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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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Please join us for the 2017 BARC Father's Day hamfest in Upperco, MD. This exciting event featured a giant flea market for traditional tailgating and food. Vendors included SAUDER ELECTRONICS. This is being held on Father's Day Sunday June 18, 2017...Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. We are continuing with our value pricing of $5 attendance and $5 per tailgating space.

This year's hamfest also features the 3905 Century Club Eyeball 2017 on June 15, 16, and 17 at the fairgrounds.

Fabulous bacon cheeseburgers which were a big hit at the 2015 and 2016 events will return for our 2017 event.

Remember, this is the last area hamfest before the annual ARRL Field Day for those last minute shoppers.

And resulting in an even better weekend for both vendors and attendees, the Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest is being held on Saturday June 17, 2017--8:00 am. This is just 65 miles away at the Cumberland Valley Engine and Machinery Show Association Grounds at 1501 Criders Church Road, Chambersberg, PA 17202. Those of you coming from out-of-state to the mid-Atlantic area now triple your weekend hamfest experience with two fine hamfests and the 3905 Century Club Eyeball 2017, all just before ARRL Field Day.

2017 Field DayARRL Field Day for 2017 is June 24-25, 2016. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. We participate 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. This year we will log under the HAHA club callsign KF3M. Please join us for the 2017 ARRL Field Day--the FUN CONTEST!

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 after any contacts are made.


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13 Colonies Special Event: July 1-6, 2014 -- 24 hrs. a day

BARC participated as W3FT 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 and the bureau have been answered.

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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.

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

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


-- Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, 2017 -- 3905 Century Eyeball hosted by BARC at The Arcadia Fairgrounds (16020 Carnival Avenue Upperco, MD 21155)

-- Saturday, June 17, 2017 -- CVARC (Cumberland Valley, PA) Amateur Radio Club Hamfest 8:00 am. at The Cumberland Valley Engine and Machinery Association Show Grounds (1501 Criders Church Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202)

-- Sunday, June 18, 2017 -- BARC Fathers Day Hamfest 8:00 am. at The Arcadia Fairgrounds (16020 Carnival Avenue Upperco, MD 21155)

-- Wednesday, July 5, 2017 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.


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