Hamfest is almost here!

Our annual Hamfest is right around the corner this coming Saturday, May 6th, gates open to the public at 8am. Online ticketing is $8, $10 at the gate. Come on out and join us!

PS You may have noticed that our Facebook event for the Hamfest was cancelled, we are currently looking into how this happened, but rest assured, the event is still on!

Eclipse Balloon Launch

Latest Update on the Stratos Project (Eclipse Balloon Launch)
Fleet Thomas Belknap and his engineering colleagues have the following update on their project:
-Funds raised, as of April 3, were $1130 toward a goal of $1700
-The Raspberry Pi and half of the sensors are purchased
-The initial Python program has been written with two additional programs under development.

For more updates on the Stratos Project visit their Facebook page at:
https://m.facebook.com/GRVHAB/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1

To donate to the project visit their GoFundMe page at:
https://www.gofundme.com/GRVHAB

The team have a forum thread on QRZ at:
http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/stratos-high-altitude-balloon-launchduring- the-2017-solar-eclipse.559654/

An article was recently published on Hamsci about the project. That article is located at:
http://hamsci.org/basic-project/2017-total-solar-eclipse

Their latest video is available at: https://youtu.be/3KZWgAtIovk

Field Day 2017

Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society – 2017 Field Day Site Hunt
We are in need of your assistance to help find a 2017 Field Day site! We want to vote on our Field Day site location at the May 2017 meeting. The criteria for a Field Day site are:
-Is located in Greenville County
-Has sufficient trees for some level of shade and mounting of antennas
-Is not located on a paved lot
-Is easily accessible by vehicles with two-wheel drive
-Will accommodate camping (tents, RVs, or camper-trailers)
-Will accommodate portable toilets if necessary

Do you have a site in mind that meets the criteria above, if so:
-Contact the property owner to inquire if they would be willing to host us
-Take photographs of the site from various perspectives
-Provide basic information about the site such as location, elevation, etc.
– Send the information to Robert (WR8RW) at: wr8rw@mail.com

Thanks and 73 for your help!!!