Bainbridge Amateur Radio Club
Bainbridge Island, Washington


This site was last updated on Feb 25, 2014.

Get your license! This time, for real!

At long last our long-awaited class is going to happen.

What: A class to prepare for the entry-level Technician amateur radio license examination
When: Monday and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, starting March 17th, 2014
Where: Sportsman's Club
8203 Sportsman Club Rd
Bainbridge Island, 98110

Club Frequencies:
Frequency   Tone
147.54simplex     ACS assigned
444.475103.5Club repeater
53.43100.0Club repeater

The 444.475 repeater and the 53.43 repeater are normally linked together. They can be unlinked during emergencies or for public service events depending on communications needs. These repeaters can also be linked to the rest of the Kitsap Linked Repeater System during emergencies to provide better coverage from Bainbridge Island to the rest of Kitsap County and the Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center.

Both repeaters are automatically linked to the KCACS 2m repeater, via 2m remote base, about 15 minutes before the Sunday net and disconnected automatically about 15 minutes after the net is supposed to end.

The 224.42 repeater will be the new "hub" repeater for the Kitsap Linked Repeater System. Work is now underway to change the linked repeaters to the new hub repeater.

The 444.5625 D-Star repeater uses the callsign w7npc b. It is not yet connected to the Internet but we're working on it.

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 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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