May 2019 NABRC Monthly Newsletter

North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club

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May Meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2019
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Service Station #2
Five Notch Road
North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 146.730 Mhz (-) (Back on the air!)

Program: National Weather Service Advanced Skywarn Class

We will have Doug Anderson, W4NWS, from NWS Columbia SC, giving the advanced Skywarn spotter training. He describes the presentation as a "new whiz-bang presentation with severe thunderstorm meteorology".

So if you already have been through advanced training, you probably have not seen this one.

Upcoming Events

May 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM - Aiken County ARES at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the Cafeteria.

June 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM to June 23, 2019 - 2:00 PM - ARRL Field Day - Will be held at the Aiken County Government Complex on University Parkway in Aiken. Please come help setup, operate and break down.


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ARRL Field Day Site Locator is Live, Promotional Material and FD Gear Now Available

Amateur Radio's most popular operating event, ARRL Field Day is June 22 - 23. See the May issue of QST, page 85, for the official Field Day announcement. The complete 2019 ARRL Field Day packet is online.

The Field Day site locator is now up and running, and by mid-week, 475 sites already were in the database. To find a Field Day site near you, enter your town and state in the "Location or Call Sign" box at the upper left. Listings also are available by state or Canadian province. To add a site, visit the Add Field Day Station page. Information on promoting Field Day is available. Also, visit the Field Day social media page for information on promoting your Field Day operation via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

The ARRL Public Relations Committee will host a series of live video/audio conference calls every Thursday starting on May 9 to help ARRL PIOs with their Field Day publicity efforts. Field Day public service announcements (PSAs) are set to be posted to the ARRL Field Day web page this week.

Official FD 2019 Gear!

Official Field Day gear and supplies available from ARRL including pocket T-shirts, hats, pins, patches, stickers, and coffee mugs are a great way to acknowledge -- and commemorate -- your participation in this most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio.

Encourage club members, family, friends, and prospective hams to take part using ARRL Field Day with recruitment posters and attractive "Get on the Air" (GOTA) pins for those newcomers.

ARRL's new Radio Communications vinyl banner is perfect for showing off Amateur Radio at ARRL Field Day, any public exhibit or recruitment display. It's good for indoor and outdoor use and reusable for years to come.

Clubs are encouraged to order early. Place a group order and pay just $12.50 shipping for all orders over $50 (while supplies last). Get your 2019 ARRL Field Day supplies from the ARRL online store or by calling (888) 277-5289 in the US, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. Outside the US, call (860) 594-0355.

The complete 2019 ARRL Field Day packet is online. ARRL encourages participants to register their Field Day operations using the FD Site Locator.

From the ARRL Letter - May 9, 2019


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