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!  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.

Special Meeting November 13th 9:00am at American Legion Hall in Alpine

A special meeting has been scheduled with three ARRL officers.  David Overton KF5WDJ is our WTX Section Emergency Coordinator.  Dale Durham W5WI is our WTX Section Manager.  John Stratton N5AUS is our West Gulf Division Director.  Please plan to attend.  Location is the American Legion Hall in Alpine, 306 W Sul Ross Ave.  Time is 9:00am Saturday morning.  Sign up for the meeting here.

License Exam Session Scheduled Before November 9th Meeting

Rusty KB5R’s VEC team will administer FCC license exams for all three license classes – Technician, General, and Extra.  Location is the American Legion Hall in Alpine, 306 W Sul Ross Ave.  The exams will be one hour before the meeting.  Check the web site for updates on the time and other information.

Christmas Mtn Repeater Back Up

The 82 repeater (146.820) is back online with our repeater system.  Doug N5HYD and Al KG5HEJ went up Christmas Mtn 10-22.

Next Meeting November 9th

The next club monthly meeting will be at the American Legion Hall in Alpine.  Doors open at 7:00pm and meeting starts at 7:30pm.  Location is 306 W Sul Ross Ave.  There will be an exam session before the meeting, possibly 6:00.  Check the web site in a few days and should have the start time.

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October 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 10-25-2021