Repeater 146.970 MHz, negative offset, PL 123.0Calendar
Echolink: Node: 750550
2M Packet on 145.050


The BARK repeater is located 22 miles west of Woodland Ca. at 3000ft, and is maintained by the Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub, known as BARK.

BARK has a net every Sunday night at 07:30 PM for the purpose of providing information to members, making announcements, passing traffic, selling equipment, and anything else that may be of interest to the amateur radio community. Visitors are welcome to check in after the membership roll call.

2021 Annual Meeting Election Results

The results of the November 2022 election are posted on the contacts page:


Annual Meeting - Election Results

BARK held its annual business meeting today on Zoom.
At that meeting elections were held for BARK's 2021 Board of Directors. The results can be found here on the BARK website under the Contacts Tab.

Immediately after the general meeting and board elections, the board convened a meeting to appoint officers.

Bill, K6KN was nominated and elected President for 2021.
Brian, KN6VNQ, was nominated and elected Vice President.
Doug, KK6LDS, and Paul KJ6GCP, were re-elected to the seats of Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.

Finally, Brian volunteered to set up BARK on social media, as part of our campaign to attract new fresh members. He has already created BARK's presence on Instagram.

Please check it out, download the app, and help get the word out to your friends and family! You can find the BARK profile on Instagram here:

Thanks Brian!

Meeting minutes will be published on the website as soon as they are available.    11/14/2020

November General Meeting - Nov. 14th - Rescheduled to 9AM on Zoom

At yesterday's Board meeting the Klub directors decided that the November General Meeting will be an online meeting (Zoom).

The meeting was also moved from the usual 10am slot to 9am.

Please join us on Zoom during the extended pandemic response. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to all club members as soon as it is available.

There will be NO TEST SESSION in November.

In other club news, last month, K6WLS and AG6QO installed the last of three 180 W solar panels at the repeater site. With this last stage of solar upgrades, the entire BARK site will operate virtually indefinitely, should there be loss of grid power.    10/11/2020

Q3 General Meeting

The third quarter 2020 BARK General Meeting is planned to be a Zoom meeting, due to the ongoing pandemic.

Sat. Aug 8, 10am-noon - Zoom meeting - details have been emailed to all members. Anyone who hasn't received the zoom info and wants to attend this meeting should request the info via email at BARKradioKlub at gmail dot com.

The test session planned for Q3 has been cancelled.

Sat. Aug 8, 7:30am - 9:30am - *** CANCELLED ***

Q2 BARK Meetings are Cancelled - COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the BARK Directors have decided to CANCEL all scheduled in-person BARK meetings in the second quarter.

There will be no Director's meeting in April, and no General Meeting in May.

Also, the test session scheduled for May has been cancelled.

At this point, we are maintaining the remainder of the 2020 Meeting schedule, which can be found further down on this page.

Please stay safe and stay healthy! "See" you on the air!

November 9 General Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the November 9 General meeting have been posted in the links section and can be found here:

Silent Key - Ray, W6PUX

We have just learned of the passing of a valued member and patron of Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub.

Ray, W6PUX, was a brilliant engineer and a kind gentleman.

I had some amazing discussions with him about his work on EMI for various government agencies, and we traded opinions about spectral analysis equipment.

He will be sorely missed.

Davis Enterprise Obituary


November 9 General Meeting

BARK's November meeting was held last Saturday at 500 First Street Woodland. Elections were held for 5 Board seats expiring at the end of this year.

The results of the election were unanimous, as follows:
Joe DeAngelo, AG6QO, was elected to another term
Bud Hubert, KC6WIE, was newly elected; welcome Bud!
Bill Ragsdale, K6KN, elected to another term
Doug Hollowell, KK6LDS, elected to another term
Damian Apert, AB6WB, elected to another term

Mick, W6KRY stepped aside as personal issues are taking priority at the moment. Thanks to Mick for your service as a board member and Vice President.

