Repeater 146.970 MHz PL 123.0
Echolink: Node: 750550
2M Packet on 145.050
Full-service Packet BBS on 144.37 accessible via Node BERR37
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.
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. 3/11/2018
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
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
Bill R-K6KN 2017-2019
John-W6FAQ 2016-2018 12/15/2017
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:http://ag6qo.com/PacketWorkshop.html
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!
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 8/3/2017
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
General membership meetings are usually held at 10:00am following test sessions:
Date: See dates below
Location: 500 1st Street
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 (www.Pacificon.org)
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 11/11/2015
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 12/11/2013
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..