We are pleased to announce that York County is now being served by Greenville-Spartanburg Regional Skywarn.
There is a new repeater in Rock Hill on 444.925 MHz (+5), PL 91.5. The callsign of the repeater is W4FTK and it has a fantastic wide-coverage footprint. Skywarn nets are held on the new repeater on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM. The new repeater is linked to the K9OH repeater system and is linkable to the WARNS repeater system during severe weather. Please see https://gspskywarn.org/ for more information. The website is being updated to show the new repeater and get more infomation listed.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible, and rest assured that York County stands ready for severe weather. You can now be reliably represented to the National Weather Service. Please feel free to use the repeater any time as there’s a great group of folks on there and make sure to stop by and check in to the nets.
Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to:
AEC, York County ARES
Hamshack Hotline: 4658
Big news! Starting in January, YCARS business and presentation meetings will be able to be joined remotely over Skype!
The technology infrastructure in finally in place to allow us to put the Internet service at the clubhouse to work even more. Remote access to meetings.
Are you a snow bird? Do you hate driving in the cold, dark winter? Have you moved away from our area but still would like to be able to participate in the club? If so, make sure you renew (or join) your membership in 2020. Meetings will be open to all active club members!
Meetings will be extended online with Skype. If you do not have a Microsoft Account and the Skype client, please get it set up before January so you can join the fun!
YCARS will be participating in Winter Field Day again this year. WHEN: January 25-26 WHERE: Westminster Park, 4000 India Hook Rd, Rock Hill, SC
We will be helping Scouts get on the air during the event and running a Radio Merit Badge class. Come out, show your support, make some contacts! Enclosed operating positions, radios, antennas, and WiFi will be provided. Let’s get out and make as many contacts as possible under emergency conditions!
Have you found yourself walking into the YCARS shack and feeling a little overwhelmed? Do you have questions such as:
How do I log into the computers and use them?
How do I use digital modes from the shack?
How do I connect the right antenna to the right radio?
How do I use these latest technology rigs?
How do I use the amp?
What about logging?
Should I use K4YTZ or my personal callsign?
What do I need to be concerned with to ensure I don’t damage any equipment?
The shack is there for YCARS members to use. Get on the air. Make contacts. Leverage the beams. Get on bands you don’t have antennas for at home.
Join us on Thursday, November 14, at 6:30pm for a shack training session! This is an hour prior to the November monthly business meeting. The goal is to ensure that YOU feel comfortable walking into the shack, sitting down at a station, and have the ability to operate comfortably and safely. The shack is a fantastic asset that is the best club shack in the area! We want you to feel comfortable using it!