The BRARS next meeting


Hello my Ham Radio Friends;

The next meeting of the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Soceity, is going to be November 7th, at the same location we always meet on the first Monday of every Month.
That’s 940 Grove Road, Greenville SC…the time will be 7:30pm

This meeting will be a short movie of Radio interest, and we will elect new officers, come on out and support the Club, everyone is welcome.



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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

License Upgrade Class

We have partnered with Greer Parks and Recreation, and have approval to use their classroom at the Victor Park facility to teach Amateur Radio classes.  We will start with an Upgrade Class (to General) but anticipate offering all levels of instruction in the future.

Instructors will be Gary, W4EEY and Bill, N4IQ.

We will be using the ARRL General Class License Manual, Eighth Edition, which will be available for purchase at $25.  There are no other fees for the class.

I’ve attached a flyer in Word format.  The info in the flyer is below:


A Ham Radio Class is Forming Now!

The Greer Amateur Radio Club will be holding a ten week course, where you can learn everything you need in order to earn your General Class FCC Amateur Radio License.

This is an upgrade class.  You should already have your amateur Technician license to participate. The General Class license is your gateway to the world-wide excitement of long distance HF Amateur Radio …

Classes begin on
September 13, 2016, 6:30PM
at the Victor Park Gym Classroom
108 South Line Street
Greer, SC 29651

Registration is requested.

To join, contact:

Gary Wise, W4EEY