The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society has assisted amateur radio operators in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1959. We meet on the first Monday of every month at the Red Cross at 940 Grove Rd, Greenville, SC 29605 at 7pm.
The 61 controller and test radios are ready for a live test.
If all falls into place we would like to do a live test (that would be carried out during a net) of the complete replacement repeater system which includes radios, cable systems and controller.
This Saturday 11-30-19 1700 hours until after the net.
At the 61 site.
We will need a number of resources for the test.
It is Nathan’s (KJ4RQZ) night to call the net.
He has agreed to call it on site which will allow for any problems that may arise to be handled quickly.
Need stations located north and south on highway 85 as well as locations known to have questionable coverage.
With the goal being to acquire signal reports that will assist in the build of the system.
Please if given an opportunity on the air make it known. We will be looking for any information during the test period that would be helpful with the build.
Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19
We have been invited to take part in an event known as the Upstate Trail Life Camporee 2019 Saturday 10-19-19
The purpose for our involvement is to expose for the first time the Upstate Trail Life troops to Amateur Radio, the hobby.
At this point in time Trail Life the organization does not have a program involving radio communcations which places us in the unique position of introducing them to Amateur Radio and being able to take part in the growth of a program within their organization.
The same weekend the boy Scouts of America will be holding their area fall campout in Woodruff SC with one of their activities being the jamboree on the air.
The Spartanburg radio club will be supporting that event.
Our goal will be to set up a mini field day site and allow those that wish to do so talk with the scouts.
Activities for us will begin at 1200 hours with the setting up of equipment to be used for the event.
1400 until 1600 for show and tell with our part completely ending at 2200 hours.
If all go’s well the expectation is that we will also call the 2 Metter net from that location.
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PrepperNet will have a meetup Sept. 19th (third Thursday), 6pm at the Cherrydale Golden Corral (3240 N Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC), in the private room. Our host speaker will be Skinny Medic, and he will be training on first aid when there is no medical assistance in a grid down situation. We would love to invite each and every one of you to join us. You never know when you might be faced with a situation that you can be of assistance and save a life.