Eclipse Balloon Launch

Latest Update on the Stratos Project (Eclipse Balloon Launch)
Fleet Thomas Belknap and his engineering colleagues have the following update on their project:
-Funds raised, as of April 3, were $1130 toward a goal of $1700
-The Raspberry Pi and half of the sensors are purchased
-The initial Python program has been written with two additional programs under development.

For more updates on the Stratos Project visit their Facebook page at:
https://m.facebook.com/GRVHAB/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1

To donate to the project visit their GoFundMe page at:
https://www.gofundme.com/GRVHAB

The team have a forum thread on QRZ at:
http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/stratos-high-altitude-balloon-launchduring- the-2017-solar-eclipse.559654/

An article was recently published on Hamsci about the project. That article is located at:
http://hamsci.org/basic-project/2017-total-solar-eclipse

Their latest video is available at: https://youtu.be/3KZWgAtIovk

Field Day 2017

Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society – 2017 Field Day Site Hunt
We are in need of your assistance to help find a 2017 Field Day site! We want to vote on our Field Day site location at the May 2017 meeting. The criteria for a Field Day site are:
-Is located in Greenville County
-Has sufficient trees for some level of shade and mounting of antennas
-Is not located on a paved lot
-Is easily accessible by vehicles with two-wheel drive
-Will accommodate camping (tents, RVs, or camper-trailers)
-Will accommodate portable toilets if necessary

Do you have a site in mind that meets the criteria above, if so:
-Contact the property owner to inquire if they would be willing to host us
-Take photographs of the site from various perspectives
-Provide basic information about the site such as location, elevation, etc.
– Send the information to Robert (WR8RW) at: wr8rw@mail.com

Thanks and 73 for your help!!!

NC- Control 101 Documents

Here are a couple of documents for you to download.
Click the link, these are large so for best viewing download to your PC.
The first one is Net-Control 101 operating info:
http://www.brars.cc/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Net-Control-101-25Mar2017.pdf

The Second one is the Materials you need including preamble and getting ready info:
https://www.blueridgears.org/brars/nc_101_handout_25mar2017r/

Any Questions on these items contact: Robert, wr8rw@mail.com

 

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….

We Had a Great Time

We Had a Great time last night at the Christmas Party meeting, lots of food to eat,
and we stayed out late (10pm).

I think about half the members show up and we even got 4 new members.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, stay safe over the Holiday, we want
to see you at the next meeting on January 4th.

Your BRARS Board

The Road Show Amateur Radio Club

The Road Show Amateur Radio Club, will operate a special event station and they are asking for some volunteer operators or just some help.

Place: The North Carolina Mountain State Fair
Sep 10-Sep 21, 1300Z-0100Z, N4F, Fletcher, NC. The Road Show Amateur Radio Club. 7.245; 40 20 15 10 meters. Certificate & QSL. Bill Van Nuys, N4OOC, 57 Echo Lake Dr, Fairview, NC 28730. Check club website throughout the event for current operating frequencies on 40, 20,15, and 10 meters. Send SASE for QSL, large SASE ($0.98 postage) and $5 for QSL and Certificate. www.theroadshowarc.com

Video from HamRadioNow: http://arvideonews.com/hrn/HRN_Episode_0171.html