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Thank You to everyone that attended our hamfest today.

Saturday, August 12, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank everybody that showed up today to attend our hamfest. The weather at first did not look good but after the down pour was done the rest of the day was FANTASTIC!  We hope that you had a nice time. We enjoyed all of the eyeball QSOs.   Below are some pictures of the fun.

          

Thank you KB1WXM, N1ARN and K1LOL for taking photos.  See you again in 2018!

73 de STARC

 

 



QST QST QST - St. Albans Amateur Radio Club Hamfest 2017 - Aug. 12th

Sunday, August 06, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This is a QST.

The St. Albans Amateur Radio Club (STARC) is having their annual hamfest this coming Saturday August 12th at the VFW Hall, 353 Lake Rd, St. Albans, VT. All are welcome to attend. This is a RAIN or SHINE event. There is plenty of inside space available for selling as well as outside tailgating spaces. All the fun begins at 8:00am. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, free radio testing, VE test session. See this link for the hamfest flyer: http://www.starc.org/graphics/starc-hamfest-flyer.pdf

We hope to see you there!

73 de STARC



K1JAY Repeater Antenna Replacement - July 30th, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

On Sunday, July 30th, STARC members David (KB1JME), Mike (N1FBZ), Allen (W1EAM), David (KB1RWB) and Jason (K1LOL) took the tram to the summit of Jay Peak to replace the K1JAY repeater antenna, located on the roof of the Tram House at the summit of the mountain.  The weather couldn't have been better for this trip, with the temperature in the upper 70s and light wind.  During the antenna replacement, the mast was repaired and the damaged jumper cable was replaced.  STARC would like to thank our volunteers, we wouldn't be able to do it without their assistance and expertise.

K1JAY VHF seems to be restored to its original coverage area and strength - please give it a try and let us know what you think!

        



Boy Scouts Pack 832 honors N1ARN

Monday, July 31, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

Fellow ARO and past member of STARC, Michael Banyea (W1MSB) and son attended the July STARC meeting to present an award to STARC President Arn Benjamin (N1ARN) for his assistance with the 2016 Boy Scouts Jamboree On the Air event. The award, shown below, was presented on behalf of Boy Scout Pack 832.  Congrats, Arn!

 



QST QST QST - STARC July 27th Meeting Reminder:

Thursday, July 27, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This month's Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club meeting will take place on:
 
Date / Time: Thursday, July 27th - 7:30pm
Location: St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans, VT
 
Meeting Topics:
STARC Hamfest
Misc. topics
 
Depending on weather, we may take a field trip to the N1STA tower site as part of Thursday's meeting. Please meet at the VFW, regardless, and we'll determine feasibility from there.
 
We hope to see you there!
 
73,
STARC



Saratoga County Hamfest - Sunday, September 10th

Wednesday, July 26, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

The following message comes to us from Peter, W2BEW:

That’s right – it’s back again, for the 32nd time! The 32nd Annual Saratoga County Hamfest will be held SUNDAY SEPT.10 at the County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa , NY . Last year’s hamfest was Bigger and Better than the previous year – despite the Boxboro convention that same weekend.

Please spread the word to your club members and hams in your community.  Once again, admission is only $6, and that includes tailgate space – much of it under cover. If you wish to rent one of our tables under cover, that’s $10 addl.

And if you want to do two hamfests in one weekend, bring us a ticket stub from Boxboro on Saturday, and you’ll get in to our fest for HALF PRICE on Sunday!

There’s more hourly prizes than ever and our very popular HIGH-END BUCKET PRIZES ARE BACK! You could take home a great piece of new ham gear for a $5 raffle ticket! Of course, more tickets will increase your chances.

More features:

  •    VE Test Session at 9 am off-site
  •    Demos and Discussions of What’s Hot in Ham Radio Today   
  •    Fox Hunt on the Fairground    
  •    Delicious Food served all day
  •    Lots of Gear and Accessories to haggle over


Please share this email and the attached flier with your club members and car-pool together. Attend this time and you’ll come again! Guaranteed.    

See you on Sept. 10 – Sunday – in  Ballston Spa , NY

 73,

 Peter –
 W2BEW



Lake Placid Ironman - Volunteers needed!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

The following message comes to us from our friends at the Champlain Valley Amateur Radio Club in Morrisonville, NY:

Sunday, Sept 10th is the Lake Placid Ironman 70.3. A 70.3 is half a full Ironman. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 run. We have to cover 3 bike aid station, from 12-14 ambulances, 3 at net control and two at med tent/met gate. And SAG up to six. Bike cut off is 2:00 PM, I believe run cut off is 5:00 PM.


We need volunteers, some of our regulars are working the 90 mile canoe race.

Sign up page link is http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/lake-placid/volunteer.aspx#axzz4nn2W9tEd

 

If you would like to volunteer or know of someone who would be interested, please email Bob at wi2b@arrl.net or Gary at ad2z@charter.net.



STARC Upcoming Monthly Meetings

Wednesday, July 26, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

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:

 

  • July Meeting:  Thursday, July 27th - 7:30pm
    • Site visit to N1STA tower site (weather permitting) - Meet at VFW.

 

  • August Meeting: Thursday, August 31st - 7:30pm
    • Meeting topic to be determined

 

  • September Meeting: Thursday, September 28th - 7:30pm
    • Meeting topic to be determined

 

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



Happy Independence Day from STARC!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to wish all of the AROs (Amateur Radio Operators) and their families a 'Happy 4th of July'!

73 de STARC



VE Exam Session Success!

Saturday, July 01, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank the following VEs for helping with the ARO test session at the Northwest Medical Center last evening: Eric N1RCX, David KC1APK, Jason K1LOL, and Michael N1FBZ. We had one candidate take a test and they successfully upgraded from Technician Class to General Class. He must have studied a whole bunch as he only missed one out of 35!

73 de STARC



STARC thanks the AROs that helped out today at the 2017 Bike for the Lake

Saturday, June 17, 2017:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank the following AROs for helping out with the radio comms for the 2017 'Bike for the Lake' event today:
Arn N1ARN - Alburgh Welcome Center, Jason K1LOL - St. Anne's Shrine, Larry KB1ZEB - St. Anne's Shrine, Bob WI2B - Monty Bay, Phil WG2W - Monty Bay, Allen W1EAM - Snow Farm Winery, John N1LXI - Rover (Earl's Cyclery service van, Michael N1FBZ - Net Control (Knight's Point).

Amateur Radio shined bright as we used Amateur Radio to assist a cyclist that was involved in an accident with another cyclist. Amateur Radio helps keep every one safe and gets help where/where it is needed quickly!

73 de STARC



Upcoming Amateur Radio Exam sessions in St. Albans!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

Scheduled  Amateur Radio testing is coming soon to St. Albans, making it more convenient for residents of the Franklin County area to either get or upgrade their amateur radio licenses. 

 

When:  Friday, June 30th - 6:00pm

Where: Northwestern Medical Center

 

Additional sessions are also scheduled for future dates:

  • Friday, September 29th - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, November 18th - 9:00am

 

For more information, please contact Eric Lessard - lessarderic29@yahoo.com or (802) 497-9000

 



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