Bainbridge Common Radio Program (BCRP)

Bainbridge Common Radio Program

As a club, we have a common program for our radio channels called the Bainbridge Common Radio Program (BCRP). You can view the BCRP in this document.

There are a number of reasons that a club might want a standard set of channels programmed into their radios.

First, it is a lot easier to tell someone to go to a pre-programmed channel 30, than it is to tell them to go to 444.475+, tone 103.5. If it is programmed on your radio, you just change to that channel and your going. If it isn’t programmed on your radio, you have to set the frequency, offset and tone before you can start working the new repeater. In an emergency, the former is much faster than the latter.

Second, when new hams join the club, they don’t need to discover all of the repeaters and simplex frequencies on their own. They can start with a list of frequencies pre-programmed into their radio and discover the fun things happening on those channels by scanning around.

The following images of the BCRP are available: