Past Events


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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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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

Our South Carolina Statewide Exercise

Roger Mull KD4JQJ & Gabe Turner, KJ4EEZ


Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 21:00

ARRL Field Day Preparation


Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 21:00

160 Vertical - Helical Wound

160 Vertical - Helical WoundPresenter: Bill AB8J See

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 21:00

RF Exposure in Public Service Events


Presenter: Marty Woll N6VI

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 21:00

Walks for Alzheimer’s

2022 Alzheimer's Walk
Walks for Alzheimer’s

The Barnstable Amateur Radio club is helping the Alzheimer's Family Support Center to run a fundraiser walk at Scusset Beach Reservation in Bourne. The 1-mile walk will be along the Cape Cod Canal bike/walking path. The event is open to all who wish to support the cause.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 00:00

Using Ham Radio Comms to Support Medical Teams in Remote Areas of Honduras

See more info here.

Presenter:John Kirchoff, KB0UUP, IHS Communications Director

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 21:00

Netlogger Software


Presenter: John Dean, K0JDD

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 21:00

New England QSO Party

The New England QSO Party on May 7th and 8th is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately-paced opportunity to work new states and countries.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 16:00


New England Amateur Radio FestivalDeerfield, NHSee

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 14:00

What's in YOUR Go-Kit?

What's in YOUR Go Kit?
Being able to respond and be deployed for a communications emergency requires the operator to have the necessary equipment at his disposal.

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 21:00

No Tools Troubleshooting

The art of troubleshooting is a skill every ham should possess. It is a logical thought process that will help you diagnose or fix almost anything.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 21:00