The minutes to the meeting will be posted here, as soon as the Secretary has completed them.    11/14/2019

BARK Elections

The 2019 Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub (BARK) General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the offices of Luhdorff and Scalmanini, 500 1st Street, in Woodland. The main purpose of November’s General Meeting is the election of Directors and the subsequent appointment of club officers by the BARK Directors. This year we have five (5) positions that are expiring on the Board of Directors. Those positions are currently held by:

Joe, AG6QO

Mick, W6KRY

Bill, K6KN

Doug, KK6LDS

Damian, AB6WB

All of the above listed current Directors have expressed a desire to seek re-election to the Board and will accordingly have their names placed on the 2019 ballot, with the exception of Mick, W6KRY, who will be stepping down from both the Board and his current position of club Vice President. Joe, AG6QO, is stepping down from the club President’s position but desires to remain on the Board of Directors. If you have a desire to run for one of the positions, you can and are encouraged to do such. Any member in good club and FCC standing is eligible to run for one of these positions.

Additionally, subsequent to the elections at the meeting, the Directors will be appointing members for the positions of club President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Again, these are “appointed” positions by the Board and you DO NOT have to be a Director to be appointed.

We continually encourage members to consider running for open Board positions, as we seek interested members who will provide us with a diversity of thoughts and ideas. So, if anyone is interested in supporting the club by running for one of these positions, please contact Bill, K6BIL by no later than 1700 hours local time, Friday November 1, 2019, via email to have your name placed on the ballot or to notify the Board you are interested in any one of the club’s officer positions.

Election Committee Chair - Bill, K6BIL contact info:


Next General Meeting - Nov 9, 10am - Elections!


Our next General Meeting will be held on November 9, 10am at 500 1st St, Woodland.

This is our 'annual' meeting, which means elections will be held for 5 board seats who's terms expire at the end of this year:

o Mick W6KRY
o Bill K6KN
o Doug KK6LDS
o Damian AB6WB and,
o Joe AG6QO

Those interested in running for a Board Seat should submit their interest to the election committee chairman, Bill, K6BIL in advance of the November meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at this important meeting!    10/13/2019

2020 Meeting Schedule

At yesterday's Board of Director's meeting, the Board approved the schedule of 2020 BARK meetings as follows:

Sat. Feb 8, 10am-noon – Location TBD
Sat. May 9, 10am-noon - Location TBD ***CANCELLED***
Sat. Aug 8, 10am-noon - Location TBD
Sat. Nov 14, 10am-noon - Location TBD

FCC Test Sessions will immediately precede, as follows:

Sat. Feb 8, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. May 9, 7:30am – 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland *** CANCELLED ***
Sat. Aug 8, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. Nov 14, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland

We may lose access to the fabulous offices of Luhdorff and Scalmanini this year, so the board are investigating other potential locations for meetings. Check back here or contact a board member for updates on the search or if you have recommendations.

Possibilities being investigated include the Woodland and Winters Public Library community rooms.

Minutes of August General Meeting have been posted

Paul has just posted the minutes to the August 2019 General Meeting. They can be found in the Links page, or by clicking this link:

May General Meeting Cancelled

Due to several conflicts, including the Davis Double Century and Woodland Community Day of Service, both which are being heavily supported by BARK and Yolo ARES members, the Board has decided to CANCEL the 2nd Quarter General Meeting.

The quarterly general meetings will resume in August per the previously published schedule.

Sat. Aug 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. Nov 9, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland

Have a great quarter. See you in August!

Yolo ARES seeking volunteer communicators

The City of Woodland and are co-sponsoring a Community Day of Service on May 18, 2019 from 9am until noon. Volunteers will help with clean-up, repair, painting, and other tasks at a variety of community parks, local school, and the Yolo Food Bank.

Dale Dennis from Yolo Co. ARES is asking for volunteers from the Amateur community, to provide communications for the participants.

If you, or a licensed ham you know would like to volunteer, have them contact Dale Dennis, whose email address can be found on our member roster on this website, or Ben Garman, KJ6LVJ, who is coordinating amateur volunteers for the event.

