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.  There is also an ARRL Membership form.  Join both with one payment!

License Exams July 24 9:00am at the Alpine American Legion

Rusty KB5R will administer license exams with his VEC team Saturday morning at the American Legion Hall in Alpine, 306 W Sul Ross Ave.  Be sure to get an FRN from the FCC beforehand.  Bring $15 cash for fees, a copy of your license to leave, and a government issued ID card.   Entrance is the west door.  VE’s bring your badges!

BBARC PayPal Payment

Pay for club dues, ARRL membership, or make donations. 

ARRL Membership through the Club

Create or renew your ARRL membership through the club, and the club keeps some of the money! This takes about a month, so renewals should be done two months early. Print the ARRL Membership form and mail it to the club with a check payable to BBARC for the membership amount. The club address follows.
1402 N 5th St
Alpine TX 79830-2512

Payment through PayPal is also available. Still need to print and mail the ARRL membership form.

July Newsletter

The Bark, newsletter of the BBARC, is published monthly in PDF format and emailed to over 100 recipients. The latest issue is now available.  You don’t have to be a club member to receive the newsletter. Get added to the distribution list by emailing Scott KI5ANQ.

Club Dues

Dues are $36 per year for individual or individual & spouse. Dues can be mailed to Bob Ward, WA5ROE at the BBARC mailing address:

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club, 1402 North 5th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830 

Dues can also be paid through PayPal.

ARRL Email Alias

Prepare for the FCC email requirement now with a permanent email address. Many ARRL members have <call sign>@arrl.net as an email alias, which forwards messages to their regular email address. It is easy to set up with Edit Account on your ARRL profile. Make sure your User Name value is set to your call sign.

Last update 7-13-2021