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BARENS Net Log for Sept. 2, 2014

3 Sep

Josh (AC1N) was net control. The net began at 1900 (7:00 pm) local time, and concluded at 19:19pm.

The following stations checked in. An asterisk indicates the ham was new to the BARC net:

  1. KB9IKI – Jeremy – Bloomfield on battery power
  2. AB1LZ – Bill – Simsbury – mobile
  3. W1FTE – Skip – Granby
  4. K1NKS – Jack – W. Hartford – commercial power
  5. KB1YNT – Bob – Canton – Battery power
  6. KC1BXF* – Stuart – E. Hartford – battery power
  7. W1TMS* – Ben – Talcott Mountain Science Center – emergency power – under supervision of control operator K1IN
  8. K1PAI – Roger – Wethersfield – Commercial Power
  9. K1IN – Don – Mobile at Talcott Mountain Science Center – Emergency Power
  10. KC1AYY* – Ernie – Canton – Commercial Power
  11. KC1CIZ* – Tom – New Britain – Commercial Power

Traffic passed:

  • Bill – Hartford marathon is coming October 11 – please contact Bill at AB1LZ (at) if able to help.
  • Bill – Calhoun ride on October 5 – please contact George at AB1GL (at) if able to assist
  • Skip – Simsbury fly-in on Sept. 14th at 8am. Donation requested at the gate – please contact Skip for more info – he will have the ham tent and demos for fly-in attendees.
  • Jack – will assist Skip with fly-in from 0645 on the 14th. Will assist Bill with the marathon and stated Pete will also be helping with marathon.
  • Jack – will be sending club dues to Bob (club treasurer).
  • Roger – Will let Skip know when coax install at QTH will be needed.
  • Don – hopes to make fly-in Sept. 14
  • Josh – Welcome to those new to the BARC / BARENS net – consider yourself invited to our next in-person meeting! (Every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at Bloomfield Town Hall).

BARENS January 14, 2014

15 Jan


AB1LZ Was Net Control for the on-air meeting, January 14, 2014:
  1. AB1LZ Bill Weatogue Net Control
  2. KB1WFF Dan Weatogue Commercial Power
  3. N1AYS Bruce W. Suffield Commercial Power
  4. WA1ICN Ashley Simsbury Battery
  5. W1FTE Skip Granby Commercial Power – PVRA Meeting next week


Please plan on attending next week’s face to face meeting at 7:00 PM at the Bloomfield town hall.

BARENS January 7, 2014

8 Jan

KB1WFF Called the net at 7pm EDT


  1. kb1ynt Bob Canton Batt
  2. w1fte Skip Grandby Comm
  3. wa1icn Ashley Simsbury Batt
  4. n1en Mike Paq. Batt
  5. w1sl Woody Bloomfield Comm
  6. k1in Don Bloomfield Comm
  7. n1abn Dick Grandby Batt
  8. ab1lz Bill Weatogue Batt
  9. ab1ux Niel (new member) Simsbury Batt
  10. k1az Jim Suffield Comm
  11. kb9iki Jerimey Bloomfiled Com?
  12. kb1zhb Ike Vernon Batt.


  • Bob kb1ynt reported tax id and a new account for the club had been set up, more details at the face to face meeting this month.
  • Skip w1fte is planning a trip to a battery shop in Bloomfield on Friday.  Several had comments about the trip
  • Michael n1em welcomed new xtra class ham ab1ux Jim who is a new member.
  • Bill ab1lz reported an update to the ARRL site.
  • kb1wff reported on a possible repair lab at the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum. And closed the net at 7:29pm edt.

BARENS December 10, 2013

17 Dec

Open 7PM, Net control Dan KB1WFF Com power


  1. W1FTE Skip Granby Com
  2. K1PAI Roger Skywarn Wethersfield Com
  3. KB1YNT Bob Canton Bat
  4. N1EN Mike Poquonock Com
  5. W1SL Woody Bloomfield Com


  • W1FTE Again asked for volunteers to help work with the Granby schools
  • K1PAI Busy Skywarn day and warned about black ice and a possible storm over the weekend…Check the Skywarn system for Hartford on the 146.79 repeater.
  • KB1YNT says his home got more than a trace of snow in Canton.
  • N1EN Dusting of snow
  • Hearing nothing else the net was closed at approx. 7:12pm

BARENS December 3, 2013

4 Dec

The following stations checked into the net on the Bloomfield repeater 146.820

Callsign / Name / Battery or Commercial

  1. AB1ZH / Mike / C
  2. KB1WFF / Dan / B
  3. AB1LZ / Bill / B
  4. K1PAI / Roger / C
  5. KB1YNT / Bob / B
  6. K1NKS / Jack / C
  7. K1IN / Don / C
  8. WA1ICN / Ashley / B
  9. N1EN / Mike / C
  10. KB9IKI / Jeremy / C

W1FTE was net controller.

