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BCARC Christmas Dinner Reservation

The BCARC Christmas Dinner will be held on December 5th, 2023.

We have arranged for a catered meal and the cost is $22.00 per person. We will be eating at 6:00 PM on December 5th, 2023, at the Branch County Memorial Airport.

To ensure that we have enough food, we have a cut-off date for reservations on December 1, 2023. We also need to know the total number of attendees to ensure we have enough food for everyone.

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The Branch County Amateur Radio Club has a new General Class member…… This evening the BCARC Volunteer Examiner Team held a license testing session at the Branch County Memorial Airport. Pete Hughes, KB8ZGX successfully passed his General test this evening. Congratulations on a job well done, Pete!

Many thanks to the VE Team, which consisted of Arnie, NS8T, Gene, W9SR, Jim, WV0SS, Pat, AA8J, Bill, KB8VWI, and Larry, WB8R. A job well done, folks!

Branch County Amateur Radio Club

Greetings from the Branch County Amateur Radio Club to all who have come to our new website. The BCARC is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that is dedicated to the world of Amateur Radio with a particular focus on the hams of Branch County.

We own and operate 3 repeaters that are available for all hams to use: VHF 147.300 MHz (100 Hz tone) analog, UHF 443.300 MHz (123 Hz tone) analog, and UHF DStar 442.9625 MHz digital.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Branch County Municipal Airport at 7:00 PM. All members and guests are welcome to attend our meetings. If the meeting schedule needs to be adjusted as occasionally happens, current info will be posted on our Facebook page and right here on our website.

We also meet on the air several times each week using our three repeaters. Current net schedules will be posted on our website as well as notifications on our Facebook page.

Thank you for stopping by our website.

Larry Camp, WB8R, BCARC President

Frequencies and Nets

Please find below the list of our local repeaters and simplex frequencies. Tap or click on any frequency and get more information.

Our Local Repeaters and Nets

Our Simplex Frequencies

Why Amateur Radio?

If cell phones, the internet, and our current infrastructure were ever to be compromised by severe weather or some other catastrophe, how would we be able to communicate with the outside world? Amateur Radio has you covered! As long as you have a working radio and antenna, and access to a power source, you can get your signal out to the world. That’s why the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) says, “When All Else Fails… AMATEUR RADIO!”

About the BCARC

Founded in 1960, the Branch County Amateur Radio Club (BCARC) serves the needs of area Ham Radio operators through their several activities held throughout the year, with hopes of bringing more interest into the vastly expanding world of Amateur Radio, both from the outside and within the club. The BCARC has been affiliated with the ARRL since 1961, and also collaborates with the National Weather Service in their Skywarn program, along with Branch County Emergency Management and various local government entities. 

 
If you’re interested in getting your first license, or if you’ve had one for several years and just want to say hello to us, feel free to stop by one of our Club Meetings on the second Tuesday of the month, or one of our other many activities throughout the year.
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