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The Blount County Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL-affiliated general interest radio club for amateur radio operators of Blount County and its contiguous counties. We meet each Second Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Little Brick Church, 112 2nd Avenue West, Oneonta, Alabama. Dues are $30/year. Meetings are open to anyone interested in amateur radio as a hobby, and visitors are always welcome.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES include SkyWarn storm spotter nets activated anytime severe weather threatens the Blount County area and Disaster Emergency Communications that may be required by the Blount County Emergency Management Agency. Weekly training nets to prepare amateurs for Emergency Communication are held each Sunday evening at 8 PM on the club's two meter repeater (146.700 mHz - PL tone 91.5.

OTHER ACTIVITIES include participation in Field Day, the American Radio Relay League's annual communications exercise, held on the 4th full weekend in June. The Club's annual swap meet, an Amateur Radio flea market and social gathering, otherwise known as "FreezeFest," will be held in January 2025 at the cafeteria of the Locust Fork High School.  Click the Events tab at the top of this page for more information.

LICENSE TESTING. The BCARC periodically conducts amateur licensing examinations.  Click the Testing tab at the top of this page for more information.


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If you wish to become qualified for emergency communications, click here for online courses and training.

Join us in our local two meter net (146.700 mHz, PL 91.5) each Sunday evening at 8 PM. If you're in the neighborhood, give us a shout. We would like to say "Howdy" as you go by.

 Welcome new members!

KE0U -- Eric Nanfito
KK4CWX -- JR Lowry
KO4CHB -- Tim Thomas
KZ4BQ -- Jeff Lucas
N4RDJ -- Rodger Jennings
W4KI -- William Kelling
W7OTK -- Jeffrey Hansen

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This is a new FB page, so we invite everyone to drop in, bookmark the page, and tell others about it!

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