Solar_Eclipse_High_Altitude_Balloon_Project_2017

Solar Eclipse High-Altitude Balloon Project

Our own Fleet Belknap (KJ4ZWA), and several of his engineering program
colleagues are planning to launch a balloon to capture live stream video, and other data, for the solar eclipse that will occur on 21 August 2017.
The balloon will be lifting equipment intended to send back APRS, VHF, digital, live stream video and other data using ATV.
The estimated funds needed to “get this project off the ground” are approximately $1650. If you would like to donate to this project, send your contributions to Fleet as follows:
Fleet Belknap, Project Coordinator
108 Pine Lane
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Make your checks payable to: Anthony Cuenca IEEE PSSB
(This ensures the project contributions are correctly tracked for tax and legal purposes.)
If you have any questions, contact Fleet at the following e-mail address:
kj4zwa@aol.com.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Information

In recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week and the upcoming severe weather season in this area, we have received the following information from Mandell Rigdon (WR4XM) related to the WARNs system and GSP Regional SkyWarn.
The list of repeaters linked in the WARNs system in support of GSP Regional SkyWarn can be found at the following link:
www.warnsystem.org
Additional access to the GSP Regional SkyWarn net, in the event of severe
weather, also is available through Echolink and Allstar as follows:
Echolink Node 442775-N4LRD-R
Echolink Node 791726-K9OH-R
Allstar Node 41786 K9OH/R GSPSKYWARN.ORG
There is also a training hosted by the GSP NWS Office in support of Weather Spotters at the following link:
https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
If you have any questions feel free to contact Mandell (WR4XM) at:
wr4xm@wx4pg.org, or Robert (WR8RW) at wr8rw@mail.com.

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Club Dues

This is a reminder that Club Dues need to be paid by the end of the Month, The Club Bylaws state that the roster should be purged at the end of February, So if you have not paid, the Club would love to have you renew.

Go to the Webpage and pay online or put in mail soon to the Club PO Box if you mail send an email to Bill at wwilkesjr@verizon.net

PO Box 6751, Greenville, SC 29616

Here is the link to pay online

 https://www.blueridgears.org/brars/about-us/pay-dues/

Thanks
BRARS