Amateur Radio Advancement Group

Helping Secure the Future of Amateur Radio


On May 11, 2009, BARC Development, Inc. was chartered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Alabama.  Application has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service for approval of the organization as a 501(c)3 organization.  This application was approved on August 6, 2009.

On August 3, 2010, the Board of Directors approved a proposal that the name "Amateur Radio Advancement Group" be used as the 'DBA' (Doing Business As) label for the organization.  This clearly reflects the Amateur Radio focus of the organization.


The purpose of BARC Development and thus the Amateur Radio Group, is to secure resources to support activities in three specific areas and then to provide those resources to amateur radio organizations and/or licensed amateur radio operators in support of the areas listed below.

  1. Assisting and serving others through the use of amateur radio both in emergency and non-emergency situations in which normal lines of communication and disrupted or otherwise unavailable.
  2. Promoting education and training for prospective and current amateur radio operators by providing opportunities for both education and hands-on training.
  3. Promoting public knowledge and understanding of amateur radio and its contribution to the public.