Club Documents

  1. BARC Bylaws
  2. BARC Constitution
  3. Listserv Guidelines

Bainbridge Emergency Auxiliary Radio Service (BEARS)

Have you signed up to join the Bainbridge Emergency Auxiliary Radio Service (BEARS)? It is the best way to be sure you’ll get emails about their trainings and activities and helps you to become part of the Bainbridge Island emergency radio community.

Here is a link to the Bainbridge Emergency Management Volunteer application form. Be sure to include your call sign on page 3, and check the “Ham Radio Operator” box on page 4.

Email the completed form to Bainbridge Island Emergency Management Coordinator, Anne LeSage (

If you are already a registered emergency worker, you can just send an email to Anne LeSage telling her you would like to join BEARS and giving her your call sign.

Kitsap Auxiliary Radio Service (KARS)

Club members are also encouraged to consider joining the Kitsap Auxiliary Radio Service. This is by no means a requirement for club membership, but is the only way to receive emails about their trainings and activities, and helps you to become part of the wider Kitsap County emergency radio community. Fill out the application, then email it to Michele Moen at KCDEM ( ).

Frequencies – Island

Frequency Tone
444.475+  103.5 Club repeater
53.43- 100.0 Club repeater
147.60 ACS assigned 2m simplex for Bainbridge Island

Frequencies – Off-Island

154.965 Kitsap CENTCOM
145.43- 88.5 Kitsap ACS
147.52 South Kitsap
147.54 Bremerton
147.56 Central Kitsap
147.58 North Kitsap
146.58 Medical Net
151.04 State Ferry


Island Color JPG, no ham information
Color PNG, no ham information
>B/W JPG, no ham information
B/W PNG, no ham information
Rotary Auction Color, no zone data
B/W, no zone data
Color with zones
B/W with zones
Chilly Hilly B/W

Getting on to or off of the island

Ferry About every 50 minutes, via Washington State Jumbo ferries. Check-in advance for possibly long waits. Schedule and other information are available.
Agate Pass Bridge At the north end of the island, connects to the Kitsap peninsula. About ten minutes after each afternoon ferry arrival, this becomes totally clogged until ten minutes after the NEXT ferry arrival. Plan your drive to avoid afternoon rush hour.
Stoplights The island is proud of owning no stoplights. Yet. As of this writing, if you see a stoplight, it belongs to Washington State, and we disavow all responsibility.


From time to time, we have run exercises using an emergency simulation program, which generates personalized disaster scenarios. This is available for anyone to download and use, and can be customized for pretty much whatever you can think of.