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.

September 8 BBARC Monthly Meeting

For our next club meeting Bob, WA5ROE, has graciously volunteered to host an outdoor, socially-distanced, social event at his home in Alpine.  His address is 1402 N. 5th Street.  

Beans, sausage, cornbread and bottled water will be provided.  Bring your favorite beverage if desired.

The social begins at 6:30, with a brief business meeting starting at 7:30pm.

Members are welcome to bring a partner.

Please RSVP to Bob before Sept. 4th either by email to wa5roe@juno.com or by phone, 432-386-3041.

Bob asked the Brewster county sheriff if the county had any problems or concerns with this event, and they said “no”.

Thanks Bob.  This is a very casual event.  There’s no need for you to attend if you are at all uncomfortable with the gathering.

Regards and 73,

Stephen KE5WCP

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…MayJuneJuly.

September Newsletter

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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