Field Day 2017

CQ CQ CQ! Field Day 2017 is coming up quick! The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club is inviting all local Amateur Operators to come and join in on the F/D activities that will take place starting Friday afternoon June 23rd around 1 pm and ending Sunday noon June 25th. Again this year we will be [...]

Field Day 2017 – Antenna Contest

Second Annual Field Day Antenna Contest I am pleased to announce that back by popular demand! We will be hosting the Second Annual Field Day Antenna Contest! Where Terry "The Antenna Whisperer" will be defending his title and hoping to win the new traveling trophy! The goal of this contest is to inspire creativity in [...]


The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club supported the Paul Bunyan Tour of Lakes Bike Ride on Saturday, June 3, 2017. We operated Net Control and APRS Tracking from the CW Sheriff’s trailer. Thank you to the Sheriff’s Dept. for letting us use their trailer. We had 820+ bike riders this year. We had eleven radio [...]


All Things HF… Gosh! 4 days in a row with no sunspots making DX a bit difficult if not impossible. I managed to get my DX fix whenever I sat down at my station so it wasn't that bad plus…all the good rag chewing was super enjoyable as usual. This station is active and has [...]

April 2017 BAARC Secretary Report

THURSDAY-APRIL 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - BAARC BOARD MEETING MINUTES - BRAINERD FIRE STATION President: Steve Mott NØCRM Vice President: John Luce WØWY Treasurer: Doug Bergsnev WØDWB Secretary: Ron Finger KØGOP Past Presidents: Charles Lane W5CCL, Al Doree WØRC Director At Large: Lyle Amundson KØLFV Director of Emergency Communications: Dave Schuldheisz KØISZ Repeater Trustee: Mitch Ahrenstorff ADØHJ Community & Special Events Coordinator: TJ Graves KØTEG  [...]

Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes Marathon

The BAARC worked communications for the Tenth Anniversary of the “Run For The Lakes Marathon” held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The BAARC has provided communications for all ten years of the Marathon. Saturday’s activities began at 8:01 AM from the Nisswa Community Center. We had ten radio operators working different locations. Doug WØDWB, Mitch [...]

2017 BAARC Hamfest

The BAARC hosted another successful Hamfest this year. As in the past it was held at the Brainerd National Guard Armory facility. We had a fantastic set-up and tear-down crew. Lyle and Al co-chaired the event and handled much of the planning. Charles and Kathy took over kitchen duties with help from others. VE testing [...]

All Things HF: April

All Things HF Where in the world would you like to go today…I'm not thinking about today. My thoughts are about 3Y0Z and the Bouvet DXpedition in January 2018. My excitement meter is pegged to the max as is with the worldwide DX community. After all, Bouvet Island is number two on the worlds most [...]