Benicia Amateur Radio Club

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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 club conducts informal conversational nets each morning at 10:30 and 7:30 each evening on the primary repeater, except on Monday evening we hold a formal directed net for emergency preparedness, usually on the primary repeater. On the last Monday of the month, the net is conducted on the secondary repeater.

We also conduct an HF nets each day on 10 meters (28,393 kHz) at 10 am.

The Club meets the Second Tuesday of most months in the downtown Fire Station at 150 Military West, Benicia, at 7:00 PM. Enter via the West 2nd Street side door. Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings may take place at alternate locations and/or via Zoom teleconferencing. Check the Events page for details on upcoming meetings.

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