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Mailing Address:

B.A.R.C.
P.O. Box 1024
Bishop, CA 93515

B.A.R.C. Meetings:

7:00 pm
Second Tuesday
of every month

Nightly Net:

8:00 p.m.
Freq. 146.940-
PL 103.5

License Exams:

Feb 1, 2014
May 3, 2014
Aug 2, 2014
Nov 1, 2014

License exams begin at 12:00 Noon at the Bishop Salvation Army.

For license exams on other dates please contact B.A.R.C.


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The Bishop Amateur Radio Club



        The Bishop Amateur Radio Club welcome's you to the world of Ham Radio. We are located in the Owens Valley between the Eastern Sierra and White Mountains. Our repeater (146.940- with a 103.5 pl) is located in the White Mountains at an elevation of over 10,000 feet.

        Ham radio is one of the most exciting, friendly, useful, educational and high-tech hobbies around. Hams include a diverse group of people around the world -- engineers, scientists, doctors, astronauts, students, teachers, boaters, pilots, retirees and famous celebrities. You never know who you're going to talk to "on-the-air" next.

        Ham Radio is a federally licensed and administrated radio service. You will study for and take exams to acquire your operating license. After successfully passing your exams you will be assigned a call sign. Anyone, regardless of age, gender or physical ability can get a license. Once licensed, Ham Radio Operators use their radio stations (including two-way radios, computers, antennas, satellites and other equipment) to make contacts around the world from their homes, cars, boats and planes. The following are some of the things you can do with Ham Radio:

 Make Contacts Around the World
 Use Small HT's for Local Communications
 Make Free & Unlimited Wireless Phone Calls
 Use Your Computer for Wireless Connectivity
 Design, Construct, Modify, Radios & Antennas
 Provide Communications for Public Events
 Contact the Space Shuttle Astronauts
 Make Contacts Via Satellites
 Bounce Signals Off The Moon for Contacts
 Provide Emergency Communications


      Monthly Meetings...  B.A.R.C. meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Our meetings are held at the Bishop Salvation Army located at 621 W. Line St., Bishop, California. You do not have to be a member to attend. Guests and visitors are welcome and invited to attend our meetings.

      Nightly VHF Net...  The Bishop Amateur Radio Club's Net meets nightly on 146.940- with a PL of 103.5 and net starts at 8:00 pm. This is an open net and Visitors to the area are invited and encouraged to participate. Club membership is not required to participate, but you must be a licensed amateur radio operator.

      Weekly HF Nets...  Sunday mornings at 08:00 AM on 3.950MHz with a rag chew beginning at 7:30. This is a relaxed and friendly affair open to all. This net began as a civil defense net way back in 1950.

The Bishop Amateur Radio Clubs Thursday night net starts at 9:00 p.m. with early checkins beginning at 8:30 p.m. on 3947MHz.

      Membership...  Membership in the Bishop Amateur Radio Club is open to all interested persons who want to help promote Amateur Radio. Membership dues for 2013 are $20.00 dollars per year for an individual and $5.00 for a second family member. Membership dues are due annually in January. You do not have to be a licensed amateur to be a member of B.A.R.C. If you would like to join our club or renew your membership, please send your check to B.A.R.C, P.O. Box 1024, Bishop, Ca 93515-1024 or see us at our next meeting. For your convenience you can Click Here for a printable B.A.R.C. Membership Form. This form can also be used to update your B.A.R.C. membership information.

      B.A.R.C. Roster...  If you are a B.A.R.C. member and you want a copy of the B.A.R.C. Roster, please send an e-mail by clicking "here" and we will forward a copy to you. Please note that you must be a current B.A.R.C member to receive the B.A.R.C. Roster.

      The DIY Magic of Amateur Radio in HD, 8 minute Youtube Video...  Very interesting video submitted by John Shepherd, AD6NR. Click here to view the video.

B.A.R.C. 2014 Club Officers

President: AD6NR
Jon Shepherd

Vice President: W6HDV
Mike Fitzsimmons

Secretary: NW6C
Jon Patzer



Treasurer: AG6RU
Terry Fenske


B.A.R.C. Board of Directors

Bob Moss, W7WOW
Kurt Pauer, W6PH
Everett Storey, KD6IXK



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