Feb 9 Meeting Minutes have been posted

Paul has posted the February General Meeting minutes and they can be found on the website by clicking the title of this section, or going to the 'Links' tab and clicking on the links page.

Thanks Paul, and thanks all for a great meeting last weekend!


2019 General Meeting and Test Sessions

Please note that there has been a change to the 2019 General Meeting and test sessions.

The May 11 Test Session has been CANCELLED.

Also the May 11 General meeting has been moved to May 18 at 500 Main Street Woodland and the Nov 9 General meetings will be held at 500 Main Street Woodland, not the originally planned Winters EOC. The current schedule is as follows:

Sat. Feb 9, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. May 18, 10am-noon - ** Cancelled **
Sat. Aug 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. Nov 9, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland

FCC Test Sessions will be as follows:

Sat. Feb 9, 7:30am - 9:30am LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. May 11, *** CANCELLED ***
Sat. Aug 10, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. Nov 9, 7:30am - 9:30am - 500 1st St, Woodland

2018 Annual Meeting Summary

Yesterday, Saturday November 10, 2018, BARK held its annual meeting.

At that meeting, John, W6FAQ and Paul, KJ6GCP, were unanimously elected to return to their board seats for another 2 year term.

Also at the meeting, the members unanimously approved the adoption of the new BARK bylaws. The bylaws are posted on the website here: New Bylaws

Also approved at the meeting was Ken, K6WLS's plan for County Fire reconstruction activity. Anyone wishing to help out in the recovery efforts should contact Ken.

Minutes of prior 2018 meetings have been posted on the links page here: Meeting Minutes. Novembers minutes will be posted as soon as they are finished.

Finally, please welcome new member, Bruce Marcum, W6RBM, who has recently relocated to the Woodland area from SoCal.

Thanks for your service in 2018. Here's looking forward to a prosperous and uneventful 2019!    11/11/2018

November General Meeting; 2019 Meeting Dates

The November general meeting will be held on Sat. Nov 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland.

At this meeting we will be electing two board positions, for seats that are up for election this year, John W6FAQ and Paul KJ6GCP. So far, we have two nominees, the incumbents, John and Paul. If there are any additional nominations please let a sitting board member know at least a week before the November meeting.

Also at the November meeting, we will have an approval vote on the proposed bylaws updates. Please be sure to review the proposed changes, which can be found on this webpage below. If you cannot attend, the meeting, please assign a proxy, or one will be assigned for you at the meeting.

As usual, there will be an FCC test session, immediately preceding the general meeting at 730am at the LDS Chapel on Pioneer in Woodland.

Finally, at yesterday's board meeting, the 2019 BARK meeting schedule was determined as follows:

Sat. Feb 9, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. May 11, 10am-noon - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Aug 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. Nov 9, 10am-noon - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694

FCC Test Sessions will be held the morning of the same days:

Sat. Feb 9, 7:30am - 9:30am LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. May 11, 7:30am - 9:30am Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Aug 10, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. Nov 9, 7:30am - 9:30am - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694

Proposed ByLaws Changes - Vote Notice - November Gen. Meeting

At the November BARK General Meeting, there will be a vote cast for the approval of bylaws updates recommended by the Board of Directors.

Below are two links. The first is the final version of the Bylaws, after modification. The second is the original with proposed edits as marked up text, for reference.

Please review the proposed changes and attend the November General Meeting to vote on these changes. If you cannot attend, be sure to assign a proxy vote to someone who is attending, otherwise according to the 2013 Proxy resolution, your approval will be voted by an officer present at the meeting.

If you have any feedback or questions regarding these changes, feel free to contact a member of the Board, or an officer.

The final version

The marked-up original


August General Meeting and FCC Test Session

The remaining 2018 General meetings will be held as follows:

Sat. Aug 11, 10am-noon - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Nov 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland

Remaining 2018 FCC Test Sessions will be held the morning of the same days:

Sat. Aug 11, 7:30am - 9:30am - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Nov 10, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland

We will be seeking election committee members to supervise the election of vacancies on the board of directors as well as office selection at the November Annual meeting.

