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.

Next Meeting October 12

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.

Cycle Fest September 18 & 19

Cycle Fest is an organized fun bicycle ride on the 18th around the Fort Davis Mountains 75-mile Loop.  There are five aid stations manned by BBARC members doing communications and Fort Davis Lions Club volunteers handling food and water.  Net control and BBARC event coordinator is Jim KD5KBU. 

The 18th had wonderful weather and no accidents.  Many thanks to the volunteers Lonny, Charlie, Rob, Ron, Dean, Cheryl, Marvin, David, Bill, Stephen, Pamela, Bob, Rachael, Scott, and Jim.

The 19th is a ride from the Prude Ranch to the observatory and back down.  There are no aid stations.  Jim only needs a few people, so here is a separate sign up sheet for the 19th.

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September 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 9-18-2021