Welcome to the new blog for Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club. While working on the newsletter for the club we realized that it would be nice to have a way to communicate with club members in a more consistent way that would allow us to get important events and news out to members quickly. Getting information from the blog is easy, sign up to follow the blog and you will receive an email notifying you that something has been posted or just check the blog periodically to see the latest new


Sunday, February 26, 2012


The Board has picked the Bojangles at 1793 E. Main Street in Spartanburg as the new location for the Club's weekly rag chew.  The "chews" start at 7 p.m. each Tuesday night except for the first and third Tuesday's of each month when the Club's business and board meetings occur.  Come join the fun and fellowship at this new location. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Reminder - February Board Meeting

Just a reminder that the February SPARC board meeting will be held this coming Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm.  Tuesday's meeting will be held at the Spartanburg Herald Journal building with parking and the entrance located on the east side of the building. A rag chew will be held after the board meeting as a preview to the new meeting room.  A location for the March board meeting will be announced at a later date when a  location is chosen. 

K4II Repeater is on the Air!

The K4II SPARC 440 repeater (442.075) antenna has been placed atop the ETV tower in its permanent location.  From all reports the antenna location is working well so make sure to try it out!    

Thursday, February 16, 2012


The Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club has a new home for our monthly business meetings.  These meetings will be held at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal located at 189 W. Main Street in Spartanburg SC. The first meeting in our new location will be in March (03/06/12) and will begin at 7:00 pm.  Parking will be on the east side of the building with members and guests entering the building through the entrance on the east side of the building.  The use of this location will be for business meetings (1st Tuesday of every month) only.  Stay tuned for updates on new locations for weekly rag chew and monthly board meetings.  For the latest information tune into the Monday and Friday nets and look for blog updates.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Repeater Coverage

Locations within the green circle should be 100% copy; Locations between the red & green circles may have some spottiness. This was generated by John Crockett, W3KH, based on the new location of the K4JLA antenna.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


On February 8, 2012, the power switch was thrown on the Club's new 2 meter repeater located on the ETV tower in Whitestone, SC.  The antenna is at a height of 1414 feet MSL, 600 feet AGL.  The repeater has a temporary tone of 123.0.  The assigned tone of 91.5 will be set in about a week.  From all reports the repeaters performance has been excellent and is providing coverage throughout Spartanburg County and beyond.  Break out the radio manuals and set the tones so you can enjoy the new repeater!