Past Events


For upcoming events please look here.

Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) - Tech License in a Weekend

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Asscocition will be conduting Tech in a weekend licenseing class. 
The link to sign up for the Tech in a Weekend Class is: 
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 18:00 to Sunday, September 24, 2023 - 17:00

Eastern States Exposition - Big E

Massachusetts Day is 9/21.  Not an operating event. Need volunteers to meet and greet the public and preach the Ham Gospel on 9/21.

Admission and parking fees are covered for volunteers.

Contact Rob K1UI

Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 08:00 to Monday, October 2, 2023 - 17:00

Harwich Cranberry Festival

Need volunteers to operate, meet and greet, and help with setup and takedown. Setup Friday 9/15.

Contact Mark K4LFL

Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 07:30 to Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 16:30

MS Challenge Walk

Hyannis to Harwich

Need operators at rest stops, etc. 

Friday, September 8, 2023 - 07:00 to Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 16:00

Northeast HamXposition



Will include SkyWarn class

Friday, August 25, 2023 - 08:00 to Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 16:00

Falmouth Road Race

Contact Barry KB1TLR

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 07:00

Harwich Brooks Park Crafts Fair

Need volunteers to operate, meet and greet, and help with setup and takedown.

Contact Mark WA1EXA

Saturday, August 12, 2023 - 07:30 to Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 16:00

2023 Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Cape Cod Getaway

 The 2023 Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Cape Cod Getaway, a 2-day bicycle fundraising ride utilizing amateur radio for rest stop and route support communications coordinating ancillary, mechanical, medical volunteer support servicing the participant needs.  

 We will be running Net Control again this year from our Communications Trailer on Saturday from Kingston and Sunday from Wellfleet and may be reached on the air as ‘MS Net Control’ or my cell 508-944-1898 as needed.

Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 05:00

MS Ride - Volunteers needed

John, N1PYN is looking for volunteer operators to staff the June 2023 MS ride.  Here is an oppertunity for local Hams to contribute and increase the visibility of Ham operators helping the community.  Please respond to John at:

Thank you

Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 07:00 to Sunday, June 25, 2023 - 14:00

SkyWarn Training Class - April 18, 2023

The National Weather Service will conduct a SkyWarn training class on April 18, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Sandwich Police Department, 255 Cotuit Road, Sandwich, MA 02563. 
Registration is required and the link is on the Boston NWS SkyWarn web page.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 18:30

NH Lake Regions Spring Hamfest

The Lakes Region Repeater Association Spring hamfest is on SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023 AT 8 AM – 1:01 PMLocation:Moultoborough Lions ClubOld route 109Moultoborough, NH 

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 08:00

Lake Region Spring 2023 Hamfest

What: Lakes Region Spring Ham Fest 202
When: April 15, 2023,
Where: Moultonborough Function Hall Property (formerly Lions Hall), 139 Old Route 109, Moultonborough, NH 03254
Admission: $10 entry fee.Fee Includes 1 Raffle Ticket for the hourly drawings.
Tail Gate: $10 plus $10 entry fee
Table: $10 plus $10 entry fee.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 08:00 to 13:00

Algonquin Flea Market Marlborough

See and/or contact Ken Horton , KA1GFN net 508-737-584 Ken Horton , KA1GFN 978-558-0143

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 08:15

HamCation 2023

Sunny and warm Floriday Hamfest, HamCation!

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 00:00 to Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 00:00

2023 BARC Events List

These are events currently scheduled or under consideration for BARC participation in 2023. Please direct additional suggestions to The list will be updated as events are added or changed. In order to keep it on the current list, the start date has to be in the future, so the plan is to make the start date the last day of the current month.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 00:00 to Sunday, December 31, 2023 - 23:45

Winter Field Day 2023

It's ON!
BARC will be participating in a winter Field Day at camp Greenough. 
Winter FD

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 00:00 to Sunday, January 29, 2023 - 00:00

WinterFest 2023

Whitman, MA

See and/or contact Chris Babbitt, N1CFB 508-224-8528

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 09:00

Jamboree on The Air (JOTA)

Mark your calendars. JOTA is ON! We need as many hams as possible to support youth on amateur radio and to show our commitment to the Scouts.Location is Camp Greenough in Yarmouth, site of the operation we plan to build with the ARRL grant funding.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 08:00 to Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 18:00


Near Fest

NEAR-Fest (Fall)

Many BARC members will be in attendance, so if you are considering making the trip ask around, and you may be able to carpool (if you want).  This is a multiple-day event, but the primary buy/sell day starts early on Friday.  If you plan on only attending one day, Friday is the day.  If you are coming up on Saturday, plan on arriving first thing in the morning as some sellers start packing up early, around noon, even though the Fest ends at 2 PM.

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 08:00 to Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 14:00

Antique Wireless Association 2022 Annual Conference

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 17:00

Harwich Cranberry Festival

Get the word out on BARC and ham radio...enjoy time with fellow hams...demonstrate ham radio. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 07:30 to Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 17:00

MS Challenge Walk

Call for volunteers.  Operators will use HTs to provide communication over the BARC repeater with event coordinators at rest stops along the route. Different routes each day.

Please do not use the BARC repeater for routine traffic on Fridada the 9th and Sunday the 11th to reserve it for the Walk organizers.

To volunteer, contact

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 07:00 to Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 16:30

Northeast HamXposition 2022

Formerly known as Boxborough, the Northeast HamXppedition is the ARRL New England & Hudson Divisions convention and fleamarket.




Friday, August 26, 2022 - 08:00 to Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 18:00

W1BST Hamfest

W1BST Hamfest

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 08:00

Brooks Park Festival Harwich

Opportunity to operate with your BARC friends, and to publicize BARC and amateur radio.


We need volunteers.

Contact: Jon N1ILZ

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 07:00 to Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 17:00

2022 - New England Forest Rally (NEFR)


The rally is based at the Sunday River Ski resort in Maine.  Tim Carter, W3ATB, is the Chief of Communications for this event.
This video describes the event.

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 00:00 to Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 00:00

Brooks Park Festivals Harwich

BARC will be operating at the Brooks Park Festivals in Harwich July 9-10 and August 13-14. This is an opportunity for club visibility/public relations and for member recruitment, as well as fun, fellowship and operating.

We need volunteers!

We plan to set up an HF transceiver (at least) and supporting equipment under a pop-up canopy. The festivals run 9AM-4PM Saturday and Sunday, with setup Friday afternoon.

Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 07:30 to Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 17:00

ARRL Field Day 2022

More information for Field Day and BARC is on our Field Day page.

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 17:00