Welcome to the Black Rock Amateur Radio Association!

We are a non-profit organization providing public service amateur radio communications facilities for visitors to the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. All amateur radio operators are warmly invited to enjoy these resources!

  • UHF Repeater and EchoLink Node 7238 (W7BRD-R)
    • 440.175 MHz (+), PL 100.0
    • With 911 phonepatch for emergency calls from the Black Rock desert
    • Please note that EchoLink Node 7238 (W7BRD-R) supports only inbound connections. That is, people outside the Black Rock desert can connect to node 7238/W7BRD-R and talk with folks in the desert ... but if you're in the desert, you have no way of making a connection to an external EchoLink node. Sadly, this is just a technical limtiation of the way we have the node set up.
  • APRS Digipeaters GERLCH and RAZOR
    • 144.39 MHz simplex
    • Gatewayed to the Internet (APRS-IS)

If you like the work we're doing, please visit our fundraising page and consider making a donation! We have so far relied on the generosity of a small group of dedicated volunteers, but we still need your help! We are a Nevada Non-Profit Corporation and have applied for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. Your donation may be tax-deductible.

Last change: August 2019