The Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club serves amateur radio operators in southwest Virginia and North Carolina. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month at the First Christian Church in Galax, VA at 7:30 PM unless otherwise stated on the calendar.

The club operates the W4BRC repeater located on top of Briarpatch Mountain with a frequency of 147.090 + with 103.5 Tone. There is a weekly net utilizing this repeater every Tuesday night at 8:00PM.

Click Here to fill out our club application.

The club also offers quarterly Laurel Volunteer Examiner sessions. These testing sessions are free. Please bring two forms of identification, one of which needs to be a photo id. If you are upgrading, please bring your original and a copy of your current license or CSCE.

Club dues are $15.00 for full membership and $7.50 for the second household member and associate members. The fee is to be paid by January 1st each year.
Please pay Beverly, KI4JTV @

Beverly Tipton
396 Road Creek Ford
Dugspur, VA 24325

Current Club Officers:
President: Frank Howard, WB1USN
Vice President: Dick Newell, WA4ZIZ
Secretary: David Todd, N4SH
Treasurer: Beverly Tipton, KI4JTV
Technical Chairman: Junior Diamond, N4VL
Public Information Officer: Chris Ecker, KY4QE
Web Master: Josh Greer, KM4AZW