The Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) is a 501(c)(3) organization and an ARRL Special Service Club that has been active since 1976. BARC holds monthly meetings, offers license classes and educational programs, and engages in emergency preparedness and public service activities. BARC serves the Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp area of Dayton, OH.

BARC General Membership Meeting - 3rd Thursday - 21 Nov 7:00 PM

The BARC May General Membership Meeting will be held on the usual 3rd Thursday at 7:30 PM. The Refreshments/Hospitality time begins at 7:00 PM. Visitors always welcome.

2019 Scheduled Meeting Presentations
 Nov: “open”
 Dec: “open”

Ham Shack Tour on Saturday morning, November 23

BARC will be hosting a "Ham Shack Tour" on Saturday morning, November 23. We will meet at the clubhouse at 9:30 am for a quick breakfast while a few members talk about their setups and then we will carpool to visit a few shacks. We will start with a simple DX station for new hams (or anybody else) who want to get on the air quick. Next will be a tour of a high-end VHF/UHF station followed by a serious DX station. Before returning to the clubhouse, we will visit the KAS antenna site and check out the BARC repeater setup.

Contest - ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone

ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone: Third full weekend in November (November 16-18, 2019).
More info: ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB

ARRL Rookie Roundup–CW - 6 hours (from 1800 to 2359 UTC)
More info: ARRL Rookie Roundup–CW

Other Ham Radio Contest

Skills Night Tuesday, December 3 2019. at 7 pm

Skills Night will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019. at 7 pm. at 7 pm at the BARC Clubhouse.

Newly licensed hams wondering "What can I do now?" are invited to ask questions and learn how to get on the air using proper operating techniques. Skills Nights are informal, non-technical sessions where any and all questions are invited. Several mentors will be present to answer questions and demonstrate techniques so join us and have fun!

BARC - Tech Night - Second Thursday 12 Dec 2019

BARC Tech Night will be held monthly on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 PM and all members and guests are invited and encouraged to attend for an educational evening.


The clubhouse is located at the former Sugarcreek Elementary School in downtown Bellbrook.