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

Sunday, August 12, 2018:

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

QST QST QST - 2018 STARC Hamfest - Aug. 11, 2018

Monday, August 06, 2018:

Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor




STARC THANK YOU to the ARO's that helped with the 2018 Bike for the Lake event

Saturday, June 16, 2018:

Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

STARC would like to thank the following AROs for helping with the radio coms for the 2018 Bike for the Lake:
Bob WI2B, Phil WG2W (Monty Bay Marina), John N1LXI (Rover), Nick KB1RWB (Alburgh Welcome Center/St. Anne's Shrine), Michael N1FBZ (Net Control). Andrew from Earl's Cyclery was 'Rover' with LXI, fixing cycles with mechanical issues.
We had perfect weather for the whole event which began at Knight's Point State Park. The cyclists peddle either 30 mile, 60 mile, 80 mile, or 100 mile courses. The governor of VT was even one of the cyclist too!
Everyone had a nice ride with no injuries occurring.
+1 for Amateur Radio!
73 de STARC

Silent Key - Burt Cross / K1RMF

Monday, May 07, 2018:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

It is with much sadness that STARC has learned of the passing of fellow ham and STARC member, Burt Cross - K1RMF.  Burt was very active in STARC and one of our cw specialists and will be greatly missed by all.  

Burt’s family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Angels Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. Interment with Military Funeral Honors will follow at the Georgia Plain Cemetery.

Further details are available at:


73 K1RMF from all of us.


Northwestern VT ARRL VE Team - April session recap

Thursday, April 26, 2018:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

STARC would like to thank the following VEs for helping to administer the exam which took place on Saturday, April 2st: Eric N1RCX, Nick KB1RWB, John WA1JL, Michael N1FBZ, Jamie KB1MCU, and Jason K1LOL.

We would like to congratulate Scott Ruel from Northfield, VT on his upgrade to General class.  Enjoy your new HF privileges!


The next Amateur Radio testing session will take place at the following date and location:

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Time: 9:00am

Location: Northwestern 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 April Meeting Reminder:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

This month's STARC meeting will take place on:
        Date / Time:    Thursday, April  26th - 7:30pm 
        New Location:  Elks Lodge - 43 Gricebrook Road, St. Albans, VT

Meeting topics:
            - Hamfest 2018 planning
            - Field Day 2018
            - Run For Jim
            - Repeater updates

            - Video TBD

Run for Jim - Sunday, May 6th, 2018:

Wednesday, April 04, 2018:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

This year's Run for Jim event will be held on Sunday, May 6th at the Collins Perkey Sport & Fitness Center: Route 104, St. Albans, VT.  STARC has helped provide radio communcations 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 or 802-309-0666


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.


St. Johnsbury Academy to have Amateur Radio Technician Classes

Tuesday, April 03, 2018:

Michael Gladu, N1FBZ
STARC Technical Advisor

This comes to us from Marina Cole, M.Ed., the Adult Education Coordinator of the St. Johnsbury Academy:
" Good morning, Amateur Radio Enthusiasts,
Do you know someone interested in joining the world of amateur radio?
St. Johnsbury Academy will host a technician's licensing class starting April 17, and registration is now open. Please help us spread the word to others who might be interested - and let them know tuition assistance is available!
Amateur “Ham” Radio: Technicians: Apr 17 – June 5, T 6-7:30 p.m. (12 hrs); $150 includes text
Learn how to operate amateur radio equipment and earn your FCC technician-level license to operate on the air.
Register online at or contact Marina Cole at or 802-748-7738.
Thank you,
Marina "
Pass this info on if your know of any potential future 'ARO-Wann-Be's' in the St. Johnsbury, VT area.
73 de STARC

STARC Meeting Location Update

Thursday, March 01, 2018:

Jason Garneau, K1LOL
STARC President

STARC is moving it's monthly meetings and annual HamFest to a new location.  Starting in March, all future meetings will be held at:


St. Albans Elks Lodge

44 Gricebrook Road

St. Albans, VT 


This location is convenient to our members, as well as conveniently located right off of Exit 19 of I-89.  Monthly meetings will continue to take place the last Thursday of the month, beginning at 7:30pm.


STARC would like to thank the St. Albans VFW for hosting STARC meetings and events for many years.

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