Xenia Marathon

Postponed due to COVID-19 Corona virus

On Sunday April 5th  is the  Annual Ohio River Road Runners Club Full and Half Marathons.  Both events begin at 8:00am  at the NEW Xenia YMCA at 336 South Progress Dr in Xenia. The event winds around Xenia and then follows the bike path to Spring Valley and then comes back.  We will be needing 15-20 volunteers. Also bicycle-mobile operators would be helpful. Checkin/Net Control will be at the XWARN Communications Trailer, which will be setup at the YMCA starting at 6:30am, we will making assignments starting at 7:00am.   A directed Net will be held on the 147.165 repeater (123Hz PL).

Please come out and help out with this first large event for the year!

More information and a map regarding the event can be found at http://orrrc.org/event/orrrc-marathon-half-marathon/

If you have any questions or if you can help work the event, Please email me at kc8gle@earthlink.net

Mike Crawford  KC8GLE

Introduction to DMR and Livestream

The next BARC Tech Night is Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the BARC Clubhouse. I will be presenting an “Introduction to DMR”. This presentation will be a deeper dive into DMR technology than the DMR 101 presentation given previously, but will still cover the basics. Topics include:

  • FCC Bandwidth Mandate Driver
  • DMR Spectrum Efficiency Advantages
  • DMR Transmission and TDMA Deep Dive
  • Analog FM and DMR Comparison
  • DMR Hierarchy With Examples
  • Constructing a Codeplug
  • DMR Operating Techniques

If you would like to learn more about DMR, learn how to program your new radio, or ask questions, please join us! If you are unable to attend, you can watch the livestream using Zoom by following the link below (note this meeting ID is not the usual ID)!


John Westerkamp/W8LRJ
Treasurer and Education Coordinator
Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club