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.
Bill Brooks KE5OG SK
The October issue of QST has long term member of BBARC Bill Brooks KE5OG listed with Silent Keys on page 97. Bill was the newsletter editor and EchoLink server operator for the club.
Club EchoLink Station K5FD-R
The BBARC EchoLink station K5FD-R is back in operation The delay has been reduced. There are new reports on EchoLink – call signs by date – to be posted monthly. Here are the first three…May…June…July.
Find it here…
New Alpine Frequency
Alpine has a new frequency to access the club’s repeater system. It is an odd configuration and is only in test mode at this time, but as we work out the details, we hope we can make it permanent.
The frequency is 446.150 SIMPLEX with 146.2 PL tone. Do note, as you try to program your radios for this frequency, most modern radios may try to use an offset transmit frequency for 446.150. You will likely have to force the SIMPLEX operation. FULL STORY HERE