This site was last updated on August 25, 2015.
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 Doc's Marina Grill, 403 Madison Avenue S (at the foot of Madison Avenue).
Join the club's Yahoo Group (and get on our mailing list) at Yahoo.com.
You can join BARC (dues are $15/year) using this Membership Application.
General licensing class coming soon. STAY TUNED!
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. 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 REF030C for the Northwest D-Star net on Saturdays at 7:00 PM.
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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