BARC Tech Night will be held monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 PM

All members and guests are invited and encouraged to attend for an educational evening.

August 2020 Tech Night Presentation slides

Brian Garber (WB8AM), Lyle Steinhardt (KE0CZV), and John Westerkamp (W8LRJ) will introduce several types of hotspots including the JumboSpot MMDVM, ZumSpot, and OpenSpot3. Each presenter will demonstrate how to configure the hotspot and connect with DMR Talkgroups, YSF Reflectors, and D-Star. A "Hotspot 101" was presented before the main discussion.

Download DMR Slides

Download - June 2019 Presentation: Designing and building Matching Networks

Download May Tech Night Presentation by Trevor

These are open to changes, especially if someone would like to present a different topic.

Other topics I have on the backlog are:
- Soldering techniques (through hole and surface mount)
- Using lab gear (signal generators, oscilloscopes, multimeters, antenna analyzers, etc.)
- How your radio works (meant as a first step to designing your own radio)
- Deep dive into the details of digital modes (at least RTTY, PSK31, and
- Building an inexpensive and portable dual-band yagi (meant for satellite

The clubhouse is located at the former Sugarcreek Elementary School in downtown Bellbrook.


Street Address
Club house Phone: 937-985-7698
51 South East Street
Bellbrook, OH 45305