It’s Time to Party!

It’s Christmas Party time!

Join us at the clubhouse on Thursday, December 13, at 6pm for the YCARS annual Christmas Party!

Please bring a side dish or dessert. Email Brent Case with what you are bringing so he can ensure we have a good distribution of sides. Also, please bring any serving utensils which are needed.

If you would like to participate in our white elephant gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift valued around $10.

Please sure to wear your “UGLIEST” Christmas Sweater.

Clubhouse Cleaning!


It’s time again to give the clubhouse a little TLC.  Let’s get the clubhouse looking nice for the Christmas party which is on December 13!

We will be holding a cleaning party on Thursday, December 6, at 6pm.

  • Clubhouse Cleaning
    The meeting room needs a good cleaning and dusting.  Tables cleaned off.  Tables and chairs wiped down.  Dusting of shelves and equipment.  Removal of cobwebs.
  • General shack clean-up, organization, and maintenance
    The shack needs a little love. We need to lay the stations out to be comfortable operating positions with effective cable management. All equipment needs to be wiped down and cleaned.
  • Hamfest cleanup
    We’ve got a lot of stuff that was brought back from the hamfest that needs to be gone though, organized, and put away or set aside for sale.

We need as many club members as possible to come out and lend a hand!

Operating / Fun Night!

Don’t forget, this Thursday, November 1, is our monthly operating night / fun night.

Come by and socialize.  Get on the air.  Make some contacts.  Learn how to use the club’s equipment or bring your own.

This is a great time to get your HT programmed, ask questions to other hams, get advice, suggestions, and tips…

Also, need coax jumpers?  Bring some PL259 or N connectors and we’ll help you make some cables.  (limited amount of LMR400 and RG-8x available).

This is the most fun and social monthly gathering at the clubhouse.  Come on out!

York County ARES Net

York County now has an ARES chapter up and running and is a member of the SC Amateur Radio Emergency Services network.  If you are interested in participating, please contact John Gendron, KE4PLT or Steve Czaikowski, W3SPC.

The York County ARES Net will be held weekly on Monday evenings at 21:00 local.  It is called on the KD4EOD repeater, 147.225 +, PL 110.9.

October Presentation Meeting – NTS

Everyone who can, please attend our October presentation meeting, which will be held at the clubhouse on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

The topic will be NTS.  We will be discussing what the NTS is, a brief history, how NTS traffic is routed, and how to handle formal traffic.

All are encouraged to join us and participate, especially active members of the YCARS 2m net, which is an NTS listed net!

Calling Net Control

We are in need of a few additional Net Control Operators.

If you are interested in calling the YCARS 2m Evening Net, please let us know.  Experience is a plus, but not required.  All that is needed is a commitment of your time and a solid signal into the K4YTZ repeater.  Net control training can be provided.

Please message K4BSC if you are interested.

October Business Meeting Postponed

The October Business Meeting, which was scheduled to be held on October 11, has been rescheduled for October 18.

Sorry for the short notice and inconvenience.  Due to Hurricane Michael, Darcy was called out of town and John had a work conflict which made it impossible for him to attend the meeting.

See everyone on October 18th at the clubhouse!