South Cars
Announcements of Interest


Some Members have offered to help, others who may not be able to drive, by offering Car Pooling. You can contact Jerry for more information on this subject. Jerry : or call Jerry’s cell at 239-770-8798. Jeff W4JRV, located near Beaufort, SC has some extra room and would be happy to provide a ride. His Contact e mail is , if you wish to contact him.

The SOUTHCARS Annual Hiawassee, Georgia, picnic and tailgate on Saturday, June 10th.

Our late Spring/Early Summer picnic and tailgate get together will be held during the second weekend in June. This year we will kick off the festivities on Friday, June 9th with the setup of a SOUTHCARS amateur radio station at the Garden Pavilion in the North Georgia Mountain Fair and Camp ground.

We will have the station set up there through Saturday June 10th. Depending on the propagation and other conditions (bad weather or lightning), NCS operators and other ham radio volunteers are welcome to take turns running the net while there; this has been a lot of fun over the years during past events. The station must be dismantled by the end of the day on Saturday.

The tailgate party begins at 7:00AM Saturday with coffee and pastries available. The picnic lunch will be served following the Midday session off the net, between 1:00PM and 1:30PM. Please bring a covered dish to share with others. Mary’s Southern Grill will be supplying the Pork Barb B Q again this year; however we will have a grill set up this year to cook Steaks, hamburgers, Hotdogs, and/or other goodies.

Those who are attending and blessed with Musical Talent, it is requested that you bring your instruments so we can have an Old Fashion Southern Hoe Down. N5ICT, Jerry is trying to put together “The Official Southcars Band”. If you are interested in being in this band contact Jerry.  

It is suggest that anyone who plans to attend the full weekend, to make their lodging reservations early as hotels and motels tend to fill up quickly during this time of the year. 

Anybody wishing to attend and needs transportation or those planning on attending with extra room in their vehicles, please contact Jerry, N5ICT via E-mail and he will try to coordinate car pools or other transportation for those in need.

Anyone who would like to help out in the set up and organizing of the picnic to please E-mail Jerry at or call Jerry’s cell at 239-770-8798.