Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society

W4NYK - GREENVILLE, SC

Club Fox Hunts

As discussed at this month’s club meeting we are hoping to start up regularly scheduled fox hunts as a new club activity.

“Fox” (hidden transmitter) hunting is a fun activity and is a great introduction to amateur radio. Since it requires listening only and no transmitting for participants, it is the perfect opportunity to get someone you know that is interested in radio but hasn’t gotten licensed yet some hands on experience.

We are currently working on planning and hopefully can run some fox hunts at our upcoming summer field day activity to get everyone familiar with the process. In the meantime please see below for some information and links to helpful articles and videos that will let you learn more about this fun ham radio activity. Please feel free to comment and reach out if you have any questions or want to express your interest and be informed of planned future activities.

Building a tape measure Yagi antenna from KB9VBR – link to instructions and video

https://www.jpole-antenna.com/2017/02/07/build-it-2-meter-tape-measure-yagi-beam-antenna/

Fox Hunting 101 (Three easy steps)

Fox Hunting 102 (Attenuating the signal)

Full length presentation on fox hunting (58 minutes)

RDF Equipment Ideas for VHF Foxhunting and Radio-Orienteering

http://www.homingin.com/equipment.html

Compass and map orienteering app for apple and android (very helpful when tracking down the fox)

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/orienteering-compass-map/id1495072316

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.calmatics.compassmap&hl=en_US

September Club Meeting (Date Change)

This month in order to avoid conflicts with the Labor Day holiday activities The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Monthly Club Meeting will be on Tuesday September 5th at 7:00 PM. We host the meeting BOTH
onsite at 940 Grove Road in Greenville SC and via Zoom conference call.

Onsite Meeting:

American Red Cross
940 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

Virtual meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88670224040…
Meeting ID: 886 7022 4040
Passcode: 169706
One tap mobile
+16469313860,,88670224040#,,,,*169706# US
+19292056099,,88670224040#,,,,*169706# US (New York)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you.

Volunteers needed for field day prep

The club is looking for volunteers who can help split and carry firewood to the field day site the weekend before field day (June 17th and 18th). Help is also needed to carry club equipment to the field day site that same weekend and the weekend of field day.
If you are willing to help, please contact Johnny. Allison (WD4DYH) or email the club at brars.w4nyk@gmail.com

Summer Field Day Site Scouting Trip

Location – 280 Whitmire Hill Road Liberty SC

Sunday May 21st at 2pm a group of club members will be meeting at the Ingles in Easley and then continuing on to the site for this year’s summer field day to do scouting and evaluation. If you would prefer to go directly to the site please meet the group there at 2:30pm.

BRARS Monthly Club Meetings

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Monthly Club Meeting is on
the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. We host the meeting BOTH
onsite at 940 Grove Road in Greenville SC and via Zoom conference call.

Onsite Meeting:

American Red Cross
940 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

Virtual meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88670224040…
Meeting ID: 886 7022 4040
Passcode: 169706
One tap mobile
+16469313860,,88670224040#,,,,*169706# US
+19292056099,,88670224040#,,,,*169706# US (New York)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you.

New Upstate SC 6-meter Repeater

The Upstate SC area has a new repeater for the 6 meter band! N4YR has generously set up a repeater on Paris Mountain for this band.

You can listen to it on 53.630MHz FM, and all licensed amateur operators in the area can transmit on it using 52.630MHz, using a PL Tone of 100.0Hz.

Please note, this is not a club-sponsored repeater but a privately funded and administrated device. However, the station owner/operator is encouraging all licensed amateur radio operators to utilize it in good faith.

A big thanks to N4YR for his time and efforts!

BRARS March Meeting (03/06/2023)

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Monthly Club Meeting is on
the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. We host the meeting BOTH
onsite at 940 Grove Road in Greenville SC and via Zoom conference call.

Onsite Meeting:

American Red Cross
940 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

Virtual meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88670224040…
Meeting ID: 886 7022 4040
Passcode: 169706
One tap mobile
+16469313860,,88670224040#,,,,*169706# US
+19292056099,,88670224040#,,,,*169706# US (New York)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you.

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