The Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub provides Hams with an opportunity to use an excellent wide coverage Repeater system. The Repeaters are continuous carrier type and it is not necessary to let the squelch drop between transmissions. The user must simply wait for the tone burst (courtesy beep) which resets the repeater timer.
The club conducts it’s business on a weekly Tuesday night at 7:30 PM on the 2M repeater, at which time visitor check-ins are Welcome. An annual meeting is held in Woodland Ca. in June. An informal Breakfast meeting is scheduled for the Third Saturday of the Month for most Months of the Year, and the time and locations are announced on the Tuesday night Net, and also here on the B.A.R.K. Web Page. A news letter is published twice a year, and it provides information on club activities and updates on the status of the repeater system.
The B.A.R.K. governing board try’s to maintain the repeater system at as low a cost as possible and still provide good service. Our repeaters are moderately priced units, and our site and building is provided at negligible cost. However, the system is still expensive to operate because of considerable electric power cost and Insurance.
The repeaters are open and none members should feel free to use them for occasional short contacts. However, if you plan to use the repeaters regularly, or for lengthy contacts, we strongly request that you become a member and HELP with the cost of supporting the system. Some members even contribute a considerable amount of their own time and other resources in order to keep the repeater working at it’s best.
The Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub welcomes you and your family to become members and enjoy the benefits of an excellent repeater system. Please take this opportunity to Print out, and complete the attached application and mail it in today.
The Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub.
We wish to provide you with some information on the Berryessa Amateur Radio Klub, Inc.
(B.A.R.K.) Repeater system and to invite you to join the ARRL affiliated club that maintains and
supports the system. B.A.R.K. maintains 2 Repeaters on Berryessa Peak 22 miles west of Woodland.
The Repeater site is just East of the ridge line at 3057 feet, on the first major ridge of Mountains on
the West side of the Sacramento Valley. From this location, the Repeaters provide mobile coverage
from roughly Redding to the North, Modesto to the South, Donner Summit to the East, and portions
of the San Francisco Bay Area to the Southwest.
Repeaters and Packet Nodes are operated on the following Frequencies:
2M Voice 146.970 MHz PL 123.0
2M Packet 145.05 MHz BERRY network node
2M Packet 144.39 MHz APRS digi
You are invited to join the Club. The annual Membership fee is $30.. for an individual membership.
To Join, please Print out and submit the application form below...
B.A.R.K. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM
FAMILY MEMBERS (NAME AND CALLSIGN)________________________
Do you run: Packet ___________ APRS ____________
MEMBERSHIP CLASS______INDIVIDUAL ($30/YEAR) _____FAMILY ($30/YEAR)
SEND APPLICATION FORM AND FEE, PAYABLE TO B.A.R.K. TO;
c/o Doug Hollowell
795 Alwin Dr
Dixon, Ca 95620