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, April 30, 2015

Don't Miss the Fun!

Don't forget, the Upstate Hamfest is this Saturday, May 5th.  Gates will open at 8:00 am and tickets are $8.00.  Children under 12 are free.  The hamfest will again be held at the Spartanburg Fair Grounds located at 575 Fairground Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.  For more information, 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Important Odds & Ends

Thanks to all the SPARC Members who came out Saturday for Hobbycon 2015.  It was a great success and the trailer worked well.  Ginny Reid, KC2ZBY needs four more people to purchase jackets so those purchasing can get the special pricing.  If you would like to buy a club jacket please let her know as soon as possible.   We would also like to welcome Cale Nelson, K4CDN as an author to the blog,  Cale is the creator and star of the podcast Fotime and it is a great way for new Hams to learn about this awesome hobby.  The March of  Dimes walk will take place this Saturday, April 25. Club members planning to help will meet at the District 7 Operations Center side parking lot located at the corner of Union and Virginia Streets at 8:00 am.  The address is 717 Union Street.

May will be another busy month for the club with lots of special events going on.  The Upstate Hamfest will be held on May 2nd at the Spartanburg Fair Grounds.  The business meeting program (May 5th) will be on the Assaults on Marion and Mt. Mitchell.  Mike Bonner, K4BON requests those participating in the assaults please attend the rag chew on May 12th so that he can distribute t-shirts for the Assaults and go over final assignments. For those of you who are Twitter users, SPARC is now on Twitter @K4II_sparc.  Follow us and keep up to date with club happenings.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


SPARC will have our new trailer at the Spartanburg County Pubic Library Main Branch for HobbyCon on April 18, 2015.  The event is from 11 am - 3 pm.  We will start setting up about 9:30 am.  If you would like to help come out and help us staff this great event.  Stay for the entire time or just awhile, all are welcome. This is a great way for our club to demonstrate the magic of radio to the citizens of Spartanburg.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Business Meeting, April 7, 2015

The speaker for April will be Mr. Bill Minikiewiz, W4FSV of Breadboard Radio (www.breadboardradio.com).  Mr. Minikiewiz will have a show and tell of his QRP kits and what you can do with less than a watt.  He will have his kits for sell as well.  Looks like a great meeting! Thanks to Bret Phillips, N9LPT for his hard work.