Trail Life Camp 2019 Update

10-16-19 update for the
Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019   To be held Saturday 10-19-19.

Address:
Table Rock Westlyan Camp
125 Bethany Cove Drive
Pickens, SC 29671

( Event time has changed )

Event time:  
Arriving and set up between 0800 and 1000.
1000 until 1600 for show and tell with our part completely ending at 2200 hours.

After our operation concludes and for those that wish to remain on site supper will be served followed by a bonfire ending with checking into the Blue Ridge 2 meter net.

We will have access to commercial power and water at a location that is an open field with trees on either side.

Tables and chairs may be needed and can be supplied from club resources.

Please advise if you need either of these.

For 2 meters and HF contacts from the site we will be using the BRARS call sign ( W4NYK) and looking for the SPARC call sign (K4II) from the Woodruff Scout Camp.

146.610 has been selected as the 2 meter repeater link between the two events.

Below you will find the ARRL recommended HF frequencies for use by the jamboree on the air:

80 meters:     3.940
               3.690

40 meters:     7.190

20 meters:     14.290

17 meters:     18.140

15 meters:      21.360

10 meters:      28.390

Note:
The jamboree on the air will be operating all weekend.

See link below or search the ARRL website for JOTA.

American Radio Relay League › jam…Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) – ARRL

If you are unable to attend but would like to participate please feel free to use the information provided here to do so.

For questions or to participate please call / text
864-884-1314

Thank you

Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19 update:

A site survey was preformed today Sunday 10-13-19.

We will have access to commercial power and water at a location that is an open field with trees on either side.

146.610 has good coverage and can be used in the exercise.

We will need to provide our own tables, chairs, and shelter as needed and can use club field day equipment to do so.

After our operation concludes at 1600 hours supper will be served followed by a bond fire ending with the calling of the net from that location if possible.

See photos posted to website for a look at the site.

Thank you

Upstate Trail Life Camporee

Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19

Hello all

We have been invited to take part in an event known as the Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19

The purpose for our involvement is to expose for the first time the Upstate Trail Life troops to Amateur Radio, the hobby.

At this point in time Trail Life the organization does not have a program involving radio communcations which places us in the unique position of introducing them to Amateur Radio and being able to take part in the growth of a program within their organization.

The same weekend the boy Scouts of America will be holding their area fall campout in Woodruff SC with one of their activities being the jamboree on the air.

The Spartanburg radio club will be supporting that event.

Our goal will be to set up a mini field day site and allow those that wish to do so talk with the scouts.

Activities for us will begin at 1200 hours with the setting up of equipment to be used for the event.

Event time:
1400 until 1600 for show and tell with our part completely ending at 2200 hours.

If all go’s well the expectation is that we will also call the 2 Metter net from that location.

Address:
Table Rock Westlyan Camp
125 Bethany Cove Drive
Pickens, SC 29671

Note:
It is important to have a head count to give to the organizers of the event, by end of this weekend.

So if you plan to attend please advise by answering this e-mail with your contact information and
phone number and e-mail address.

Feel free to bring your own equipment and make use of it.

More information will follow as we receive it.

Thank you

September Meeting

Hello all

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society will be holding their monthly meeting Monday September 2 2019.   

The meeting will begin at 7 PM in the upstairs conference room of the Red Cross building located at 940 Grove Rd Greenville SC 29605.

The program for the month will be on echo link.

We look forward to seeing you there.

August Meeting

We would like to invite you to attend the August meeting of the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society.

Location:

American Red Cross

940 Grove Rd, Greenville, SC 29605

Meeting starts at 1900 hours.

Our program will be given by Alex Norwood as a follow up of last meetings program on DMR.

We will also be discussing next years Hamfest along with Field day.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Field Day 2019 information

Field day weekend activities.

Location:
June 22 AT 2pm until June 23 at 5pm Riverbend Park 175 Riverbend Rd, Greenville, SC 29617

Field day equipment will be loaded for transport Friday evening, June 21 at 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.

Setup will be 3 stations 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 6 PM 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 (5 PM) before dinner time to allow for the correct amount of grilled items to be prepared.

Come on out and enjoy.

ARRL_FieldDay_2019

Club Meeting June 2019

Hello all

We would like to invite you to attend the BRARS June 2019 meeting

When:
Monday June 3 2019

Where:
the Red Cross Building located at

940 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC 29605
United States

In place of a program this meeting we will be discussing and voting on

The 2020 hamfest

The 2019 field day

Trail life and our involvement with them
(Speaker will be Josh Owings (KG4PFJ)

Future programs and projects
(Speaker will be Roberts Danny (KN4BEM)

The creation of a club nonprofit store for the benefit of the membership

And any other items brought to the attention of members present

Note:

Hamfest venders have been contacted and questioned regarding the 2019 hamfest

All feedback as well as interest in attending next years event was positive

Each vendor was asked their opinion regarding the moving of our event to the fall of the year

Feedback was positive there as well

Please make plans to attend and participate in helping move our club forward

Request for hamfest setup assistance

Good afternoon everyone

This is a call for assistance setting up for hamfest

When:
Friday May 3rd starting at 4 Pm until complete

After which supper will be available for those that wish to participate

Where:
Piedmont Interstate Fairground, Spartanburg, SC
Address: 575 Fairgrounds Road, Spartanburg, SC 29305

Camping Friday night is encouraged

Thank you in advance

60th Annual Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Hamfest

The 2019 Hamfest is Saturday May 4, 2019, 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM at the Piedmont Interstate Fairground in Spartanburg (address: 575 Fairgrounds Road, Spartanburg, SC 29305)

Prize Package

  • Grand Prize: Yaesu FT-891 HF/50 MHz transceiver [drawing will occur at 2pm]
  • Second Prize: Kenwood TM-V71A 144/440 MHz Dual Band Transceiver [drawing at 1pm]
  • Third Prize: Yaesu FT-65 144/440 MHz Dual Band Transceiver [drawing at noon]

Please note: You do NOT have to be present to win the Grand, Second, and Third prizes.

Ticket Prices

General Admission At the gate: $10 General Admission Internet pre-­­sale: $9

General Admission ticket is good for one outdoor flea market space (first come first served)

Camping & Vendors

Camping & Vendor access is available Friday afternoon after 4.00 PM

  • Tent camping (without power): Free
  • Overnight RV camping (without power): $10 per night
  • Camping with power (120V 20A): $25 per night

Announcements and Information

  • Talk-­­In starting at 6.00 AM via the club’s 146.610 repeater (-­­ Offset, No Tone)
  • Simplex network starting at 7.30 AM on 147.610
  • On Twitter: @BRARS_SC
  • On Facebook: Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society
  • For the ladies, there will be jewelry and crafts

Vendors

  • JMR Sales
  • The Wireman
  • Silver Tip Antennas
  • DB&J Electronics
  • Battery Specialist Inc.
  • Birds and Breezes
  • Jewelry by Design
  • Laptop Computers and Slimjim Antennas
  • ACDC Electronics
  • …and a variety of others

VE Testing

VE testing provided by West Cars / VE

Testing registration begins at 9.30 AM

Testing begins at 10.30 AM [paperwork must be complete by 10.30 AM]

Food

Provided by Nard’s Barbecue

Will begin serving at 8.00 AM (serving all day)

Questions?

Call Johnny WD4DYH club president at 864-884-1314 or email the club at hamfest@brars.cc