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!

VE Testing this Saturday!

Calling all test takers! Now’s the time to get your amateur radio license or upgrade to a higher class!

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 9:30am
WHERE: YCARS Clubhouse, 2051 Squire Road, Rock Hill, SC

$15 cash. Bring government issued ID as well as an official copy of your existing license if upgrading.

Good luck to all!

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!

Santa came early for a few test takers!

YCARS hosted a fantastic VE test session this morning. Seven candidates took exams and eight elements were passed.

Something you don’t see very often – Christopher, here with the VE team, came in unlicensed and walked out being the highest class license there is. Yes, Technician, General, and Extra, all in one session!

Congratulations to all!

VE Tests – December 21!

VE tests will be held on Saturday, December 21!

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

Testing will begin at 9:30am. It is recommended you arrive early to complete your necessary paperwork and get checked in. The testing location is our clubhouse, 2051 Squire Road, Rock Hill, SC.

Good luck to all those who take an exam!

YCARS 2020 Officers Elected

Officer elections were held on December 12. The officers of YCARS for 2020 are as follows:

President: John Gendron, NJ4Z
Vice President: Philip Chandler, KM4WLS
Secretary: Ron Pryor, KN4KDC
Treasurer: Tedd Clayton, KN4RJW
Custodian: Wayne Reeves, KN4RNP
Trustee: Steve Czaikowski, W3SPC