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


Thursday, May 16, 2013


Below are the volunteer assignments for the Assaults on Marion and Mt. Mitchell that will occur on Monday, May 20, 2013.  This list is up to date as of 5/16/13.  We still have volunteer positions open at Rest Stop 4, 7, and more SAGS are needed.  If you can volunteer for the 2 open positions at rest stops 4, 7, or can drive a SAG please contact Mike, K4BON at photo209@bellsouth.net.  Thanks again for volunteering your time!

Rest Stop 1 - Larry Abelkop, NN4SS

Rest Stop 2 - Dave Hershberger, KN8Y

Rest Stop 3 - Del Kraus, W5NAP and Herman Ledbetter

Rest Stop 4 - Terry Mills, KK4BGT and VOLUNTEER NEEDED

Marion Tom Johnson - Net Control - Niles Vaught, K4RNV and Mark Thompson, N4TIR

Rest Stop 6 - Mike Henley, KK4CUT and Britt Mills KK4BGR

Rest Stop 7 - Brandon Bailey, KI4MRX and VOLUNTEER NEEDED 

Rest Stop 8 - Jim Fagan, K14MJK, Janie, and Richard McAbee, W4MTK and Yvonne Lane

Rest Stop 10 - Chris Varner, KK4BRO and Sam Richardson, WA4BPW

Mountain Top - Bret Phillips, N9LPT, Keith Lewis, K4XP, Mike Bonner, K4BON, Kirk Fort, KF8Y

Motorcycle 1 - George Neale, K4GDN

Sag 1 - Les MacBay, W4LSO

Sweep 1 - First Half - Gary Foster, K8HID

Sweep 2 - Second Half - Wayne Davis, K4SPA and Lisa Davis, N4B00

Rider with radio - Mike Martin, W4IBT (Sag 3 when assigned)

Auditorium - Fritz Nitsch, W4NTO, Art Patterson, KE4EAN, Karen Marmet, KF4BLF

Big Bird - Mike Bonner, K4BON

Reminder - All SAGS need to be able to carry bikes and riders

Please forward all questions to Mike, K4BON at photo209@bellsouth.net

Please join use for this great event and opportunity to serve our community!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mt Mitchell Update

by Mike Bonner, K4BON
GPS Coordinates and pictures of the rest stops for the Assaults on Marion and Mt. Mitchell by Mike Bonner, K4BON.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

John Dewerth KC4QAC (SK)

John  Dewerth   KC4QAC
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of our own, John Dewerth, KC4QAC.  John went home to his Lord on May 9, 2013.  You can learn more about his life and information regarding his funeral arrangements at  www.floydmortuary.com/obituaries.aspx.  We will miss John  as he takes his seat in the great ham shack in the sky.  73 's John!