The NBARA was established in 1947, and has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) for over 60 years. NBARA owns and operates a repeater on 145.310 MHz in Vallejo (minus offset/PL 88.5).
Every Thursday night at 19:00 hours, local club members, and other interested hams, train with an Emergency Service Net. This net takes place on the 145.310 MHZ repeater.
NBARA members participate in the Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS). The Vallejo ACS serves the city of Vallejo and county areas when asked, in the event of disasters, emergency or damage to normal communications. The club’s emergency preparedness personnel anchor a Thursday night net at 19:00 (local) on the K6LI repeater. Members check in and pass traffic related to the club, emergency information, and public services.
NBARA supplies communications for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July parade.
NBARA also participates in the ARRL Field Day where amateur radio operators test 24-hour emergency communications. Our Field Day location changes from year to year, with past Field Day sites including the California Maritime Academy, Alden Park, Skaggs Island, Mare Island Historical Park Foundation, and the fields north of Mare Island.
The NBARA also holds informal breakfast meetings on the first Saturday of every month at Denny’s restaurant (at Highways 29 & 37) in Vallejo at 8:00 a.m.