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NEXT ACTIVITY

Monthly GBARC meeting
Tuesday, 12/14/2021 at 7:45 PM


Quarterly HF Simplex Net

The GBARC HF Simplex Net is held once each quarter at 8:00 pm. We operate on 80-10 m bands as well as 2 meters. All QSOs use simplex except for a repeater check in. The next simplex net is TBD. Details here.


Quarterly DMR Net

The GBARC DMR Net is held on the CT ARES repeaters eeach quarter at 8:00 pm. We operate on the local, TAC 1 and TAC 11 talkgroups as well as VHF and UHF simplex. The next DMR net is TBD. Details here.


Weekly VHF/UHF Net Thursdays

The GBARC Net is held on the WA1RJI and N1KGN repeaters every Thursday at 8:00 pm. Details here.


Monthly Meeting

The second Tuesday of each month at 7:45 pm. Details here.


Foxhunt

GBARC conducts a challenging hidden transmitter foxhunt about every month. Details here.


Who we are and what we do

The Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club (GBARC) is an ARRL affiliated club whose mission is to support the City of Bridgeport during times of emergency and non-emergency by providing training and technical expertise. We seek to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members and non-members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency; and to conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and advancement of amateur radio and ham radio operators in our communities.

If you are a licensed radio amateur operator you are invited to join us order to help meet these goals. Come experience new and exciting activities while you have a chance to learn from others. If you are not a GBARC member and need any information about joining, training or making donations, or for general comments concerning our website please contact us at and we will respond as soon as possible.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and many of our members donate funds to finance our projects. You can easily donate through PayPal.

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Online License Testing

It's been tough during the Covid-19 shutdown for those who want to become a newly licensed ham or upgrade their existing licenses. At least one organization is providing online proctored tests that meet FCC guidelines.


Monthly Meeting - December 14 at 7:45pm ET

We invite all amateur radio operators and those looking to become licensed to visit us at our next meeting. Our next meeting will be the first in-person meeting in 18 months. Location details to follow soon..


Weekly net - December 9 at 8:00pm ET

GBARC holds a weekly net in order to practice net protocol, pass club and technical information, and hold a general rag chew. Our weekly nets are held each Thursday at 8pm Eastern Time. You can participate in the net by listening to the linked repeaters at:

VHF Repeater WA1RJI
   Receive: 146.445 MHz
   Transmit: 147.445 MHz (+1MHz offset)
   CTCSS Tone: 77Hz

UHF Repeater N1KGN
   Frequency: 441.700 MHz
   Transmit: 446.700 MHz (+5MHz offset)
   CTCSS Tone: 77Hz
   Echolink Node: 441700

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