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Welcome to BARA, the Barry Amateur Radio Association, established in 1955. BARA is an ARRL affiliated club in Barry County, Michigan, which is located in the southwestern part of the Lower Peninsula. Our club is composed of a group of people who enjoy sharing their knowledge of ham radio, serving our community, and just good old rag chewing.  We are a very diverse group of individuals, each bringing something unique and enriching to our club and to amateur radio. Our doors are always open to new members.

See Upcoming Events for other latest news and events.

Ongoing Events and Announcements

Weekly Net – Join us on the club frequency 146.56 MHz simplex for the first round at 0100Z (8 PM EST/   9 PM EDT) each Thursday for the weekly BARA net. After the first round of comments, we QSY (change frequency) to the K8YPW repeater on 146.84 – 94.8 for the second round. After the repeater round, we return to the simplex frequency for the rap up.

BARA Club Meeting – Tuesday after the 3rd Saturday of the month,, 7:30 PM official meeting with a 7:00 PM informal “Gathering Time”, Barry Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  The EOC is located in the basement of the E911 Central Dispatch building at 2600 Nashville Rd, Hastings (next to Thornapple Manor). Click here for map.  Facing the building, go to the door on the left. Press the button near the door and pull the door open when you hear a click.  Use 146.56 MHz simplex for talk-in, if you need directions.

BARA Breakfast – Second Saturday of each month, 8:00 AM at Mills Landing Restaurant, 228 N. Jefferson St. in downtown Hastings.  Click here for map. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio is invited to come join us for breakfast.

YL Chat – The ladies get together on the club frequency an hour before the club-wide net (7PM EST / 8PM EDT) to talk about knitting, sewing or what ever comes up from a ladies point of view. It’s the Ham Radio version of a “girls night out”.