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Sunday, March 31, 2013

April's Events

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, SPARC monthly business meeting at the Spartanburg Herald Journal building located at 189 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC.  The meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Testing by Club VE's.  Testing will occur at the Spartanburg Public Library located at 151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC.  Arrive by 6:30 pm.  All those interested in testing for their initial license or upgrades are invited to attend. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Board Meeting at the Spartanburg Herald Journal.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. 

All rag chews will be at the Bojangles on East Main Street in Spartanburg, except for 4/16/2013 which will occur at the Spartanburg Herald Journal building.

For more details on events or changes to events please monitor the weekly nets which occur on Monday and Friday nights at 8:30 pm. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Assaults on Marion and Mt. Mitchell

On Monday, May 20, 2013, the Club will be providing radio support and sags for the Assaults on Marion and Mt. Mitchell.  A few spots are still open so come join the fun.  The list below contains the rest stop volunteer assignments and indicates the rest stops that need additional volunteers.  If you can help please contact Mike, N4BON at photo209@bellsouth.net

Rest Stop Volunteer Assignments
RS 1 - Keith Lewis K4XP and Larry Abelkop NN4SS  
RS 2 - Ken Kirkley NO4D and Jim Fisk KD6BNO
RS 3 - Del Kraus W5NAP and Herman Ledbetter
RS 4 - Terry Mills KK4BGT 2nd SPOT OPEN
Marion Tom Johnson - NET CONTROL
Niles Vaught K4RNV and Mark Thompson N4TIR
RS 6 - Mike Henley KK4CUT and Britt Mills KK4BGR
RS 7 - Brandon Bailey KI4MRX 2nd SPOT OPEN

RS 8 - Jim Fagan KI4MJK and Janie 2nd SPOT OPEN
RS 9 - Chris Varner KK4BRO 2nd SPOT OPEN
TOP OF MITCHELL - Bret Phillips N9LPT, John Gunderson N1JG and Lester Kennedy KF4EQC



SWEEP First Half - Gary Foster K8HID

SWEEP Second Half - Wayne Davis K4SPA and Lisa Davis N4BOO

SAG - Bo Moss KE4HGZ

RIDER with radio - Mike Martin W4IBT (available but not assigned yet)


Reminder - All SAGS need to be able to carry bikes and riders
This list is up to date as of March 19, 2013.

If you would like to SAG or fill the available second slots ---- contact Mike K4BON at photo209@bellsouth.net

Friday, March 8, 2013

Time Travel

On March 10, 2013 @ 2 am something wonderful will happen.  We will all move to the future one hour.  Set your clocks ahead before bed Saturday night, unless you are up working DX then you can move it ahead at 2 am.  Don't forget or you will be late all day Sunday!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2013 SPARC Membership

Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club would like to thank all the members who have renewed their membership for 2013.  We would also like to report that we gained 5 new life members this year:  Bret Phillips, N9LPT, Frank Sexton, K4SPD, Gaines Hall, W4GH, Bob Richardson, W4RR, and Gerald Emory, WG4E.  Thank you all for supporting SPARC.  All members who would like a copy of the 2013 membership roster please e-mail   cqsparc@gmail.com and a copy will be emailed to you.  A few copies will also be available at the March business meeting.