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Monthly GBARC meeting
Tuesday, 5/11/2021 at 7:45 PM

Monthly HF Simplex Net First Tues.

The GBARC HF Simplex Net is held on the the first Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm. We operate on 80-10 m bands as well as 2 meters. All using simplex except for a repeater check in. Details here.

Monthly DMR Net Third Tues.

The GBARC DMR Net is held on the CT ARES repeaters the third Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm. We operate on the local, TAC 1 and TAC 11 talkgroups as well as VHF and UHF simplex. Details here.

NEW Monthly Digital Modes Net Fourth Tues.

The GBARC DMR Net is held on HF the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm. We will cycle through a few different digital modes each month. 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.


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

GBARC During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stay well and we hope to see you face to face when this is over.

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 - May 11 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 held via Zoom.

Weekly net - May 13 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

Monthly nets - June 1 , May 18 and May 25 at 8:00pm ET

We hold a monthly DMR net on the third Tuesday and a monthly HF simplex net on the first Tuesday and a monthly HF digital modes net on the fourth Tuesday. See our net listings for frequencies.

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