The Amateur’s Code

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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