November Meeting

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017.
             6:30 PM - Ragchew
             7:00 PM – Business Meeting

WHERE: North Augusta Public Safety #2
               Five Notch Road
               North Augusta, SC

TALK-IN: 145.350 Mhz (-) (PL tone: 156.7)

BUSINESS: Election of club officers for 2018. Proposed change to bylaws concerning officers terms from 1 year to 2 year terms. 

PROGRAM: Dave, WB5NHL, will be doing a live "on-the-air" demonstration of the new FT8 digital mode. 

Annual Christmas Party

The NABRC Annual Christmas Party and officer installation will be held at the Aiken Golden Coral on Whiskey Road on December 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM. 

This party is held in lieu of our monthly meeting.

Please come out to join us for this great evening of fun and fellowship. 

Science Education Enrichment Day

The annual Science Education Enrichment Day was a huge success! This year's SEED event saw over 4500 people in attendance. This was a record in terms of attendance. 

You can view picture of the SEED event at https://k4nab.org/photo-gallery/nggallery/nabrc-events/seed-2017/.

Thank you to all our volunteers and coordinators for making this event so great!

Club Elections

The November meeting of the North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club is our annual election of officers. Currently all positions are running unopposed. If this remains the case, a general approval of the slate will be the election. 

The nominees are as follows:

President: Gregory Godsey, K5CVD

Secretary: Albert Rainsford, KM4MMT

Treasurer: David Kjellquist, WB5NHL

A chance to make further nominations will be given before the vote. 

Our December Christmas Party meeting is the installation of officers. 

North Augusta High School Amateur Radio Club

As we have discussed at the last several club meetings, Greg, K5CVD, was working with the Aiken County Public School District to get an Amateur Radio club started at North Augusta High School.

We are pleased to announce that our proposal was accepted and our first meeting of the NAHS ARC was held October 11, 2017 at 3:45 PM in the Auditorium of the school. Dave, WB5NHL; Kent, KQ4KK and Greg, K5CVD were at the meeting. Two NAHS students came to the meeting for a little while. 

Our next meeting will be held on November 8 at 3:45 in the Auditorium. Poster were put up throughout the school on November 3. These were the 6 posters created by the ARRL which had students featured in some of the posters. 

We are also working to build an Amateur Radio station that will remain at the school. We have been offered any locked closet in the auditorium to use for storing our equipment. The school is also willing to have antennas permanently placed on the roof of the auditorium. 

Schofield's Amateur Radio Club has offered the use of some of their surplus equipment until we can obtain our own. If you have any radios, antennas, or any other radio related equipment you are willing to donate to our efforts, we would be thankful! 

We have also started a GoFundMe to help raise money to buy any equipment we need. You can donate by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/high-school-amateur-radio-club. Any money raised above our goal will be used for materials to teach the teens about Amateur Radio. 

We will need to purchase a locked cabinet like the one at Schofield to help secure our equipment. Donations to help fund the new club would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Mike, NC8N for the donations he has made so far. 

Thank you all in advance for all your help and support!

Schofield Middle School Amateur Radio Club wins the national School Club Roundup

Schofield Middle School's Amateur Radio Club in Aiken South Carolina, sponsored by the North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club, won first place in the ARRL School Club Roundup both nationally and in their class. 

Schofield Middle School's Amateur Radio Club, using their club call of N4SMS, won with a score of 408,444 points. They made 1,011 contacts from 48 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 19 DX countries. Of those contacts 20 were Amateur Radio Clubs and 58 were Amateur Radio School Clubs. 

Second place in the contest was a Middle School from Texas that scored over 50,000 fewer points than Schofield. 

Schofield Middle School's Amateur Radio Club was supported this year by the following Elmers:

WB5NHL DAVE KJELLQUIST

NC8N MIKE NEWLAND

KQ4KK KENT HUFFORD

AA4UJ BRIAN ROBERTSON

AB4BF BARRY FRALEY

KG4ZNN JIM HARRIS

KP2L CARL JUVRUD

KK4FCI RICHARD NELSON - TEACHER ADVISOR

KK4PEQ DARBY WILLS - FORMER MS STUDENT

KM4QJK CHRISTIAN ADAMS -FORMER MS STUDENT

Congratulations to all the students and the Elmers for all their hard work and dedication!

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