  • Skip explained having contact with a science teacher in the Granby Middle School, getting ham radio into the school. Also helping with electronics in the class room. Skip is working with the education dept. at the League for suggestions and help. Dan volunteered to do ATV after the month of January.
  • Don K1IN reminded the net the December DX association meeting will be taking place at the League. Pizza to be served.
  • Bob KB1YNT said he does not have the rig in the car as it is being fixed after the accident.
  • Roger gave the information for the weather net, Thursday night on the Grandville, MA repeater 147.000. Also Sky warn recognition this Friday and Saturday. See

BARENS and Simplex Test Results, Nov. 26, 2013

28 Nov

Net control was Bill Storey, AB1LZ.  Attached please find the net log, including simplex test results.

Thank you to everyone who participated!


BARENS November 5, 2013

11 Nov

Minutes of the On-Air meeting of November 5, 2013
Time: 1900 hours, Eastern Time


  1. KB9IKI Jeremy – Bloomfield – Battery Power (Portable) Battery
  2. KB1WFF Dan – Bloomfield- Weatogue – Battery
  3. KB1ZBH Luke – Bristol – Commercial
  4. AB1ILZ Bill – Weatogue – Battery
  5. N1EN Michael – Windsor – Commercial
  6. K1PAI Roger – Wethersfield – Commercial
  7. WA1ICN Ashley – Battery – Simsbury
  8. W1FTE Skip – Granby – Commercial

Liaison Stations Checking In: NONE

Matters Discussed:

  • BARC Elections. KB9IKI Jeremy (Net Control) reminded members of the upcoming BARC elections to be held on November 19 at 7:00 PM at the Bloomfield Town Hall.
  • Weather Station. KB1WFF Dan reported that Weather Station built and donated by Texas Electronics is coming along nicely. The builder has also donated some repair parts. Additional donations to the project are welcome.
  • ARES S.E.T. AB1LZ Bill informed the net that this coming Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10, the Connecticut Section of ARES would be conducting a Simulated Emergency Test over 3 nets, based upon a hypothetical weather system with previous flooding coming in from the west, potentially affecting the electric power grid. WA1ICN Ashley contributed to the discussion, pointing out that not all available repeaters in the area have battery backup, and that we need to be aware which do, and which do not. Frequencies for these nets will be BARENS 146.820, 145.230 and ARES Simplex Delta, 146.460. These nets will start Saturday at approx. 10:30 and go until noon. WA1ICN Ashley recommended that members load the ARES frequencies into their scanners and listen in.
  • SKYWARN. K1PAI Roger informed the net that on Friday and Saturday there would be Simulated Reports passed via a SKYWARN net on 146.79 MHz, PL 82.5, as part of the S.E.T. He was going to discuss the SET plans on Thursday night’s net, 146.79 due to the SET.
  • New ARRL Tour Guide. W1FTE Skip reported that he had trained a new Tour Guide at ARRL.

Jeremy Sachs (KB9IKI) Net Control

BARENS October 29, 2013

31 Oct


  1. K1NKS Jack – West Hartford (Net Control)
  2. AB1LZ Bill – Weatogue
  3. KB1WFF Dan – Weatogue
  4. KB1ZHB Mike – Vernon
  5. K1PAI Roger – Wethersfield
  6. KB1YNT Bob – Canton


  • AB1LZ reminded the group about the ARES Simulated Emergency Test scheduled for 11/9 & 11/10
  • KB1WFF announced the airing of the American Experience PBS Special on 10/27 at 2100 featuring artifacts from the Vintage Communications Museum
  • K1PAI reminded the group about the weekly Hartford-Tolland County Weather Net each Thursday at 2100 on 146.79

Thanks and 73,

Net On-Air October 22, 2013

22 Oct

Attached please find the minutes from the on-air net from October 22, including the post-repeater simplex net conducted.


BARENS August 6, 2013

6 Aug

These are the hams that checked into the Tuesday 08-06-2013 BARENS net:

  1. K1NKS Jack West Hartford Commercial power [NET CONTROL]
  2. KB1WFF Dan Weatogue Battery power
  3. AB1LZ Bill Weatogue Battery power
  4. KB1YNT Bob Canton Battery power
  5. W1FTE Skip Granby Battery power
  6. N1ABN Dick Granby Commercial power
  7. N1PRH Pete Windsor Battery power
  8. K1PAI Roger Wethersfield Commercial power


  • Dan [KB1WFF] talked about the TV gear that has been donated to the Vintage Radio Museum – more details to follow
  • Skip [W1FTE] was experiencing PC problems and was actively working on them
  • Roger [K1PAI] reminded the group about Thursday’s Hartford/Tolland County Skywarn Net on 146.79 @ 2100 hrs

The net closed at 7:14pm