About Us

The BEARS amateur radio club provides:

  • Volunteer Public Service for the town of Manchester and surrounding towns
  • Maintains a VHF and a UHF repeater on Box Mountain using dues paid by members
  • Provides free radio communication during events such as charity walks and races like the Manchester Road Race, Crusin’ on Main car show, and many others
  • Conducts regular nets on the Club’s repeaters relaying Radiogram messages and discussing ham radio topics
  • Social events such as an annual picnic, holiday dinner, monthly Saturday breakfasts and monthly meetings.

BEARS Traffic Nets

Regularly scheduled nets are held on the W1BRS repeater Monday through Friday evenings at 8pm

Tune to the BEARS repeater frequency 145.110 mHz, minus offset, PL 77.0

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are independent formal traffic nets followed by informal discussions. The Tuesday night net is an informal swap net.


1st Saturday Breakfasts

The BEARS love to eat. We meet the 1st Saturday of each month, usually at 8am at various restaurants within the repeater’s coverage area.