Our meetings include an informal time for socializing, time for Club business, refreshments, and a program.  Come and meet the other hams from the Brandon area

The third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM

ARISE Assembly of God Church

  401 Pauls Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

Tuesday morning breakfast

Join an informal group at Einstein Bros Bagels for an eyeball-to-eyeball QSO.

Thursday Morning at 10:00 AM

Einstein Bros Bagels

  660 W. Brandon Blvd.

  Brandon, Florida 33511

2-Meter Antenna Installation, March 26, 2018

Thursday morning bagels

Past Events:

ARES/RACES Award for Excellence During Hillsborough County Mass-Causality-Drill

BARS is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, the Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council, and the Hillsborough County ARES/RACES.  We are part of the West Central Florida section of the ARRL.

Field Day 2018, June 23 and 24

Saturday Morning Breakfast

Regular  bars Meeting

Here is yet another opportunity to get together with friends for breakfast.  Share the fellowship of Amateur Radio.  Come join us.

Saturday Morning at 8:00 AM

Steak n Shake

  10131 Bloomingdale Ave.

  Riverview, Florida 33578

Here is another opportunity to get together with friends over a good cup of coffee and a bagel or perhaps a full breakfast.  We have a good time and lively conversation. 

Every Tuesday Morning at 8:30 AM

NY Diner

  2126 Jelane Drive

​  Valrico, Florida 33594

About US

BARS Club Officers:

President: Dana Perrin (KM4DTJ)
Vice President: Ron Perrett (K4FZU)
Treasurer: Jim Moorehead (WF4AC)
Secretary: Art Powers (KA4BIM)

Former BARS Club Officers

The Club newsletter is the ANTENNA published monthly.  It's a great way to keep up with the area ham radio and BARS club happenings.  See the Newsletter Page to download back issues of the ANTENNA.

BARS members may order a badge from The SignMan. Here is a link to the SignMan's web page: