Bullitt ARS celebrating 40 years

BARS Web Color MasterThe 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. 

Affiliated Club Coordinator Appointment

ARRL Kentucky Section Manager, Alan KY1O has appointed Mark Currens KI4OJG

as the ARRL Kentucky Affiliated Club Coordinator effective 12/31/2016.

Mark commented, “I am really looking forward to serving all of the ARRL affiliated clubs and club members.” ” My goal is to help make our KY section grow and become one of the best within the ARRL.”