All members and interested parties are invited to join.

Contact President Joe, or any of the board members, if you need assistance in getting to the August meeting.

BERR37 (144.37) and BERR Packet Nodes (223.6 Forwarding Only) are back on-air

K6WLS and AG6QO got temporary transmission lines in place for the two BBS packet nodes today. Both are on the air and in service.

These will eventually need to get new heliax as well as lightening arrestors.

Ed, W1EJ, tagged along and activated Berryessa Peak on Summits on the Air (SOTA) for 40 CW QSO's on an Elecraft KX-2 with 10 watts !!

Grid Power (AC) has been restored at the repeater site

Yesterday K6WLS reports, PG&E has reinstalled our damaged meter, returning AC power to the vault.

Also, Ken checked the SWR on the 144.37 (BERR37) antenna and it appears to be serviceable. Good news.

Next on the recovery plan is to get proper transmission lines restored and get BERR37 and BERR BBS packet nodes operational.    7/17/2018


Several kind organizations and individuals have asked how they might help BARK recover from the significant loses incurred by the County Fire.

Those inclined to make monetary donations may do so immediately by sending check or money order to our Treasurer at :

c/o Doug Hollowell
795 Alwin Dr
Dixon, Ca 95620

For those who prefer to use PayPal, you can send a donation of your choosing to BARK at BARKradioKlub [at] gmail [dot] com. Just select 'Send Money' and give the email address above. Please add a note indicating "County Fire Recovery Fund", and describe who is making the donation. And THANK YOU!!!

We are still in the process of determining details of replacement costs. As mentioned earlier, we know we need to replace at least three 2m vertical antennas, and as much as 250 feet of 1/2 inch Heliax (LDF4-50A), lightening arrestors, and connectors.

We will need to replace at least one sector mesh tranceiver/antenna with lead in, and at least two 20ft solar panel lead it sets.

We were unable to test the BBS Packet Node antennas today (BERR37 and BERR), but hope to do so in the very near future.

Watch for updates here as the recovery process unfolds.

Sunday Night Net - returns to KE6YUV tomorrow, July 15

Thanks to the efforts of K6KN and K6WLS, the BARK repeater is functioning on solar power.

The Sunday Night Net will therefore return to its home repeater KE6YUV starting tomorrow.

KE6YUV Repeater is back on the air - temporary setup

K6WLS and K6KN went back up the hill yesterday and got the repeater running on battery only.

Today, K6WLS went back up and connected the solar from the BBS nodes (BERR37/BERR) to the FM repeater (since BERR37 and BERR are down waiting for new coax). He also removed a lot of the burnt-up equipment from the vault roof and tower. Thanks Ken !!!

So the KE6YUV FM repeater is back on the air on temporary coax and solar power. It should run indefinitely.

We will need to install new hardline for all antennas.

BERR37 and BERR are awaiting coax to test the serviceability of their Telewave antennas.    7/12/2018


Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Bill, K6KN, and Ken, K6WLS, KBERR / BERRY packet node is back on the air ! Using a temporary antenna and coax, and shifting the functioning solar to the KBERR radio, it is ready for use.

Ken will give a detailed report of what they found and what they did at tonight's net on N6QDY repeater.

Thank you Bill and Ken!

CalFire County Fire News Release - July 8    7/8/2018

July 8 Net - will be on N6QDY 147.255, + offset, 123.0 PL

We will be using N6QDY again on July 8, for our Sunday night net.

We still have not gained access to the repeater site, due to controlled burns, OES activity, and PG&E crew activity.

Fire recovery info will be posted here as it becomes available.

CalFire County Fire News Release - July 7    7/7/2018

CalFire County Fire News Release - July 6    7/6/2018

Overview of the BARK repeater vault

Excellent overviews of the burnt-out BARK repeater site, thanks to CalOES.


