January Meeting date changed to Jan 8th

Good morning colleagues…After our December meeting, I looked at the January 2018 calendar noticing that our first 2018 meeting would be held on 1 January (New Years Day). Given that New Years Day is a holiday most spend with family and friends, our January meeting date is being moved to Monday 8 January. I have confirmed with Kim Eller at the Red Cross that “our room” is available on that date. We look forward to seeing you then!

Happy holidays to you and your families.


Robert (WR8RW)
(Replies may also be sent to WR8RW@arrl.net)

WCARS testing time

For clarity, the monthly WCARS ham  license testing session starts at 9am. WCARS requests that you show up  30 minutes early (at 8:30am) to take care of any paperwork before your test.

Due to an oopsie on my part adding the test sessions to the calendar, I had folks showing up at 7:30am, my apologies.

Upcoming Amateur Radio Training Classes

Two new sessions of Amateur Radio Training Classes will begin in January 2018. These classes will be taught by Gary Wise (W4EEY) and Dave Ivey (KE4EA).

Amateur Radio Technician Class training begins Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 6.30 PM for 10 weeks. This is a beginning class…no previous Amateur Radio experience necessary.
Amateur Radio Extra Class training begins Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 6.30 PM for 21 weeks. This is an upgrade class…you should already hold an Amateur Radio General Class license to participate.

Classes will meet at the Victor Park facility, 108 Line Street, Greer SC 29651.

Preregistration is required. To join either of these classes, or get more information, contact Gary Wise (W4EEY) on 864.201.5275 or by e-mail at garywise@aol.com.

Membership Renewal

Hey folks,

Just a reminder to get your dues in before the end of the year. We’ve made it a little easier for you to find the online Membership Renewal page. Either click the link above, or directly from the menu on the website. You may also bring your dues with you to the January meeting, or mail them to our postal address (no cash please).

Thank you, and seasons greetings!

Tonight’s meeting

From our club President Robert (WR8RW):

One final reminder for our BRARS general meeting this evening! Feel free to come. We will have some non-alcoholic drinks available as well as “goodies” contributed by our members.

Feel free to bring your family members, as they are invited as well, along with you this evening.

We will convene our short business meeting, follow by our end-of-year celebration.

Don’t forget your membership renewals are now due. If you have any questions, let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you tonight!