Welcome

The Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club serves amateur radio operators in southwest Virginia and North Carolina. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at the Carroll County Fire & Rescue Building in Hillsville, VA at 7:30 PM unless otherwise stated on the calendar. 
The club operates the W4BRC repeater located on top of Briarpatch Mountain with a frequency of 147.090 + with 103.5 Tone. There is a weekly net utilizing this repeater every Tuesday night at 8:00PM. 

Field Day 2022

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 06/20/2022 - 15:06

Field day is upon us again! This weekend, June 25-26 our club will be setting up at the Higher Grounds Christian Campground that's just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hope everyone has a great time and make lots of contacts!

BARC Meeting 4.28.22

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 20:10

We will be having an in-person meeting on April 28th @ 7:30PM. Our AUXCOM group will meet one hour prior at 6:30PM. All are welcome! Meeting will be held at the First Christian Church in Galax, VA.

BARC Meeting 1.27.22

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 20:05

We will be having an in-person meeting on January 27th @ 7:30pm. Out AUXCOM group will meet one hour before at 6:30pm. All are welcome! We will be meeting at the First Christian Church in Galax, VA.

BARC Meeting 9.23.21

Submitted by administrator on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 13:20

Our monthly club meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30PM. We will be meeting at the First Christian Church in Galax, VA. Our AUXCOMM group will meet one hour prior at 6:30PM. Hope to see you there!

Carroll County Fair Event 2021

Submitted by administrator on Sun, 08/22/2021 - 20:51

Continuing our annual tradition, we will be setup at the Carroll County Fair August 25th through 29th. If you would like to help out with the operation or setup of the station, please contact Frank (wb1usn@hotmail.com). Be sure to stop by and bring some friends that may be interested in ham radio.