Welcome…

The Big Bend Amateur Radio Club is based in Alpine, Texas and covers the entire Big Bend area of west Texas. The club is open to anyone interested in amateur radio activities.  Join us at our monthly meeting or on the air via one of our weekly nets.

Repeater down…

147.020, Elephant Mountain is experiencing issues once again and has been temporarily disabled.

Santa Net

santaJust a reminder…  Our Santa Net this year is Thursday December 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm…  The BBARC Emergency Communications Van will be at Morrison True Value giving area children an opportunity to talk to Santa.  Come help with this special event and just maybe Santa will save a candy cane for you!

From the ARRL…

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ARRL once again is calling on its members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up in the Senate during the “lame duck” session of Congress that adjourns in mid-December.  The task is simple: Go to our Rally Congress page, enter your ZIP code, fill in your name and address, press enter, and e-mails will go directly to your Senators. Members may do this, even if they have already contacted their US Senators for support.

November Newsletter now available here

Now operational…

echolinkiconEchoLink is now operating on the BBARC repeater system!
If you’re unfamiliar with EchoLink; please, get the full story at www.echolink.org.

Please note that all of the “default” EchoLink commands are available; however, to avoid conflict with other long established control codes in use on our system you MUST precede DTMF control codes with the asterisk (*) code to use them…
For example:
Connect from your radio to the EchoLink Test server via our repeater system you would ‘dial’ *9999. To disconnect the Echolink ‘dial’ *#.  All of the control codes can be found here; just remember to prefix the command with the * key on our system.   To connect to our system from an EchoLink client on a computer or smartphone look for our club call, K5FD-R or connect by our node #640127.

Happy EchoLink-ing!

Meeting Minutes Now online…

Approved Minutes from our monthly meetings are now available here online.  You may find them here or by selecting:
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