Bellevue Amateur Radio Club



Bellevue ARC Board Meeting - The board of directors meets quarterly on the second Thursday of January, April, July & October at 7:30 p.m. at Village Inn in Twin Creek Plaza (3809 Twin Creek Dr., Bellevue NE 68123). All club members are welcome to attend. Exceptions to this schedule will be emailed to club members and posted on the Groups.IO calendar.

Bellevue ARC Member Meeting - A general membership meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month (except December) at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge dining Hall (1910 Franklin St., Bellevue, NE) (4 blocks north of Mission Ave / NE Highway 370). Look for funny-looking antennas on the cars in the parking lot and enter through the south door.

Bellevue ARC has an email reflector, calendar and file repository for club members on Groups.IO ( If you are a club member and haven't already received an invitation to join the reflector please go to to request access to the group.


Spring Cleanup Sponsers:

News and Announcements:

BARC Spring Cleanup

Location: Masonic Lodge Dinning Hall 1908 Franklin St, Bellevue, NE
3 blocks north of NE Highway 370 (Mission Ave)

When: April 6, 2019 Doors open to public @ 9 AM to 1 PM

Vendor setup April 6, 2019 7-9AM

See flyer for table information - Spring Cleanup Flyer

Please support the sponsors of the 2019 Bellevue ARC Spring Cleanup hamfest:

MPD Digital ( has generously donated two very nice cable assemblies (“MPD400 PVC SUPERFLEX with PL259 Connectors, 50ft” & “Times Microwave LMR-240 with PL259 Connectors, 25ft”) and a wide variety of jumper cables for use as door prizes. Please check them out when upgrading your station, building a go-kit or making preparations for Field Day on June 22nd & 23rd.

Scott & Kimberly Davis ( provided a gift certificate for a free N3FJP software suite which will be given as a door prize. If you’re not lucky enough to win it their software is well worth the purchase for a comprehensive collection of logging programs for an active ham.

Ham Test Online ( offers online license classes for people who don’t have time to sit in a classroom but still want to earn or upgrade their ham radio license. See what their customers say: They’re sending a gift certificate for one Technician license course and a collection of the ever popular “Ham Radio Saves Lives” bumper stickers ( to mount next to the ham radio license plate on your favorite vehicle.:



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

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    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)

    The Bellevue Amateur Radio Club official weekly net is the Bellevue Amateur Radio Club Protocol Net which takes place Mondays at 20:00 ( 8:00pm CST ). The Protocol Net gives all area amateur radio operators the opportunity to participate and share traffic and announcements. This is not a round table discussion net, it is a short net in which you check in and become informed of local radio related events.

    Visit the Protocol Net Official Web page

    Local Amateur Web Sites:


  • Plattsmouth Amateur Radio Club - ''Plattsmouth, Bellevue 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.''
  • Nebraska/Iowa Promote the Band Club - ''W-NE E-IA surrounding area.''
  • 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
  • 220 / 1.25-meter Promote the Band Net
  • 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

    If you'd like to join ARRL or renew an ARRL membership please print the affiliated club membership form and bring it to any club meeting. The form is online at: ARRL Affiliated Club Membership Application. Copies are available at club meetings.
    For our newly licensed members I encourage you to join ARRL. One reason to join is QST, the ARRL magazine. It's an excellent source of information, and ARRL members can access an online archive of QST going back decades.

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    Webmasters: Leonard Parkison KD0QFE - Derek Winterstien W0DBW

    More About Amateur Radio



    Join us for the BARC Protocol Net, Monday Evening at 8!




    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