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


Wednesday, June 20, 2018


It's time for Field Day! The Grid Chase will begin on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 2 pm. For the next 24 hours our members will make as many contacts as possible in an effort to improve our ranking from last year. This year we have two new state of the art Icom IC-7300 radios plus new end fed antennas. This years event will again be at the Drayton Fire Department, 50 Carney Street, Drayton SC. Setup is Friday, June 22, 2018, at 9 am. Below you will find a links to the Icom IC-7300 manual and a video to help you learn about these new radios. You can come early on Saturday, starting  at noon so you can "play" with the IC-7300 before the contest begins. Please bring snacks to share with your fellow radio operators; drinks and other necessary supplies will be provided. Get ready it's time to for Field Day. Come help your club participate in this awesome event and increase our ranking!

IC-7300 Specifications (Basic Manual)


Famous DXer Talks About his New Radio

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Local Students Discover Amateur Radio

McCracken Middle School students found their radio voice with the help of Timothy Terrell, W4TDT, Bret Phillips, N9LPT and Fritz Nitsch, W4NTO. Timothy wants to thank his fellow SPARCsters who helped introduce these students to amateur radio. For most, this was their first opportunity to talk on amateur radio and he hopes this will inspire them to pursue a license. Bret and Fritz answered lots of questions and did a wonderful job promoting amateur radio. This is a great effort to inspire a new generation of Hams!