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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


SOTA Roan Mountain Update The event was tremendously successful with over thirty participants, several from out of state.  David, KI4AAU, and Anita, KI4MKM, activated eleven summits in four days.  Patrick, K4LPQ, activated six summits in three days.  In order to activate two summits that had never been activated before, he had to bushwhack his way to the top.  Liz, K1LIZ, had fifty Summit to Summits.  And this is just a sample of the all the activity this past weekend. There will be more SOTA events like this in the future.

Patrick, K4LPQ, Pointing at “Flat Top Mountain” From “No Business Ridge”


Dave Stevens, WB4DES, has been a committed and loyal member of the club for years.  On his own, he has maintained the club Echolink Station this year at his expense with untold hours of his own time. Below is a picture of the Echolink Station at his home.  The plan is to have it relocated on Bays Mountain with the help of Ken Klotz, W4IJK, and George Odom, K4ETN.




Rick Johnson, WB4RLJ, working on his Bitx40 Project


There Are three club breakfasts each month.  They are held on the 1st and 4th Wednesdays and the Saturday following a club meeting.  Many come to breakfast and bring their wives.  Many come and do not belong to any club.  But everyone has a good time because we all continue to come again.  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 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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