The Berwick Amateur Radio Society serves the amateur radio community in Columbia, Luzerne and Montour counties in beautiful Central Pennsylvania. Berwick is located along the Susquehanna river at the border of Columbia and Luzerne counties. The B.A.R.S. repeater site is located high atop Nescopeck mountain on the former WOLF TV tower at 41.036532, -76.085643
The sole purpose of B.A.R.S. is to promote
the hobby of amateur radio. B.A.R.S. is an association of local hams who
simply enjoy talking to and learning from each other. All licensed hams
are welcome to use the repeaters. The 2 meter repeater is very active and
hosts a diverse and interesting group of regulars. New HAMs should
read this document from the University of Pennsylvania to familiarize themselves
with repeater etiquette.
Links to the WB3DUC (147.120 Mhz PL 131.8), W3OHX (146.670 Mhz PL 103.5) repeaters extends the range of our repeater to Catawissa, Danville, Sunbury, Selinsgrove, Williamsport, Freeland, Hazleton, Scranton and beyond. If you are traveling in Central Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley be sure to program the B.A.R.S., WB3DUC and W3OHX frequencies into your radio.
The 2 meter repeater is connected to EchoLink as WC3H-R, node number 641077. We have many distant international visitors, including recent QSOs from Tanzania, New Zealand, Tel Aviv Israel, Central America and many European Countries. Several regulars are world travelers and use the link often. It's a great way to stay in touch when out of the area.
The B.A.R.S. 2 meter repeater serves as a backup for the C.M.A.R.C. ARES net and emergency drills on the KB3BJO (147.225 Mhz PL 85.4) repeater. The net is held every Tuesday at 7:00pm.