Recurring Events

Amateur Hour Net

Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm on the BARC repeater at 444.475MHz (Offset: +5MHz, Tone: 103.5 Hz). The purpose of this net is to check-in, have some fun, and encourage newer hams to connect on air. If you are new to amateur radio or you have new equipment you want to try out, this is a great place to start! This is called the Amateur Hour net for a reason. There is no pressure on this net.

Live Net

On the second Tuesday of each month, we will host the Bainbridge Amateur Hour Net in-person at the Ritchie Observatory in Battle Point Park. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, and we will be finished up by 8:30 pm.

Want to meet other Bainbridge hams, practice using your radio, and have a live demo of net participation?
Would you like a hand programming your radio?
Can’t reach the repeater from home? Don’t have a radio? Have a radio, but still haven’t pushed the button to talk? Don’t have a license?
Have skills and experience to share, and want to help out?
We would love to see you at the monthly In-Person Amateur Hour Net!

Ham SIG (Special Interest Group) at BARN

The SIG meets the third Sunday of each month in the ETA at BARN (, from 10:30 am to 11:45 am. Each month there will be a different radio-related topic.  A presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A. Check our “Events” page ( to see upcoming topics and to confirm that the SIG will be meeting.

The Ham SIG is open to newly licensed amateur radio operators and OT/old-timers alike, as well as those who are interested in becoming hams.

The Kitsap County Emergency Communications Net

Every Sunday at 7:30 pm on the Kitsap County Emergency Management repeater at 145.430MHz, Offset: -0.6MHz, Tone: 88.5. It is a weekly exercise for anyone interested in Emergency Communications or Disaster Preparedness in Kitsap County. We encourage participation from any amateur radio operator. More information on Kitsap Auxiliary Radio Service is available here: