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Club Information

The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club is located in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. The purpose of the club shall be to further cooperation within the community of Amateur Radio Operators by promoting radio knowledge, operating efficiency and the exchange of information between members. We do so by conducting activities and programs that advance the general interest in the welfare of Amateur Radio in our community. A net is held Monday's at 8 PM on the W4GDF 147.09 repeater. VE sessions are usually held every even month (Feb, Apr, etc) on the third Tuesday at 6:30 PM.  (Click here for dates.)

June means ARRL Field Day. Tents, antennas, radios and generators are set up and several stations are operated. The Saturday evening meal is usually a big cookout with the families joining in. Check out the pictures and videos.

BARC participated in Exercise "Strong Angel"  in June 2000 with communications between the VOA site C and Hawaii.  For more information, click on the link.

Any person interested in Amateur Radio is eligible for membership. The address is P. O. Box 8387, Greenville, NC 27835. The application form has the latest rates for annual dues. 


  In the past, the club has occasionally toured one of the Voice of America transmitter sites near Greenville in place of a regular meeting. It was always interesting to see the 500,000 watt AM transmitters and the antenna farm covering over 2000 acres with over 80 towers with heights up to 300 feet. What an antenna farm!!  The tours were suspended after 9/11. Check out Jim Hawkins', WA2WHV, Radio Room web site for more pictures of the VOA Site A near Greenville, NC.

VOA Site B

VOA Site B

Small part of the 2000 acre antenna farm

Small part of the 2000 acre antenna farm

One of the many USIA antennas

One of the many USIA antennas

Solar Propagation

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