The Old Barney Amateur Radio Club (OBARC) is an active organization participating in field day, various operating events, special events and contests. The club also performs fund raisers at local events such as the Barnegat Bay Decoy show. The club call sign is N2OB.
Make sure you come to an Old Barney meeting if you're visiting the area. Meetings are usually held at the Ocean Acres Community Center,489 Nautilus Dr.
Manahawkin, NJ, generally on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7:30 PM. There is a VE examination at 6:30 PM for those wishing to upgrade their license or take a Technician test for a new license.
**** HKØNA Malpelo Island DXpedition video ****
Just how DO you do a “mega” DXpedition? How DO you make 195,292 QSO’s from a deserted island using tents and generators? With the only access to the island being a cantilever called El Tangon, see how they were able to not only get themselves on the island, but also tons of equipment as well! And, see how they set up a second operating position on the very top of the rock!
Come to the next Old Barney ARC meeting to find out!
We will be presenting the HK0NA Malpelo Island DXpedition video!
Directions from Your Doorstep
VE testing sessions are held at 6:30 PM on every meeting night. Regular OBARC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month except November when we have to reschedule because of elections. The meetings are held at the Ocean Acres Community Center, 489 Nautilus Dr., Manahawkin, NJ.
Preregistration is not required but very much appreciated.
For additional information call Urb LeJeune, W2DEC, at 609-296-5856 or email Urb a email@example.com
ARRL Listing of all VE Sessions in NJ
There is no longer a Morse code requirement for obtaining a ham license.
Based upon our success from the last few "Ham Crams" we are in the advanced planning stage for another Technician Cram session. Their will be two 4 hour session conducted on consecutive Saturday. The sessions begins at 8 AM at the WYRS station site which is just off Route 9 in West Creek. The WYRS is the home of the South Jersey DX Association and houses a very well-equipped ham radio station. Candidates have the opportunity to operate this station.
A VE session is held around noon at the second session. Come at 8 AM on the first session with a little studying and a lot of desire and leave in the afternoon of the second session with an FCC issued Amateur Technician Class license.
We send study material about 10 days before the "Cram."
If you have any interest in taking this class, please let us know by using our Feedback Form or call Urb, W2DEC at 609-296-5856.
There is no fee to take the class. Study materials are included.
We will also be running a General and Extra study group in the futures if there is sufficient interest. Let us know if you're interested in a either class.
The North bound entrance to the Garden State Parkway, for East bound Bay Ave traffic, is now completed. This is exit 67.
This change will affect those members who usually use that ramp after a club meeting.