Bloomington Amateur Radio Club
Hello and welcome to the Bloomington Amateur Radio Club (BARC), club callsign K9DIY. We are a club of Amateur Radio Operators living, working, and operating in and around Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
– Engaged in Monroe Country emergency preparedness
– Engaged in local weather spotting and working with NWS
– Over 30 members, from novices to experts
– Delivers VE testing on behalf of FCC/ARRL
– Engaged in local activities such as the Hilly Hundred and the Indiana Science Olynpiad as ARES activities
Whether you are new to amateur (ham) radio, a seasoned ham, someone interested in amateur radio who has moved to Bloomington or Monroe County recently, or just want to learn about ham radio, join us, your local amateur radio community. BARC is a friendly group of hams who are ready at a moment”s notice to provide reliable communications and form an integral part of Monroe County emergency preparedness plan. Since Indiana is located toward the tail end of the tornado alley, many local hams are also trained weather spotters and assist the National Weather Service (NWS) with “ground truths” when we are hit by severe weather.