Blossomland Amateur Radio Association

  • Winter Field Day is the weekend of January 24-25 from noon Saturday through noon Sunday. Come to the January meeting to learn more and visit the SPAR Winter Field Day web site at  Event will be held in the parking lot of the Pike Funeral Home, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, MI. Setup will begin at 8 am Saturday, January 24. Come to visit or operate for a while. Bring someone interested in Amateur Radio.

  • The first Ham Breakfast of 2015 will be January 31 8:30 am at Steak n' Shake in Benton Township at I-94 exit 29.

  • Status of 146.220/146.820 Repeater System: Work on the site has been on hold until warmer weather. Receiver sensitivity is presently reduced on the VHF side of the system. The UHF link (447.775/442.775) is functioning normally. Thank you for your patience.

  • The next BARA Club Meeting is February 19, 2015, 7:30 pm at the Stevensville United Methodist Church. This is our annual Chili Dog Night and Mini Hamfest. Bring you stuff to sell or trade. Also this will be your chance to show off your ham shack. Whether simple and plain, big and fancy, vintage equipment, or filled with junque, submit digital pictures of your ham shack to Tim, KD8NOH. They can be emailed to or supply to him on other digital media. Tim would like to make a slide show to display at Chili Dog Night.

Read The Rusty Key  (BARA's Official Publication)
for detailed information and great ham radio articles.