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April Meeting

WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2019
6:30 PM - Fellowship
7:00 PM - Meeting

WHERE: Aiken Regional Medical Center
University Parkway (6th Floor - Classrooms A & B)
Aiken, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (- PL 156.7)

Program: "The Language of Amateur Radio"
Pound a key and send a message. Press a button and talk. Amateur radio is all about communication. Clarity and brevity are certainly needed for emergency communications but what about everyday conversations. We'll discuss easy ways to improve radio communications to convey meaning and promote real understanding.

Upcoming Events

April 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM - Aiken County ARES at Aiken Regional Medical Center in the Cafeteria.

School Club Roundup Report

The North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club is proud of the hard work and dedication shown by the Schofield Middle School Technology and Amateur Radio Club. In the February 2019 ARRL School Club Roundup, Schofield came in first place in the nation. They received a score of 286,132 having worked 890 Amateur Radio stations in all 50 US States, 7 of the 14 Canadian Provinces, and 30 foreign countries. They contacted 18 club stations and 37 school club stations.

The ARRL School Club Roundup is held twice a year and last for a week each time. This event brings school students as well as veteran Amateur Radio operators to the airwaves in a contest meant to test the abilities of all involved. Due to the tremendous support of the Aiken County Public School District and Dr. Sean Alford, these Amateur Radio Clubs in our public schools help to teach students about technology, mathematics, communications, and gives them the chance to make new friends and to learn about life in other countries.

The North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club sponsors the Schofield Middle School Technology and Amateur Radio Club as well as the North Augusta High School Technology and Amateur Radio Club. Trained Amateur Radio volunteers help to prepare the students for their Federal Communications Commission Amateur Radio test that will allow them to operate on Amateur Radio without assistance from the volunteers.

The volunteers also help the students in learning about electronic theory, how to put together electronic kits, how to operate on the Amateur Radio equipment, and how to communicate with others around the world.

Our congratulations go out to the Schofield Middle School Technology and Amateur Radio Club on their exceptional win!

Kent Hufford, KQ4KK
Mike Newland, NC8N
David Kjellquist, WB5NHL
Jim Harris, KG4ZNN
Brian Robertson, AA4UJ
Jim Matson, KN4OQD
Richard Nelson, KK4FCI
Darby Wills, KK4PEQ


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