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Boundary Amateur Radio Club

A picture of the original W7BFI callsign holder, Erwin Schuler. He is sitting at a desk with multiple radios, holding a microphone while smiling at the camera. On the wall hang a clock, a calendar, and a clipboard. His callsign, W7BFI, is visible in large letters on a plackard sat atop his radios.

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A simplex net will be held on 146.550 simplex at 1900h on Mondays until the repeater has been repaired.

Checkins via Winlink are accepted at any time on Monday.

The BARC Forum is now active. Please visit bbs.w7bfi.com and create an account to participate.

Our new newsletter is active. Please subscribe to the newsletter to receive BARC news.

BARC Calendar

Regular club meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Mugsy's Tavern and Grill in Bonners Ferry at 6:30pm.

Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome. Friends and family as well.

BARC Board Meetings take place 30 minutes before regular club meetings.

2022 BARC Board Meeting Schedule: February 7th, May 2nd, August 1st and November 7th.

ARES meetings have been combined with the BARC Club meetings.

Anyone interested in public service in amateur radio is welcome.


We are looking for club members interested in running the Monday night club net on 2m.

BARC does not currently offer license classes or examinations. Information regarding licensing can be found at the ARRL website.


The W7BFI repeater is now part of the North Idaho Repeater Group.

Said W7BFI repeater is currently offline, pending repair.

The W7BFI packet digipeater is currently offline, pending replacement.

W7BFI runs the W7BFI-1 PBBS (Packet Bulletin Board System) and the W7BFI-7 node. More information

will be made available here as it is compiled.



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