PM.
  3. Join or Renew Your STARC Membership.
  4. If you're a Non-Amateur Operator and Visit a Monthly Meeting, receive a chance to win, and if you do, "The Franklin County W5YI Team" will give you a "FREE TEST SESSION" for your "Technician Class License".

Drawing will be held at the "STARC Holiday Party" on December 15th. 
So there are many opportunities and chances to win. The more you participate the more chances you have to win. We are looking forward to seeing or hearing you on the air or meeting you at one of our monthly meetings! Spread the word to your Amateur Operator Friends!

73 And Good Luck 
N1ARN-Arn STARC President

Franklin County's newest and only IRLP repeater - now on the air!

Friday, April 29, 2016:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Treasurer / Webmaster

STARC President Arn Benjamin (N1ARN) is now operating a new IRLP-based Inbeded Node from his QTH in Sheldon Springs, Vermont. The N1ARN Node is connected to the East Coast Reflector (9050), a well-established network of IRLP-connected repeaters that spans across the USA:

  • Repeater Callsign: N1ARN
  • Frequency: 147.570 - Simplex
  • PL Tone: 67Hz
  • IRLP Node: 8023

Repeater Coverage area: Majority of Franklin County, VT as well as parts of Quebec along the border of VT from Alburgh to Richford.

STARC Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Thursday, April 14, 2016:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Treasurer / Webmaster

STARC looks forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming monthly meetings. Everyone, licensed or non-licensed, members or non-members, are encouraged to attend.

The STARC meeting schedule for the next couple of months is as follows:

  • April meeting: Thursday, April 28th - 7:30pm
  • May meeting: Thursday, May 26th - 7:30pm

All meetings take place at the St. Albans VFW located at 353 Lake Road, St Albans, VT.

K1JAY Repeaters are back on the air

Saturday, April 02, 2016:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Treasurer / Webmaster

As of today, the K1JAY 2m and 70cm Repeaters are back in service! They are currently on the temporary indoors antenna until better weather allows us to get up on the roof top to repair or replace the antenna. I want to personally put out a huge "Thank You" to N1FBZ-Mike and takes a "Very Dedicated Amatuer Radio Person" to work on 4,000ft. Mountain Top Repeater Sites! 




STARC Repeater Directory

The W5YI Franklin County VT Volunteer Examiner Team offers Technician Class Exam Sessions.
If you would like to schedule a Technician exam, contact W5YI CVE - Arnold Benjamin - N1ARN:
Telephone: (802)-309-0666
Or email:

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