If you're looking for a friendly group that shares your interest in Amateur Radio, we get together informally several times a week for breakfast or coffee and bagels in the Brandon, Florida area. See our About Us Page for more information.
BARS has been serving Brandon, Valrico, Mango, Seffner, Palm River, Gibsonton, Riverview, and the East Tampa area for over 40 years providing public service and emergency preparedness communications as well as license classes and radio operator training programs.
We provide Amateur Radio testing at 11:00 AM on the first Saturday of the month except for January, July, September, and December 2016. Location: 710 South Kings Ave., Brandon, FL 33511.
BARS REPEATERS AND NETS
• 2 Meters - 147.165 + (136.5 Hz)
Echolink: K4PPK-R Node 22440
• 440 MHz - 443.500 + (127.3 Hz)
Monday Night 8:00 PM 2-Meter Net
6-Meters 50.200 MHz USB 7:00 PM
10-Meters 28.365 MHz USB 8:00 PM
We serve our community by providing communications for events like the Brandon Fourth of July Parade, and participate in Emergency Communications through Hillsborough County ARES/RACES.