The Bellevue Communications Support (BCS) team is a group of approximately 30 volunteer amateur radio operators in the Bellevue area. The group provides auxiliary communications support to Bellevue and agencies serviced by NORCOM, the Eastside's 9-1-1 service providers, during a disaster or emergency.
It is not necessary to have your amateur radio license to attend meetings or even join the group, but licenses are desired.
The BCS group meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Members have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities that include quarterly communications drills, a variety of tours and training in incident command system protocol, first aid, CPR and radio protocol.
HAM Radio Classes, License and Exams
The National Association for Amateur Radio offers information about local amateur radio classes and online courses: