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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

The program for the month of March will be presented by Patrick Quesinberry, K4LPQ, from Johnson City, Tn.  Patrick is proficient in several areas within the hobby including DX, SOTA and Digital.  This month he will present an excellent program on FT8.  As you may know, FT8 is the newest digital protocol and has taken the amateur radio community by storm.  Come join us as Patrick tells us all about FT8 and how we can enjoy using it at our station.

Walt Baldree (K4YCP) has a confirmed contact from all 50 states on FT8 since December 16, 2017.  Along with that are many out-of-country contacts that came along as he searched for every state.  Although FT8 can be used on different bands and power levels, I enjoy listening to Walt as he tells about a contact that he cannot see on his waterfall or even hear!

Tom Price (KI4CVU) would like to set up a Special Event Station in August at the Bristol Motor Speedway.  If you would like to help him in this endeavor, please call him at 423.429.1500.

Carl Hacker (WC5WM) is the new ARRL ARES Emergency Coordinator for Washington County Tn.  If you may be interested in joining this particular ARES team, feel free to call Carl at 713.306.0809.  Commitment is the key word for this group.  The WCTNARES  Net meets every Tuesday Evening at 2030 on 147.270 +600 (K4LNS Repeater) and the website is https://wctnares.org

Peyton Clarkson is working on a project about radio communications for her school class and came across our website. While she was intrigued with our site, she wanted to share with us a link to a communications timeline.  I think you will find it interesting. Thank you so much, Peyton! The link is https://www.mhelpdesk.com/field-service-management-guide-telecommunications-timeline/

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 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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