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Welcome to the Baltimore Amateur Radio Club

The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit public service organization, organized under the laws of the State of Maryland. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, and are registered with the Secretary of State of the State of Maryland as a non-profit organization. For information on donations please contact us.

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Is BARC having a Hamfest? Yes, but not as the Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest. The fairground had management issues and the long time manager of the fairgrounds is now gone. The facilities are in need of repair. On top of that the price to rent the building was over $14,000 by the time we paid for trash, security and heat. Instead, we changed the date and location. We will be on Fathers Day at the Arcadia Carnival Grounds. it is a better location and better chance of good weather. While more outside, the rental of the space goes to a volunteer fire company. They have a large area - which is used for events such as the Maryland Steam Show, there are regular Demolition Derby and Mud Bog events, also the Blue Grass Festival - Plenty of parking and space for outdoor tailgating and vendors.

So join us on Sunday June 21, 2015 for the BARC Father's Day hamfest in Upperco, MD. This exciting event features a giant flea market for traditional tailgating, QSL card checking, and food. Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155 (go to hamfest page for directions). Contact: Dave Shadwell AB3TE, Hamfest Chairman--410-842-5019 or w3ft67@yahoo.com. Event flyer in .PDF form.

We need people to help with the hamfest by contacting vendors and mailing information to them. We will need people the day of the event to sell tickets and help with logistics. This is Fathers Day. Please let us know if you are available to help.

2015 Field DayARRL Field Day is June 27-28, 2015. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. We are participating with the Hanover Area Hamming Association at their site at the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company. Do join us for a great time! Our Field Day event details

We had a blast as we operated as Special Event Station W3B from 8 PM EDT Friday, September 12th through 10 PM Sunday, September 14th 2014 commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. This was the actual 200th anniversary. Thank you to those operators who helped with the event. QSLs for W3B are only for this timeframe.

QSL any of our contacts (any on-air activity): US-send SASE; DX-send SAE w/$1USD or use the bureau). For any direct mailing, an SASE or postage is required. Our mailing address is "Baltimore Amateur Radio Club-W3FT, P O Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136"; please mark your inbound envelope with the event name (if applicable). Logbook of the World was loaded.

 

13 Colonies

13 Colonies Special Event: July 1-6, 24 hrs. a day

BARC participated in the 13 Colonies Special Event as a sister event to the July 4th celebration. We represented the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangle Banner. This was an important part in history and a huge event for BARC. Congratulations to those hams who made a clean sweep by working all the 1x1 stations plus the bonus stations. We hosted hams from all over the area as operators--a hearty Thank You to those who helped. We have uploaded to Logbook of the World and over 500 QSL requests by USmail have been answered.

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The BARC Repeater is available for anyone to use. The repeater has a primary input frequency of 146.07 Mhz and output is 146.67. The output PL tone is 107.2.
 

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If the Repeater goes down, please try simplex as we will monitor BARC Simplex Frequency 146.550 mhz., 40M on 7.195Mhz, and 75M on 3.910Mhz

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Current Officers

Sharon Dobson,  K3DUH President
Hale Adams, N3NYC Vice-President
Val Purvis, W3VAL Secretary
Bill Dobson, N3WD Treasurer
Dave Shadwell, AB3TE Member at Large
Art Wadsworth, KB3ZNL Member at Large
Frank Dean, W3FGD Member at Large

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Upcoming Events and Meetings:

Club meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at Wegman's Hunt Valley (Hunt Valley Town Center--122 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030 in the upstairs dining area) 7:00 pm. sharp. Arrive ahead of time if purchasing dinner or beverage downstairs.

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-- Wednesday, May 6, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area). We will be discussing the upcoming hamfest and Field Day.

-- Wednesday, June 3, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area). We will be discussing the upcoming hamfest and Field Day.

-- Sunday, June 21, 2015 -- BARC Father's Day Hamfest (Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds in Upperco, MD. 8:00am-2:00 pm--see top of page for more details)

-- Saturday/Sunday, June 27-28, 2015 -- ARRL Field Day with the Hanover Area Hamming Association at the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company in Pleasant Hill, PA. Setup begins at 2:00 pm. on Friday June 26, 2015. Field Day itself begins at 2:00 pm. Saturday afternoon running all through the night with us wrapping up at 2:00 pm. on Sunday afternoon.

-- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area)

-- Wednesday, August 5, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area)

-- Wednesday, September 2, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area)

-- Wednesday, October 7, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area)

-- Wednesday, November 4, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area)

-- Wednesday, December 2, 2015 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area)


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