On Saturday, 16 October 2021, the BARC had a dedication ceremony for their Radio Shack. The Shack was built during this past year by member volunteers and paid for by financial and material donations. There were 23 attendees consisting of members and their families. The Fall weather was fabulous for the gathering. Grills were brought by Amee & Nathan Tanksley (KI55ORQ & KI5EDP) and Kevin Wallace (KD5DZO) and the grill masters put their skills to work, yum! Brother Allen Brown (K5ANJ) offered the prayer for our meeting, food and fellowship. President Steve Shelton (AE5RU) gave the dedication comments. It was a great time to see the accomplishment of the completed Radio Shack, enjoy the delicious food and visit amongst friends. A special thanks to Joe Swafford (WA5NFC) for allowing BARC to place the Shack on his property. After everyone had cleaned up, George Cavaness (AG5CC) and Nathan Tanksley both set up stations at Jacksonport State Park and did Parks on the Air (POTA) activation. Several club members attended, and they met another operator from Beebe AR.

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BARC is signed up to participate in the great shake out. It's an earthquake drill. we're asking everyone reading this to do an earthquake drill on
Thursday October 21 at 10:21am.
Followed by an emergency net on the club repeater.

Frequency of 147.270 PL 94.8

We understand the timing and physical limitations of this but that's kinda the point. If you are able, do the drill and check in on the net following the drill. At minimum take a minute and check your surroundings and see what all could cause a problem if an earthquake hit at that time. You can set a reminder or alarm on your phone. Also get the word out you don't have to be in the club to participate. If you have any ideas to make this better let us know. There's a load of information on the shake out website.

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