About US

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

The Brandon Assembly of God Church

  710 South Kings Avenue

​  Brandon, Florida 33511

Tuesday morning breakfast

Saturday Morning Breakfast

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

Thursday morning bagels

Regular  bars Meeting

BARS Club Officers:

President: Scott Irwin W8UFO

Vice President: Bernie Huth W4BGH

Secretary: Mary Ann Kramer N2RPW

​Treasurer: Jim Moorehead WF4AC

Former BARS Club Officers

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 9:00 AM

NY Diner

  2126 Jelane Drive

​  Valrico, Florida 33594

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.

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:


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