Barstow Amateur Radio Club

We are a full service amateur radio club serving the Barstow, California, area.

We have two linked club repeaters that cover a wide area around Barstow. We also have a stand-alone repeater that covers the local Barstow area. All use the club callsign, WA6TST. See the BARC Repeater page for more information.

The linked repeaters are 147.180 (+600kHz, PL 151.4) and 147.885 (-600kHz, PL 151.4). The local machine is 146.970 (-600kHz, no PL).

The BARC check-in net is held on the linked repeater system on Tuesdays at 7:00PM local time, except the second Tuesday of the month.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM local time. Due to COVID-19 restrictions virtual meetings are currently held on the linked repeater system, with possible in person meeting locations as well. After restrictions are lifted we will announce resumption of normal meetings.

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FCC Proposes License Fees

The FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would reinstate application fees for amateur radio licenses. Currently the FCC does not charge a fee for our license applications. The fee would be $50 per license application in the Amateur Radio service. So initial license applications, renewals, applications to upgrade, and vanity callsign applications […]

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