Now seeking Hamfest volunteers

It’s that time of year again for our Annual Hamfest!

We are currently seeking volunteers for all sorts of things, from setup or tear down, to manning the gate, or providing assistance at the club table and other areas through the Hamfest.

We invite you to please use our Hamfest Volunteer Signup form.

Thank you!

BRARS Meeting March 4, 2019

We would to invite all that wish to attend to the BRARS meeting tomorrow night March 4, at the Red Cross, 940 Grove Rd Greenville SC  at 7 pm. The program will be the second in the Series on Land Opps and will cover UHF / VHF radios and their operation. Please bring working radios, antennas and power supplies for use during the program.


Club meeting Feb 5th

Hello Blue Ridge ARS!!

Hey,  I’m Kathy.  Hope all is well this beautiful weeeknd!

Just a reminder. The club meeting is this Monday February 5 th, at the Red  Cross at 940 Grove Rd Greenville.  Our program will be on Power supply sources.

Hope to see you all there!

A Reminder: Membership Renewal Time Is Here

We have arrived at the time of year where your Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society membership is up for renewal.  Membership renewals are due 1 January 2019.

Our membership levels and fees are the same as last year’s.  Please see the table below for the level of membership you are eligible for.

Your membership renewal may be paid on line at, via check mailed to the BRARS P.O. Box address:  PO Box 6751, Greenville SC  29606-6751, or handed to the Society Secretary, Bill Wilkes (K4EMU), at the November or December meeting.

If you have any questions regards the level of membership you may be eligible for,  contact Robert (WR8RW) at

September Society Meeting – Tuesday 4 September – 7.00 PM

The September BRARS meeting will convene on Tuesday 4 September at 7.00 PM. This will be at our customary location, Red Cross building, 940 Grove Road, Greenville.

Margie Spangenburg (KK4AGN), from the Anderson Radio Club will be
discussing her “all 50 states” QSO effort and the quilt that was made for her
in celebration of that certification.

Guests are always welcome at the BRARS meeting!

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend…looking forward to seeing you at next Tuesday’s meeting.

Robert (WR8RW)

BRARS July and August Meeting Programs

The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society (BRARS) July and August Meeting Programs have been confirmed.

-July 2 2018:  Dr. Marc Tarplee (K4UFP), ARRL SC Section Manager will present some of the latest topics related to Amateur Radio and the ARRL.

-August 6 2018:  Dave Anderson (K4SV) will present a program on grounding. This is a timely topic for those who are new Amateurs, as well as those of us who may have been around a bit longer.

If you have questions about these programs, feel free to contact Robert (WR8RW) on 864.663.9792 or at