About us: The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club

We meet monthly (7:00 pm. 1st. Wednesday) by Zoom; see details on MEETINGS tab. Our two-meter VHF repeater reaches most of the central portion of the state; see ON-THE-AIR tab. New members are always welcomed; see MEMBERSHIP tab. Lastly, our Father’s Day Hamfest is held annually to the delight of area ham radio operators and electronics enthusiasts; see HAMFEST tab.

Member interests vary widely. Hot topics include HF operating, VHF operating, disaster preparedness, public service, and social interaction. FT8 (a digital mode) has exploded in growth. Although Morse Code (CW) proficiency is no longer a license requirement, popularity in that mode continues to rise. Lastly, computerized logging/rig-control (software packages such as DXLabs Suite) has greatly enhanced operating conveniences. Most likely someone in the club has interests similar to yours. Volunteers for activities are always appreciated; what interests you? Membership is not required for meeting attendance or to use our repeater system. Membership is required for voting in elections or on issues.

Club Officers:

Bud Governale W3LLVice-President
Neil Gustafson W3ZQISecretary / Webmaster
Dave Shadwell AB3TETreasurer / Hamfest Chairman / Historian
Ed Fowler KC3YFZ Member at Large / Hamfest / Ambassador
Gordon Johnston KC3LWOMember at Large / Publicity
Jim Green WB3DJU Member at Large / Hamfest

Narrative Early History Of Our Club–Part 1

Narrative Early History Of Our Club–Part 2

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 making a tax-deductible donation, please contact us. Donations of usable electronic equipment are of particular interest to enable us to set up local radio amateurs who are unable to fully build their own stations.

Club Officer History and Meeting Site Notes

Club By-Laws (2010)

The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club is an affiliate club of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio.