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Thursday, November 13th, 2014
The Kingsport Amateur Radio Club and Bays Mountian Radio Club will be having a test session at 17:00 (5pm) in the Eastman Employees Recreational Center located at the corner of Wilcox Drive and Industry Drive in Kingsport, TN.
If you plan to attend, you need to contact:
What to bring: $15.00 cash for the test, 2 picture ID's
Note: when you show up (15 minutes early is advised), you will need to ask the attendant at the front desk which room the radio club is meeting in for this month.
Which color would you like the background to be?
The Kingsport Christmas Parade will be held on November 22nd, 2014. All amateur radio volunteers need to report to the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce at 12:00 EST. Lineup will begin at 13:00 EST and the parade officially starts at 15:30 EST. All amateurs are invited to come out and volunteer for the event! Remember to bring your HT with extra batteries and if you have an extra HT, bring that too, in case someone needs to borrow one.
Did you know that you can get a personalized license plate
is the application that you can print out, fill out and
Check out the Capital City Amateur Radio Club SO-239 antenna page. This is the first antenna I built when I upgraded from Novice to Technician Plus...
Thanks to Tanner for finding this morse code link!
Also, Thanks to Tanners Special Ed teacher Maggie O'Brien
for letting us know about his find!
Check out the
'Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan'
Thanks to John Williams (KJ4ZFK) for finding this link!
Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do with ham radio,
but it is useful to just about EVERYONE!
How to get rid of ants, naturally!
I was cruising the 40 meter band one Sunday morning and happened
Click HERE for Sullivan County (TN) trunked frequencies on RadioReference.com
Click HERE for Washington County (TN) trunked frequencies on RadioReference.com
Radio Programming Software
By Jim Mitchell, KC8UNJ
If you have a Wouxun radio and the programming cable for it,
We have also included the ultimate programmer, the KG-UV Commander!
If you happen to have a UV-5r or one of the newer BF-F8+ radios from Baofeng, Here is a chirp image file that
Good News! Chirp now has a setting for the BF-F8HP!!!
Note that the first time you upload this image file to the
Also, Here is a link to the latest version of CHIRP.
>>>Please Read These Notes<<<
After downloading, run the file and click "browse". Select your desktop to extract the files to. After extraction, you will find a folder named "PROLIFIC DRIVERS" on your desktop.
These drivers are for the programming cables that are typically used in programming
To install these drivers, select the proper file from the archive for your OS and run it. After it finishes, go to the control panel (from the Start Menu) and open the device manager. Look for the Prolific USB to Serial adapter with an exclamiation point next to the icon for that device (It should stand out rather noticably). Double click on that device, and in the box that pops up, click on the driver tab at the top. Now click on update driver and select Browse my computer for driver software. On the next screen, click on 'Let Me Pick from a list of device drivers on my computer'. You will see two (perhaps more) drivers available - they all have dates on them...
You now have a working (albeit, cloned) Prolific USB
We now have a Digi-peater up on Bays Mountain!
There are several Winlink Servers and other nodes that can be accessed through our digi, so please feel free to start using it!
A Big Thanks to Jim & Jeff Flannary and Garrett Stanley for putting this system together for the club!
Scanner Food Dot Com
Scanner Frequencies, Recorded Audio and More!
(Thanks to Mike Jackson - KI4OJO for this link!)
The Singing Hams!
This is so cool that you just have to check it out!
The K5EHX repeater search.
Enter your callsign, or just about any other info about a location and this site will
come back with a list (along with a map!) of all the repeaters that are in range!
(Covers almost all VHF and UHF repeaters!)
If you want to look up a callsign, visit QRZ.COM
Is your computer constantly accessing the hard drive?
The free software "What's my computer doing?" tells you why. It shows all programs (with details!), that are accessing your hard disk or using the CPU. Furthermore you have the option to close these programs or even uninstall them.
Click here for a list of tools and resources from Ready.gov that will help you make your own 'Emergency Preparedness Kit'!
Thoughts on the "Mystery" Antenna
By Gene Hinkle, K5PA
Here is a good way to install
a PL-259 on RG-8x coax!
Click HERE for the Super Cool
Build your own 2 meter Hentenna bi-directional gain antenna!
HERE is a good way to make a JPole for Emergency use!
And of course, there is the ever
ubiquitous J-Pole Calculator!
Speaking of antennas, check out KF4BWG's antenna site!
Shown below is the 80 meter horse fence antenna just like the one that Norris Price donated to our club!
Thanks again, Norris!!!
Click on the picture below of the horse fence antenna to visit Norris' site!
LF/MF Radionavigation Stations
W3WVG Amateur Radio Software
HERE is the last FREE version of HRD v5.0
Dipoles for Dummies!
Some local ARES nets and their days and times.
Thanks to Billy Taylor (KI4TNS) for this information.
Just Learn Morse Code!
Click Here for a Comprehensive
Listing of Q Signals
HERE is a piece that ND2E
wrote on the Elecraft K3
Rest In Peace, Joe. You will be missed!
Click HERE for the ARRL ARES Newsletter
It's not just for breakfast anymore!
How to work amateur radio satellites with your handheld (HT) radio!
Did you know? If you are a brand new ham, the Kingsport Amateur Radio Club will give you your first year membership in the club for free! Thereafter, club dues are only $10 per year per person & $15 per year for families!
If you have a Pro 96, Pro 97 or Pro 99 scanner, Don Starr has released 180 day license keys for these programs.
Here is the question pool with only the correct answers for General Class in .pdf format for July 1st, 2011.
The Gray Hamfest has been replaced by the Greenville Hamfest.
Click here to visit their website.
AA9PW FCC Exam Practice
Amateur Radio and Commercial Radio licensing exam practice
Renew your own License!
Other than for Vanity license applications,
all FCC license application actions are FREE.
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