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Updates and information about the club and activities. We will post information on a fairly consistent basis, and things come up.


FCC to Require Email Address

The FCC published a rulemaking notice that email addresses will be required on applications. When you include an email address they will send a link to an official copy of your license grant. You can also update your ULS listing with an email address when you log in. Effective on June 29, 2021, amateur radio […]

Updated FCC License Fees

The FCC issued an update to the NPRM for license application fees. On a slightly positive note, they said the fees will not apply to administrative updates, and are reduced from $50 to $35 for application fees. There is currently no implementation date, so fees will not start immediately. Going forward, the FCC will impose […]

Happy New Year!

Barstow Amateur Radio Club would like to extend a hearty Happy New Year to our members, friends, and followers! We hope everyone is healthy, and look forward to more normal operation when it is safe and prudent.

Calico Fun Run Cancelled

The Calico Fun Run, scheduled for January 26, has been cancelled dues to COVID restriction. We hope to resume providing communication support in 2022.

Club Range Day

The club will have a range day on December 1, 2020 at 10 AM. It will be held at the Silver Valley Gun Club in Newberry Springs. (See attached directions) For GPS purposes the range is located next to Rancho Peligroso at 30137 Ft. Cady Road, Newberry Springs, California. No one should be arriving at the […]

Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal

ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL’s by filing opposition comments of their own. The FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) MD Docket 20-270 […]

License Classes

We have scheduled two online license classes in 2020 to help those interested prepare for the Technician class test. One class will be on for consecutive Monday evenings starting September 21. The other will be two consecutive Saturdays starting September 26. If you are interested, or know someone who is, there is more information and […]

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 […]

Route 66 on The Air, Sept 12-20

This is the 14th year that BARC will be W6E. This is an annual special event to celebrate the history of the Mother Road. There are expected to be 21 special event (1×1) stations taking part in this year’s event, from Santa Monica to the Chicago area. These are the two ends of Route 66, […]

Remember VHF/UHF FM for Field Day

Many hams will be working from home for Field Day, and most have FM capabilities. Even with an HT it may be possible of make a number of contacts. Some suggested simplex frequencies: 146.49, 146.505, 146.52, 146.535, 146.55, 146.58, 146.595, 147.42, 147.435, 147.45, 147.465, 147.48, 147.495, 147.51, 147.525, 147.54, 147.555, 147.57, 147.585, 223.42, 223.44, 223.46, […]

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