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, December 23, 2012

Mark your Calendars!

Due to the holidays falling on Tuesdays, and other considerations, please note the following schedule changes for meetings:

Jan 1st 2013 (the first Tuesday of January) will be ragchew only, if enough people are interested.  Listen to the repeaters to hear if and where people are going to meet.

The SPARC Business meeting will be held on January 8th, 2013(the second Tuesday of January) at 7:00 PM at the Herald Journal Building.

The SPARC Board of Directors meeting has been changed from January15th, 2013 to Saturday January 19th at 8:30AM at the Junction Resaurant at Heron Circle.  The new SPARC trailer will be onsite.  The Board will be consider ideas for finishing the inside to safely contain the club's equipment.

All nets will be called on the usual days and times.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

December Board Meeting

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the December Board Meeting will be held at the Spartanburg Herald Journal building located at 189 W. Main St., Spartanburg, SC.  The meeting will begin at 7 pm.  The rag chew will move from the east side Bojangles to the Herald Journal building for this Tuesday only.   

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Membership Dues Reminder

With 2013 quickly approaching we wanted to remind you that 2013 club memberships should be renewed by January 1, 2013, and will be considered past due on January 31, 2013.  The  memberships available are:  Regular (licensed) $15, Family (licensed)  $8 plus the cost of the regular membership, Student (licensed) $8.  You can also upgrade  your membership to a Life (licensed) for $200.  Ann Thompson, KI4MEE, will be happy to take you payment of cash or check.  You can also mail your check to the club at the address listed on the side bar of this blog. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dean Phillips, Bret Phillips' Dad

We wanted to let you know that Dean Phillips, Bret (N9LPT) Phillips', Dad has passed away after a brief illness.  Bret's Dad died on 11/30/12 after being admitted to the hospital.  All funeral arrangements are being handled by Caughman-Harman Funeral Home.  Visitation is Monday, December 03, 2012, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - St. Andrews Chapel located at 5400 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212.  The funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 04, 2012, at 11:00am at St.Andrews Lutheran Church located at 1416 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210-7623.  If you would like to send your condolences the funeral home has an online guest book that you can sign.  For more information and directions to the funeral home and church please visit www.caughman-harmanfuneralhome.net.