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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spartanburg County's Emergency Preparedess Day

On September 24th, SPARC will participate in Spartanburg County's Emergency Preparedness Day which will be held at the Harvest Day Festival in Inman, SC.  We will begin set up at 8 am and the event will start at 9 am and end at 5 pm.  All club members are invited to come and participate. Come and stay all day or come out for an hour or two; all help will be appreciated.  This is a great way to get some DX time in and practice using the club radios.  Harvest Day is a great festival so there will be many opportunities to "sell" ham radio to those in attendance.  The map below shows the location of those participating in Emergency Preparedness Day.  We are listed as "Ham R" on the map.  Our location has been moved a little from what is shown on the map and may be moved some on Saturday so look in this vicinity for the trailer.  If using a GPS we will be located close to 43 North Main Street.  The business located at this address is Carolina Vision Associates.  Parking will be available across the railroad track and across the street at Inman First Baptist Church.  If you have difficulty walking long distances and would like Pokey to pick you up and bring you to the operation site please call him on the radio using our 2 meter repeater (147.315).  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 5, 2016

September Business Meeting

The Spartanburg Amateur Radio Club will auction off the tower that was donated by Lea Salter's son-in-law this Tuesday at our monthly business meeting.  If you plan to bid on this please make arrangements to take it home with you after the meeting.  As a reminder, this auction is open to club members only so that club members have the opportunity to enhance/improve their radio stations. Pictures of the tower and antennas are below.  

The following components will be auctioned off:
Tower, rotor plate, mast, and house bracket - $125.00 is the suggested starting bid
Rotor (this rotates but does not indicate - $25.00 is the suggested starting bid
6 meter beam - $40.00 is the suggested starting bid
2 meter beam - $25.00 is the suggested starting bid

We will also have a program tomorrow night on software defined radio presented by Jim Caldwell, K1VKD. Make sure to join us for all the fun!  See you tomorrow!