First view of damage

CalOES has provided some photos of our repeater site, giving us the first idea of the extent of damage.

Looks like essentially all antennas and feedlines have been destroyed, and the PG&E meters melted.

We'll need to get there to see if there is any structural damage to the tower, and what the condition of inside equipment is. Still awaiting news on when we will be able to get on-site.

Click on photo to get enlarged version.

BBS node antennas and FM repeater transmit antenna, feed lines(left), BERRY node antenna (right):

PG&E meters (left) and Solar and feed lines (right):

Mesh nodes, temp YUV xmt ant, and Crystal Comm tower(left), and mesh ant and Crystal Comm's tower (right):

KE6YUV FM Rcv ant):


Fire spreads into valley - updated map

MODIS map update (4 July 0814 local) shows ridgeline cooling, fire moving into more populated valley areas.
Scroll down to see map of fire at the peak of repeater site involvement, on July 2.


BARK repeaters down

Visual observations and satellite update confirm that the BARK site is definitely involved in the active County Fire.
We'll update this site with new information as it becomes available, but we expect it will be at least days before anyone will be able to get in to the site to assess damage.

County Fire - Check N6QDY 147.255, + offset, 123.0 PL at net time

The BARK repeaters are all down today. Unfortunately, it appears likely that it is due to the County Fire:

Although the current Cal Fire map shows the southern fire boundary as north of the repeater site, it is obviously not up to date. Several eye witnesses saw intense flames at or around the repeater site last evening around 1030pm (June 30). About an hour ago (1440 local, July 1), evacuations began for some residents of Golden Bear development just north of lake Solano near the south-eastern end of Lake Berryessa, west of Winters.

Both the FM repeater and the BBS packet nodes were recently placed on solar powered battery backup, and so would not be down due to only grid power loss.

While we don't have any direct reports from the fire scene, at this point, it appears that the best case scenario is that the repeater site is covered in fire retardant, as it is at the center of a Temporary Flight Restriction zone, reserved for tanker flights. It may be worse than that.

Tonight Bob has volunteered to try to move the net to N6QDY repeater, 147.255 MHz, + offset, 123.0 PL, with 7.185 and 28.400 (HF SSB) as backups.

Check back here for updates as they become available.

1700 Local 1July - Update -
MODIS fire map shows that the repeater site was definitely involved. Fire has spread south nearing the southern end of Lake Berryessa. Highway 128 closures near Pleasants Valley Road are in effect. Evacuations continuing.

MODIS fire map of the area:

Map last updated 2 July 2222 local. (ctrlR to reload browser)

Google Earth overlay can be found here by clicking 'KML':

The evacuation center in Guinda was closed earlier today. The evacuees from Golden Bear are being hosted at the Winters Community Center.

2nd 180 W Solar Panel Installed

Today, K6WLS and AG6QO installed the 2nd 180W solar panel, backing up the FM repeater. At this point, the two BBS packet nodes and the FM repeater, should be able to run indefinitely upon loss of grid power.

These replace the smaller units damaged in last December's wind storm.


180 W Solar panel now powering BBS Packet Nodes

K6WLS and AG6QO installed the first of potentially three 180 W solar panels at the repeater site today, which will eventually make the site able to run indefinitely during loss of grid power.


3rd Quarter Board Meeting

The third quarter meeting of the BARK Board of Directors will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 9am. The place is to be announced. Board Members should expect an email announcing the place within the next few weeks.


May 11 General Meeting Minutes are posted

The minutes of the May 11 General Membership meeting have been posted and can be viewed here.

August Testing and General Meeting Location : Winters CA

Reminder, the August 11 FCC Testing Session and the BARK General Meeting will be held at the
Winters CA EOC at 702 Main St. Winters.

The Final General Meeting of the year and the final test session of the year in November, will be back at the usual locations.

