Welcome to BCRO!

Get to know us!

The Benton County Radio Operators (BCRO) purpose is to encourage innovation in amateur radio, provide public service and educational opportunities, foster goodwill, and to have fun.

We participate in and provide communications to local events in and around Northwest Arkansas. Our presence can be found at area races and rallies, during times of emergency with the Benton County Emergency Operations Center, and various educational events promoting our wonderful hobby.

Feel free to browse around to find more specific topics, or join us in our community forum to talk to some of our talented members. We look forward to getting to know you and introducing you to the wonderful world of Amateur Radio.

Tour de Cure 2019

Last year we had the opportunity to volunteer at Tour de Cure and provide crucial communication abilities between the TDC staff and their team out on the course. While the TDC staff focused on making sure logistics of the event were running smoothly, BCRO provided a communications network, support and gear (SAG) wagons, and a sweep vehicle for the century riders.

Members of BCRO assisted in keeping TDC staff up to date with course conditions as well as assist stranded riders when needed. We also were able to provide location data of all SAG vehicles so the communications command center had a birds-eye view of the course and riders.

We plan to support TDC every year, and if you would like more information, please get in touch to learn how you can assist.

Also please enjoy this recap video from last year's event!