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
There will be a meeting of West Sullivan County ARES on March 23rd at 1830 in the Blue Ridge Room in the basement of Holston Valley Hospital. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the upcoming exercise on Wednesday, April 4th from 0900 through 1200. Please contact Walt Baldree at 423.943.7201 for further information.
The Third Annual Ham Radio Demonstration Day at Towne Acres Elementary School will be held on April 20, 0800 through 1400. Third and fourth graders will exposed to a Basic Amateur Radio Class and communication on several different modes and bands. If you would like to support this event, please call Jason McCord at 423.930.8225.
Weather Permitting, there will be a “QRP In The Park” on March 29th from 0900 through 1200. The purpose is to strengthen our skills as we help others sharpen their skills. The ham operator with the most contacts wins a free lunch. More information to come.
Looking for SOTA Activity? There will be a W4 SOTA Campout at Roan Mountain State Park April 19 – 22. With so many great summits in the area, there will be lots of locals and friends from out of state at this event. You will finally be able to put a face with a call sign! For more information go to: http://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/spring-w4-sota-campout-april-19-22-2018/16666
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.
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 email@example.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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