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Thank you for visiting the site of one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in Northern Idaho. Your "All mode, all band" family friendly club since 1961!

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* Update * Amateur License Exam Mar 21st Sandpoint

The Bonner County Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a testing session for those who wish to obtain their Amateur Radio License for the first time, or for those who wish to upgrade. The testing session will be held at the Panhandle Health Agency on 1020 Michigan St., in Sandpoint, Idaho on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM. A fee of $15.00 will be required, cash, check or money order payable to ARRL. To register for the test, or if you have questions, please email AA2HL – Gary at AA2HL@ARRL.Net or call (208)610-8892. Walk-ins will also be permitted.

BCARC Newsletter

The first edition of "The Coax" newlsetter for Febuary 2015 was emailed to BCARC members. Thanks to Dave M. W7FYV for stepping up as editor. "The Coax" newsletter is a benefit of membership to the BCARC.

BCARC Membership Renewal

Please join today or renew your past membership for 2015. Club Dues are $18.00 per year for individual membership.  Family members at same address receive a discount which is $9.00 for 2nd family member and $6.00 for each additional family member at the same address.


BCARC Club Nets are held every Sunday evening on-the-air at 7:00 PM local time on the Bonner County linked repeater system. Please see the Repeaters menu page for current linked repeater status.

BCARC Meeting

The BCARC club general meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM local time. Meeting location is at the Bonner County Environmental Health office (part of Panhandle Health District) at 322 S. Marion Ave. in Sandpoint, Idaho. Look for the Meandering Moose Motel at the intersection of Marion Ave and Highway 2. Turn south and look for parking lot on right hand side just before the first cross street intersection.

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* Update * Bonner County ARES/RACES

Bonner County ARES/RACES general meeting is held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 PM local time. The Bonner County ARES/RACES net is Tuesday nights at 6:45 PM local time. More information about Bonner County ARES/RACES meetings and nets can be found by visiting the Bonner Co ARES web page.