Bellevue Amateur Radio Club
Bellevue ARC Board Meeting - The board of directors meets quarterly on the second Thursday of January, April, July & October. The exact time and location will be announced via the Groups.IO email reflector.
All club members are welcome to attend. Exceptions to this schedule will be emailed to club members and posted on the Groups.IO calendar.
Bellevue ARC Member Meeting - A general membership meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 7:30 p.m. in the
Masonic Lodge dining Hall (1910 Franklin St., Bellevue, NE) (4 blocks north of Mission Ave / NE Highway 370). Look for funny-looking antennas on the cars in the parking lot and enter through the south door.
Bellevue ARC has an email reflector, calendar and file repository for club members on Groups.IO (https://groups.io/g/BellevueARC).
If you are a club member and haven't already received an invitation to join the reflector please go to https://groups.io/g/BellevueARC/join to request access to the group.
Spring Cleanup Sponsers:
News and Announcements:
The Bellevue ARC Spring Clean-Up Hamfest has been postponed to a later date
Bellevue Amateur Radio Club’s Spring Clean-Up hamfest has been postponed to a later date. Watch this space for future details.
Please support the generous vendors (noted below) who donated door prizes for the hamfest.
The prizes are in safekeeping and will be awarded when the hamfest is held.
The grand door prize drawing for an AnyTone AT-868UV dual-band handheld radio will be held at 12:00pm.
$1500+ in door prizes donated by generous vendors
- Bioenno Power— Four 9Ah LiFePO4 batteries (BLF-1209A) with chargers
- MFJ: 2 MFJ-107B digital clocks, MFJ-1739SF HT antenna, MFJ-1739S HT antenna
- MFJ: MFJ-261 Handy Dummy Load, MFJ-272 Lightning Surge Protector
- TigerTronics: Signalink USB Sound Card Interface
- HamTestOnline: 2 Technician, 1 General & 1 Amateur Extra course coupons
- ARRL: One $50 and two $25 gift certificates
- Baofeng Tech: Baofeng AMP-U25 UHF amplifier
- N3FJP: Ham Radio Software Package gift certificate
- DX Engineering: $50 gift certificate
- RT Systems: gift certificate for one free product
- Cable Experts: 1 RG-8X 6ft & 1 DBF400 6ft cable
- Comet Antenna: SMA-24 antenna & 3 pilsner glasses
- Heil Sound: HTH-K headset for Kenwood 2-Pin
Admission will be $5 per person. Table rentals are $10 and include one admission.
Email Dennis Mitchell (KC0YKN@cox.net) with any questions.
Spring Cleanup announcement Revised
Nebraska State ARRL Convention has been postponed to October 31st,
The Nebraska State ARRL Convention has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at the Lancaster Event Center.
See the convention web site For more information Click this link.
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Bellevue ARC Repeater (W0WYV) – 147.390 Mhz, Minus (-) offset, PL: 131.8 hz
Local Amateur Radio NETs
An amateur radio net is an "on radio" gathering of amateur radio operators. A net may be formal or informal. They reoccur at regular intervals on a schedule. A net control operator is the individual presiding over the net that directs whose turn in order may speak. A predetermined topic may be selected or there may be open discussion depending on the type of net. Some nets serve a specific practical purpose while others are merely social. Getting involved in a social net is a quick way to meet other hams and become familiar with the process of repeater or simplex operation.
List of EN21 Verified Area Nets (link)
The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club official weekly net is the Bellevue Amateur Radio Club Protocol Net which takes
place Mondays at 20:00 ( 8:00pm CST ). The Protocol Net gives all area amateur radio operators the opportunity
to participate and share traffic and announcements. This is not a round table discussion net, it is a short net
in which you check in and become informed of local radio related events.
Visit the Protocol Net Official Web page
Local Amateur Web Sites:
Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club - ''Plattsmouth, Bellevue and surrounding area''
Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club - ''Omaha and surrounding area''
Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club - ''including Council Bluffs Ia.''
3900 Club (HF Radio Group - ''Midwest, mostly Iowa - Nebraska.''
Nebraska/Iowa Promote the Band Club - ''W-NE E-IA surrounding area.''
South West Iowa Amateur Radio Association - ''including Creston Ia.''
Story County Amateur Radio Club - ''including Ames Ia.''
Pawnee Amateur Radio Club - ''including Columbus Ne.''
Nebraska Tricity Amateur Radio Club - ''including Scottsbluff Ne.''
Derek Winterstien W0DBW
Tom Huber WD0BFO
Ron Gaspard KA0RG
Nebraska 3.982.00 Phone Net Group
220 / 1.25-meter Promote the Band Net
HF Net Info
Midwest Net Frequencies and Time
Please consider joining and offering your contribution to our club. The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club is an active part of the local radio community providing an excellent field day, radio education, regular meetings, events, and training. New licensees may receive the first year membership for free. This really is a great group of hams and we want you to be one of us.
Membership Registration Form
If you'd like to join ARRL or renew an ARRL membership please print the affiliated club membership form and bring it to any club meeting. The form is online at: ARRL Affiliated Club Membership Application. Copies are available at club meetings.
For our newly licensed members I encourage you to join ARRL. One reason to join is QST, the ARRL magazine. It's an excellent source of information, and ARRL members can access an online archive of QST going back decades.
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