BRARS August Meeting

080122 BRARS club meeting 

Fellow club members 

You are invited to attend in person  the BRARS monthly club meeting to be held Monday AUG 01 22 at 

Tanners big Orange

322 S. Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville SC 29607

The doors will be open at 6:00pm with the meeting starting at 7:00pm the restaurant will not be open for Business however you may bring food if you like   

We look forward to seeing you there 

Thank you 

     

BRARS FIELD DAY 2022

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society will be hosting a field day event this year.

When:

Friday 06/24, Saturday 06/25, and Sunday 06/26

Last full weekend in June 2022

Where:

449 Mush Creek Rd

Travelers Rest SC 29690

This will be an old-fashioned event.  Familiy members and the general public are invited.   A HAM license is NOT REQUIRED.  All are welcome to come and ask questions, look at equipment, chit-chat with the club members, and maybe even get some hands-on operating experience.

The Club’s purpose is to bring equipment to the site set it up and operate.  Members and non-members are encouraged to bring their own equipment.  Don’t worry about being new.  If you are a new-comer or if you don’t have your own equipment, you will be welcomed and encouraged to assist with setup, operation, and tear-down.  Field Day is a great opportunity to learn, try out new equipment, or see how someone else’s equipment works!

It’s also a perfect opportunity for an “eyeball” QSO!

We will NOT be participating in the contest or earning points for the club.   Instead, we will use the club’s equipment to provide contacts for those that are contesting.

The club will provide the following:

Generator power, sandwiches, and drinks.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and the fixings for supper Saturday evening.

Please feel free to bring a covered dish.

Set up will begin Friday evening with take down on Sunday.

Dry camping is encouraged and can start on Friday evening.

Stay tuned for updates.  Updates will be posted on the W4NYK Facebook group, the BRARS Homepage, and our nightly net.

For questions call or text

Johnny Allison , WD4DYH 

864 884 1314

BRARS June Meeting

Reminder: The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Monthly Club Meeting is on
the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. For this month it will be tomorrow
the 6th.

The virtual meeting information:

https://meet.goto.com/717629597

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,,717629597#

   Access Code: 717-629-597

BRARS April 2022 Meeting

Reminder: The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Monthly Club Meeting is on
the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. For April 2022 that is going to be
this coming Monday April the 4th.

This club meeting will be virtual.

The virtual meeting information:

https://meet.goto.com/717629597

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,,717629597#

   Access Code: 717-629-597

Equipment Move is This Weekend!

We have secured a truck, and the move will occur this Saturday, 2 April.

We will meet at 10:00am at:

116 Ossie Heyes Rd
Pickens, SC 29671.

From there, we will load the truck and transport the equipment to our storage facility near Travelers Rest.

Hope to see you there!

BRARS March Meeting

Reminder: The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Monthly Club Meeting is on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. For this month that is going to be March the 7th (This coming Monday).

The virtual meeting information:

https://meet.goto.com/717629597

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,,717629597#

   Access Code: 717-629-597

When we are having onsite meetings (in the future) they are held at the Red Cross building at 940 Grove Road in Greenville SC. Listen on the 146.61 repeater or the https://BRARS.cc website for information month by month for updates.

BRARS February Meeting

Mon, Feb 7, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/139049245

You can also dial in using your phone.

(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

– One-touch: tel:+16467493122,,139049245#

Access Code: 139-049-245

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/139049245

BRARS January 2022 Meeting

BRARS January Meeting
Mon, Jan 3, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EST)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/508452693

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
– One-touch: tel:+15713173112,,508452693#

Access Code: 508-452-693

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting 
starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/508452693

Manpower Needed

The club has received a significant donation of equipment from a silent key, for the club to use however it best sees fit.

There are some things that need handled before the club can take possession of the equipment.

  1. Storage.   We have secured a long-term weather-resistant storage at no monetary cost to the club.  The cost comes at the price of us cleaning and organizing the storage space.  We need some manpower to do some shuffling around and make some room to store the equipment.
  1. Transportation from SK’s estate to Storage.   The family would like to move the equipment sooner, rather than later (READ:  ASAP)  It’s a significant amount of equipment and will require a box-truck with a lift-gate to move, plus man-power to get it moved.  The family would like to have it all moved in one-day if possible.   The club is researching pricing of trucks with a lift-gate, and plans to comply with the family’s wishes of moving it all out in one day.


This will take a significant amount of manpower, but is a GREAT benefit to the club.    What we need is a commitment from a few individuals to help with organizing the storage area, and moving the equipment to the storage area.   Any volunteers can respond to the below email, or post a reply on the W4NYK repeater Facebook group.     This will be a challenge, and will likely take the better part of 2 days to get the storage ready and the equipment moved.

Anyone interested in volunteering should email officers@brars.cc.

More information will be sent out when it becomes available.