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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 amoung club members
  • The promotion of other activities similar to those named

Coming Events

Breakfast Tomorrow Morning 10am at the Boones Creek Bob Evans. Come have a delicious breakfast with good friends!!

Attention: Special Testing Session to be held at the Kingsport Public Library 1pm on 1 August. See contact information at the bottom of the page.

Special ARES Session to confirm Winlink Communications at our hospitals 7 Aug. Please call Walt Baldree at 423.943.7201 for more information

KARC/BMRC Club Meeting: Annual Picnic 6pm August 10 at Eastman Campground

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 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.

What Is Amateur Radio?