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Welcome to the Baltimore Amateur Radio Club

The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club is a non-profit public service organization, organized under the laws of the State of Maryland. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, and are registered with the Secretary of State of the State of Maryland as a non-profit organization. For information on donations please contact us.

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Thank you for joining us for the 2017 BARC Father's Day hamfest in Upperco, MD. This exciting event featured a giant flea market for traditional tailgating and food. This was held on Father's Day Sunday June 18, 2017...Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. We continued with our value pricing of $5 attendance and $5 per tailgating space.

This year's hamfest also featured the 3905 Century Club Eyeball 2017 on June 15, 16, and 17 at the fairgrounds.

Great food, which was a big hit at the 2015 and 2016 events, returned for our 2017 event. New to our event this year was Gill County BBQ & Catering with a great selection of hot and cold food and beverages. They will return for the 2018 event.

Remember, our event is the last area hamfest before the annual ARRL Field Day for those last minute shoppers. Please join us on Father's Day 2018 for our next event.

And resulting in an even better weekend for both vendors and attendees, was the Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest held the day before on Saturday June 17, 2017--8:00 am. This is just 65 miles away at the Cumberland Valley Engine and Machinery Show Association Grounds at 1501 Criders Church Road, Chambersberg, PA 17202. Those of you who came from out-of-state to the mid-Atlantic area were able to triple your weekend hamfest experience with two fine hamfests and the 3905 Century Club Eyeball 2017, all just before ARRL Field Day.

2017 Field DayARRL Field Day for 2017 was June 24-25, 2017. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. We participated with the Hanover Area Hamming Association (HAHA) at their site at the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds--South Hanover, PA. Our Field Day event details. This year we logged under the HAHA club callsign KF3M. Please join us for the 2018 ARRL Field Day--the FUN CONTEST!

QSL any of our contacts (any on-air activity): US-send SASE; DX-send SAE w/$1USD or use the bureau. For any direct mailing, an SASE or postage is required. Our mailing address is "Baltimore Amateur Radio Club-W3FT, P O Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136"; please mark your inbound envelope with the event name (if applicable). Logbook of the World is loaded promptly after any contacts are made.


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The BARC Repeater is available for anyone to use. The repeater has a primary input frequency of 146.07 Mhz and output is 146.67. The output PL tone is 107.2. With multiple receive sites in the Greater Baltimore area, coverage is excellent.

If the Repeater goes down, please try simplex as we will monitor BARC Simplex Frequency 146.550 mhz., 40M on 7.195Mhz, and 75M on 3.910Mhz.

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Current Officers

Hale Adams, N3NYC Vice-President
Val Purvis, W3VAL Secretary
Bill Dobson, N3WD Treasurer
Dave Shadwell, AB3TE Member at Large
Art Wadsworth, KB3ZNL Member at Large
Frank Dean, W3FGD Member at Large

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Upcoming Events and Meetings:

Club meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at Wegman's Hunt Valley (Hunt Valley Town Center--122 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030 in the upstairs dining area) 7:00 pm. sharp. Arrive ahead of time if purchasing dinner or beverage. Wegman's has an extensive buffet food bar with many Chinese and American food selections plus pizza and beverages.


-- Wednesday, March 7, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm.

-- Wednesday, June 6, 2018 -- monthly club meeting 7:00 pm .

-- Sunday, June 17, 2018 -- BARC Father's Day Hamfest 8:00 am.


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