The remaining 2018 General meetings will be held as follows:

Sat. Aug 11, 10am-noon - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Nov 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland

Remaining 2018 FCC Test Sessions will be held the morning of the same days:

Sat. Aug 11, 7:30am - 9:30am - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Nov 10, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland    5/13/2018

February Meeting Minutes Posted

The minutes from the February 2018 General Meeting have been posted online and can be downloaded here:

Silent Keys

It is with heavy heart we call attention to the passing of two fine long-standing BARK members.

In July 2017, we lost past BARK Director "Sam" Bledsoe, N7DTW. Sam's wit and intellect will be sorely missed.

More recently, Rose Jolly, W6QPV, who often graced our Sunday night nets, moved on to a higher plane.
Her kind, gentile nature lifted the spirits of those with whom she crossed paths. We will always remember her with great fondness.

Our love and sympathies are with their friends and families. We cannot adequately express our thanks for their contributions to our hobby and community.

2018 BARK General Meeting and FCC Test Schedule

The 2018 General meetings will be held as follows:

Sat. Feb 10, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. May 12, 10am-noon - 500 1st St, Woodland
Sat. Aug 11, 10am-noon - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Nov 10, 10am-noon - TBD -
Check back for locations for the Nov meeting.

FCC Test Sessions will be held the morning of the same days:

Sat. Feb 10, 7:30am - 9:30am LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. May 12, 7:30am - 9:30am LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland
Sat. Aug 11, 7:30am - 9:30am - Winters EOC, 702 Main St, Winters, CA 95694
Sat. Nov 10, 7:30am - 9:30am - LDS Chapel on Pioneer, Woodland

Ken says, "There is a new technician test question pool coming up for July 1, 2018 so if you have someone or know of anyone studying for their license we need to let them know to test before then."    1/27/2018

Good news! KE6YUV repeater is back up and running!

Ken K6WLS and Bill K6KN went up to the repeater site on Thursday. They hooked up two spare antennas as a temporary fix to get the repeater back up and running.
Thank you Ken and Bill!    12/21/2017

KE6YUV Repeater down

December 18, 2017
The strong winds this last weekend cause the tower from the communications vault next to us to topple.
When their tower fell, it took out the KE6YUV repeater antennas and stripped the coax from our tower. On a positive note, the packet nodes KBERR and BERR37 are still operating.

Repairs will take time.
View a couple of photos.    12/19/2017

BARK Directors 2017

Mick-W6KRY 2017-2019

Bill R-K6KN 2017-2019

Doug-KJ6VHE 2017-2019

Joe-AG6QO 2017-2019

Damien-AB6WB 2017-2019

Paul-KJ6GCP 2016-2018

John-W6FAQ 2016-2018


Packet Workshop II - November 4 - 9:30 until 12:00

BARK is planning a follow up to last month's packet workshop. This is an introductory workshop intended to get everyone's equipment communicating. If there is time left over, we'll cover operational aspects of packet.

Please come prepared with your intended packet equipment, including cables.

Look over the preparatory notes and material here:

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!    10/21/2017

ATTENTION: A Packet Radio Work Shop - Sept 16

BARK sponsored Packet Radio Workshop - Sept 16 , 1000 to 1200 hours, at the offices of Luhdorff and Scalmanini CE, Main Conference Room, 500 First Street, Woodland, CA. Coffee, juice and donuts provided by BARK. Visitors welcome!!

The following is a message from Joe, AG6QO who will be heading up the workshop.

"Please note that we are planning to hold a packet beginner's workshop on September 16, at 10am until about noon. If you need help getting started with packet, bring your rig, your tnc/modem, a laptop or other computer device. If you have 'em bring a battery and cables as well.

I will plan to have a 75A 12V supply, an antenna and coax, my packet gear including laptop, and my toolbox.

The most time-consuming part of setting up a station is making the cables to connect the TNC/modem to the radio. They are often custom for the TNC/radio-pair. It will make the most of our time if you will have built them and tested them ahead of time, but if you need help, no problem!

If we have time, we can cover some of the operational points in addition to getting your packet system running.

Look forward to seeing you there!



