Tonight’s meeting

From our club President Robert (WR8RW):

One final reminder for our BRARS general meeting this evening! Feel free to come. We will have some non-alcoholic drinks available as well as “goodies” contributed by our members.

Feel free to bring your family members, as they are invited as well, along with you this evening.

We will convene our short business meeting, follow by our end-of-year celebration.

Don’t forget your membership renewals are now due. If you have any questions, let me know.

Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

Reminder – Good Food and Fun at Our December Meeting

A reminder to all Society members…we will be having good food and fun following the business portion of our meeting on December 4.

If you plan to attend will you R.S.V.P. to me at We have been offered some special “treats” by several of our members. In order for them to make enough, your R.S.V.P. will ensure they have sufficient “goodies” for every one.

Looking forward to seeing you on December 4.

Thanks and 73.

Robert (WR8RW)

November 6th Club Meeting

Good evening Amateur Radio Colleagues;

A reminder about our upcoming Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society meeting next Monday evening at our new time of 7.00 PM (19.00) at the Red Cross Building, 940 Grove Road in Greenville.

As Richard (KA3JCA) mentioned, in an earlier e-mail, we will be having our annual elections at this meeting. This year the Vice President and Treasurer offices are up for election. We do have nominees that have been forwarded to Richard (the leader of our nominating committee). If you have been giving any thought to standing for election and have not contacted Richard, feel free to do so. Nominations from the floor will be accepted at the meeting. I want to thank Richard for heading up the nominating committee and working diligently to contact all of our voting members about any interest they may have in these positions.

We will have a program following the election event as well as the business portion of our meeting.

As we approach 2018 we are looking for ideas / topics for our monthly meeting programs. If there is a topic or item you would like to know more about, something specific have a general or interest in, or believe our membership would find value in please send that suggestion along to me. Any idea you have will certainly be reviewed and considered.

Our December meeting is also not far off. We have generally had a “treat eat” at the December meeting to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of another. All are invited to attend! Ask your family members, who may not be Amateur Radio operators, to attend with you so they can see how “hammy” we all do get.

If you have any questions…feel free to send them along. Looking forward to seeing you next Monday.

  1. Robert (WR8RW)

Ham testing

Don’t forget to check our calendar for the next available WCARS Ham testing session. You are not required to sign up ahead of time, nor do you need to bring the ticket to the testing session. Our ticketing system helps the club see how many folks are planning to come to a test session, and for follow-up.

October 2, 2017 BRARS Meeting Program (7.30 PM)

The October BRARS meeting is “just around the corner”. Patrick Harris (KI4SVM) will be presenting a program about Summits On The Air (S.O.T.A). This is a topic that is very relevant to our location here close to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rest of the Appalachian chain.

All Amateurs are invited and welcome to attend our BRARS meeting on Monday 2 October starting at 7.30 PM

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact me, Robert (WR8RW), on 864.663.9792.

Upcoming August 2017 BRARS Meeting

The August 2017 Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society is scheduled for Monday 7 August 7.30 PM (19.30) in the Red Cross building located at 940 Grove Road, Greenville.

The August program will be presented by Dr. Marc Tarplee (N4UFP), ARRL South Carolina section manager.
Marc will be discussing Spectrum defense and the Radio Club of the future.

All are welcome to join us.