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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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Wow, another cool and successful event has concluded with our 2014 Greater Baltimore Hamboree on Saturday April 5, 2014. (Maryland State Fairgrounds--Timonium, MD). The 2014 event included our first year with the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Expo. To those who came out, we thank you for being with us! The Hamboree included free Amateur Radio License examinations. There were 58 applicants with 65 examinations administered. Our congratulations to the 45 individuals who achieved either their first license or upgraded. This was the biggest exam session for the Hamboree since April, 2000.

A big thank you to BGE of Baltimore, MD for their Emergency Prepardness Grant to our organization. This $8,250 is being used to repair and update damaged infrastructure (antenna, tower, and radios) used for our public service and emergency prepardness activities. For example, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Skywarn are conducted on our VHF repeater system. The equipment upgrade to the radio shack is already underway.


Skywarn Training Class:

--> Basic I: Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 6:00-9:00pm
Maryland EOC
5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive
Reisterstown, MD 21136

https://memaryland.csod.com -or- E-mail: reed.correll@maryland.gov

Basics I is a prerequisite for all SKYWARN CLASSES!!!! You DO NOT have to an amateur radio operator to attend. This class is open to the public; please attend!

13 Colonies Special Event:

Our club station, W3FT has been selected for the Baltimore sister event commemorating the writing of our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner in 1812. Look for us on the HF bands during Independence Week (July 4th.) of 2014.

2013 Field DayARRL Field Day is June 28-29, 2014. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. This year, we will again enjoy using the clubhouse with all the comforts of air conditioning, electrical power, food, and restroom facilities. Field Day details

Special Event Station -- Opening of the War of 1812. W3FT was on the air Saturday June 16, 2012 and Sunday June 17, 2012. Wow, over 1,616 contacts! Full event and QSL details We'll be back on the air in mid-2014 for the "closing" celebration of the War of 1812. -- more details to come.

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.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Weather and Solar Data

For weather emergencies...

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

Skywarn Baltimore City and County is on the BARC Repeater

Latest Baltimore, Maryland, weather conditions and forecast

Current Officers

Sharon Dobson,  K3DUH President
Hale Adams, N3NYC Vice-President
Val Purvis, W3VAL Secretary
Bill Dobson, N3WD Treasurer
Dave Shadwell, KB3ZXQ Member at Large
Art Wadsworth, KB3ZNL Member at Large
Frank Dean, W3FGD Member at Large

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The club meetings are normally on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  The first meeting is generally dedicated to club business and the third Wednesday is generally used for a program meeting of some kind.  There are generally no meetings on the third Wednesday in December and January due to other club activities.   All general club meetings begin at 7:30 PM. They are generally concluded by 9 PM, followed by a social period.  

Other standing meetings are:

Fund Raising Committee - Second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the facility.

Board Of Directors Meeting - Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the facility.

Schedule of Meetings and Events (all at the BARC Clubhouse (12360 Owings Mills Blvd. Reistertown, MD 21136) at 7:30 pm. unless otherwise noted):

-- Wednesday, May 7, 2014 -- club meeting

-- Wednesday, May 21, 2014 -- club meeting

-- Wednesday, June 4, 2014 -- club meeting

-- Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- club meeting

-- Sunday, July 20, 2014 -- Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society--BRATS Maryland Hamfest at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

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