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The next ARCBA meeting will be

September 19th at the Starke IHOP

8:00-breakfast,  9:30- Meeting


The Starke Hamfest, 2013 has been cancelled due to the lack of vendor intrest. Check the link below for more info.

Look here for the Hamfest Site.

For more Hamfest info, Contact::

Chris, w4iok@hush.com,

Donnie, kc4iul@yahoo.com, or

Phil, k4fil@juno.com

Amateur Radio Club Bradford Area

Located in the North Central Florida, ARCBA  is a local  Club serving our communities..

The club was originally set up years ago by Ben Dickerson, Ruth Dickerson (sk), Arthur Sheddan, W4LJL, Floyd Baker, WD4OJH (sk), Dan Phillips, K4RVD (sk), Waldon Wadsworth, W4NRP (sk), Jerry Thompson, WA4MUC, repeater trustee, Donna Thompson, Dewitt Wise, W4DGQ, Tony Spattaford, WB2FGL, Edith Gowins (sk), and Terry Parrish, N4TWX.  Special thanks go to John-KU4AY and Millie-AG4QL Bradley, for their unselfish dedication in keeping the repeater and Club going for many years. Since then many of the original members have moved or become SK’s, and we’ve had our up’s and down’s, but the club still maintains is quest to serve our communities and provide events, assistance to new amateurs, and provide a repeater for Amateur use. Our thanks go to the many people who have supported the Club through the hard times and hope we can see more Amateurs become part of our endeavor.

About our Repeater - K4BAR

Our repeater is located in north Starke, Fl, just off Hwy 301, with the antenna at an elevation of  about 320 feet.

We operate on 145.150, negative offset, PL Tone 127.3

All Amateurs are welcome to use it, whether you are just passing through or live in the area. Our footprint extends to Jacksonville to the NE, Lake Butler to the NW, Gainesville to the SW, and Palatka to the SE.

Have a look at the ARCBA Swap Shop.

List your items for sale….Post interesting articles….See what others have for sale.

Simple registration to be able to post.

The 2012 Starke Hamfest was good ! Most tables taken and a good group tailgating.  Looking forward to 2013.  

July Special event

At the July meeting we presented a plaque to Tony, WB2FGL, for the many years of service to and for the Club.

Thank you, Tony