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Bradenton Amateur Radio Club

The Bradenton Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1992 and is located in Manatee County, West-Central Florida.  The Bradenton ARC is one of only two Special Service Clubs of the ARRL, in Manatee County, dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio in the community.


Club Meetings:

The Bradenton ARC holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at:


Beef O’ Brady’s

4925 Cortez Road West

  Bradenton, FL 34210

 Everyone is welcome at our meetings! The meetings usually last about an hour and a half, so take a break and join us for some fun and camaraderie.  Wives and non hams are welcome too.


The Bradenton ARC has its own club repeater. BARC’s repeater is an open repeater on 146.955 MHz with a 100 Hz PL tone access.  Nets are currently being held on Sunday evening on 443.875. More information on BARC nets, can be found on the Nets page.

Joining BARC:

To join BARC, you must complete an application and submit membership dues of $20/yr. Applications can be found here or by clicking the Join BARC tab of this website. Once your application is filled out, simply bring it to the next BARC meeting along with your membership dues. There are several benefits of becoming a member of the BARC “family”. Members are close friends and everyone always has a great time at BARC activities! Some of the activities that we do include, but are not limited to: Equipment & Repeater Maintenance, Field Day, Voting, Emergency Communications Training, Local Excursions and much more… Of course we also share a common interest in communications! The club is very social and focuses on each individual.  Meetings are held over dinner in a casual low stress manor. All ideas, projects & views are welcomed.