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BARS ZOOM Meetings - 

We have some ZOOM Meetings and a Holiday event this month! 

If you haven't received your monthly CQ-BARS Newsletter email, which includes our events, and also all the BARS  Zoom Meeting ID  information - Or you just wish to attend one of the BARS Zoom Meetings -or- Events. - 
Please Contact: a BARS Board Member

Email - BARS BOARD   

Zoom - Membership Mtg


Please com join us...   


-  * NEW *  - SEMI-WEEKLY / ADDED: Tuesday Nights -

BARS Semi-Weekly Zoom Social Events 

 - Tuesday & Friday Nights - Drop-In Zoom Socials - 
@  8:00 PM  Central Time 

Started:  Friday, April 10, 2020

BARS * New * Semi-Weekly 
"Tuesday & Friday Nights - Drop-In
Gatheringson Zoom.
at 8:00 PM Central Time.

These days we are all trying to stay connected with people - Seperated Together.  Keeping this in mind, the BARS Board decided to Start a NEW Weekly Social Event for BARS Membership to use, enjoy, and to Stay Connected to each other with.  While still maintaining the current Social Distancing and the Stay Home to Shelter-In-Place regulations - by connecting to our Weekly "Tuesday & Friday Night Drop-InZoom Socials.

These New Social Gathering Events will be held on Zoom, instead of our repeater.  The "Tuesday & Friday Night Drop-InZoom Socials begin at 8:00 PM.  Immediately following our recently added "Daily Anti-Viral Net"

If you are an Active BARS Member, you should have already received an email - with the Subject Line: "[BARS Membership] Friday Night BARS Social after the Anti-Viral Net".  

Within this email is some important information - 
      1. The Zoom Meeting ID number information.  
      2. The Zoom Meeting ID Link to the Meeting itself. 
Which is needed to access the Tuesday and Friday Night Drop-In Zoom Socials.  You can either click the link, or open Zoom then type in the Zoom Meeting ID number.   

Remember, this Zoom Meeting ID will remain the SAME for ALL the Tuesday and Friday Night Drop-In Zoom Socials, keep the email and Zoom Meeting ID information handy.

  Come Join us at our Socials on ZOOM !

Weekly Tuesday & Friday Night - Drop-In Zoom Socials

on  at  8:00 PM Central Time

 + Zoom Meeting ID # 

 The Zoom Meeting ID - is sent out via BARS Membership Email

If you are an Active BARS Member (dues paid), and have NOT YET received this Tuesday and Friday Night Social email - Please -
- 1st: Check your email Spam and Junk folders for the email. 
- 2nd: C
ontact BARS Secretary: Rob Sobkoviak, K9NYO via email at:  or Email the BARS BOARD at: and explain you are an active BARS member, but have NOT Yet received the BARS Membership Email with the BARS Tuesday and Friday Night Drop-In Zoom Social Meeting ID information.  

Please Note:
 If you did not receive the email - There might be an issue with your BARS Membership status, or an issue where you need to be added to the BARS Active Members email distribution list.  In either case, we need to investigate the situation.    

Also Note:
If you are currently NOT a BARS Member, but would like to be, or would like to participate in the Tuesday and Friday Night Drop-In Zoom Social - Please Contact Rob, K9NYO or the BARS Board members (above) and let us know that as well.

The BARS Board wants to offer the opportunity to the BARS Membership to see and hear one another (virtually face to face).  As a means to share our common experiences, list any needs we may have, and maybe even share some humor in what we are all enduring.  We will Get Through This Together - Separate Together.  Stay Connected.

- BARS Board 

For more Information: Click HERE

The BARS Board would like to give a big Thank You to the NIARTT (Northern IL Amateur Radio Training & Testing) Team for letting BARS use the NIARTT Zoom Account.  Which was also used during 2019 in conjunction with the NIARTT Ham license training courses.   

 - - email: 

See you on Zoom !

Stay Safe - Stay Calm - Stay Home & Carry On! 
- Take a Breath - 
We can get through this by being Separated Together.

Please com join us...   

On the Nightly Anti-Viral Net on the BARS 2m/440 Repeater System. 
To be held Every Night at 7:30 pm (19:30Local Central / 0030 UTC Time.  

During this Coronavirus Pandemic - While we are all shut in - Doing our part to comply with Social Distancing and Shelter-in-Place guidelines, by keeping our loved ones and yourself Safe and At Home. - Take a moment to also check in with your Ham Friends. - To share our common concerns, and experiences, our knowledge, and to pass on health and welfare traffic, or to just share local news and views of any kind.  - but more importantly - To Stay Connected!

The Nightly Anti-Viral Net will rotate through Net Control Operators of those who volunteer to be NCOs.  The structure and organization of this Nightly Anti-Viral Net will vary and depend on the number of participants on any given night.  The A-V Net will run for about an hour, with the exceptions on if a regularly scheduled net is either in progress, or will start that night.  The Anti-Viral Net will continue Every Night for the duration of this COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Please pass along the word about this Nightly Anti-Viral Net to other hams, and other clubs, to be mentioned on their club nets, or posted on social media or club websites.  Feel free to post about the A-V Net on your own social media sites.  Share wherever and however you can, or see fit to do. 
We are communicators - let's communicate!

Please Contact:  Rob-K9NYO at if you are interested in helping host this Nightly Anti-Viral Net as a Net Control Operator. 

 – Nightly Anti-Viral Net – 

On the 
K9BAR Repeater Systems:  

–  2 meter:147.330 + Offset, PL Tone -107.2   and the    440/7c: 443.525 + Offset, PL Tone -114.8  
arelinked on Transmit and Receive. 
(2-m) 147.330 ↔ 443.525 (440/7c)

The Anti-Viral Net will be held EVERY NIGHT at 7:30 PM
0) Local Central Time / 0030 UTC Time.

If you have questions - Or if you interested in helping host this net as a Net Control Operator - 
Please Contact: Rob-K9NYO at

The Nightly Anti-Viral Net was started on Monday, March 16, 2020 
- and will continue through the duration of this COVID-19 Pandemic.

Stay Safe - Stay Calm - Stay Home & Carry On! 
- Take a Breath - 
We can get through this by being Seperated Together.

A BIG Thank You to:  
Rob-K9NYO, Gary-AA9JS, Jaye-W9CY
- for the idea and implementation of this Nightly Anti-Viral Net on behalf of BARS. 
Also, Thanks to Greg-KD9LDD (for the naming of this net).

- The BARS Board
Email - BARS BOARD   @

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