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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


The Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club will participate in this year's Boy Scout "Jamboree on the Air" which will take place on Saturday, October 20, at Morningside Baptist Church, 897 S.Pine Street, in Spartanburg.  The event begins at 8:30 AM and runs until noon.  All members are encouraged to support both the club and the Boy Scouts in this activity.  Here's how you can help:

1. Attend the event.  You don't have to stay the whole time, but your presence will demonstrate to the Scouts that ham radio is alive and well in Spartanburg.  (Wear your call sign badge!)  There will be plenty of opportunity for you to be involved in the activities!  Also, we will be setting up the day before - Friday, October 19, at 4:00 PM - and your help would be appreciated.

2. Loan your surplus gear for the static equipment display.   Any interesting piece of radio paraphernalia would be appreciated: radios, microphones, Morse keys, etc.  It doesn't have to be pretty and it doesn't have to be functional - it's for display only.  We'd especially like to have some home brew equipment.  If you can't attend the event but have gear you'd like to contribute, contact me - I'll pick it up and return it to you (wa8ojr@arrl.net).

3. Monitor the K4JLA repeater (147.315) during the event and be prepared to answer our CQ's.  We hope to have some Scouts ready to talk with you on the radio!

Many thanks for helping to make the 2018 JOTA a success!

73, Bruce  WA8OJR