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.


And Repair

Friendly relationships

Our Club is proud to carry on the legacy of Fred Keirstead, K4TN (SK).


Welcome to the Brandon Amateur Radio Society (BARS).​  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.



Amateur Radio Activities



Community Service

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.


Technical Specialists, LLC (2-way Radio Repair)

​(Provided for the convenience; not endorsed by BARS)

License Testing

Dates: For 2020, we will provide Amateur Radio ​testing at 11:00 AM on the following dates:

  • February 1
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • August 1
  • October 3
  • November 7

       (Dates are the first Saturday of the month)
Location: 401 Pauls Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
                    (Map to the testing location)

Contact: Bill, WJ4G


2 Meters - 147.165 + (136.5 Hz) (Analog FM)

Echolink: N4DLW-R Node 851343

​• 440 MHz - 443.500 + (127.3 Hz) (Analog FM + Digital Fusion)


​​• Monday Night Net
     2-Meters  on K4TN/R              8:00 PM

​• Tuesday Night Nets
     6-Meters   50.200 MHz USB   7:00 PM

     10-Meters  28.365 MHz USB   8:00 PM

​• Friday Night Roundtable
​     80-Meters    3.830 MHz LSB    7:00 PM