This site was last updated on April 6, 2016.
We are a local amateur radio club serving Bainbridge Island, WA and the surrounding community.
The club holds monthly breakfast meetings on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 A.M. at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Rd.
Join the club's Yahoo Group (and get on our mailing list, please include your name and call in the comments area) at Yahoo.com.
You can join BARC (dues are $15/year) using this Membership Application.
General licensing class coming soon. STAY TUNED!
The club's mailing address is:
Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 10553
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-0553
The 444.475 repeater is automatically linked to the 222.42 repeater about 15 minutes before the Sunday net and disconnected automatically about 15 minutes after the net is supposed to end.
The 444.5625 D-STAR repeater uses the callsign W7NPC B. The 1290.5000 D-STAR repeater uses the callsign W7NPC A. These both can be linked to other D-STAR repeaters and reflectors via our ircDDB Internet Gateway.
The 444.5625 repeater is linked to REF035C (REF029A alternate) for the Northwest D-STAR net on Saturdays at 7:00 PM.
Click here for the current D-STAR repeater status.
With the exception of the 53.43 repeater, all the repeaters are currently on the air and working.
The Bainbridge Amateur Radio Club (BARC) holds the callsign W7NPC in recognition of the role Bainbridge played during World War II (the callsign NPC, sometimes unofficially referred to as "North Pacific Command" was used by the island's navy installations).
The club is affiliated with the Kitsap County Alternate Communications System (ACS), RACES and ARES, and most club members hold identification cards from the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management. The Links page and those agencies' websites have further information.
The club provides communication assistance to community events such as the classic Chilly Hilly bicycle rally in February, and in the Rotary Auction in late June or early July. Maps for those events are available.
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