Happy new year from the BCARC! We hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas season, and look forward to hearing from you on one of our repeaters, one or all of our Tuesday evening nets, or at our monthly meetings!
Due to construction on the BCARC site over the past month, our webmaster has not been able to load the Club Newsletters to their usual spot in the "Newsletter" tab. Until this is fixed, you can access the September 2016 newsletter here.
Over the past month, our web developers have been working hard to migrate this website to another server. Along the way, we have hit a few snags and speed bumps, but it appears as though we are almost to the end of the tunnel. As we finish working out the kinks to the new server, we hope you will continue to visit this site for the very latest Ham Radio news in the county, state and around the nation and world.
The BCARC hosted a VE Testing session on Wednesday, June 17th, in the Activity Room at the Burnside Senior Center. After passing the Technician exam, five area individuals obtained their Technician licenses on Monday, June 29th. They are:
KE8BPO-Daniel Garrison of Constantine
KE8BPP-Charles Hemker of Bronson
KE8BPQ-Andrew Wheeler of Mendon
KE8BPR-Derek Mosher of Sturgis
KE8BPS-Deborah McCloud of Hillsdale (YL of BCARC President Roy McCloud, AB8RM)
Upgrading from Technician to General was Mike Exelby, W8XLB and Rob Rock, W8RJR.
COLDWATER - We have two new hams in Branch County! Mike Exelby and his son Matthew just received their callsigns today.
Matthew will be known as KE8AQM and his father Mike will be known as KE8AQN. Both are already members of the BCARC and if you hear them on the repeaters, be sure to say hello and welcome them to the world of amateur radio.
Congratulations to both! We are glad to have you aboard!
4/21/2015 UPDATE: Mike now holds the callsign W8XLB, and Matthew now has the W8MME call.
LANSING - On March 10, 2015, the recreation of the signing of Michigan's PRB-1 Bill (PA 556) was completed in Lansing. Participants, from left to right are: Ed Hude, WA8QJE, MI ARRL State Government Liaison; Dale Williams, WA8EFK, ARRL Great Lakes Division Director; Jessica Averill, Legislative Director for Senator Rick Jones; Governor Rick Snyder; Larry Camp,WB8R, MI ARRL Section Manager; Senator Rick Jones (Bill Sponsor); Butch Hedges, MI ARRL Local Government Liaison.
This was the culmination of approximately 10 years work on behalf of numerous Michigan hams.