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August monthly meeting online

Hello all

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)” <

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
One-touch: tel:+12245013412,,833544725#

Access Code: 833-544-725

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting comes up.

Programming poll

Just wanted to run a quick poll of the membership to find out who knows which programming language, if any. Thank you!



    April 2020 club meeting

    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.


    South Carolina Section Manager’s Report for February 2020

    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: 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:

    Waynesville Hamfest
    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

    Shelby Hamfest
    Date: 4 – 6 September 2020
    Location: Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby,
    NC 28152
    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 or call (980)

    Upstate Hamfest
    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
    management officials.”

    “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
    current circumstances.”

    “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

    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 Reports
    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


    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…
    Marc N4UFP
    ARRL South Carolina Section
    Section Manager: Dr. Marc C Tarplee, N4UFP

    Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019

    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.

    Thank you

    Trail Life site map 2019
    Trail Life site map 2019


    Hey folks, there have been some issues reported. I would like to ask, that where ever this message shows up for you, if you would please reply to that location (Facebook, email, Twitter, WordPress, etc) that you received this message.

    Many thanks.