Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club of the Twin Counties
W4BRC REPEATER 147.69/09
Welcome to the Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club web page.
The BRIARPATCH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (BARC) serves amateur radio operators (hams) in the Galax, Virginia area. Club members live in southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina. The club maintains the Briarpatch Mountain repeater, W4BRC/R, 147.69/09. The club is active in several local events such as the March of Dimes Walkathon and MS Walk, Boy Scout's Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), conducts a weekly net on Tuesdays at 8 pm local time on W4BRC/R , awards the Charles Litz - Dave Nicholson Memorial Scholarship and has an active Volunteer Examination Team. If you have questions about the club, amateur exams or amateur radio in general please contact a club member or visit a regularly scheduled club meeting. Anyone interested in amateur radio and guests are always welcome. BARC is named after Briarpatch Mountain in Grayson County Virginia where the club was formed and where the club repeater is located.
**The 2017 BARC Service Net net controls are listed below.
March: 21 - W4RDX; 28 - TBA
April: 4 - N4YXU; 11 - WD4LHB; 18 - KQ4AZ; 25 - KI4CPJ
May: 2 - KD4RD; 9 - AJ4BD; 16 - W4RDX; 23 - TBA; 30 - N4YXU
June: 6 - WD4LHB; 13 - KQ4AZ; 20 - KI4CPJ; 27 - KD4RD
July: 4 - AJ4BD; 11 - W4RDX; 18 - TBA; 25 - N4YXU
August: 1 WD4LHB; 8 - KQ4AZ; 15 - KI4CPJ; 22 - KD4RD; 29 - AJ4BD
September: 5 - W4RDX; 12 - TBA; 19 - N4YXU; 26 - WD4LHB
October: 3 - KQ4AZ; 10 - KI4CPJ; 17 - KD4RD; 24 - AJ4BD; 31 - TBA
November: 7 - W4RDX; 14 - N4YXU; 21 - WD4LHB; 28 - KQ4AZ
December: 5 - KD4RD; 12 - AJ4BD; 19 - TBA; 26 - N4YXU
Also please see the BARC Service Net page for the net Preamble download
Dues are due. See the news page for details.
**Club roster: see the Roster page REVISED JUNE 27, 2015
**Silent Key & Lifetime member lists are now on the Roster page
**Do not forget the BARC Service Net on Tuesdays. See the net page.
**Check the Just4Fun page for a link to a "Ham Speak" site. Find out where all of those abbreviations and funny numbers came from.
March 23 club meeting
April 13 VE testing
April 27 club meeting
May 25 club meeting
June Field Day (no club meeting)
July 13 VE testing
July 27 club meeting
October 12 VE Testing
December Club Christmas Dinner TBA
2017 Club Officers
President: Rick Beaver, KQ4AZ
Vice President: Ron Davis, KD4RD
Secretary: Linda Davis, KD4LBD
Treasurer: Beverly Tipton, KI4JTV
Technical Chairman: Junior Diamond, N4VL
Public Information Officer: Melanie Puckett, KD4PXJ
Web Master: James Blythe, W4RDX
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