Christmas Dinner

A reminder, tonight is our Christmas dinner. Please remember to bring a dish and a drink.   For the program, our replacement repeater was successful tested last Saturday, and will be brought to the meeting as part of the program.  For those of you that wish to operate the repeater please bring your hand held equipment.
Look forward to seeing you all tonight.  

BRARS Christmas Dinner

Christmas club dinner will be Monday December 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Red Cross. The club is providing the Ham, plates, cups and cutlery and would like for everyone to bring a covered dish of your choice. So if some can bring deserts that would be helpful. Also bring your own drink. The meeting will begin with Christmas dinner followed by the program on the new repeater system, ending with club business. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!!

61 controller and test radios are ready for a live test.

Hello all

The 61 controller and test radios are ready for a live test.

If all falls into place we would like to do a live test (that would be carried out during a net) of the complete replacement repeater system which includes radios, cable systems and controller.

When:
This Saturday 11-30-19 1700 hours until after the net.

Where:
At the 61 site.

We will need a number of resources for the test.

Net control:
It is Nathan’s (KJ4RQZ) night to call the net.

He has agreed to call it on site which will allow for any problems that may arise to be handled quickly.

Remote stations:
Need stations located north and south on highway 85 as well as locations known to have questionable coverage.

With the goal being to acquire signal reports that will assist in the build of the system.
Please if given an opportunity on the air make it known. We will be looking for any information during the test period that would be helpful with the build.

We will be looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Johnny WD4DYH

Upstate Prepper Meeting

Upstate Prepper Meeting

When:
Third Thursday of this month 11 21 19 at 6 PM

Where:
Golden Corral
3240 N. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville SC 29609

Meal and fellowship begins at 6 PM

Program begins at 7 PM

Program topic will be:
Understanding power systems

There will be a speaker present from Blue Ridge elect to give the basics on power generation and distribution followed by a program on alternative power sources.

Please make plans to attend.

Trail Life Camp 2019 Update

10-16-19 update for the
Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019   To be held Saturday 10-19-19.

Address:
Table Rock Westlyan Camp
125 Bethany Cove Drive
Pickens, SC 29671

( Event time has changed )

Event time:  
Arriving and set up between 0800 and 1000.
1000 until 1600 for show and tell with our part completely ending at 2200 hours.

After our operation concludes and for those that wish to remain on site supper will be served followed by a bonfire ending with checking into the Blue Ridge 2 meter net.

We will have access to commercial power and water at a location that is an open field with trees on either side.

Tables and chairs may be needed and can be supplied from club resources.

Please advise if you need either of these.

For 2 meters and HF contacts from the site we will be using the BRARS call sign ( W4NYK) and looking for the SPARC call sign (K4II) from the Woodruff Scout Camp.

146.610 has been selected as the 2 meter repeater link between the two events.

Below you will find the ARRL recommended HF frequencies for use by the jamboree on the air:

80 meters:     3.940
               3.690

40 meters:     7.190

20 meters:     14.290

17 meters:     18.140

15 meters:      21.360

10 meters:      28.390

Note:
The jamboree on the air will be operating all weekend.

See link below or search the ARRL website for JOTA.

American Radio Relay League › jam…Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) – ARRL

If you are unable to attend but would like to participate please feel free to use the information provided here to do so.

For questions or to participate please call / text
864-884-1314

Thank you

Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019

Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19 update

Hello all, below you will find a site map for the trail life camp out.

See site map below.

Please note that area 4 at the end and to the left of the RV parking area is where the radio equipment can be set up.

Thank you

Trail Life site map 2019
Trail Life site map 2019

Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19 update:

A site survey was preformed today Sunday 10-13-19.

We will have access to commercial power and water at a location that is an open field with trees on either side.

146.610 has good coverage and can be used in the exercise.

We will need to provide our own tables, chairs, and shelter as needed and can use club field day equipment to do so.

After our operation concludes at 1600 hours supper will be served followed by a bond fire ending with the calling of the net from that location if possible.

See photos posted to website for a look at the site.

Thank you

Upstate Trail Life Camporee

Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19

Hello all

We have been invited to take part in an event known as the Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19

The purpose for our involvement is to expose for the first time the Upstate Trail Life troops to Amateur Radio, the hobby.

At this point in time Trail Life the organization does not have a program involving radio communcations which places us in the unique position of introducing them to Amateur Radio and being able to take part in the growth of a program within their organization.

The same weekend the boy Scouts of America will be holding their area fall campout in Woodruff SC with one of their activities being the jamboree on the air.

The Spartanburg radio club will be supporting that event.

Our goal will be to set up a mini field day site and allow those that wish to do so talk with the scouts.

Activities for us will begin at 1200 hours with the setting up of equipment to be used for the event.

Event time:
1400 until 1600 for show and tell with our part completely ending at 2200 hours.

If all go’s well the expectation is that we will also call the 2 Metter net from that location.

Address:
Table Rock Westlyan Camp
125 Bethany Cove Drive
Pickens, SC 29671

Note:
It is important to have a head count to give to the organizers of the event, by end of this weekend.

So if you plan to attend please advise by answering this e-mail with your contact information and
phone number and e-mail address.

Feel free to bring your own equipment and make use of it.

More information will follow as we receive it.

Thank you