Blossomland Amateur Radio Association


April 13, 2014

Upcoming Events:
  • April 17, 7:30 pm - BARA Club meeting at Stevensville UMC. Program will again revolve around Hidden Transmitter Hunting, also known as Fox Hunting. This month we will have available an Offset Attenuator Kit to purchase and/or build at the meeting. Cost is $10 for the kit which includes all electronic parts and a PC board. You will have to supply your own antenna connectors and a small enclosure or box to mount the finished attenuator inside. Plenty of help will be available to help you with assembling the kit.
  • April 26, 8:30 am - Monthly Ham Breakfast at Joe's Cafe, 4100 M-139 Suite 104, St. Joseph (this location also know as the Scottdale triangle).  All Hams, Ham spouses, Friends of Hams, SWL's or anyone interested in radio communications or electronics are welcome!
Annual Weather Alert Radio programming events:

            April 16, 5 to 7 PM at Walgreens, 907 South 11TH St. in Niles.

Listen to one of the ARES/Skywarn nets for updates.

The radios are easy to setup. If you can help with one or more of these events, contact Tom Dumminger at

Looking ahead:
  • April 19 - Michigan QSO Party, from noon til midnight.
  • May 16, 17 & 18 - Dayton Hamfest and Hamvention, Dayton, Ohio
  • May 18 - Blossomland CROP Hunger Walk, St. Joseph, MI. Ham operators needed from 1:30 pm until about 5 pm.

As always, read TheRusty Key  (BARA's Official Publication)

for detailed information and great ham radio articles.