March Presentation Meeting – Skywarn

The March presentation meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30pm. It will be presented live from the YCARS clubhouse. However, to practice social distancing, we ask that no members come to the clubhouse in person.

The presentation will be streamed live on the York County Amateur Radio Society YouTube channel. Chat will be monitored for questions. We will also have a net running during the presentation on the KD4EOD repeater. Attendees can radio in questions through the net.

Please join Daniel Boyer online and learn about Skywarn! Again, please do not attend in person unless specifically asked to do so to assist with video production.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvMn_w5YvKiXsW0_0maotA

SC QSO Party – February 29!

Join YCARS for the SC QSO party on February 29, at the YCARS clubhouse, from 10am – 9pm EST.

We will have two stations on the air. We will be operating 160 – 10m from the YCARS clubhouse and hope to make loads of contacts across the state and across the country!

This is a fun contest. YCARS’ participation this year will be focused more on fun than on winning. We encourage all members who would like experience and practice operating under contest conditions to come out and get on the air!

January Fun Night!

Come on out to the YCARS clubhouse on Thursday, January 2, for our monthly fun night. The first Thursday of each month is our monthly casual get-together where we socialize, talk ham radio, exercise the radios in the shack, and just have a fantastic time! All are welcome. If you haven’t been to YCARS before, or haven’t been in a while, please come on out! We’d love to show you around!

Technician Class – Early 2020

An Amateur Radio Technician Class will be starting in January, 2020!

When: Tuesdays, January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11, February 21, 2020. 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

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

It is strongly recommended that students plan to attend every session.

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).  It can be picked up at Buy Two Way Radios at 528 S. Cherry Rd., Rock Hill, SC or ordered from Amazon.com.

The book will be provided, free of charge, for any student who is currently enrolled in school (K-12). Parents of students are welcome to attend, but they will need to provide their own book.

RSVP by sending an email to w3spc@ycars.org so you can reserve a spot and get additional class information.

December Hobby Night

Join us on Thursday, December 5, at the YCARS clubhouse for our monthly hobby/fun night. Socialize. Chat ham radio. Meet other club members. Get on the air. Work a new mode. Get your HT programmed. There’s no set agenda other than hams having fun and hanging out!

Folks will start to arrive around 6pm and we typically hang out until around 8:30.

VE Test Session in December

Ready to get your Amateur Radio license or upgrade your existing license to a higher class? Join us on Saturday, December 21, at the YCARS clubhouse for our next Volunteer Examiner session!

Cost is $15. (Cash Only)

Bring photocopy of government issued picture ID, Pencil/Pen. For upgrades, bring copy of existing license.  Basic Calculators are allowed but not programmable ones.