Blossomland Amateur Radio Association

Next BARA Meeting is May 21, 7:30 pm at the Stevensville UMC. Program topic is 2015 Field Day Planning. FD will be at the Oronoko Fire/Police Department on Snow Road in Berrien Springs as in the past few years.

Crop Walk is May 17 - BARA is providing radio communications for the annual Crop Walk in St. Joseph again this year. We are looking for volunteers to operate for a few hours. Only a 2 meter HT is needed. Meet at 1:45 pm at the First Congregational UCC, 2001 Niles Ave. in St. Joseph. Contact Dan KF8Z via email (kf8z at or phone (926-2453) and let him know if you can be an operator for this fun event.

Monthly Ham Breakfast is May 30 8:30 am at Roma's on Red Arrow Hwy just north of the stop light in Bridgman. All are welcome.

The June BARA meeting will feature a presentation by Midwest Energy featuring their Electrical Safety Program. The Hot Line Demonstration features a trailer setup including poles and power lines that carry 7200 volts of electricity.
This will be an outdoor presentation so bring a lawn chair and dress appropriately. There is a great write-up in the April Rusty Key newsletter.

Status of 146.220/146.820 Repeater System: Work on the site is on-going. At this time the repeater is off the air. Thanks for your patience while we get things straightened out and working again soon.

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