The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society has assisted amateur radio operators in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1959. We meet on the first Monday of every month at the Red Cross at 940 Grove Rd, Greenville, SC 29605 at 7pm.
Some of you may have noticed that updates to our web site are in progress. The look and feel haven’t been updated in a long time and with the new year upon us, it seems like a good time to kick the dust out and freshen up the place. As always, things break and you may notice broken links or a menu item no longer present. If you happen to notice anything, please let me know with a comment to this post.
If you would like to post on the website, you must register, and this is simple!
Click the register button to the right, choose a username (your call would be best), and then enter your email address. Your password will be emailed to you. Log in with your username and the password that is emailed to you. At this point you will fill out more info, and you can choose your own password.
Thanks for your interest in the Website and the BRARS Club.
If you were not able to get to the meeting to see the FLdigi presentation or if you did and would like a hard copy of the presentation. Here is the link to download a ODG file, you can open this file with LibreOffice.
We had a great turn out tonight at the BRARS Regular meeting, we had 12 guest and a total of 30. Our Program was a video on D-Star and thanks to Tommy, KV4TH for bringing his equipment, A D-Star Handhelp and a Raspberry Pi with the DV Mega.
Ifyou would like a copy of the video as it was shown, drop me an email and I’ll give you a link…. email@example.com
Thanks for making this the best Club in the Upstate
There really is a Winter Field Day, and this year, it takes place over the January 30-31 weekend, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA). The annual event’s stated purpose is to encourage emergency operating preparedness in the winter, but it’s also a great opportunity to operate in the great outdoors. The WFDA describes itself as a dedicated group of Amateur Radio operators who believe that getting ready for emergency communication in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that take place at ARRL Field Day each June, all while taking some additional unique operational concerns into account. The WFDA points out that disasters are unpredictable, and its goal is to help enhance operators’ skills and prepare for all environmental conditions typically found in the US and Canada throughout the entire year.
Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night. Enjoy CW as it has been sent and enjoyed since the earliest days of Amateur Radio.
Objective: This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys or bugs to send CW is preferred. There are no points scored and all who participate are winners.
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