General Meeting

The officers for the current term are:

        President            Ed Bishop AE7QD
        V-President         Robert Sears KF7VOP
        Treasurer            Rich Green K7ETT
        Secretary            Joseph Trimble WB7PKY
        Ombudsman       Budd Churchward WB7FHC

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at The Ferndale Library - 2125 Main St, Ferndale, WAMembership is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, and visitors are always welcome.  Please join us!

New and returning members should use the new unified membership application form to join or renew for the Club, The Repeater Group, and/or the Digital Group

MEMBERSHIP FEES / Calender year
MBARC $25 * Repeater Group $25 * Digital Group $10

MBARC  PO BOX  981  Bellingham, WA 98227
or Rich at

Local Emcomm

Want to be more involved in the community?  The following groups are Emcomm (Emergency Communications) groups in the county.  Each of them is affiliated with a public safety organization.  Membership in these groups is normally free, although training is required.

MBARC is not affiliated with any of these groups, although many of our members also participate in them.

Blaine Police Dept. ACS (BACS)


Whatcom County Library System - Ferndale Library

MBARC News & Announcements

  • May 9 Meeting MBARC May 2017 MEETING on Tuesday  Good day to you. It’s our monthly meeting time again. Please plan to join us for another enjoyable and informative meeting at the Ferndale Library on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00PM. This month our meeting plans to be yet another exciting and very informative one. As always, we plan to have a general, hopefully lively discussion about ham radio and many of the “ham” activities and developments that interest and influence us here in the great Pacific Northwest, the surrounding counties, and elsewhere. During our monthly Board meeting in May we discussed the purchase of Red Cross digital equipment with the Raspberry pi and UDRC for use with Winlink.  We voted to ...
    Posted May 8, 2017, 4:48 PM by Brian Lawler
  • Winlink on a Pi April 11 My friend Basil, N7NIX, will be our speaker at the next General Meeting of the MBARC. This will be Tuesday, April 11, at 7 PM in the large meeting room at the Ferndale Library. He will be talking about WINLINK and show us how this can be implemented on a Raspberry Pi.RMS (Radio Mail Server) provides a way for us to send email over RF with amateur radio. Most of the software used to do this has been Windows based. Basil is one of the authors of PACKLINK-UNIX, which allows us to interact with the Winlink 2000 radio email system with our Linux computers. Basil is also one of the programmers on the Northwest Digital Radio team. You ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:27 PM by Brian Lawler
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Stored Equipment

The club has a significant amount of equipment currently being stored courtesy of Brian K1BJ.  As discussed over the last couple meetings we will be making decisions regarding its disposition this spring and summer.  Please look over these pictures and share your thoughts at future general club meetings. As a reminder, we will ask for volunteers to help sort through this material in an effort to assure we make the best use of it.