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Nick Flora, KB1RWB - Silent Key

Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

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:


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

January Meeting reminder

Monday, January 28, 2019:

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:

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:

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:

Additional information can be found at:

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:

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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