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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ARRL Field Day was June 28-29, 2014. This is the largest on-air amateur radio event in North America. This year, we again enjoyed using the clubhouse with all the comforts of air conditioning, electrical power, food, and restroom facilities. Field Day details
13 Colonies Special Event: July 1-6, 24 hrs. a day
BARC participated in the 13 Colonies Special Event as a sister event to the July 4th celebration. We represented the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangle Banner. This was an important part in history and a huge event for BARC. Congratulations to those hams who made a clean sweep by working all the 1x1 stations plus the bonus stations. We hosted hams from all over the area as operators--a hearty Thank You to those who helped. Operators: Michael KC3BFE, Robert ND3D, Roger W3ROG, Charles W3CQB, Frank W3FGD, Val W3VAL, John KC3AJH, Ted WA3AER, Leo N3AEG, Hale N3NYC, Michael KB3VHH, Michael, N3OKT, Neil W3ZQI, Brian N3VN, Bill N3WD, Sharon K3DUH, Bernie Moll, and Bill N3UKI. QSL activities are underway. We have uploaded to Logbook of the World and hundreds of QSL requests by USmail have been answered so far.
QSL any of our contacts (any on-air activity): US-send SASE; DX-send SAE w/$1USD or use the bureau). Essentially, for any direct mailing, an SASE or postage is required. Our mailing address is "Baltimore Amateur Radio Club-W3FT, 12360 Owings Mills Blvd-Suite D, Reisterstown, MD 21136". Logbook of the World is loaded promptly.
Special Event Station -- Opening of the War of 1812. W3FT was on the air Saturday June 16, 2012 and Sunday June 17, 2012. Wow, over 1,616 contacts! Full event and QSL details We'll be back on the air in mid-2014 for the "closing" celebration of the War of 1812. -- more details to come.
Wow, another cool and successful event has concluded with our 2014 Greater Baltimore Hamboree on Saturday April 5, 2014. (Maryland State Fairgrounds--Timonium, MD). The 2014 event included our first year with the Maryland Emergency Preparedness Expo. To those who came out, we thank you for being with us! The Hamboree included free Amateur Radio License examinations. There were 58 applicants with 65 examinations administered. Our congratulations to the 45 individuals who achieved either their first license or upgraded. This was the biggest exam session for the Hamboree since April, 2000.
A big thank you to BGE of Baltimore, MD for their Emergency Prepardness Grant to our organization. This $8,250 is being used to repair and update damaged infrastructure (antenna, tower, and radios) used for our public service and emergency prepardness activities. For example, Baltimore City and Baltimore County Skywarn are conducted on our VHF repeater system. The equipment upgrade to the radio shack is already underway.
BARC Repeater is available for anyone to use. The repeater has a primary input
146.07 Mhz and output is 146.67. The output PL tone is 107.2.
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This page was last updated 08/23/2014 Copyright (c) 2013/2014 Baltimore Amateur Radio Club