.... Bethel Educational Amateur Radio Society ....
The Bethel Educational Amateur Radio Society is sponsored by the Bethel Office of Emergency Management and is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League. The BEARS organization has three aims: Amateur Radio Education, Public Service and FUN! The club operates its own repeater on 147.03 MHz. and a Digi/BBS operation on 145.03 MHz. Since the club's founding, as part of the Bethel Middle School Technology Education program in 1973, over 675 amateurs of all classes have received their licenses through our program, a feat of which we are most proud. The BEARS count among its members two Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award recipients: Chris Anziano, KD1OX and Michelle (Ritterbusch) Thompson, N1PNT. The BEARS Volunteer Examination Team conducts one of the oldest and most active programs in the state. The club maintains associations with: The Bethel Office of Emergency Management, the National Traffic System (NTS), RACES, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the Red Cross (ARC) and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). Our club call is KA1KD. The club advisor/trustee is Mr. James Ritterbusch, KD1YV, our founder Mr. Peter Kemp, KZ1Z.
Meetings & Activities
The Bethel Educational Amateur Radio Society, The BEARS, conduct monthly meetings at the Bethel Office of Emergency Management the second Monday evening of every month, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The BEARS provide operators/facilities for emergency services, the Connecticut QSO Party and provide a wide range of supportive services to new hams and community members.
Special Project - T30ES - Kiribati
The BEARS are proud to help co-sponsor one of our
members, Eric Griffin, N1JSY, as he serves overseas with the Peace
For information on his great adventures on Kiribati check out http://people.mags.net/boem/kiribati1.htm.
He will be using the callsign T30ES.
If you would like more information on the BEARS, we may be reached via the following methods:
E-Mail: Larry Pennington (N1URB) and Jim Ritterbusch (KD1YV)
c/o Bethel Office of Emergency Management
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801
In the event of an , The BEARS operate on the following frequencies:
Repeaters: 147.03+ (PL 100), 147.300 + (PL 100), 447.775 -
Connecticut ARES/RACES: 145.68 (VHF) 3.965 (HF Primary) 7.280 (HF Secondary)
Amateur Radio Reference Links ---
|Bethel Communications Resource Manual|
|American Radio Relay League|
|Bethel Office of Emergency Management|
|Connecticut Section - ARRL|
|Connectcut Sections ARES|
|Connecticut Spectrum Management Association|
|FCC Amateur Radio License Renewal|
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