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The objective of the club shall be:

  • Promotion of interest in amateur radio communication and experimentation
  • The relaying of messages by radio without charge
  • Provide emergency and community service communications
  • Advancement of the radio art
  • The maintenance of fraternalism and a high starndard of conduct among club members
  • The promotion of other activities similar to those named


Coming Events & Information

Hamfest We are fortunate to have two fine Hamfest locally available to attend next Saturday, the 21st of October. The Greenville Hamfest is located on the Green County Fairgrounds at 123 Fair Grounds Rd in Greenville Tn. The Swapmeet opens at 0600. For more information go to http://greenevillehamfest.com/wp/

Chattanooga is having their hamfest on the same day at East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave East Ridge Tn. The time is from 0800 to 1400. For more information go to http://w4am.net/hamfest-chattanooga-2017-summary/

So plan a trip with your friends and visit one of these exciting events that only occurs once a year!

Election Time Are you interested in contributing to the club by being an officer next year? Or perhaps you would like to nominate someone else. Let your wishes be known to one of the men on the Nominating Committee: Bob Watts, Rick Johnson or John Williams. The nominees will be announced at the November meeting, elections will be held at the December meeting. 

The Program for November will be presented by Wayne Swihart, KJ4ZVU on MARS. No, not the planet. The Army/Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System. While I was in Viet-Nam I called my fiancé back in the states each month using this system. Come to the meeting, listen to Wayne as he shares with us what Mars does today. 

EchoLink Is Up!!! That’s right! EchoLink is up and working fine. Download the app for your smart phone or the app for your computer and enjoy it. No longer will you be out of town and be unable to access our 146.970 repeater. Search for W4TRC-R and connect. Thank you Dave Stevens for setting up this station and hosting it from your home! 

 

There are three club breakfasts each month.  They are held on the 1st and 4th Wednesdays and the second Saturday.  For more details, check out the club activities tab.


License Testing

On the odd months of the year, prior to the normally scheduled club meeting, the club offers testing for Amateur Radio Licenses.  The tests will be administered at 5:00 p.m. at the Eastman Toy F. Reid Recreation Center located at 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN.  If you are interested in taking an exam, please contact Tom Price, KI4CVU, at ki4cvu@gmail.com or phone (423) 429-1500.  All applicants MUST Pre-Register with Tom prior to the day you would like to take an exam.  See menu tab for additional details.


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