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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


Come Join at the Kingsport Maker Faire!  Each year our club has the opportunity to share with the community Amateur Radio at its best.  With literally thousands of people taking part in Fun Fest, many make it a point to stop by and enjoy the exhibits within the Kingsport Convention Center.  David Gulley and his team will be outside with VHF/UHF/QRP communications while Carl Hacker and his team will be inside with HF.  Although many amateur radio operators come by to shake hands each year, the majority of visitors are members of the public.  At times, I have seen folks gathered around our tables three deep waiting to speak with one of us.  This is an awesome event!

If you would like to help us with this event, please email Carl Hacker (WC5WM) at  This opportunity is open to club members and non club members alike, to showcase our hobby and the friendly faces behind the microphone.

Looking for a good time?  Our annual Club Picnic will be held August 9th at 1800,  Shelter 9 on the Eastman Campground.  Please use the following link to sign-up the number attending and what you are bringing to the pot luck dinner:  SignUp Link.


Pictured Here Is A True GEEK Within the Amateur Radio Community, Walt (K4YCP)

I have made 700+ contacts and it is now time for coffee!!


Field Day 2018 was by far the very best Field Day ever!!!  A Huge “Thank You” goes out to Ron, his team and the tremendous support from our club other hams that came by to support us!!!

A Big Thumbs Up As We Approach That Magic Number of 1000 Contacts

Ken (W4IJK)  Patrick (K4LPQ)  George (W4KPT)


Keeping It In The Family

 David (KI4AAU)  Anita (KI4MKM)


I’m Hungry, Lets Get To Cooking

Tom (KI4CVU)  Mike (K4CMT)


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 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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