For those of you that are on our various email lists, it was pointed out to me a short while ago, that they are also on the brars.cc domain. Expect some issues in the next couple of days. We thank you for your understanding as we sort through these issues.
Just wanted to drop a note that we are having an issue with our domain brars.cc The domain brars.org is still working fine and does point to the website and should remain working until this issue is resolved.
Below you will find the information need to attend the up coming BRARS virtual meeting.
I would like to thank Scott for his continued support of BRARS and the use of his goto meeting account .
From: “KD9MKR (Scott)” <Arrl@fsinet.com
BRARS August Meeting
Mon, Aug 3, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 833-544-725
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting comes up.
Just wanted to run a quick poll of the membership to find out who knows which programming language, if any. Thank you!
Due to the ongoing pandemic and social distancing requests, the April 6th, 2020 club meeting is cancelled.
We would like to invite all hams, and those with receivers who aren’t licensed, to join our nightly net at 9pm on the 146.61 (W4NYK) repeater.
Please read the section regarding Field Day this year. – KJ4CTD
Greetings to all Amateur Radio Operators. This is Marc, N4UFP with the
South Carolina Section Manager’s Report for February 2020. Please
remember that the SC Section website can be found at: www.arrlsc.org/ where my full report will be listed as well as up-to-the-date information on Amateur Radio in South Carolina.
First, some reminders about upcoming Hamfests in our area:
Date: 25 July 2020
Location: Haywood County Fairgrounds 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, NC
Hours: Gates open at 6:00 am, buildings at 8:00 am
Sponsor: Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society
Admission: $7.00 at gate, $5.00 in advance
VE Testing: Yes – 2:00 pm at the Junaluska Fire Department
For more information go to
Date: 4 – 6 September 2020
Location: Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby,
Hours of Operation:
Friday 4 September: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Buildings & Flea Market)
Saturday 5 September: Gates open 7:00 am-5:00 pm, buildings open 8:00 am
– 5:00 pm
Sunday 6 September: Gates and buildings open 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsor: Shelby Amateur Radio Club
Admission: $10.00 at gate
VE testing: Yes
Talk-In: 146.880 (-), No Tone – W4NYR Repeater
For more information contact email@example.com or call (980)
Date: 12 September 2020
Location: Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, 575 Fairgrounds Rd,
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsor: Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society
Talk-In: 146.610 (primary), 146.820 (back up)
If anyone has a Hamfest coming up in our region that I missed, or
updated information for any Hamfest listed above, please let me know and I will include it in my next report or send out a correction, as the
case may be.
Before moving onto other topics, I would also like to mention a couple
of hamfest cancellations: the first is the Ridge Radio Club Tailgate
Party, originally scheduled for 4 April in Batesburg-Leesville; the
second, is the 2020 Dayton Hamvention, originally scheduled for 15 –
17 May 2020.
Last month, I mentioned Field Day 2020 and planning Field Day site
visits. The ARRL posted the following statement on its web site about
Field Day 2020:
“With 2020 ARRL Field Day – one of the biggest events on the Amateur Radio calendar – just about 15 weeks away, ARRL officials are
monitoring this situation with the coronavirus very closely and paying
close attention to all of the information and guidance being offered by
the CDC’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“At its core, Field Day is a local event and an opportunity for local
amateur radio clubs to showcase the skills, science and technologies
that make radio communication such a wonderful hobby and a valuable
public service. Since the impact of the coronavirus outbreak has been
very different in different parts of the country, we recommend that all
amateur radio clubs participating in Field Day be in regular contact
with their local or state public health officials for their advice and
guidance on hosting Field Day activities. This also offers an
opportunity for amateur radio clubs to bolster or re-establish their
relationships with local and state public health and emergency
“Because of the unique circumstances presented this year, this can be
an opportunity for you, your club and/or group to try something new.
Field Day isn’t about doing things the same way year after year – use
this year to develop and employ a new approach that is in line with our
“Local club officials are the most appropriate people to be making
decisions about their specific Field Day programs. We are all concerned
about protecting the health and safety of those participating in or
attending Field Day activities, and so we trust local club officials to
take the appropriate steps to monitor local conditions and make
decisions in the best interest of their communities.”
“ARRL officials strongly believe that following the guidelines of
local, state and national health care professionals will help ensure
everyone’s safety in the coming weeks and months.”
I don’t know yet if the SC Field Organization will be able to make
Field Day visits, but as your club’s plans come together, please list
your Field Day operation on the Field Day Locator app on the ARRL
website, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OK, that’s all for this month. Everyone be safe …
Now, let’s do the numbers … Here is the February 2020 SC Section
Traffic Report from Rusty, WU2T our STM:
February 2020 National Traffic System Report for South Carolina
Net / Check Ins / Traffic / Sessions / Reported By
Anderson Radio Club 2M Net / 487 / 21 / 26 / KN4PZB
Atlantic Traffic Net / 76 / 12 / 8 / WF2Y
Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Net / 1180 / 32 / 29 / W4DJW
Carolina’s Net / 275 / 70 / 58 / KC4PGN
Columbia ARC 2M Net / 134 / 20 / 4 / KU5N
CSN / 151 / 24 / 29 / KV4WN
Florence ARC 2 Meter Net / 31 / 7 / 4 / N4AAK
Grand Strand ARC 2M Net / 295 / 31 / 27 / N4AJK
Greater Pee Dee 2 Meter Net / 606 / 44 / 29 / KK4KSZ
Greenwood ARC 2 Meter Net / 94 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN
Greenwood ARC 70CM Net / 53 / 4 / 4 / AI4WN
Kershaw ARC 2 Meter Net / 74 / 4 / 4 / KK4RUI
Lancaster County 2M Net / 19 / 1 / 4 / N4WMB
PALS Net / 804 / 47 / 29 / KN4AGJ
SC SSB Net / 1725 / 63 / 29 / WF2Y
Sumter County EC Net / 40 / 9 / 4 / KF4ARD
NO DIGITAL REPORTS THIS MONTH
Station Activity Reports
Station / Sent / Received / Delivered / Originated / Total
WU2T / 3 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 31
WS4P / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 7
WF2Y / 37 / 28 / 0 / 0 / 65
Public Service Honor Roll
Station / Cat1 / Cat2 / Cat3 / Cat4 / Cat5 / Cat6 / Total
WF2Y / 25 / 7 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 62
WS4P / 40 / 35 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 101
Until next month, 73…
ARRL South Carolina Section
Section Manager: Dr. Marc C Tarplee, N4UFP email@example.com
Just a quick test post to make sure things are working right.
It’s that time of year again to renew your dues. If you wish to pay online, you can do that through the Membership Renewal menu link.
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.