BEARS Event Calendar 2019

Combined Calendar listings

This is a list of events of interest to Amateur Radio operators, mostly in the north central part of Connecticut. For convenience in planning, they are listed in chronological order. BEARS events in RED, non-BEARS events in BLUE. To have an item listed, email info to the webmaster at AB1GL@arrl.net

  • August 13 - Memorial Service for Rusty Hack, NM1K (SK) at 11 AM, St. Patrick's Cemetery, King Street, Enfield CT
  • August 17 - BREAKFAST 8 am - AAA Diner, 1209 Main Street, East Hartford
  • Sept 6-8 - Boxboro Hamfest, MA
  • Sept. 7 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Chuckwagon, 2 Church Street, Ellington, CT
  • Sept 21 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Chez Ben, 927 Center Street, Manchester, CT
  • Oct. 5 - BREAKFAST 8 am - The Gathering, 471 Hartford Road, Manchester CT
  • Oct. 13 - Nutmeg Hamfest, Wallingford
  • Oct 19 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Hotcakes, 238 S. Main St (Rt 5) East Windsor, CT
  • Nov 2 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Country Diner, 111 Hazard Road, Enfield, CT

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So far in 2019, the BEARS did...

  • Jan 1, 2019 - FOX HUNT began at 1 pm.

  • Jan 5 2019 - BREAKFAST at Our Place Restaurant, 180 West St, (Rt. 85), Bolton, 8 am. 

  • Jan 9 - Monthly BEARS meeting, 7 pm, Manchester EOC

  • Jan 19 - BEARS BREAKFAST, The Red Cabin, 976 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT.
  • Feb 2 - Pastrami on Wry, Manchester
  • Wed Feb 13 - 7pm - BEARS General Membership meeting, 321 Olcott Street, 2nd Floor, Manchester EOC
  • Sat. Feb 16 - BEARS BREAKFAST - Stir the Pot, 142 North Road, Rt 140, East Windsor, CT. 
  • March 2 - BEARS BREAKFAST at Chuck Wagon, 8 am, Church Street, Ellington.  
  • Five Fridays March 2019 - General Class taught by K1SW at the Manchester EOC
  • March 13 - BEARS General Membership meeting,
  • March 16 - BEARS Breakfast, 8 am, Chez Ben, Center Street, Manchester. 
  • April 6 - BREAKFAST 8 am The Gathering, 471 Hartford Road, Manchester. RSVP by Friday to vp@W1BRS.com
  • April 7 - SUNDAY - Hockanum River Canoe Race, radio communications and timing by The BEARS. 39 boats, 31 ham observers.  Registration began at 9 am, race started 11 am, finished before 2 pm, all boats accounted for.
  • April 10 - MEETING, 7 pm at the EOC, 321 Olcott St, Manchester 06040
  • April 13 - "Emergency" Pizza Party, 5 pm, Pepe's, 300 W. Middle Tpke, Manchester CT. 
  • April 20 - BREAKFAST 8 am, Hot Cakes, 238 S. Main St (Rt 5), East Windsor. 
  • May 4 - Saturday Breakfast - The Country Diner, 111 Hazard Ave, Enfield, CT.
  • May 8 - Monthly BEARS meeting, 7 pm, Manchester EOC, 321 Olcott St, Manchester
  • May 18 - BREAKFAST 8 am - The Red Cabin, 976 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT.
  • June 1 - BREAKFAST 7:45 am - Stir the Pot, 142 North Road, East Windsor, CT.
  • June 9 (in lieu of monthly meeting) Annual Picnic at Northwest Park, Manchester. Contact Eileen, N1TUJ, for food assignments.
  • June 15 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Cosmic Omelet, 469 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT
  • June 22-23 - ARRL BEARS Field Day.
  • July 6 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Our Place, 180 West Street, Bolton, CT
  • July 20 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Flynn's Grill, 875 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT
  • August 3 - BREAKFAST 8 am - Pastrami on Wry, 291 East Center Street, Manchester, CT

The BEARS Traffic Net -- the club repeater is used for an NTS-sanctioned Traffic Net held every weekday evening at 9:15 pm except Saturday.  If you don't hear the net on a particular evening, there probably is no volunteer net control for that night.  Contact the Net Manager, Rusty Hack, NM1K of Enfield, to volunteer. 


The Traffic Net passes formal messages from and to the regional and transcontinental nets and delivers them to local hams by telephone, in person or mail.  This is our "When All Else Fails" basis, the reason hams are there for the public when all other means of communication have failed.  We practice by sending greetings to new hams and reminders to long time hams to renew their licenses all year long.  This ensures that our radios and antennas are always in working order and our operators are trained and ready. The BEARS net is new-user friendly.  If you are new to the hobby, please feel free to listen until you are comfortable and then check in to the net.  We'll never ask you to do something you don't want to do and we love answering questions.