When setting up your account please use your Amateur Radio Callsign for your Username. If you do not have a callsign, please use your Real Name. A VALID email address is required in order to complete your registration. If you do not reply to the registration confirmation, you will be deleted! Thank you!


    BARS  Announcements!


See our NEW Apparel Store HERE

See our Upcoming License Training Courses  HERE

For Montly Meeting Information -
Check out the BARS Meetings Page for directions.


BARS July 15th - General Membership Meeting at 7:30 PM 
the July 15th - VE Testing Session at 6:00 PM will be held at the TEMPORARY Location:

Fire Station # 4
1111 W. Boughton Road 
Bolingbrook, IL

Fire Station # 4 is Located:  
Just East of Weber Rd on Boughton Rd - 
on the South side of Boughton Rd.

Fire Station # 4 Location Information:

1 Fire Station 4 1111 W Boughton Rd BBK     1 Fire Station 4 1111 W Boughton Rd BBK MAP

This is ONLY for the
BARS July 15th Meeting at 7:30 PM
and the July 15th VE Testing at 6:00 PM

This temporary meeting location change for JULY 15th is due to Road Construction on Rodeo Drive.  The Bolingbrook Fire Department contacted the BARS Board to inform us that Fire Station # 5 will be CLOSED for a few days.  Which includes BARS Meeting Date of MONDAY JULY 15th, due to Road Construction directly in front of the Fire Station.   This is a Temporary move for the July meeting ONLY.  BARS will return to our home at Fire Station # 5 Next Month for our August meeting and VE Testing session. 

If you have any questions, please contact either: Webmaster, or a BARS Board Member. 
Please help Spread the Word about this July Meeting Location Change.   


The 2019 - ARRL Field Day Event was held on: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23  
If you didn't get a chance to join us at the BARS Field Day itself... Then come join us at our July 15th General Meeting to view the Photos & Video!
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It was the BEST BARS Field Day Event EVER!

For More Informaiton - go to the BARS Meeting Presentation Page - HERE

BARS - July 15, Meeting Presentation will also include: 
HF Station - How to set up your HF Station 
                    Presented by: Jaye Sauer - W9CY

All New Hams (and Elmers too) will NOT want to miss this presentation!
See you there!


BARS Monthly Newsletter:   CQ BARS

JULY 2019

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Education Update:

Our current Amateur Radio License Training Course recently started.
It's Not too Late to JOIN the Technician Class!    
The TECHNICIAN CLASS Course is held on Saturdays - 9 am - 12 noon
Technician Class Dates:
May 18  -runs through-  July 27, 2019 
at the Golden Corral in Aurora - 4270 E. New York Street.

Register Now - Click to attend the Technician Class License Course

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Every THURSDAY Night at   8:30 PM

Immediately following

The BARS - Weekly Information & Traffic Net at 8 PM  
BARS Weekly SKYWARN Training Nets are ACTIVE - First Thursday in March -through- Last Thursday in September


Don't want to miss a thing....

See ALL the BARS Upcoming Events on our  Events Calendar

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Interested in Amateur Radio? 
Here's an interesting article about Amateur Radio and Emergency Comunications.

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The Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society (BARS) was established in the early 1970's.  We have a strong membership base plus a year-round calendar of events and activities.  BARS specializes in SKYWARN, Emergency Communications, Field Day, and Community Event Communications.  We invite you to browse our website to see who we are and what we do. We hope you will like what we have to offer, come visit our meetings and become a Member of our organization.

Please create an account to use this site!  We recommend that you sign up on our site as a "Web Member" to utilize all of our site's features.  PLEASE use your FCC CALLSIGN or real name. If you do not have an Amateur Radio callsign, please use your real name in place of a callsign.  You may put it together as one word or just your name with a space. (EXAMPLE: JohnDoe or John Doe.)  We are doing this to ensure transparency of our users in our database.  A valid E-Mail address is required as you must verify receipt of registration email by clicking on a link to validate your registration. 


The Bolingbrook Amateur Radio Society wishes to acknowledge the generous support of:

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 Mayor Roger C. Claar and the
Village of Bolingbrook
The Bolingbrook Police Department The Bolingbrook Fire Department



UPDATED: 04/14/2019 






VHF 147.330




UHF 443.525


114.8 & NAC293


P25/Mixed-Mode Analog


147.330 ↔ 443.525



147.330 ONLY


Node #: 261875

UHF 443.700


Color Code 1 TS1&2


DMR Repeater

VHF 224.540




Sorry for the inconvenience...  
If you have been on the K9BAR Repeater recently, you probably noticed some static and interference occasionally with the VHF Repeater.  As well as the UHF Repeater is completely Down.  We are aware of these issues and are working on getting New Antennas in place which should resolve both of these issues.  Although we don't have an ETA, on exactly when this will happen, it is a work in progress.  We will update you when we have more information.  Until then, please be tollerant of our repeater, and don't let it get to you. 
After all, what is Ham Radio without some static and communication challenges!

Thank you for your understanding. 
- BARS Officers & Board of Directors
Updated: June 27, 2019

All of the K9BAR repeaters are OPEN with emergency power if needed.  All licensed Amateur Radio Operators are welcome on these repeaters and are encouraged to use them.  We ask that you please be courteous, respectful, and follow good operating procedures while using the repeaters. We have a zero tolerance policy for abuse and misconduct. 

If you have not had the pleasure of using our linked repeater system then you are missing experiencing its wide area of coverage. Stop by for a QSO with a BARS member or bring a friend along and try out the machines. These repeaters are open to all licensed Amateur Radio Operators!

Please remember to ID with your callsign when checking if you can get into the repeater from your location. There has been a lot of ker-chunking of the machines recently. Using your callsign and a statement that you are testing, will help repeater committee members to know that a valid transmission was accessing the repeater and that the signal was not harmful interference or an intermod related issue. Your help would be greatly appreciated!  Also, if using the UHF P25 System, please look at your signal meter before transmitting, there may be a digital QSO in progress.

Please use the repeaters and tell us what you think! We would like to hear from you! Optionally you may drop us a note on our Facebook page and let us know!

BARS is very appreciative for the Village of Bolingbrook's continued support with the 147.330 and 443.525 repeaters!  


BARS is one of the best radio clubs in the Chicagoland area. Visit us on our repeater system for a QSO or join us for a club meeting / event and get to know BARS!



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