Benicia Amateur Radio Club

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We are unable to conduct One-Day Amateur Radio License study sessions at this time. Future classes will take place only if public health and safety conditions permit it and we have sufficient volunteers to staff the event. Check back for updates.

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Although all face-to-face club activities are cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage the use of amateur radio. We will be holding a Social Distancing Net each day at 10:30 am and again at 7:30 pm on our primary repeater, 442.750 MHz (PL 100 HZ).

The Benicia Amateur Radio Club (BARC) is a very active group of Ham Radio operators with emphasis on Emergency Communications.

The Club conducts classes and accredited exams throughout the year. If you’re interested in taking a beginning Ham Radio Class, please sign up by clicking on the appropriate link in the column to the left.

BARC also participates in Field Day every June and conducts communications training and Emergency Radio exercises throughout the year.

Located in Benicia, California, on the north side of the Carquinez Straits by the San Francisco Bay, BARC operates the EOC Ham Radio station KB6EOC in the Emergency Operations Center in the main Fire Station.

BARC’s two UHF repeaters (KR6BEN) are at an elevation of 600 feet above Benicia.

Frequencies:
Primary:       442.750 MHz (PL 100 HZ)
Secondary:  441.250 MHz (PL 100 HZ)

The BARC has a weekly Net at 7:30 PM local time every Monday evening usually on the Primary repeater. On the last Monday of the month, the net is conducted on the secondary repeater.

BARC also has a Social 40 Meter Monday HF Net from 8:00 PM on 7282 kHz.

The Club meets the Second Tuesday of the Month in the downtown Fire Station at 150 West Military St, Benicia, at 7:00 PM. Enter via the West 2nd Street side door. Guests are welcomed.

For a comprehensive list of BARC activities, click on About in the left column.