Sandblast Rally 2022 – Cheraw, SC
The team is already working on the event and making sure it is safe for everyone. All precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of the volunteers.
This is a really nice one day fun event. They have rally cars and motorcycles in this event. The radio operators are out on the track and they really depend on the radio operators during this event.
On Friday afternoon, March 4 we also have a Shakedown event that gives the drivers a practice run. We use ham radio operators for this and use a Simplex Frequency.
The event starts bright and early Saturday morning. We will have on-line training meetings the week prior to the event. This will give all radio operators a chance to ask questions plus we will have your assignments to you prior to the meeting.
If you are interested in volunteering, please go to the Rally volunteering site: http://nasarallysport.com/main/event/2022/Sandblast-Rally
Please visit https://w4bfb.org/mars-info/repeaters/repeater-usage-guidelines/ for the Guidelines for Repeaters and Radio Systems Operated by the Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society.
Thanks to Morningstar Storage, W4BFB has a new storage location for some of our equipment. This will help us get the club room more organized and have our club station ready to operate for emergency, contest and leisure situations.
If you find yourself in need of a 24-hour access storage facility along with clean, temperature-controlled units – check out Morningstar Storage and find a new unit today! Let them know we sent you!
The 2020 Slate of Officers has been established!
Congratulations to the newly elected officers, including Steven Burke (President), Mitch Barbato (Vice President), Andy Beary (Treasurer), P. Susan Nosko (Secretary), Jon Greene (Director), Dave Nicholson (Director), and Sean O’Connor (Director)! You can see the entire slate of officers here!
The G Suite transition has been completed. If you are an active member of the club, please check your email for the directions to take to complete the transition.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Charles or the Board for more assistance!
The 2018 Slate of Officers has been established!
Congratulations to the newly elected officers, including Steven Burke (President), Mitch Barbato (Vice President), Andy Beary (Treasurer), P. Susan Nosko (Secretary), Jon Greene (Director), Alan Meeker (Director), and Matt Young (Director)! You can see the entire slate of officers here!
On behalf of Andy, K4GKK, and your Board of Directors, I am pleased to advise that the Internal Revenue Service has approved our recent request to be listed as a 501(c)(3) organizations. This means any and all donations to MARS, a charitable organization, are deductible.
As we approach the end of 2014, we hope that club members, in addition to renewing their annual membership, will give serious consideration to making a contribution to the club. In addition to cash, any donation of equipment that can be sold at the Hamfest is tax deductible, as long as the contribution is made before the end of the year and you are given a receipt for the fair market value of the item.
The Board wishes to express its gratitude to George W4GEH, Patrick W4PFI, Patrick’s dad Don Fink, for the time, energy, and attention to getting the application tuned up before it was submitted. Yes, I was involved, but it was a team effort.
Having the 501(c)(3) can and will open some doors for MARS that can have the effect of improving the club’s bottom line and allow us to have a greater impact on our community.
73, Paul, K4VCF