Status Update – 146.610 Repeater Outage

At approximately 20.00 last evening the 146.610 repeater was reported to be out of service.  BRARS Repeater Committee resources went to the site and successfully diagnosed the root causes of the outage during the night.

The failed components are currently being replaced with the intended goal of returning the repeater to service today.

If you have questions contact Robert (WR8RW) at


Upcoming Amateur Radio Events Information – 21 May 2018

As announced on the Monday 21 May 2018 Blue Ridge Two Meter Net

06/02/2018 Georgia State Convention (Atlanta Hamfest)
Location: Marietta, GA
Type: ARRL Convention
Sponsor: Atlanta Radio Club (W4DOC) & Kennehoochee ARC (W4BTI)

06/02/2018 | Winston-Salem Hamfest
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Forsyth Amateur Radio Club

07/07/2018 | 33rd Annual 2018 Firecracker Hamfest
Location: Salisbury, NC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Rowan Amateur Radio Society

07/21/2018 | Mid-Summer Swapfest
Location: Cary, NC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Cary Amateur Radio Club

07/28/2018 | WCARS Hamfest
Location: Waynesville, NC
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society

CQ WPX CW Announced Operations
May 26-27, 2018

QRP ARCI Hootowl Shootout
0000Z-0100Z, May 28, 2018

Phone Fray
0230-0300 May 30, 2018

See additional contest information at:

Kentucky QSO Party!
June 2-3, 2018
14:00 UTC June 2 until 02:00 UTC June 3
(09:00 AM CST) – (9:00 PM CST) Saturday, June 2


ARRL June VHF Contest
June 9-11, 2018
1800 UTC Saturday, runs through 0259 UTC Monday

WV QSO Party
1600Z Saturday June 16, 2018 through 0200Z Sunday June 17, 2018


Robert (WR8RW)