General Meeting

The officers for the current term are:

        President            Ed Bishop AE7QD
        V-President         Wes Lewis W7WSL
        Treasurer            James Troupe KI7ABE
        Secretary            John Marthens NU6A
        Ombudsman       Budd Churchward WB7FHC

        DG Chairman        Robert Sears KF7VOP
        RG Chairman        Bob Johnson  WA7ZWG

Dues time folks!

Please include a membership application EVEN IF YOU ARE RENEWING.  We are updating our records.  Thanks!

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

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

  • EmComm link added There is a new EMCOMM link in the navigation tree above "Repeater Group".  Please submit any additions or corrections to  Thank you!
    Posted Jan 2, 2018, 5:20 PM by Brian Lawler
  • Learning CW During introductions at the November MBARC meeting, members were asked about the kind of topics they would like to see covered as programs for future meetings.  One popular request was "CW".  For newer hams, "CW" is short for "Continuous Wave"; the dots and dashes of Morse code that is the precursor to modern radio communications and the "common language" of amateur radio.  MBARC Member Bruce Prior, N7RR, has authored an article, "Learning Morse Effectively" that he is sharing with you.  Look below this post for a link to the PDF.  Thanks Bruce!
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 11:51 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.