In person meetings suspended

The Tuesday September 9th MBARC meeting will be held on ZOOM.  MBARC members will be sent access instructions by email. Non-members may request an invitation by contacting

Meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at The Ferndale Library - 2125 Main St, Ferndale, WAMembership is open to all licensed amateur radio operators, and visitors are always welcome.  Please join us!

Use the following links for application/renewal forms for the groups you wish to support:

Group applications / Calender year dues
Please! We understand it is a hassle, but we need separate checks for each group.  Our bank will not divide a single payment between two or three accounts.  Thank you so much!

MBARC  PO BOX  981  Bellingham, WA 98227


The officers for the current term are:

        President            Ed Bishop AE7QD
        V-President         Bryce Schubert KI7UIN
        Treasurer            Don Boyer W7AIN
        Secretary            Terrylee Harrington KD6V
        Ombudsman       Budd Churchward WB7FHC

        DG Chairman        Steve Magnuson AG7GN
        RG Chairman        Bob Johnson  WA7ZWG

Local Emcomm

Want to be more involved in the community?  The following groups are Emcomm (Emergency Communications) groups in the county.  Each of them is affiliated with a public safety organization.  Membership in these groups is normally free, although training is required.

MBARC is not affiliated with any of these groups, although many of our members also participate in them.



Whatcom County Library System - Ferndale Library

MBARC News & Announcements

  • October 13 2020 Zoom Meeting   MBARC October 2020 MEETING on Tuesday at 7 PM We'll have a bit of a continuation of the Pico Balloons, which are small balloons that have transmitters flying with the jet stream. Trevor Macduff should have an excellent presentation. We have pending questions about classes, testing, and radio operation.  And some, have stuff for sale. We will up-date you on the project that we started for the King Mt. repeater site.  And try to up-date you on other ACS groups in the county.  With their projects.If you did not receive the Zoom meeting invitation email, request a copy from
    Posted Oct 13, 2020, 10:38 AM by Brian Lawler
  • Come join us Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:00pm via Zoom. Come join us Tuesday, September 8, 20207:00pm via Zoom. We hope you will mark your calendar for our meeting next Tuesday on Zoom. We will be sending you the Zoom invite closer to the date so you won't have to dig deep through days of emails looking for it when it's time to join.We are looking forward to hearing from Steve Potter, K7HAK, and Trevor Macduff who will be telling us about Pico Balloons. These party balloons carry tiny solar powered Ham Radio Transmitters that can be tracked with APRS and/or WSPR.Some of them stay aloft for 14 days or more and can travel around the world.We know you are going to ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2020, 8:17 PM by Brian Lawler
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