Education

Monthly Programs

During every month's general membership meeting (3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30PM), BARC puts on a program of an educational nature at our club house. The general public is welcome, and presentation materials are generally available.

Amateur Radio License Classes and Tests

Every Fall, the Greene County, Ohio, amateur radio clubs - BARC, Xenia Weather Amateur Radio Net (XWARN), and the Upper Valley Amateur Radio Club - offer classes in support of obtaining Technician, General, and Amateur Extra class amateur radio licenses. Additional information is available on the 2015 Fall Amateur Radio Classes page.

There is also a Laurel Volunteer Examiner (VE) group in the Dayton area that provides free testing throughout the year. For more information, you can contact Dave Crawford. Dave can also reach by cell phone at (937) 689-6894. There is also a schedule available for 2016.


Special Services Club


On Thursday, 18 December 2014, BARC received a Special Service Club award from ARRL Ohio Section Manager, Scott Yonally. BARC is the 8th club in Ohio to receive this special certification. ARRL describes Special Service Clubs (SSC) as those that go above and beyond within their communities to:

  1. Recruit, assist, and train new ham radio operators
  2. Offer continuing technical and operational education and practical training
  3. Establish an effective presence in the community by publicizing and promoting Amateur Radio and providing public service and emergency communications support
  4. Promote individual and organized group operational activities and training
  5. Promote and maintain ongoing special interests and unique activities that give the club a special personality