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STARC January Meeting and Annual Elections

Monday, January 22, 2018:

Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

It's that time of year again. We ask that all members try to attend our January meeting to participate in our annual elections. All licensed STARC members are able to run for any position, and are encouraged to do so. This is our club to make it what we want, but that cannot happen without participation from our members. We have some exciting meeting topics and events to finalize for this year, as well!

The STARC Meeting and Election will take place on:

Date / Time: Thursday, January 25th - 7:30pm
Location: St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans, VT

Additional meeting topics:
- K1JAY changes
- STARC Weekly Net feedback
- STARC website improvements
- Discussion of future meeting topics

- Video on how to build a dual-band 2m/70cm directional antenna for
working satellites and direction finding

2018 Membership Dues

It's that time of year again. Please remember to renew your STARC membership - which is based on the calendar year. All membership funds go toward repeater maintenance, club insurance, and other miscellaneous items required to keep STARC functioning every year.

The STARC website now contains a membership form you may fill out online. You may choose to pay online via credit card (via PayPal - no account needed), or print out the form and mail in with a check to STARC:

Direct Link:

If you prefer to join or renew your membership in person, please stop by an upcoming club meeting. Checks or exact cash is preferred. The price for 2017 club dues is the same as last year:

Active / Single membership: $15.00
Family Membership: $20.00
Supporting Membership: $15.00

Thank you for helping to support STARC!

73 de STARC

Upcoming Amateur Radio Test Sessions in St. Albans, VT

Monday, January 08, 2018:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

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


  • Saturday, January 20, 2018
  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 9:00am

Location: North Western Medical Center (NMC)

                 Conference Room 2 (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 or 802-233-3342

STARC Holiday Party 2018 - Thank you!

Sunday, December 31, 2017:

Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank all those AROs and their families that took the time to attend our potluck holiday party last Thursday. :)


73 de STARC

STARC Christmas / Holiday Party - Thursday, December 28th - 6pm

Monday, December 11, 2017:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

 This year's Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club Christmas / Holiday Party is just around the corner!

        Date / Time:    Thursday, December 28th - 6:00pm 
        Location:        St. Albans VFW - 353 Lake Road, St. Albans, VT


Please note the start time is 6pm, an hour and a half earlier than our usual meeting time.

We hope to see you there!


Sad news about our fellow ham and dear friend, KB1JME

Saturday, December 02, 2017:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC Vice President

It is with great sadness, STARC has learned of the passing of fellow member and friend David DiPerna - KB1JME. Dave was a great man, well-known ham, and a key player behind the scenes at STARC.  Dave was the trustee and one of the primary care-takers of the K1JAY repeaters.  He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 152 Main Street, Richford with Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery in Richford.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, December 6th from 4-7 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls

Dave's online obituary can be found at the following link:

May you rest in peace, KB1JME / SK.


St. Albans area ARRL VE Test Session results

Saturday, November 18, 2017:

Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

Today's St. Albans area ARRL VE Test Session ended with two new General Class Licenses earned, and two new Technician Class Licenses earned.

We even had one candidate with an EXPIRED General Class License, from the late '60's, who showed up with photocopies from a callbook that had his original General Class License callsign, take, and pass his Technician Class License, so his General Class License privileges would be re-instated!

STARC would like to thank the following VEs for helping to administer the exams: Eric N1RCX, David KC1APK, Jason K1LOL, and Michael N1FBZ.

73 de STARC

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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
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