Bellevue Amateur Radio Club



BARC Board Meeting - The board of directors meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m at the Village Inn in the Twin Creek Plaza (on the service road north of Hwy 370 between 36th and 42nd streets). All members are welcome to attend.

BARC Member Meeting - The general membership meeting is held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge dining Hall, 1908 Franklin ST, Bellevue, NE (1 block north of NE Highway 370). Look for funny-looking antennas on the cars in the parking lot and come in the south door (not well marked).


Due to technical problems we've experienced with the Bellevue ARC Yahoo group BARC is moving from Yahoo to Groups.IO. We expect Groups.IO to serve as a more reliable host for our email reflector going forward. If you haven't already received an invitation to join the new reflector please CLICK HERE to subscribe to the new group.


News and Announcements:

BARC Spring Cleanup 2018 - Saturday April 7th, 2018

Where: Masonic Lodge Dinning Hall 1908 Franklin St., Bellevue, NE 3 blocks north of NE Highway 370 (Mission Ave)
When: April 7, 2018 Doors open to public @ 9 AM to 1 PM Doors open for Vendor setup 7-9AM Admittance $5
Vendors: Cost per table: $8 in advance of 3/1/18 $10 up to 4/6/18 and $15 at door. Tables are first come, first served Email: for availability. Tailgate space is limited $5 and available after all tables are sold. Table includes 1 admission.
D&L Antenna will be here.

Talk in on 147.06 + input & (tone required 131.8)
BARC Spring Cleanup 2018 Flyer


Nine weeks to a General ticket!

Following the Technician class courses we've been holding we're going to host a General class license course. The course will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:00-9:00pm at Bellevue Medical Center (25th & Hwy-370). It will run for nine weeks beginning March 14th and ending May 9th. A regularly scheduled VE test session will take place May 12th.


The course will follow the format of the ARRL General Class License Manual ( RL-General-Class-License-Manual-8th-Edition/). Copies of the manual will be available through the club at the discounted price of $25.

If you've ever wanted to upgrade from Technician to General this a chance to do it before Field Day.

Please let me know if you'd like to register for the class or are willing to help teach one or more chapters.

Procedures and Practices

Rules and Regulations

Components and Circuits

Radio Signals and Equipment

Digital Modes



Electrical and RF Safety


Dennis Mitchell -


2018 Nebraska QSO Party. April 21st and 22nd

The 2018 Nebraska QSO Party will be held the weekend of April 21st and 22nd, a Saturday and Sunday. There are many categories of participation with awards, including digital, QRP, and club categories. For the first time this year we are tailoring our contest exchange to include s/n and grid square in place of RS/T and state/province/country (or county) to accommodate the new FT8 mode. See Click Here for more information. Please participate and support this important state-wide activity.




BARC Board Contact info
Call Name Position Phone Email
KB0ZZT George President
KC0YKN Dennis Treasurer 402-690-2587
KC0HLB Barb Secretary 402-510-0308
N0WQK Mark Property 402-630-4927
Open Spark Gap
WD0BFO Tom Communications 402-990-5135
AC0YZ Pat Trustee 402-290-6798
KC0HLB Barb Courtesy 402-510-0308
Shirts & Badges
KC0YKN Dennis Education 402-690-2587

Talk to Us:

  • 147.39 - PL:131.8


    Local Amateur Radio NETs

    An amateur radio net is an "on radio" gathering of amateur radio operators. A net may be formal or informal. They reoccur at regular intervals on a schedule. A net control operator is the individual presiding over the net that directs whose turn in order may speak. A predetermined topic may be selected or there may be open discussion depending on the type of net. Some nets serve a specific practical purpose while others are merely social. Getting involved in a social net is a quick way to meet other hams and become familiar with the process of repeater or simplex operation.

  • List of EN21 Verified Area Nets (link)

    Members and other local ham radio operators interested in starting a Plattsmouth Amateur Radio net please visit one of our meetings, formal or weekly informal, and tell us your ideas. Our operational repeater in Omaha Nebraska has excellent coverage. When the Murray repeater is placed back into service this summer that coverage will extend to Union, and Nebraska City.

    Local Amateur Web Sites:


  • Bellevue Amateur Radio Club - ''Bellevue/Omaha and surrounding area''
  • Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club - ''Omaha and surrounding area''
  • Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club - ''including Council Bluffs Ia.''
  • 3900 Club (HF Radio Group - ''Midwest, mostly Iowa - Nebraska.''
  • South West Iowa Amateur Radio Association - ''including Creston Ia.''
  • Story County Amateur Radio Club - ''including Ames Ia.''
  • Pawnee Amateur Radio Club - ''including Columbus Ne.''
  • Nebraska Tricity Amateur Radio Club - ''including Scottsbluff Ne.''


  • Derek Winterstien W0DBW
  • Tom Huber WD0BFO
  • Ron Gaspard KA0RG


  • Nebraska 3.982.00 Phone Net Group
  • HF Net Info
  • Midwest Net Frequencies and Time


    Join B.A.R.C.

    Please consider joining and offering your contribution to our club. The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club is an active part of the local radio community providing an excellent field day, radio education, regular meetings, events, and training. New licensees may receive the first year membership for free. This really is a great group of hams and we want you to be one of us.
    Membership Registration Form

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    Webmasters: Leonard Parkison KD0QFE - Derek Winterstien W0DBW




    Every Saturday SWIARC has a swap net for ham radio gear. You can sell your ham radio items or listen for equipment to buy.

    Listen on the 146.820 repeater at 12:00pm for the SWIARC Saturday Noon Swap Net.

  • Past Swap Net Listings