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.
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)
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 many 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.