banner photo courtesy John Gianopoulos W1JEG | Taken Nov 2014
(BEARS at the pre race breakfast for the Manchester Road Race)

The BEARS of Manchester, Inc

Next General Membership Meeting
ednesday May 10, 2017
Manchester EOC, 321 Olcott St, 2nd fl

All Hungry BEARS are invited to a pre-meeting DINNER, starting at 5:00 PM: The pre-meeting eating event will be held at Pepe's, 300 West Middle Tpk., Manchester. As a courtesy to the restaurant, so we get the best service possible and to make sure there is enough seating, please RSVP to by noon on Wednesday. Thank you. Jonathan K2KKH

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Emergency Pizza Party - Sat. April 22 - 5PM

The Red Onion
855 Sullivan Avenue
South Windsor, CT

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An "Emergency" has occurred which can only be resolved by a pizza party. This will be held this Saturday, April 22nd at the Red Onion, 855 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor. The social hour will begin at 5 PM with pizza to be served shortly after 5:30.

For those of you new to the club, these events are held at irregular times to allow those who can't make other events the opportunity to socialize with fellow members. It is a family event, so spouses or significant others are welcome. This can include children, but be advised that our schedule is based on timing for adults. We order a variety of pizzas, based on the number attending, to include veggie, everything but anchovies, meat and cheese, and also include pitchers of soda and water. We can accommodate those wishing ONLY a salad, but any other items, including alcoholic beverages, must be paid directly by you. As we are going to a new venue, the approximate price will be $12/person, which includes tax and gratuity. A final price will be determined once the bill is totaled.

Please send your responses to or by 6 PM Friday, April 21st.

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This is the official web site of an Amateur Radio repeater club which maintains radio repeaters atop Box Mountain in Vernon.  The club is an affiliated Service Club of the ARRL and meets regularly on the second Wednesday of each month except July and August.   Some members hold an informal dinner around 5:00 pm at a local restaurant.   The formal meeting begins at 7 PM on the second floor of the Town of Manchester Emergency Operations Center, 321 Olcott Street, Manchester, CT 06040.

The club also meets for informal breakfasts at restaurants around the area on two Saturdays each month.  Check here for announcements about the next breakfast.  These are pay-your-own way events and we welcome anyone with an interest in amateur radio, you do not need to be a member or even hold an Amateur Radio FCC license.  Please join us at a breakfast and we'll be happy to explain what Amateur Radio is, why you might enjoy it, how to find a free class to learn how to pass the entry-level FCC license exam, when and where the exam is given, what equipment to start with and where to get it, how to operate, and much more.

See the "Calendar" tab at left for the club calendar.  This contains both events sanctioned by the BEARS club, and other events of interest to all Amateur Radio operators and Emergency Communicators.

This site was last updated on 4/18/2017

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