Field Day 2019

The Blue Ridge Amateur Society would like to invite you to our annual Field Day event.

Riverbend Park located at 175 Riverbend Rd, Greenville, SC 29617

BRARS field day signs will be posted at the entrance of the park and intersections leading up to it.

Talk-in: 146.610 will be monitored throughout the event to provide information. Site radio will be on 147.610 simplex for use on the site and nearby.

Field day activities will begin Friday evening June 21 at or about 1700 hours ( 5 pm ) with the loading of field day equipment from the club storage building. Setup will begin Saturday June 22 at 10 AM.

Anyone wanting to participate, please contact
Nathan Allison (KJ4RQZ) at 864-884-1373.

We will be setting up 3 stations (Class 3A), consisting of 2 club owned stations powered by generators for HF, voice, GOTA (get on the air) and CW operations plus 1 privately owned Digital station.

Please feel free to bring any equipment that you may want to experiment with, or otherwise need assistance with.

Commercial power is available in the form of 20 amp/120V, 30 amp/120V RV and 50 amp 120/240V for a fee of $20.00 per connection.

Bathrooms are available on site. Tent camping as well as RV’s are welcome.

A covered dish dinner will be served at 6pm with BRARS providing grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, buns and condiments.

Anyone attending dinner is asked to bring a drink of their choice (non-alcoholic) and a covered dish.

Please arrive one hour (5pm) before dinner time to allow for the correct amount of grilled items to be prepared.

The event will conclude with taking down of and returning of equipment to storage on Sunday, June 23 at or about 1400 hours (2pm).


Upstate Hamfest update

We are happy to announce the following main prizes for the Upstate Hamfest on Saturday, May 4th.

Our Grand Prize is a Yaesu FT-891 HF/50 MHz transceiver, drawing will occur at 2pm. Second Prize is a Kenwood TM-V71A 144/440 MHz Dual Band Transceiver, drawing at 1pm. Third Prize is a Yaesu FT-65 144/440 MHz Dual Band Transceiver to be drawn at noon.

Please note: You do NOT have to be present to win the Grand, Second, and Third prizes. For the hourly and door prizes, you DO have to be present to win.

You can get your tickets online now on our website.

Wrong times on our calendar

Hey folks,

A user recently noted that ALL of the times for events on our calendar are off by an hour due to the recent time change. Please bear with us, as we figure out a fix for this.

Thank you,

Now seeking Hamfest volunteers

It’s that time of year again for our Annual Hamfest!

We are currently seeking volunteers for all sorts of things, from setup or tear down, to manning the gate, or providing assistance at the club table and other areas through the Hamfest.

We invite you to please use our Hamfest Volunteer Signup form.

Thank you!

Field day is here!

The 2018 Field day is here!

The Blue Ridge ARS welcomes any and all to come out and see what we are all about. Setup begins on site at 10am, operations begin at 2pm, dinner is at 5:30pm. Even if you don’t have a license, we will let you get on the air, who knows, you might find a new hobby!

Field day information

2018 Field Day update

We are still looking for people to SIGN UP to help with Field Day activities and to RSVP for Saturday dinner.

Additionally, for those that would like to attend a class on basic FM VHF/UHF simplex and repeater analog radio operations, one 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 tuned for the start time.