September Club Meeting 9.28.23

Just a quick reminder that our club meeting for September is on Thursday the 28th. The AUXCOMM group will meet at 6:30PM and our regular club will meet at 7:30PM at the First Christian Church in Galax, VA. 

New River Trail Challenge 2023

Our club will be helping out with communications for the New River Trail Challenge on September 16th. This event is an adventure triathlon that takes place along the New River Trail. If you would like to find out more about the event, see the official website.

If you want to sign up to participate as a volunteer communicator, email us

No August Meeting

Just a reminder that there will not be a club meeting this month. Our members are divided between setting up/manning our booth at the Carroll County Ag Fair and providing communication services to the Iron Mountain Jubilee endurance horse ride. 

BARC News Update (7.28.23)


The monthly BARC meeting was held July 27th. Below are notes from the meeting. 

Our AUXCOMM group will be providing communication support for the Iron Mountain Jubilee horse ride August 25th - 27th. This year the course has changed to include a 100 mile event which will last for a 24 hour period. If you would like to volunteer to help out, you can reach out to us

The club will also be setting up a booth at the Carroll County AG Fair August 23rd - 27th. If you would like to help setup or help man the booth send us an email.

The club will not have a meeting in August due to the Fair and Iron Mountain horse ride. 

It was decided that we will have our Christmas dinner at the Fiddlers Restaurant in Hillsville on December 9th @ 6:00PM. There will be a 15% gratuity added to the check and Frank Howard, WB1USN will be having a raffle for a 50 watt mobile radio for $1/Ticket. 

Keep in mind that our club repeater is still having issues during the night and we will continue to have our weekly net on the N4VL repeater system.  

ATGP 2023

Some of our club members participated in the Appalachia Trail Golden Packet event on Saturday the 15th. The Golden Packet event's goal is to transmit a packet across 15 mountain tops along the Appalachian Trial from Georgia to Maine.

For more details of the event see the official website

To view more photos view the album

Keep Frank in your thoughts!

It has been brought to our attention that our club president Frank Howard, WB1USN, was in a car wreck on July 12th. The wreck was enough to total his car, however he has stated that he was not seriously injured, but would have to take it easy for a while.