Big Thunder Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the Big Thunder Amateur Radio Club's home page.  I am excited you have found our page and hope you will join us on the airwaves, or at a meeting.  Big Thunder, or BTARC for short, is a ham radio club based in Boone County, Illinois.  We are a group dedicated to enhancing the skills of ham radio operators in Northern Illinois.  Our purpose is promoting radio knowledge and operating efficency while promoting social interaction between hams.

The club conducts programs and activites to advance the general interest of amateur radio in the community while assisting the community in times of need.

Please take a look around our website to learn more about the club.  Join us every second Thursday at the Spring Township Building, 3150 Shattuck Rd, Belvidere, IL at 6:30 PM for our monthly meeting.  Please feel free to contact me, Matthew Tracy, at with any questions about the club!


Matthew Tracy

President, Big Thunder Amateur Radio Club

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