Educating, Encouraging and Entertaining - Amateur Radio and BCARA


System Fusion Repeater is on the Air!

BCARA powered up the new146.700 MHz Yaesu System Fusion repeater on 7/25/15.

This terrific technology allows those that want to enjoy all the benefits of a digitial mode while maintaining analog capabilities.  No need to buy a new technology radio to use the same repeater, unlike DSTAR and DMR systems.

If you don't hear anything on your FM radio, but see the signal strength meter active, then there is probably a digital mode QSO in progress.  No problem!  Watch for the repeater to drop out and just ID and join the conversation.  The repeater and the tranceivers in the QSO will instantly change to FM.  


Field Day 2015, was a great event !

BCARA Thanks these FD 2015 sponsors/Donors!

Meijer Fairfield

Ohio National Guard

Butler County Sportsmen

CoCo's Mexican Bar and Grill


Home Depot - Fairfield Twp.

Bargo's Bar and Grill

Kroger (Liberty Fairfield)





For Immediate Release to ALL Amateur Radio Operators
The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention located in Pigeon Forge, TN starts September 25th and 26th, that’s in 110 days.  This is our 11th year and it will be another great event.

The presentation schedule is full and packed with presentations.  Our manufacturers are located in the lobby right outside of the conference hall allowing you easy access to all the gear.  Come and have a one on one conversation with the manufacturers and twist the knobs.

This year for the first time we have the Ham Radio Bootcamp on Friday before the convention.  The Ham Radio Bootcamp is an all day session that will help the new amateur learn how to build a station, build antennas, make QSOs and log them and after lunch learn how to DX, How to Contest and learn some tricks for DXing.  This is the Elmer you never had to help you get started right.  This session is sure to be of use to every Ham.
We will conduct Amateur FCC License testing.  It’s a great time to upgrade or get your spouse or friends licensed.
Pigeon Forge is a wonderful place for the family too, bring the family and they can enjoy the local attractions while you enjoy the convention.
W4DXCC Convention 2015
DX and Contest Convention, September 25-26, 2015
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The Saturday, May 30th BCARA Picnic was great fun!

If you missed it, we missed you! Members and some visitors had great fellowship, food and fun..

We gathered in the park at Morris Rd and Millikin Rd. behind the Fairfield Twp. Administration building where we hold our regular meetings.  .

This is sure to become an annual event.

 BCARA -official emergency communications partner with the 

Butler County Health Department

  Please come and join us, even if you are not yet...an Amateur Radio Operator, You are welcome to our events and meetings.  Our group is fun, helpful and we enjoy fellowship with each other. Our monthly meetings usually include education topics or presentations. If you need assistance getting licensed, BCARA has many members and resources to help you get there. Please visit us soon. 73

 BCARA email reflector.  To sign-up or make changes to your account click here: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/bcara



BCARA meetings are the 2nd Monday each month at 7pm.

Fairfield Township Administration Bldg. 6032 Morris Rd. Hamilton,OH 45011
This is located on the corner of Morris Rd and Millikin Rd.  Near Butler Tech.  Wheelchair accessible.
 Please join us on our new, high profile, repeater! Serving the entire Tri-State area @ 146.700(-) PL 123 Please check into our weekly Net: Tuesday's on 146.700(-)  PL 123.0 at 7:00pm
HF Round Table Friday's on 10 Meters 28.410 (+ or -) QRM at 9:00pm

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