Website update

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.

Thank you,

Wyatt

KJ4CTD
Webmaster

USING THIS WEBSITE

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.

The Amateur’s Code

I ran across this 6 Months ago, and thought it was interesting, do you follow this?

1. The Amateur is Considerate … He never knowingly uses the air in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
2. The Amateur is Loyal … He offers his loyalty, encouragement and support to his fellow radio amateurs, his local club and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio is represented.
3. The Amateur is Progressive … He keeps his station abreast of science. It is well built and efficient. His operating practice is above reproach.
4. The Amateur is Friendly … Slow and patient sending when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others; these are the marks of the amateur spirit.
5. The Amateur is Balanced … Radio is his hobby. He never allows it to interfere with any of the duties he owes to his home, his job, his school, or his community.
6. The Amateur is Patriotic … His knowledge and his station are always ready for the service of his country and his community.

Written by W9EEA – Paul Segal – circa 1928

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….