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New Monthly Meeting Location

Thursday, July 11, 2019:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

Due to event changes at the Elks Lodge, STARC meetings will once again be taking place at the St. Albans VFW beginning with this month's meeting (July 25th). If you have never been to the VFW before, please use the front door for access to the meeting hall. For security reasons, the door is locked at all times - so please press the door bell "buzzer" button to the right of the door to gain access.

We would like to thank the Elks Lodge for providing us meeting space for the last year!  

One final note - the 2019 STARC Hamfest will still take place at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, August 10th. We hope to see everyone there!



STARC Meeting Reminder / Location Change

Thursday, July 11, 2019:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
        Date / Time:    Thursday, July 25th - 7:00pm 
        Location:         St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans VT



Meeting topics:

  • Hamfest planning
  • Recap of N1STA site visit and other repeater updates
  • Open forum



QST QST QST - STARC June 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday June 27th

Tuesday, June 25, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - STARC June 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday June 27th
 
This is a QST.
 
This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
Date / Time: Thursday, June 27th - 7:00pm Location: Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT
 
Meeting topics:
- Hamfest Planning
-  Site visit to N1STA repeaters (depending on weather).  Meet at Elks Lodge.
 
73 de STARC



QST QST QST - STARC May 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday May 30th

Wednesday, May 29, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - STARC May 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday May 30th
 
This is a QST.
 
This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
Date / Time: Thursday, April 25th - 7:00pm Location: Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT
 
Meeting topics:
- Upcoming Amateur Radio events in the region
- TBD
 
73 de STARC



QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session May 18, 2019

Wednesday, May 08, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This is a QST.

The Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team has scheduled the following Amateur Radio Exam session, right here in Franklin county:

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

Conference Room 3 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance): 133 Fairfield St St. Albans, VT 05478

Please feel free to contact Jason Garneau with any questions at either jgarneau@gmail.com or 802-233-3342

73 de STARC



QST QST QST - STARC April 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday April 25th

Wednesday, April 24, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - STARC April 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday April 25th
 
This is a QST.
 
This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
Date / Time: Thursday, April 25th - 7:00pm Location: Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT
 
Meeting topics:
- Upcoming Amateur Radio events in the region
- Winlink video demo
 
73 de STARC



2019 - Ironman - Lake Placid - Volunteers needed

Saturday, April 20, 2019:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

The below message comes to us from our friends across the lake at CVARC:

Hi everyone

We are again looking for volunteers for the July 28th Ironman. We need close to 30 so if you can help us out it would be greatly appreciated.  The link for signing up ishttp://ironman.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=34454 . Look for “Licensed ham radio operator” for the position. The link  is also listed on our web page www.cvarc.usthen select events from the top menu bar and look for Ironman. Thanks to the ones that have already sign up and sorry it there are any double emails.

 

 

Thanks

Gary and Bob  AD2Z and WI2B



QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session April 20, 2019

Sunday, April 07, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This is a QST.

The Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team has scheduled the following Amateur Radio Exam session, right here in Franklin county:

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

Conference Room 3 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance): 133 Fairfield St St. Albans, VT 05478

Please feel free to contact Jason Garneau with any questions at either jgarneau@gmail.com or 802-233-3342

73 de STARC



2019 Run For Jim - Volunteers Needed

Saturday, April 06, 2019:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

This year's Run for Jim event will be held on Sunday, May 9th at the Collins Perley Sport & Fitness Center: Route 104, St. Albans, VT.  STARC has helped provide radio communications for this event for the last several years, and is looking for volunteers to help out with this year's event.  The entire "run" typically lasts 2 hours or less, making this an easy event for any ARO's to help out with.  If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact Arn Benjamin at n1arn@yahoo.com.

Below is a write-up on the significance of this event:

The Run for Jim Memorial Fund was established in memory of Jimmy Bashaw who died at the age of 45 from brain cancer.  Jimmy was a teacher and longtime girl’s basketball coach at Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans. Jimmy’s family and friends wish to remember him by continuing his kind and charitable ways by helping others in their time of need.  The proceeds of this event are used to aid residents of Franklin and Grand Isle counties with expenses related to catastrophic illnesses.  These awards are distributed through the Jim Bashaw Memorial Fund at the Northwestern Medical Center.  The Jim Bashaw fund has distributed over $475,000 since 2001.



QST QST QST - STARC March 2019 Meeting this coming Thursday March 28th

Tuesday, March 26, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
        Date / Time:    Thursday, March 28th - 7:00pm 
        Location:  Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT


Meeting topics:
            -  Upcoming Amateur Radio events in the region



QST QST QST - ARRL VE Session March 16, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This is a QST.

