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Fred and I would like you to know the latest news on SOUTHCARS NCS net operations.  Jeff W4JRV has resigned after 10 years of service to the net.. He is taking a position as a Police Officer ,he will be missed. Jeff's leaving will create a need for a full time NCS on the Monday 8 to 9 am time slot. Please at the start of your  over the air shift make mention of the new opening. If anyone is interested please call  our scheduling  manager Fred W4FHC  at 919. 920. 4210 or the net manager Rick ND4Z at 803.449.4200.

Also, if after your net secession is started and you are in a position that you can not finish, you should  ask if their are any "Official" net control stations on frequency that can  take a list or finish the net for you. It is very important that a active Official NCS operator resumes the net and not  any member (Or NON MEMBER). ONLY Official NCS are allowed to run a net. If you can not find a active Official NCS operator you should make an announcement that you are putting the net in open session until the next NCS steps in, then try calling W4FHC Fred or ND4Z,Rick. If you do not know who are active NCS operators are, you can look at the NCS Schedule or I will send you the latest list.
Best 73,
Rick ND4Z and Fred W4fhc


The SOUTHCARS annual Hiawassee, Georgia, Late Spring/Early Summer picnic and tailgate get together will be held this year at its normally scheduled second weekend in June. This year we will kick off the festivities on Friday, June 7th with the setup of a SOUTHCARS amateur radio station located at the top of the hill at the Garden Pavilion in the North Georgia Mountain Fair and Camp ground in Hiawassee, Georgia. SOUTHCARS will have the station set up there through Sunday morning June 9th. 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 from the picnic. This has been a lot of fun over the years during past events. The station must be dismantled by end of morning on Sunday.
The Tailgate party begins at 7:00AM Saturday with coffee and pastries available.  
The picnic lunch will be served on Saturday, June 8th following the Midday session off the net between 1:00PM and 1:30PM. Please bring an item 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.
On Saturday night June 8th, at 7:00PM. We will have “THE HAPPY TOGETHER CONCERT” with 6 bands performing on site at the Anderson Music Hall located at the same address where we have the picnic. The bands are;
THE “THREE DOG NIGHT” with Chuck Negron
THE “CLASSIC FOUR” with Dennis Yost
I would suggest that anyone who wishes to attend for the full weekend to make their lodging reservations early as hotels and motels tend fill up. 
Anybody wishing to attend and needs transportation or 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.



We are in Need of an NCS for Monday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Contact W4FHC FRED

919-920-4210 or


Cell 803-449-4200 or Home: 803-816-2537


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