Volunteers requested for a race May 14th at Rogers Promenade. 

We need 4 or more volunteers for a race Saturday May 14th to support the Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life.  The Duathlon is a fundraiser for the Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life to further its mission to promote proper hydration and prevent heat illness.  This is a DUATHLON (3.1 Mile Run / 12.5 Mile Bike / 3.1 Mile Run) youth run.  When: May 14, 2016 | Time: 6:30 am | Where: Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Rogers, AR. Ham Volunteer Equipment needed is VHF mobiles or handhelds (with good antenna) that can reach the BCRO repeater in Centerton.   We will host a net control and details of the race will be coming on our May 10 club meeting at the Rogers Public library at 7pm. Course web site is :http://kendrickfincher.org/calendar-of-events/youth-run/duathlon/” the race is finished by 10am.

Tracy Byrd is the organizer as is Debi at drdebiengland@gmail.com at 479-225-4972 if you need more details for the web site.

Duathlon Individual and Relay Team – 3.1 Mile Run / 12.5 Mile Bike / 3.1 Mile Run The Duathlon is a fundraiser for the Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life to …

The new 70 cm repeater is active.

443.025    +5 MHz offset    PL tone 110.9

The Benton County Radio Operators (BCRO) purpose is to encourage innovation in amateur radio, provide public service and educational opportunities, foster good will, and to have fun.


Although one purpose of Amateur Radio is fun, it is called the “Amateur Radio Service” because it also has a serious face. The FCC created this “Service” to fill the need for a pool of experts who could provide backup emergency communications. In addition, the FCC acknowledged the ability of the hobby to advance the communication and technical skills of radio, and to enhance goodwill. This philosophy has paid off. Countless lives have been saved where skilled hobbyists act as emergency communicators to render aid, whether it’s during an earthquake in Italy or a hurricane in the U.S.

Please join us and help make this wonderful hobby even better.  We would be happy to see you at one of our meetings, or talk to you on the air.