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The Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (GBARC) is a volunteer group of trained communicators dedicated to helping provide vital emergency communications in the greater Bridgeport community.


Special Event
Holiday Party (GBARC , CT SART, C.E.R.T. & Red Cross Hams)
Old Towne Restaurant, Quaility Street, Trumbull (Stop & Shop Shopping Center)
Tuesday, 12/9/2014 at 6:30 PM

Sit down dinner for family and friends. Details

Activities
See activities for more info and activities beyond Mar 5
NEXT TWO WEEKS:
Next Tuesday: Monthly GBARC meeting
Dec 4: GBARC's WA1RJI Net
Dec 9: Holiday Party (GBARC , CT SART, C.E.R.T. & Red Cross Hams)


SOON:
Jan 6 - Monthly GBARC meeting
Jan 8 - GBARC's WA1RJI Net
Feb 3 - Monthly GBARC meeting
Feb 5 - GBARC's WA1RJI Net
Mar 3 - Monthly GBARC meeting
Mar 5 - GBARC's WA1RJI Net

Interested in joining GBARC?
If you are a licensed radio amateur operator and are willing to devote time to our all volunteer organization please contact us at

     
This  is GBARC
GBARC is involved in numerous events and activities
that are chronicled in our Photo Gallery.

GBARC maintains a core of individuals that have the skills and capability to include amateur radio services and the existing extensive infrastructure as part of any emergency plan.  We assist, advise and co-ordinate the setup and operation of various town, city and hospital EOC's throughout the greater Bridgeport, CT area.   Our members are on 24 hour call to operate facilities when needed.  The club call sign is WA1RJI.
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GBARC's goal is to provide direct and immediate emergency radio communications to and from Bridgeport area EOC's, shelters and to the mobile stations that are located at an incident scene.  We have made significant progress towards that objective by directly supporting a number of local Emergency Operation Centers (EOC's) by providing amateur radio communications design specifications and procedures and by supplying operators.   GBARC Supported EOC's include:

         CT DEMHS Region 1 EOC Troop G Bridgeport (KC1EOC)
         City of Bridgeport OEM EOC (W1BPT)
         American Red Cross CT Area 1 EOC (W1MFC)

Bridgeport EOCWinter Field Day

GBARC also supports non-commercial organizations with communications where our unique anywhere anytime capabilities enhance the safety and experience of public event participants.  Especially important is the ability to provide mobile operations in areas where cell service is erratic or non-existent or where event communications traffic would burden other methods.

 if your parade, fireworks, bike/foot/swim race or any non-profit event requires our expertise.

 

Use this web site to take a look at the ways we support Emergency Response and review our planned Activities.  A historical chronicle of our Mobile Equipmentmany and varied activities are presented through pictures in our Photo Gallery. If you wish to contact GBARC for support or to be considered for membership, please see the About Us page.   We conduct a monthly net for training and information purposes.   Every amateur radio operator is invited to join the WA1RJI VHF/UHF net.  A listing of this net and others within Connecticut will be found on our Nets Page.   Links to other web sites are found here.

Make a Plan Build a Kit Get Involved 3 days, 3 ways
In order to be fully responsive in an emergency or a disaster, we encourage GBARC members and their families to prepare themselves for surviving the initial days of an event on their own.  As a minimum we recommend that they make a plan, build a kit, and get involved in community support.  This process is detailed quite well by the King County (Seattle) office of emergency management and applies just as well to our locale.  Even if you are not a GBARC member, it will be worth your while to take a few minutes to read about it and watch the videos here.
 
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