Welcome to the Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MBARC), serving the Morongo Basin, associated communities and the world since 1971.

Welcome to MBARC

Our Purpose

To promote community-wide understanding of the amateur radio communications service available to the public during times of emergency or natural disaster.

To organize and train units capable of maintaining communications during emergencies as a public service.

To promote interest and proficiency in amateur radio communications with respect to improving operating and technical skills.

To conduct activities and programs to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in our community.

To promote radio science as a creative, exploratory endeavor of scientific research and development within the ham radio context. Areas of interest include but are not limited to such aspects as propogation, digital communications, satellite communication, the blending of Internet and radio, electronic theory, microwave communications and exotic phenomenon such as Long Delayed Echos.

To have fun with Amateur Radio!


An Amateur Radio license, which requires an examination and is issued by the Federal Communications Commission, is required to transmit on Amateur Radio frequencies. Becoming licensed is easier than you might think! The Morongo Basin Amateur Club can help you get started. Click here to visit our guide to testing page.

Times and Locations

MBARC Meeting Time and Location

Regular meetings of the Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club occur on the third Thursday of every month at 1800 Pacific at the Church of the Nazerene located at 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley. The meetings are open to anyone interested in amateur radio.


Our Linked Repeater System

Yucca Valley
W6BA repeater on 146.790 MHz (- shift, 136.5).
29 Palms
W6BA repeater on 147.060 MHz (+ shift, 136.5).
WB6CDF repeater on 447.580 MHz (- shift, 173.8)

membership and Dues

Club Membership and Dues

Beginning 1 January 2024, the annual club membership dues are $30 for an individual, $40 for a family and $20 for active duty military. The Membership / Membership renewal form can be found here.