The Northwestern Vermont ARRL VE Team has scheduled the following Amateur Radio Exam session, right here in Franklin county:

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

Conference Room 3 (follow signs to the Conference Center / East Entrance): 133 Fairfield St St. Albans, VT 05478

Please feel free to contact Jason Garneau with any questions at either jgarneau@gmail.com or 802-233-3342

73 de STARC



Nick Flora, KB1RWB - Silent Key

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

Nick Flora, KB1RWB

 

It is with great sadness, STARC has learned of the passing of Nick Flora, KB1RWB, on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Nick was one of our most active club members, always willing to lend a hand whenever needed.  He has served as our club Secretary since January of 2018. Most importantly, he has been a great friend to all of us at STARC.  He will be greatly missed.

 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16th between 3-4pm at the Highgate Center United Methodist Church.  Further details can be found at the following link:  http://m.spearsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/events?obituaryId=4150952&fbclid=IwAR2NOqpAM6um9L99Yy6CxcVvwjzQJ4fq9g8h1LhPnPekP7QZ7ihjyRB5lPk

 

Rest in peace our friend, Nick - KB1RWB/SK.



January Meeting reminder

Monday, January 28, 2019:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
 

Date / Time:     Thursday, January 31st - 7:00pm

Location:          Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT

Meeting topics:  

                         - Upcoming Amateur Radio events in the region



QST QST QST - Vermont Ham Radio Breakfast is this coming Saturday Jan. 26th!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

QST QST QST - Vermont Ham Radio Breakfast is this coming Saturday Jan. 26th!

This is a QST.

This comes to us from Mitch W1SJ:

" The Vermont Ham Radio Event of the Winter: The Vermont Ham Radio Breakfast: Saturday, January 26, 9-noon at JP's Deli, 39 River Rd, Essex Junction. Join 25-30 other Hamsters as they eat and talk their way through breakfast. JP's has all sorts of good breakfast and lunch eats available - you won't go hungry! "

Who from STARC is going to this?

73 de STARC



CVFMA SWAP Fest - February 2nd, 2019

Monday, December 10, 2018:

Author:
Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

You are invited to a Springfield Amateur Radio Swap Fest. It is sponsored by the Connecticut Valley FM Association an ARRL affiliated Amateur Radio Club. Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle. Coffee and donuts will be available to stave off those early morning hunger attacks.

Saturday February 2nd,2019 at the VFW Post 771, Springfield, VT is the date and place.
Setup starts at 7:00AM with the main event kicking off at 8:00AM.

NOTE: The entrance to the VFW is to the right of the Mobile gas station at the junction of River Street and Route 11, across from the Springfield Shopping Plaza. Free admission for all attendees! Winning the 50/50 raffle could pay for that new handheld you always wanted or cover the cost of gas, snack, and possibly a table or two.

There will be a $5.00 per table charge for hams and vendors with a two-table maximum. Set up a table to make some room in your shack for that new radio you have been looking at and recycle some of your older equipment to another Ham. Maybe set up a table to show off your favorite aspect of the hobby. (Free tables will be available for anyone wishing to present only No selling!) Can you demonstrate your logging program, do a satellite demo, showoff your home brew antennas? This day is for "us"(you), to socialize with each other, make new friends and catch up with old friend. Bring your favorite presentation and share it with others. There will be plenty of fun, good times and good friends to be had by all.


Reserve your table by contacting CVFMA at: swapmeet@cvfma.org


Additional information can be found at: http://www.cvfma.org


Saturday Morning Talk In from the top of Mt. Ascutney on the 146.760 CVFMA repeater (‐) Pl 110.9 and on DMR Vermont talk group.


Springfield VT VFW Post 771
191 River Road
Springfield, VT 05156



STARC Hamfest THANK YOU to all attendees for helping to make the hamfest a success.

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

Author:
Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank all of the AROs and their families that showed up yesterday for our annual hamfest. The weather was near perfect and the new location provided for a most enjoyable time.

There were many door prizes given with most every one present getting at least one. Thank you to HRO, DX Engineering, ARRL, Shaggy's Pizza, MFJ, and others for the door prizes. A big thank you to Steven KC1USA for picking all of the door prize tickets for us. Thank you to all of the vendors that had items for sale/to buy in the fleamarket area.

Nick KB1RWB was the first ARO to find our hidden fox transmitter. Good job RWB!

If you were not able to attend, you missed a good time. We hope to see you next year.

73 de STARC



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