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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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Amateur Radio Operating Course Announcement!!!

Want to try something new in amateur radio?  An Amateur Radio Operating Course will be taught starting April 19 at the National Electronics Museum (Linthicum, Maryland) and will run for ten consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Based roughly on the ARRL Operating Manual, a group of experienced speakers will present a wide range of Amateur Radio activities.  The course is free.  These are nationally acclamined experts--several have spoken at the Dayton Hamvention. If you are interested, email roland.Anders@comcast.net

 The exact schedules is being finalized, but the speakers and subjects will be:

 All About Operating                                                Rol Anders, K3RA                                                     

Amateur Organizations-local, national international    Rol Anders, K3RA

 FM, Repeaters, & VHF/UHF Digital Voice/Data     Mike Birdseye, K4DUM

 VHF/UHF Weak Signal Work                                 Brian Skutt, N3IQ

 Remote Station control over internet                         Ike Lawton, W3IKE

 DXing                                                                      Bernie McClenny, W3UR

 QSLing                                                                    Nick Yokonovich,K3NY

 Contesting                                                                Dan Zeitlin, K2YWE

 Awards                                                                    Rol, K3RA

 HF Digital and Image Communications                     Mike Birdseye, K4DUM

 Amateur Satellites                                                     Glenn Long, KC4KMY & Tom Jerardi K3CXW

 Disaster, Public Service, EMCOMM, and                 Dave Prestel, W8AJR &

Traffic Handling                                                          Rich Firestone, WR3F

Radio Propagation                                                      Frank Donovan, W3LPL

 

And also, a big thank you to Jim WB3DJU for graciously hosting the April, 2018 meeting of the Baltimore Amateur Radio Club at his Phoenix, MD home. After a brief business meeting, Jim conducted an informative "Open House" tour showing his awesome collection of vintage and current amateur radio equipment. The Collins selection is particularly striking. Years of his painstaking detail work is quite evident in this first-class, comprehensive amateur radio station--truly an example of "How it should be done!".

Please join us for the 2018 BARC Father's Day Hamfest and Marketplace in Upperco, MD. This exciting event features a giant flea market for traditional tailgating, miscellaneous items, and food. This is held on Father's Day Sunday June 17, 2018...Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. We continue with our value pricing of $5 attendance and $5 per tailgating space.

Hamfest volunteers are needed to help with parking, ticket sales, and general support. Even a few hours on the day of the event will be appreciated. Contact Dave AB3TE at w3ft67@yahoo.com .

Great food, which was a big hit at the 2015, 2016, and 2017 events, returns for our 2018 event. New to our event last year was Donnie Gill and family (Gill County BBQ & Catering) with a great selection of hot and cold food and beverages. We are pleased to announce that they are returning for the 2018 event.

Remember, our event is the last area hamfest before the annual ARRL Field Day for those last minute shoppers. Please join us on Father's Day 2018 for our next event. Printable hamfest flyer.

ARRL Field Day

ARRL Field Day for 2017 was June 24-25, 2017. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. We participated with the Hanover Area Hamming Association (HAHA) at their site at the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds--South Hanover, PA. Our Field Day event details. Please join us for the 2018 ARRL Field Day--the FUN CONTEST! Details are being ironed out now.

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 is loaded promptly after any contacts are made.

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The BARC 2 meter Repeater

Weather and Solar Data

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. With multiple receive sites in the Greater Baltimore area, coverage is excellent.

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.

Latest Baltimore, Maryland, weather conditions and forecast

Current Officers

Hale Adams, N3NYC President (acting)
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

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. Wegman's has an extensive buffet food bar with many Chinese and American food selections plus pizza and beverages.

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-- Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, June 6, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- BARC Father's Day Hamfest 8:00 am.

-- Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm. (due to the holiday, one week later than usual)

-- Wednesday, August 1, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, September 5, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm .


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