The February 2016 Meeting

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….  kd4dra@gmail.com

Thanks for making this the best Club in the Upstate

Rick
KD4DRA

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Winter Field Day Set for January 30-31

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.

http://www.arrl.org/news/winter-field-day-set-for-january-30-31

The BRARS next meeting

Hello Members and non Members

You are invited to the Next Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Meeting
When: February 6th @ 7:30pm
Location: 940 Grove Road, Greenville SC (South of the G’Ville Memorial)

At this meeting Robert, WR8RW will have a presentation.

Come Early for the Donuts….

Straight Key Night

Straight Key Night

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.
More info Here: Click

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