INTRODUCTION: The Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club (ZBARC) is an organization of people who share a common interest in Amateur Radio communications and technology. ZBARC is a general interest club, its members are engaged in a wide variety of Amateur Radio related activities.
The club was formed in the early 1960s. At first, meetings were held in member's homes. Sometime around 1962, ZBARC was given the use of the Old Bank Building in Dutzow, MO. Dutzow is located in Warren County on Highway 94 just east of Highway 47 and is only about 5 miles north of Washington MO. The building has been sold. Mr. Walter Voelkerding, President of the Bank of Dutzow at that time, made a generous donation to the club. In addition to providing us with the meeting location, he contributed funds for the purchase of equipment for a club station there. The club applied for a club station license and was assigned the callsign WAØFYA. Bob Dohrer, W0AVG, is trustee of the club station license.
The "new home" of the Zero Beaters Club is the Indian Prairie school house between Union and St Clair. It houses one of the club repeaters and is the site of many special functions such as field day, barbeques, etc. The location of our monthly meetings, is the Indian Prairie Schoolhouse or Washington Public Library meeting rooms depending on weather conditions. Usually, January, February, March and sometime April meetings are at the Washington Library and the rest of the meetings are at the Indian Prairie Schoolhouse.
The club house is on Indian Prairie Road. The best way to get there is either use College Road by East Central College and go the back roads or get off at Union and take the the outer or service road and drive until you reach Indian Prarie. A marker before this road is the Spanish Echo Farm which borders the club on three sides.Indian Prairie School