Here is 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

Regular  bars Meeting

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

2-Meter Antenna Installation, March 26, 2018

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

  • The third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM at:
        Redeemer Church
        12404 Boyette Rd
        Riverview, FL 33569

  • The monthly BARS meeting is also available via Zoom


Tuesday morning breakfast

Get your weekend started off right, with good friends and a hearty breakfast at the Recipe Box! We plan ahead for the seating, so contact Bill, N4NOA, and let him know you'll be attending.

Every Saturday Morning at 8:00 AM

Recipe Box
   147 E Bloomingdale Ave

   Brandon, FL 33511

About US

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

Field Day 2018, June 23 and 24


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 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.

Past Events:

Thursday morning bagels

BARS Club Officers:

President: Steve Maslin (NS4M)
Vice President: Ron Perrett (K4FZU)
Treasurer: Wayne Thomas (KM7WDT)
Secretary: Rick Farr (KK4CVD)

Former BARS Club Officers

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

Thursday Morning at 9:00 AM

Einstein Bros Bagels

   660 W. Brandon Blvd.

   Brandon, Florida 33511