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The East Bay Amateur Radio Club (EBARC) in Richmond, California was founded over 50 years ago by a group of local amateur radio operators. While our purpose is mainly social, club members provide a variety of services to the community including:

  • Teaching ham radio and electronics classes
  • Conducting ham radio license examinations
  • Providing emergency communications services
  • Providing radio communications for public events (e.g., walk-a-thons)

EBARC maintains a club station in Richmond, complete with several HF transceivers, tower-mounted yagi antennas, VHF/UHF stations for local emergency communication, our own off-the-grid power source, and a packet station.

We welcome both licensed ham operators and the general public to become club members and to participate in our monthly meetings and other club activities. A copy of the club's bylaws is available here in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format: EBARC Bylaws. A copy of our Membership Application Form is also available here in PDF format: Membership Application.

Regular club meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm and run for about 2 hours.

Meeting Location:
El Sobrante Library
4191 Appian Way
El Sobrante

There is a ham radio related program at each meeting. Please feel free to come and join us any time.