The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club

at P.O. Box 603, Birmingham, 35201 United States

Founded in 1926, BARC remains vibrant and active today. Come join us!

The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 603
Birmingham , AL 35201
United States
Contact Phone
P: (205) 970-0622


The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of oldest and largest Amateur Radio Clubs in America. BARC meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month and is open to all. 1) Assisting and serving others through the use of amateur radio and our collective skills both in emergency and non-emergency situations in which normal lines of communication are disrupted or otherwise unavailable, 2) Encouraging continued education and training for prospective and current amateur radio operators by providing opportunities for both education and hands-on training, 3) Encouraging research and experimentation with new technologies to facilitate communication, 4) Promoting amateur radio through providing opportunities for social fellowship among members, their families and other interested persons, 5) Promoting public knowledge and understanding of amateur radio and its contribution to the public.

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The regular meeting of the BARC is this Thursday evening, November 20, at 7:30. Meeting place is the Alabama Historical Radio 'shop' (719 North 18th Street, Birmingham). This week's program is about how D-Star works and what is new with the technology. A reminder that our December meeting (12/4) will be special. We will be joined by members of the Alabama Historical Radio Society for a Program from James Spann, WO4W.

Published on 2014-11-19 21:07:47 GMT

SILENT KEY REPORT BARC received word today that longtime Club member Jim Kerins, WD4NVH, passed away on August 4th. (News from Rick Pilgreen, W4UTR)

Published on 2014-08-16 13:32:58 GMT

BARC meeting this Thursday! This Thursday, August 7th, at 7:00 PM is BARC meeting Night. We meet at the Alabama Historical Radio Society facility on the corner of 18th St North and Abraham Woods Blvd (formerly 8th Ave). The Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 prior to the meeting at 7:00, and you're welcome to attend. The Program will be about the Travels of several of our members to the ARRL Centennial Convention in Hartford CT. There will be additional material and stories not presented to other groups.

Published on 2014-08-06 18:15:02 GMT

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Welcome to the web home of the Birmingham Amateur Radio ClubBirmingham, Alabama.
(For information on the Shelby County Amateur Radio Club, go here .)
We meet on the 1st and third Thursdays of each month at the Alabama Historical Radio Society (AHRS) location in downtown Birmingham.
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BARC is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League ( ARRL ).
Joining ARRL is good for Amateur Radio and can also benefit BARC.
Our Internet Amateur Radio Vendor Directory is a handy listing of where to go for that shiny new rig, spool of coax, or extra QSL cards.
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Congratulations to Don Keith, N4KC, recipient of the 2019 BARC Citizenship Award!
BARC sponsors several Amateur Radio Nets, including: Tuesday Night, 146.88 MHz, 9PM local (PL 88.5)
Tuesday Night, K4DSO D-Star 8:30 PM local
Sunday Night Net, 146.88 MHz, 7PM local (PL 88.5)
» More detailed Net listing here .
Birmingham Amateur Radio Club P.O.
Box 603 Birmingham, Alabama 35201