AG6QO"    8/13/2017

BARK General Membership Meeting for 12 August 2017

Agenda for the BARK General Membership Meeting
Sat. 12 August 2017
Held at the offices of:
Luhdorff and Scalmanini, 500 First Street, Woodland, CA
1000 to 1200 hours

1.  Introduction of members and visitors – roll call

2.  Treasurers Report – Doug KJ6VHE

3.  Membership Report – Doug KJ6CHE

4.  Repeater Maintenance – Ken K6WLS and Bill K6BIL

5.  Director Elections – Committee Formation – Election Nov 11, 2017

6.  Club Officers Appointments – Committee Formation

7.  Presentation – Damian – AB6WB – “How To Do Efficient and Logical Trouble Shooting” - Damian will walk through a logical process when troubleshooting issues with your radio station components

8.  Presentation – Joe – AG6QO – “A Primer on Packer Radio” - Joe will present the basics of Packet Radio and how to set up your station to do packet radio.

9.  New and Old Business

10.  Close of business and pizza for lunch plus two door prizes to be awarded


BARK 2017 Event Calendar Dates

The following calendar dates are BARK radio club and other ham radio related events that will occur during the calendar year 2017. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Locations and specific times will be posted at a later date.

BARK Sponsored FCC exams are generally held at the LDS Chapel in Woodland.

Sponsor: BARK Repeater Club
Date: See Dates Below
Time: 7:30 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Location: LDS Chapel
850 Pioneer Avenue
Woodland CA 95776

Contact: Kenneth R. Wilson
(530) 305-4088

General membership meetings are usually held at 10:00am following test sessions:

Date: See dates below
Time: 10:00am
Location: 500 1st Street
Woodland CA

Event Dates ----------------------------------------

Saturday, May 20 – Davis Double Century

Sat and Sun - June 24 thru 25 - ARRL Field Day

Saturday, August 5 – Tevis Cup 100 Mile Endurance Ride

Saturday, August 12 - BARK FCC exam and general membership meeting

Fri, Sat and Sun - October 20 thru 22 - Pacificon in San Ramon (

Saturday, October 21 – Foxy Fall

Saturday, November 11- BARK FCC exam and general membership/elections

Hopefully we will see you at one of the events – Bill, K6BIL



To BARK membership
It has been proposed that the Current dues payment process be changed to a fixed payment date. This date will be June first and will become effective on 6/1/2014.
Those with current paid dues will either be prorated or partial billed to get to the June date. All new members will be billed a partial bill to get to that date.
Those who are already paid beyond 6/1/2014 will receive a partial billing for the following year.
Members with currently past due accounts can contact Ken Wilson to determine the correct amount to bring you into this new billing system.
Thank you for your continued support of the Berryessa Amateur Radio "K"lub.
Contact information for Ken:
530 305-4088

New Packet BBS, AG6QO-1, now available on 144.370

BARK member Joe DeAngelo, AG6QO, has recently fired up a new packet BBS in Winters, CA on 144.37. It can be accessed directly by connecting to AG6QO-1, or farther out by connecting to the BERR37 node on Mt. Berryessa, and then to AG6QO-1.
Read more..    12/5/2013

Packet BBS to be Added to the BARK Repeater Facility

At the October 19, 2013 BARK General Meeting, BARK member Joe DeAngelo, AG6QO, gave a presentation on the packet BBS that he is developing. By November 15, BARK repeater users should enjoy access to 2 nodes which will permit great communication with BBS stations allowing messages to be forwarded thoughout California. Joe is working closely with BARK members Ken, K6WLS and Bill, K6KN, to facilitate this very useful asset, vastly increasing the flexibility and usefulness of the BARK repeater facility. The BBS will also be a great attribute in facilitating emergency, radio-linked, digital communications. Thank you Joe.

Order Your BARK Cups and Badges

Bill, K6BIL, has just recently ordered and recieved some BARK badges and mugs. Find out how you can order cups and badges from a fellow ham.