The Bullitt Amateur Radio Society , located in Shepherdsville KY, is celebrating 40 years. The first meeting was held on January 11, 1977 and one of those in attendance is still an active member (KC4OJ).
The BARS group has been very active for its’ entire existence. Early on, the club focused on training and licensing under the tutelage of George WA4AGH (SK) and can be credited for assisting hundreds of new hams over the year to acquire their novice and now tech licenses.
Each year the Bullitt ARS puts on a well planned and executed field day, placing well in their chosen categories. The groups members provided hundreds of man hours during the 1996 Bullitt County tornado and 1997 area wide flood. They are affiliated with the American Red Cross and maintain a club station at the Red Cross office in Shepherdsville.
The group operates two repeaters in the metro area, both fusion models and provides support for the National Weather Service during weather events and emergencies. (146.70 and 443.70). They also support an APRS digi and are available through Echolink and Allstar software platforms.
The club is planning a special on air event sometime this year. Look for announcements via this forum and other sources. You can find out more about the Bullitt ARS online at www.ky4ky.com or find them on Facebook.