Educating, Encouraging and Entertaining - Amateur Radio and BCARA



BCARA was well represented at the W4DXCC Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN  Sept. 25-26th.

Seen above are: (L to R) Dave Anderson, K4SV W4DXCC Team Leader, Rob Lindsay - W8MRL, Mitchell Jones - KD8JRS, Joe Luebbe - W8JBL, Janet Pater - W8CAA, Kevin Jones - W8KJ, Mindi Jones - KC8CKW, Joe Pater - W8GEX, Brenda Luebbe.



The emergency drill was a success!  Details at the October meeting.


The 2nd Annual Queen Bee Half Marathon in Cincinnati is Saturday October 10th.

If you are interested in joining the team to provide vital communcation support, email Rob Lindsay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You will need a handheld radio and back-up battery pack. 





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.  



 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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