April 2024 Events

 The Month of April is packed full of events this year. Below is a list of what's going on.

Appalachian Journey Bike Ride (4.6.24) - This bike ride will be held in the area of Floyd, VA. There are 105, 70, and 38 mile events starting at 7:30AM Saturday.

New River Trail Marathon (4.13.24) - The New River Trail Marathon is a 10, 25, and 50k race that takes place on the New River tail between Fries and Galax, VA. Race starts at 8:00AM Saturday.

No Frills Horse Ride (4.18.24-4.21.24) - The No Frill Horse Ride is an endurance horse riding event that takes place in the Shenandoah Valley.

If you are interested in Volunteering for any of these events, please feel free to email us at briarpatcharc@gmail.com

The New Ham Net

There will be a New Ham Net each Wednesday @8PM on the N4DN repeater system. This is a net to help all the new hams get familiarized with the hobby! 

Big Congratulations to New Hams

Congratulations to seven new ham Technicians and one new Tech + General who completed Glen, N4DN’s Technician class. There was also one student who scored 100%. Enjoy those new HT's and your 12 month complimentary club membership.

The new hams are:
Jo B.
Brian C.
Cindy D.
Sandy D.
Ethan E.
Charles G.
David R.
Cathy S.

Special thanks to the CC SAR crew for use of their building during training and testing. Additional thanks to Frank, WB1USN and David, N4SH for sponsoring the HT's, and to Glen, N4DN, Junior, N4VL, and Roy N4YXU for their VE professional skills.
Great work all and we look forward to hearing those new call signs on the air!