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* Update * Amateur License Exam


The BCARC hosted ham license exam that was on Mar 21st was a success. We had 9 individuals test for new licenses or upgrades. We have 2 new Technicians, 5 new Generals and 1 new Extra. Congratulations to all those who tested. The VE team will soon meet and plan the next exam session. With a solid VE team now together, we should start to see a VE exam in Bonner County every few months. Watch here for new test dates listed.


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 Nets


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.

Click here for Google map to meeting location.


* 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.