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.  Contact us by email.

New Members and Visitors

New or interested members can find information on our New Member page.  The page includes BBARC New Member form and information about dues.  

Donations to club can be made through our PayPal page.  Visitors to the Big Bend should try the 2m repeaters and participate in our 2m net.  The repeaters also have EchoLink access.  Sign up for the club’s monthly newsletter.

Field Day Is Open to the Public
June 25th & 26th

Anyone can visit the Field Day site to learn about ham radio, the BBARC, take a license exam (Saturday 6-25 at 1pm), and Get On The Air – GOTA.  A coach (Ron K4AAA) will let an operator be a guest on his call sign and talk on the radio.  Operators 17 and under get a custom BBARC GOTA full color certificate for participating.  Visitors with a ham license can operate GOTA in blocks of 20 QSOs (ham Q code for radio contacts).

Bill W5NPR Recognized for WTX Manager

March 19 — Bill W5NPR received recognition and a plaque at the Midland Hamfest today for his service as WTX Section Manager.   Bill started his term July 1, 2011, just two months after the Rock House Fire that scorched 314,000 acres in Presidio and Jeff Davis counties.  His initial work was busy with recovery from the fire, but the rest of his service to 2015 went smoothly.

 Bill W5NPR receives plaque from Dale W5WI

For service as WTX Section Manager

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November Newsletter

The Bark, newsletter of the BBARC, is published monthly in PDF format and emailed to over 100 recipients. Sign up for the club’s monthly newsletter.

Last update 6-14-2022