Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society 2018 Field Day Announcement (update # 04)

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society invites you to its 2018
Field Day activities

Family members along with non club members are invited to attend

128 Pastorale Drive, Chesnee, SC 29323(access via I-85 or SC 11)

Set up begins at 10.00 AM on Saturday 23 June
Field Day operating activities begin at 2.00 PM +/- on Saturday, June 23rd through 2.00 PM Sunday, June 24th

What to bring:
Your radio equipment and antenna system to set up and operate if you would like

On-site Power and Communications:
The club will provide 4 KW (4000 watts) of 120 Vac. in the form of 2, 2 KW (2000 watts) generator sets along with drop cords
You are welcome to bring power generating equipment such as batteries, generators, solar panels & etc if you would like

Talk in frequency will be on 146.610
Site simplex frequency will be on 147.610

For those that would like to attend a class on basic fm uhf / vhf simplex and repeater analog radio operations will be held at the field day site this class will be for newcomers as well as those looking to obtain an amateur radio License stay turned for the start time

Camping / Sleep
For those that wish to do so, dry RV camping as well as tent camping is allowed and encouraged
Onsite bathroom and shower facilities are also available

Sandwiches and drinks to be consumed during set up, and tear-down operations will be provided by the Club

Enough supper will be provided by our host in the form of a smoked chicken dinner to serve 50 people and will begin between 5:30pm and 6pm

A grill will be available for those that would like to bring their own food to cook

We Still Need Your Assistance With:

2) Friday evening: Pickup & transport equipment from Club Building to Field Day Site
For anyone interested
Wyatt and Pat will meet at the club building at or about 1700 hours to load up equipment for field day
Fill free to come out

4) Saturday morning / early afternoon: Field day talk in net controller

5) Saturday morning / early afternoon : Set up computers and network system

7) Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon: Operating at one of the stations

Some of the items listed above will need to be coordinated prior to Saturday the day of, if you are willing to help with those items, please call

If you plan to attend please visit the club web site and fill out the signup sheet, respond to this email announcement or contact Nathan Allison (KJ4RQZ)