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

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Upcoming PrepperNet meeting, with Skinny Medic presentation

PrepperNet will have a meetup Sept. 19th (third Thursday), 6pm at the Cherrydale Golden Corral (3240 N Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC), in the private room. Our host speaker will be Skinny Medic, and he will be training on first aid when there is no medical assistance in a grid down situation. We would love to invite each and every one of you to join us. You never know when you might be faced with a situation that you can be of assistance and save a life.

September Meeting

Hello all

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society will be holding their monthly meeting Monday September 2 2019.   

The meeting will begin at 7 PM in the upstairs conference room of the Red Cross building located at 940 Grove Rd Greenville SC 29605.

The program for the month will be on echo link.

We look forward to seeing you there.

August Meeting

We would like to invite you to attend the August meeting of the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society.

Location:

American Red Cross

940 Grove Rd, Greenville, SC 29605

Meeting starts at 1900 hours.

Our program will be given by Alex Norwood as a follow up of last meetings program on DMR.

We will also be discussing next years Hamfest along with Field day.

We look forward to seeing you there.