The North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club was originally founded in 1955 and was incorporated in 1958.

The club covers all of Aiken County, South Carolina and surrounding counties. The club meets on odd months at the Public Service Station #2 in North Augusta, South Carolina and on even months at the Aiken Regional Medical Centers in 6th floor classroom in Aiken, South Carolina.

Meeting fellowship starts at 6:30pm and meeting called to order at 7:oopm

NABRC is a Special Services Club recognized by the American Radio Relay League. We offer amateur radio license testing, technical support and education on a wide variety of science related topics. We also sponsor the N4SMS club located at Schofield Middle School in Aiken, South Carolina. We work with the middle and high school students outfitting them with the knowledge necessary to pass their entry level exams.

Once again this year NABRC will be operating an ARRL Field Day site at the Aiken County Government Center at 1930 University Parkway on June 22 & 23. Follow the signs to parking and visitor check-in.

NABRC will operate 3 HF stations, 2 SSB and 1 digital. Operations will start at 2pm Sat until late Saturday night. And then resume Sunday morning. A GOTA (Get-On-The-AIr) station will be operating for non-hams to try their hand at making some contacts. The public is welcome to observe ham radio in action and the capabilities of the Aiken County Emergency Management Communications trailer.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HAM?

SCHEART will be offering Ham (Amateur) Radio classes in June of 2024. This is for Technician, General and Extra. All classes will be running from June 10th through 14th from 6pm to 9pm. Some classes will not take the whole week but will finish when all the material is covered. These classes run concurrently. You can only choose one of the classes.

They’re presenting the classes by video conference using Zoom (http://zoom.us ) If you didn’t have the time to attend in person before, now is your chance. Email them at [email protected]. They’ll forward your email to your instructor, They will send you an invitation to the video conference.

All classes are free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to [email protected]. They need a real name, not a handle. Be sure to tell them which class you want to take and include you cell number.

Testing will be offered on June 15th at 08:30 am at SCETV headquarters, 1041 George Rogers Blvd in Columbia.  They’ll take care of the administrative work first and start the testing at when the admin work is done. Bring a photo ID, an original and copy of any Ham Radio license, your FRN and $10.00 cash. If a child is testing and has no photo I.D., bring a copy of a birth certificate. Also, once the FCC processes your application, they will want an additional $35.00. 

The club has a Facebook group so if you are active on Facebook follow us here. If you are on Twitter you can follow us here

Links to both Facebook and Twitter are found at the bottom of this web site. Just click on the icons.

We hope you will join us at one of our events or at one of the monthly meetings!

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