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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 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. Contact: Dave Shadwell AB3TE, Hamfest Chairman--410-842-5019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 is loaded promptly.
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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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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 through March begin at 7:30 PM; meeting time changes to 7:00 pm. in April. They are generally concluded by 9 PM, followed by a social period.
Schedule of Meetings and Events (all at the BARC Clubhouse (12360 Owings Mills Blvd. Reistertown, MD 21136) at 7:30 pm. unless otherwise noted). Note new meeting location and time beginning in April.
Please note: Weekends in February and March
Final pack up and moving things into storage. Someone will be here Saturdays and Sundays working. If you have time to come help it would be appreciated.
-- Wednesday, March 4, 2015 -- club meeting
-- Saturday, March 7, 2015 -- clubhouse yard sale, mid-morning--afternoon (weather permitting)
-- Saturday, March 14, 2015 -- clubhouse yard sale, 9:00 am. (weather permitting)
-- Saturday, March 14, 2015 -- club Auction, 2:00 pm.. Equipment dropoff begins at noon. SUPPORT IS NEEDED (both ahead of time and during the event); please contact Sharon K3DUH to assist!!!
-- Wednesday, March 18, 2015 -- club meeting
-- Saturday, March 21, 2015 -- clubhouse yard sale, mid-morning--afternoon (weather permitting)
-- Saturday, March 28, 2015 -- clubhouse yard sale, mid-morning--afternoon (weather permitting)
-- Wednesday, April 1, 2015 -- club meeting at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area) 7:00 pm.
-- Wednesday, April 15, 2015 -- club meeting at Wegman's Hunt Valley (upstairs dining area) 7:00 pm
-- Sunday, June 21, 2015 -- BARC Father's Day Hamfest (Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds in Upperco, MD--see above for full detail)
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