Thank you for joining us at this year’s Upstate Hamfest

Thank you from all of us here at the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society, for joining us for the 58th Annual Upstate Hamfest. A special thank you to Robert Webster (WR8RW), this year’s Hamfest Chairman, and to all the volunteers who helped setup, run, and cleanup after everything was over.

We hope all of our guests and vendors had an enjoyable experience, and will join us again next year!

2017 Upstate Hamfest is tomorrow!

The 58th annual Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society’s Upstate Hamfest is tomorrow, May 6th. The gates open promptly at 8am to the public, if you didn’t buy tickets online, the gate fee is $10. For those that did buy your tickets in advance, please make sure you bring your tickets with you.

Online Hamfest tickets are now closed

Online Hamfest tickets are no longer available for purchase, tickets will be $10 at the gate. We hope to see all of you bright and early on Saturday. The weather is expected to be a nice, beautiful sunny day with the temperatures in the low 70s.

Hamfest is almost here!

Our annual Hamfest is right around the corner this coming Saturday, May 6th, gates open to the public at 8am. Online ticketing is $8, $10 at the gate. Come on out and join us!

PS You may have noticed that our Facebook event for the Hamfest was cancelled, we are currently looking into how this happened, but rest assured, the event is still on!

Great Meeting

We had a good meeting, and if you missed it here are the high spots.

We talked about the upcoming Field Day on June 22 and 23. The location will be in Greer, at the South Suber road Soccer fields. It looks like it will be a great location with a lot of trees and light posts for hanging antennas.  It has real rest rooms that will be open and one shelter.

So let’s start getting ready to have some fun and possibly score high. We will have a supper on Saturday at 5 pm with hamburgers and hot dogs. The club will supply the meat and we ask that you bring a side dish – whatever you like with your cook out. If you would drop an email to  let us know how many people you will bring. This is important to be sure we have enough to eat.  Plan to attend.

We also accepted two new members and got two new applications for the next meeting. I would like to see us grow at this rate – 2 per meeting “WOW”

We will Grow Again !!!!

One more thing: I’m looking for a Hamfest Chairman for 2014… I have a person that has shown interest but haven’t talked to him about it since the Hamfest.

Rick / kd4dra