Upcoming volunteer opportunities

IMG_8060Here are two upcoming opportunities to serve the community using your ham radio skills. Both will test your patience and your skill.

  1. Klondike Camp: This is to teach the Radio Merit Badge to Boy Scouts at Camp Barstow. The dates are 12/27 and 12/28 (Saturday and Sunday). You don’t have to be a badge counsellor to teach the course but you do have to know the requirements and be able to teach them to younger folks. Links to the materials will be provided for anyone interested. We anticipate it will take 3 hams to get through all the material and it will take several others on the air to help them get their 10 minutes of talk time (the final requirement).
  2. Harbison 50K (YES, 50): This event will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Harbison State Forest. We need lots of hams willing to come out and provide communications for the event from various positions on the trail. Some positions are accessible via vehicle, others require that the ham port their gear into their position and set-up shop fully prepared to maintain their own warmth and the integrity of their gear. This is a full survival mode event. You will have to bring your own drinks, snacks, and meals. Anything you may need for comfort or warmth has to be brought.

Please contact Tammy, N4TAL (n4tal@att.net), if you’re interested in either or both of these events.

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Photo Gallery: CARC Christmas Party

carc_xmas_2014_27The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held their Christmas party at Flight Deck in Lexington, S.C., on Dec. 1. Club officers, volunteers and other key personnel were noted for their service to the club during the packed-house event.

Club secretary Steve, KI4VGA, received the Amateur Radio Operator of the Year Award from club president Ronnie, W4RWL. A representative from the Boy Scouts was also present and thanked club members for their recent service during Jamboree on the Air.

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D-STAR University, Jan. 17

dstarThe Aiken, SC, D-STAR Club will hold a one day D-STAR workshop that will provide information and training on all levels of D-STAR, the Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio. Classes will be organized to allow participants on all levels from new users to repeater system administrators gain knowledge about D-STAR’s digital voice and data technology.

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Congratulations to our 2015 officers

The Columbia Amateur Radio Club held elections Monday, Nov. 3, and voted on board members for 2015. Those elected were:

  • President: Ronnie, W4RWL
  • Vice President: Ron, K1TCB
  • Secretary: Steve, KI4VGA
  • Treasurer: Andy, KK4DSD
  • Director: Tom, W1TEF
  • Director: Todd, KN4QD

Appointed positions will be selected at the beginning of the year.

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Photos & Video: CARC operates 24 hours for Field Day 2014

FD-2014_21Members of the Columbia Amateur Radio Club operated for 24-hours straight during Field Day activities on June 28-29, making two-way contacts with nearly every state on a variety of bands and modes.

Unofficial counts show CARC made more than 860 contacts during the operating period, with five HF stations active on CW, digital and phone modes. This year’s activities were held at the Calhoun County Auxiliary Emergency Operations Center near Sandy Run.

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