News Blog

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

Pistachio Festival

The Barstow Amateur Radio Club WA6TST Special Event Station at the Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival held November 6th 2021 was a great success. The communications trailer was open to visitors to watch operations and learn about Amateur Radio. If you made a QSO with WA6TST during the event you should already have received a QSL, […]

RT66 OTA QSL Cards

RT66 On the Air is now active and if you want a W6E Barstow QSL card for your collection be sure to include an S.A.S.E with your request. Send your envelope and QSL card to: BARC RT66 OTA P.O. Box 2141 Barstow, CA. 92312-2141

RT 66 On The Air

The RT-66 On the Air event will be held the 11th through the 19th of September. The special event call W6E has been approved for use by the Barstow Amateur Radio Club during the event. The event is to commemorate the “The Mother Road”. U.S. Highway 66, established in 1926, was the first major improvement […]

Field Day 2021

We will be having a normal club Class A station this year. In addition, anyone with concerns over COVID, or other issues, can operate independently and have their score aggregated with the club score. Jim Alvord, KK6UHN, has volunteered to host the club station this year. Further details will be discussed on the Tuesday evening […]

In Person Meetings!

We will be holding actual meetings again, at the Barstow American Legion Hall, 2181 Armory Road. Hope to see everyone there! We will continue to have breakfast meetings at 7AM on Friday mornings at Denny’s at 1200 E. Main in Barstow. All hams welcome!

ARRL Field Day 2021 Video

The ARRL has released a video about Field Day. It includes basic information and some specific for this year. The video is a bit over 8 minutes, and worth watching. This year Field Day will be June 26 to 27, as always the fourth full weekend in June. We will be planning our Field Day […]

New PO Box

Starting today the club has a new Post Office Box for receiving QSL cards, dues checks, etc. If you mail a dues check (hint, hint) please make it payable to Barstow Amateur Radio Club. Note the Zip Code. Our new mailing address is: Barstow Amateur Radio Club P.O. Box 2141 Barstow CA 92312-2141

Technician License Class to Start March First

Our goal is to have at least one Technician (entry level) licensing class per year, and hopefully more. Our next class will be starting on Monday, March First, and continue each Monday evening in March and April. If COVID restrictions are modified to allow, we will have in person sessions which will also be Zoom […]

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 […]


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