The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society has been of service to the amateurs of Upstate South Carolina since 1959. The club is involved in many public service activities, operating activities, and emergency operations.
At the 5 June BRARS meeting the members in attendance chose the Ivy Acres RV Park site as the location for our 2017 Field Day operations. Here are the details:
201 Ivy Acres Dr
Piedmont, SC 29673
Our area will be located in the southeast corner of the property.
The property owner has requested that if you are driving to the Field Day site, that once there, you park for the term of our operations. He wants to avoid significant traffic across the grassy area to preserve the area and prevent erosion. The same applies to picnic-goer traffic.
At the Field Day site: Tent camping, RV and Camper “dry” camping with Porta-potty, electricity from generators, batteries, or solar panels, bring your own water.
On the property: Limited number of RV and Camper “full hook up” sites available at $35 / night…call Ivy Acres to book your space as soon as you can
Note: David Pearson (KJ4YQK) is offering a special Field Day incentive
He will donate a 2017 ARRL Field Day t-shirt to the first ten members who sign up for site setup and tear down
New Information Regarding Training Classes for SkyWarn Spotters
I received the following in formation from Mandel Rigdon regarding on-line training classes for SkyWarn spotters. This training is relevant to those who are already SkyWarn spotters and need to be recertified, and those who may be new to SkyWarn. Given the funding cuts for NWS face-to-face class sessions for SkyWarn training, this is an alternative that is officially recognized by NWS GSP.
This training is provided an no cost to you. The URL for the training course materials is:
Thank you from all of us here at the Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society, for joining us for the 58th Annual Upstate Hamfest. A special thank you to Robert Webster (WR8RW), this year’s Hamfest Chairman, and to all the volunteers who helped setup, run, and cleanup after everything was over.
We hope all of our guests and vendors had an enjoyable experience, and will join us again next year!