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KARC / BMRC RADIO CLUBS
C/O Ken Klotz (W4IJK)
208 Navijo Trail
Church Hill, TN. 37642
If you need to pay your club dues, you can either pay at the club meeting or you can mail a S.A.S.E. and $10.00 for an individual or $15.00 for an immediate family membership to:
2621 WILDWOOD DRIVE
Kingsport, TN. 37660
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Here is a Sunday Night Log Sheet for NCO's
Here is a copy of our Sunday Evening NET Script if you think you'd like to become a Net Control Operator
Local 2M Freqs.
(Thank You, K4JP & N4FV)
Local 220 & 440 Frequencies
WM4T's Repeater List
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Daily FCC ULS Updates
Canadian Amateur Callsign Database
Tour the abandoned Russian 'Duga 3' "Woodpecker" Antenna Array
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Video with Walter
MEMBER'S PAGES &
2 Meter Net held every Sunday Evening @ 20:30 eastern.
Freq 146.970 -600
Our May 12th club meeting will be held at
Shoney's on Fort Henry Drive
(Beside the Kingsport Town Center) @ 1900.
If you plan on eating with us, arrive by 1800.
All meals are Dutch Treat and don't
expect your drink to be included free.
DMR is getting pretty popular these days.
to find out more, join the VolNET
or visit the official website below.
Tip: You can Zoom in/out by holding CTRL and rotating your mouse wheel.
We offer ARRL Sanctioned VE Test Sessions
Almost every club meeting is preceeded
with an ARRL VE test session.
All classes of Amateur License will be offered.
August and December will not have
Test Sessions because August is the
Annual Picnic and December is the
Annual Christmas Party & Gift Exchange.
Our September test session / meeting
will be held in our Quonset Hut at the
Eastman Campground near Bays Mountain.
If you plan on testing,
Here's what you need to bring:
$15.00 cash for your test.
We will provide everything else that
Note: when you show up (15 minutes early is advised), you will need to ask the attendant at the front desk (on your left as you enter the building) which room the radio club is meeting in for this month.
Acceptable Conduct Policy
Anyone with honorable intentions is welcome to attend our
club's functions. However, if your presence is disruptive or
detremental to the function or to any of the club
membership, you will be asked to remove yourself.
You will only be asked once. If you refuse to leave,
actions will be taken to ensure that the members
and club are not negatively impacted by your presence.
KARC/BMRC will not tolerate trouble makers or Trolls.
Here is the Tech Question Pool in pdf format with
We now have a 33cm repeater up and running thanks to Chris Early - N6MMX.
The output is 927.025 & the input is 902.025
It also shares the 123.0 hz tone and
the W4TRC callsign.
Here's a good source of Amateur Radio News.
The Internet Archive website has every edition of 73 Magazine archived. Feel free to click on the logo above and get lost for days reading and reliving the experience! You newer Hams will find out that Baofeng hasn't always existed! People actually had to BUILD their equipment back in the "good old days!" Also, make sure you check out the prices in some of the ads from back in the 60's, 70's and 80's. $25.00 radios didn't exist back then! Whatever you do, enjoy this journey back in time and share the link with your family and friends. They'll get a kick out of it too!
Click on the image above to see another awesome J-Pole design.
Want to learn Morse Code?
Here's a good place to start!
Interested in obtaining a
FCC Callsign Database
Amateur radio license plates
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the plates to be made and delivered to your county court clerk's office.
Information courtesy of: Tennessee Department of Revenue.
Did you know?
Except for the fees involving Vanity
However, you might prefer a license that you can customize yourself.
Also, if you're
interested in saving your license as a .jpg image,
you can use the snipping tool
Click below for a website that you
definitely don't want people to
see your callsign on!
Here is the FAQ about DMR:
'Digital Mobile Radio' from the NC PRN
For you PREPPER types, here is the
Just click it and
check it out.
If you have a Wouxun
radio and the programming cable for it,
If you happen to have a UV-5r or
one of the newer BF radios from Baofeng,
Click Here for the Idiots Guide to
HAND Programming the UV-5r and other Baofeng radios.
Here is a link to the latest version of CHIRP.
Here are the Prolific Chipset drivers
for your misbehaving programming cable!
Please, Read The following Notes-
After downloading the above file,
You'll find a folder
appropriately named "PROLIFIC DRIVERS" on your desktop.
After you've run
the corrrect exe for your Operating System,
plug in your cable, and go
to the CONTROL PANEL. Open the DEVICE MANAGER and
look for the Prolific USB to Serial adapter
(IT'S LOCATED UNDER COM AND LPT PORTS) that has
an exclamation next to or over the icon for that
device (It should stand out rather noticably).
Double click on that device. 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 at least two (perhaps more) drivers available -
they will all have dates associated with
You now have a working USB cable to program your radio with!
Have fun, N4ZFA - Earl
Kingsport now has a Packet Digipeater on Bays Mountain!
The frequency is
There are several
Winlink Servers and other nodes that can be
Thanks to Jim & Jeff Flannary
Scanner Food Dot Com
Scanner Frequencies, Recorded Audio and More!
This is so cool! You've gotta to check this one 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 within range!
(Covers almost all VHF and UHF repeaters!)
If you want to look up a callsign, try
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 an interesting way to install
a PL-259 connector on RG-8x coax!
Click HERE for the J-Pole handbook!
Build your own 2 meter Hentenna
bi-directional gain antenna!
HERE is a good way to make a JPole for
Emergency use! Also, there is the ever
ubiquitous J-Pole Calculator!
antennas, check out the
Shown below is the 80 meter horse fence antenna just like the one that Norris donated to our club!
Click on the picture below of the horse fence antenna to visit Norris' site!
North America Radio Beacons
LF/MF Radionavigation Stations
W3WVG Amateur Radio Software
Click HERE to download the last FREE version of HRD v5.0
Dipoles for Dummies!
Some local ARES nets and their days and times.
145.410 Jefferson County ARES Net
Tuesdays (except 3rd):
ARES Net, 21:00
on the KE4RX Repeater,
Simplex Frequency 147.420 - Simplex net meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month on the 146.940 WB4GBI repeater at 21:00 local time. The net will then move to 147.420 (one of the national simplex frequencies).
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 radio!
If you have a Pro 96,
Pro 97 or Pro 99 scanner,
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
Hamboozler works by quizzing
you through random study or practice tests.
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