Technician Class – Starting in April!

An Amateur Radio Technician Class will be starting in April, 2019!

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: York County Amateur Radio Society clubhouse – 2051 Squire Rd, Rock Hill, SC.

It will continue each subsequent Wednesday on April 10, and April 17 with the test being Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 AM.

Cost is FREE except for cost of the book ($24) and the test ($15). You must bring this book to each class:  Gordon West Technician Class Manual (2018-22) w/ Bonus Audio CD.  It can be picked up at Buy Two Way Radios at 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC or ordered from Amazon.com.  

RSVP by sending an email to k4bsc@comporium.net so you can reserve a spot and get additional class information.

March Presentation Meeting

March’s presentation meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28. Socializing will begin around 6:30pm with the presentation beginning promptly at 7:30pm.

The presentation will be given by Steve Kelly, WB4QNI. The topic is “antennas”.

Steve has many years of experience designing, building, and erecting various types of antennas. In his presentation, Steve hopes to highlight many tips and tricks for construction and erection of antennas that he has developed and learned over the years. This should be a fantastic meeting, for sure! Hope to see as many folks as possible attend.

It’s Time to Paint the Clubhouse

It’s time to give the clubhouse some TLC, and we’re starting with a deep clean and a fresh coat of paint!

Sherwin-Williams in Rock Hill was nice enough to donate YCARS enough paint to cover the entire interior of the clubhouse!

We need volunteers to help with a painting party at the clubhouse on the weekend of March 16 and 17.

We’ll start on Saturday by pulling everything off the walls and giving the clubhouse a good deep cleaning. The painting will then begin.

We need brushes and rollers if you’ve got them. If you have a 6′ or 8′ step ladder, that will come in handy as well.

Come on out and help the clubhouse look like new again! All the help we can get is greatly appreciated!

POTA Activation and Fox Hunt!

Join YCARS for a POTA Activation and Foxhunt!

April 6, 2019
Foxhunt will be from 8am – 10am
POTA activation from 10am – 2pm

Kings Mountain State Park is the destination!

Several members will be camping Friday and Saturday nights, and will have extended POTA activation times from the campground.

ALL are welcome! Please feel free to invite others who would like to participate in the event!

For more information, reach out to Colby Case, AE1U or Steve Czaikowski, W3SPC. Hope to see everyone there for fun and socializing!

Unfamiliar with POTA (Parks on the Air), check out their website at http://parksontheair.com

February VE Session – 12 exams passed!

YCARS welcomes 7 new Technicians and 5 upgraded Generals after our VE test session on February 16th.

Congratulations to everyone who entered the fun filled world of ham radio and those who now have greatly extended HF privileges! We hope to hear you all on the air soon!

Tedd Clayton – KN4RJW – was among the amateurs who passed Element 3 on February 16.

YCARS Club T-Shirts

We will be taking orders for Club T-Shirts starting tonight Feb 14th thru Feb 28th – We need a minimum of 12 Shirts per order, they must be paid for before the order is placed.

2 Choices Black Shirt with White Graphics and Grey Shirt with Black Graphics. 
Can be made with you name and call below the YCARS logo on the front left chest. See pictures Attached.

Prices – 
Either Shirt with Name and Call S – XL $ 20.00/ea
Either Shirt with Name and Call XXL $ 22.00/ea
Either Shirt with Name and Call XXXL $ 23.00/ea

Either Shirt without Name and Call S – XL $ 17.00/ea
Either Shirt without Name and Call XXL $ 19.00/ea
Either Shirt without Name and Call XXXL $ 20.00/ea

Once the T-shirt Order is placed – we will have the new YCARS Logo digitized at South Paw Screen Printing on Cherry Road and you will be able to order polo shirts, Hats etc. on a one off basis.

Please See John NJ4Z, Tedd KN4RJW or Steve W3SPC at the meeting, call, e-mail or text to order.

JUST TO BE CLEAR – YOUR SHIRTS WILL NOT BE ORDERED UNTIL YOU HAVE PAID FOR THEM – THE CLUB IS NOT FINANCING THE ORDER… CASH OR CHECK ACCEPTED

YCARS Members Attend SCEMD ARES Training

Several members of YCARS, who are a part of York County ARES, attended Auxcomm ARES training on February 9th at the SC State Emergency Operations Center.

Topics included amateur and non-amateur radio communications operations that are used during emergency deployments and practice using multiple modes and frequencies using numerous field deploy-able communications trailers.

Training and practice is key to preparedness.


Visit YCARS at the Charlotte Hamfest!

Stop by and say hi to YCARS at the Charlotte Hamfest on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9.

YCARS will have a table set up. We will providing information about our club and will have membership applications on hand.

While saying hello, you will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win a brand new Yaesu FT-70DR! Help YCARS and receive a chance to win a fantastic dual-band, digital capable HT!!