Sep 20

Tx Qso Party Sept 24-25

The Bryan Amateur Radio club will be participating in the annual Texas Qso Party Sept 24th and 25th 2016.  Contest runs from 9am-9pm Sat and 9am-3pm Sun local time. Location will be at W5VUI/KF5HUY and KF5LPT’s house in Bryan. Go to Events Calendar to pull up map for actual location. Food (fajitas) will be served but drinks are BYO. Coolers & ice provided. We will also have tv avail to watch the Aggie football game Sat night.

We will have 2-3 hf radios set up for all who want to contest. Ares Comm Van will be out there to operate out of, as well as a table setup outside (under cover). If you have your own favorite rig you want to use then bring it.

Even if you’re not into contesting come on out anyway for fun, food and fellowship, even if its just for an hour or two or during the game. We’d love to have you!

Any questions please direct to n5gqb (at) arrl (dot) net

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Jul 28

July Social Dinner Night Out

BARC is having its quarterly social dinner night out this Friday the 29th at Koppe Bridge Bar & Grill on Harvey road. Meet up time starts 6/6:30pm but come when you can. Everyone is invited, members, non members, family members, new hams, etc.

Address is 3940 Harvey Road. About a mile east of Hwy 6 bypass on Hwy 30/Harvey Rd.

Hope to see you there!

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Jun 21

Field Day Sign-up Sheets

Set-up Crew Link:
Tear-down Crew Link:
Operators/Loggers Link:

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Jun 21


FOOD! FUN! RAFFLES! RADIOS! PEOPLE! Come see what is happening in your Community!
This Saturday, June 25th 1pm – Sunday, June 26th 1pm (at Brian Bachman Park in College Station) is the ARRL Field Day 2016! Come out and see all that Amateur Radio has to offer. Talk to the Amateur Operators from the Brazos Valley, and listen to radio communications from around the United States and beyond!
Do you have a question you have always wanted to know, or are just curious about how to obtain your Amateur Radio License? Then this is the perfect time to get your questions answered!
Have you been studying for your first license exam, or want to test for an upgrade? Come on down then at 3:30 pm in the Pavilion area and test at our hosted VE session. One lucky person who passes their Technician’s exam will win a Baofeng handheld amateur radio!
There will be a BBQ dinner at 6pm (tickets are $10 available at the event). You do not want to miss out on all the fantastic food that will be available! There will also be a raffle with prizes for everybody! Tickets are $5 for 1 ticket, $25 for 7 tickets, $50 for 15 tickets, and $100 for 30 tickets plus 1 yr of W5BCS membership.

Prizes for this raffle will include:
-1st Place – Escape Room BCS (1 room for up to 8 people) – Donated by Jeff Keys (KG5IAD)
-2nd Place – Softrock RX/TX Ensemble HF SDR, Assembled for 20m/30m/40m
-3rd Place – Softrock RX/TX Ensemble HF SDR, Unassembled
-4th Place – $100 VISA gift card
-5th, 6th, and 7th Place – $50 VISA gift card
-8th, and 9th Place – $50 Saltgrass Steak House gift card

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Apr 24

Interested in Obtaining Your Amateur Radio (HAM) License?

To obtain your license you would study for, and then take, your Technician’s license exam, which consists of 35 questions. The Bryan Amateur Radio Club (BARC) will be administering our next exam at our Field Day event on June 25th, 2016 at 3:30pm at Brian Bachman Park (in the pavilion area). The fee to take the exam is $15.

You can find the Technician’s question pool from which the 35 exam questions are pulled from (for free) at: or

There are also study resources are also available for a fee, such as

You can purchase study materials from the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) at

Still have questions? Go to or  You can also reach out to BARC Officers at

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