The Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (GBARC) is a volunteer group of trained communicators dedicated to helping provide emergency and public service communications for the greater Bridgeport community.

Thursday: Technicians' License Class
First Place Nationwide Summer Field Day 2016, Category 5F
The combined efforts of the Housatonic ARC, Greater Bridgeport ARC and Greater Fairfield ARA resulted in an impressive first place score of 2,750 points. Second place was 1,960 points. We had 579 QSOs. (SFD Photos). We did well in Winter Field Day 2016 too. We participated in Class Multi-Indoor (MI) and achieved 1st in New England and 6th Nationwide. (WFD Photos).
Technicians' License Class
Instruction Thursdays 6:30 to 9:00 pm starting January 19, 2017 at the Bridgeport EOC. Includes review and FCC test. All are welcome. More information.
Winter Field Day
Join GBARC at Winter Field Day 2017. We will have rigs set up for multiple bands and will be on the air from noon Saturday Jan. 28 for 24 hours straight.  All are welcome. Hams or not. Shelton White Hills Recreation Center, 3 School Street.
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Activities for the Next 60 Days
Jan 19 - Technicians' License Class
Jan 28 - Winter Field Day
Feb 7 - Monthly GBARC meeting
Feb 9 - GBARC's WA1RJI Net
Mar 7 - Monthly GBARC meeting
Mar 9 - GBARC's WA1RJI Net

See the Activities Page for more info and future activities
Interested in joining GBARC?
If you are a licensed amateur radio operator and are willing to devote time to our all volunteer organization please contact us at

Read the latest GBARC Newsletter
January 2017
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Use this web site to take a look at the ways we support Emergency Response and to review our planned Activities.  A historical chronicle of our many and varied activities are presented through pictures in our Photo Gallery.  If you wish to learn more about GBARC, contact GBARC for support or become a member please see the About Us page.   We conduct a monthly net for training and information purposes.   Every amateur radio operator is invited to join the WA1RJI VHF/UHF net.  A listing of this net and others within Connecticut will be found on our Nets Page.   Links to other web sites are found here.

Make a Plan Build a Kit Get Involved 3 days, 3 ways
In order to be fully responsive in an emergency or a disaster, we encourage GBARC members and their families to prepare themselves for surviving the initial days of an event on their own.  As a minimum we recommend that they make a plan, build a kit, and get involved in community support.  Even if you are not a GBARC member, it will be worth your while to take a few minutes to read about it here.

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