General Meeting

The officers for the current term are:

        President            Ed Bishop AE7QD
        V-President         Robert Sears KF7VOP
        Treasurer            Rich Green K7ETT
        Secretary            Joseph Trimble WB7PKY
        Ombudsman       Budd Churchward WB7FHC

Meetings are held 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!

New and returning members should use the new unified membership application form to join or renew for the Club, The Repeater Group, and/or the Digital Group

MEMBERSHIP FEES / Calender year
MBARC $25 * Repeater Group $25 * Digital Group $10

MBARC  PO BOX  981  Bellingham, WA 98227
or Rich at

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.

Blaine Police Dept. ACS (BACS)


Whatcom County Library System - Ferndale Library

MBARC News & Announcements

  • Winlink on a Pi April 11 My friend Basil, N7NIX, will be our speaker at the next General Meeting of the MBARC. This will be Tuesday, April 11, at 7 PM in the large meeting room at the Ferndale Library. He will be talking about WINLINK and show us how this can be implemented on a Raspberry Pi.RMS (Radio Mail Server) provides a way for us to send email over RF with amateur radio. Most of the software used to do this has been Windows based. Basil is one of the authors of PACKLINK-UNIX, which allows us to interact with the Winlink 2000 radio email system with our Linux computers. Basil is also one of the programmers on the Northwest Digital Radio team. You ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:27 PM by Brian Lawler
  • MBARC MARCH 2017 MEETING ON TUESDAY MBARC MARCH 2017 MEETING ON TUESDAY It’s our monthly meeting time again. Please plan to join us for another lively, enjoyable, and informative meeting at the Ferndale Library on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00PM. As always, we plan to have a general discussion about various aspects of ham radio. At this meeting, I want to explore “weird radio experiences” that some of you may have had over the years. I had one way back in 1978 that still mystifies me; I did check the “harmonics” then and they didn’t come close to where I was on one of the shortwave bands. Hopefully some of you have “weird radio” stories and explanations that you are eager and willing ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2017, 5:21 PM by Brian Lawler
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Stored Equipment

The club has a significant amount of equipment currently being stored courtesy of Brian K1BJ.  As discussed over the last couple meetings we will be making decisions regarding its disposition this spring and summer.  Please look over these pictures and share your thoughts at future general club meetings. As a reminder, we will ask for volunteers to help sort through this material in an effort to assure we make the best use of it.