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this Saturday: Darby Ham Jam & String Fest

himbass wallThe Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) members built, support and operate several radio repeaters in Ravalli County.

These greatly improve two-way radio communication and expand the distance operators can reach to share information … communications that could be vital in case of emergency.

The event this Saturday is an attempt to afford repeaters in the South Bitterroot – that is, to reach up the East and West forks.BillBud's corner These areas often do not have emergency phone service OR radio communications. BARC can solve that.

The Darby Community Hall will have tables rented out at $10 each. Plenty of tables are still available. Bring your stuff after 10:30 Saturday morning. LarryFor Sale items could be typical Ham Fest fare, crafts or anything else you want to display [and sell].

C’mon down and help us afford this service improvement.

RussAs a further attraction that should be fun for all, we are having an open Jam Session all day long – from NOON to 6:00pm.

Feel free to bring your acoustic string instrument, pull up a chair and join in the circle.

Musical fare will wander around bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and thereabouts.

Bring a friend. Bring your family. Bring your strings. See you there.

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