Bellingham Auxiliary Communications Service – serving Bellingham and the surrounding area with amateur radio emergency communications

Bellingham Auxiliary Communication Services (BhamACS) is committed to providing emergency communications in the Bellingham area in support of the Bellingham Fire Department and the City of Bellingham. We are licensed amateur radio operators committed to public service.

Upcoming Events:

Weekly Net

BACS hosts a weekly net on Tuesday mornings at 9 AM on the Sehome Hill repeater (442.3 MHz, 5MHz + offset, and tone squelch 88.5 Hz). A report is then given to the county Emergency Communication net that meets at 9:20 AM on the Sumas Mountain repeater (145.23 MHz, 600kHz – offset, and a tone of 103.5 Hz).


We meet monthly on the third Tuesdays of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center (WUECC) at 3888 Sound Way near the Bellingham airport. For more information, send an email to meetings(at)bhamACS[dot]org. Some minutes to past meetings are available here. (needs to be updated) .


There will be a Net Control Operator training on Sunday, July 24, 2022. For details contact .

Shake Out 2022

Shake Out 2022 is coming up. More information posted as available to be announced soon. (If only we could schedule earthquakes!)

Information for members

To get to member information, If you have access credentials, first login, or if you are already logged in go here. If you are interested in becoming a member of BACS, send and email to and include your name, call sign, phone number, email and any other information that you would like to share to introduce yourself.

Steve AG7GN and a City of Bellingham intern at Station 4
Ed AE7QD and Jim AE7UQ at Station 1
Dave WD0HHU, Leslie KI7IIV and John NU6A at Station 4

Get Involved

Bellingham Auxiliary Communications Service is a volunteer organization. To get involved, send an email to join(at)bhamACS[dot]org.

We need to get more pictures here and content that is helpful to BhamACS and anyone else who happens this way.

Login (to get login credentials, email membership (at) bellinghamacs (dot) org