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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.

New England QSO Party - May 7th and May 8th

Tuesday, April 12, 2016:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Treasurer / Webmaster

The below update comes from Tom Frenay / K1KI:

I'd appreciate your help in publicizing the upcoming New England QSO Party on May 7th and 8th.  

The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries.   You'll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations.

We're working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help.  Get on for at least an hour or two and join in on the fun.  Please let me know if you can put in any time at all so we can work on activity from the rarest counties.   Will you be QRV?   Let us know which county you'll be on from with a message to

Oh yes, the NEQP is also lots of fun when mobile.  Every time you cross a county line the action starts over again.   It's amazing what a 100w radio and mobile whip can do.   

The QSO Party is 20 hours long overall, in two sections with a civilized break for sleep Saturday night.  It goes from 4pm Saturday until 1am Sunday, then 9am Sunday until 8pm Sunday.  Operate on CW, SSB and digital modes on 80-40-20-15-10 meters.   For each QSO you'll give your callsign, a signal report and your county/state.  

Last year we had logs from 139 New England stations and 275 more from around the country and world.  

The full rules are here ->

The 2015 results have been on-line for a week or so and the results since 2002 are also available ->

It's just a month until the 2016 NEQP.   Please make some QSOs even if you don't want to send in a log.


73 Tom/K1KI

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 Posters are now up!

Thursday, March 24, 2016:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Treasurer / Webmaster


The STARC Club and Hamfest posters are now up and posted at the St. Albans / Georgia rest areas on I-89.  Thank you to Morris Belisle, KC1FBT for the idea!


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