You can snail-mail us at:
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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Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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 on attending,
What to bring: $15.00 cash for your 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 (on your left as you enter the building) which room the radio club is meeting in this month.
The KARC/BMRC regular monthly club meeting will be held
Anyone interested in attending is welcome!
A new class of Amateur Radio License
Please don't laugh.
This is very serious business.
Wanna learn Morse Code?
HERE is a good place to start!
FCC Callsign Database
Which color would you like your background to be?
Amateur radio license plates
are available to owners or lessees of passenger motor vehicles who are
The annual fee for automobiles is $46.50. If the applicant is a member of
The annual fee for motorcycles is $39.50. If the applicant is a member of
Personalized plates are not available.
The registration is authorized under the emergency category but has a
To apply for Amateur radio license plates, download the application form
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the plates to be made and delivered to your county
Information courtesy of: Tennessee Department of Revenue.
Did you know?
YOU can renew your own FCC license for FREE!
Also, if you want to save 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 call on!
Check out the:
Capital City Amateur Radio Club's
SO-239 quarter wave antenna page.
(This is the first antenna that I built when
upgrading from Novice to Technician back in 1990.)
Here is the FAQ about
Digital Mobile Radio from NC PRN
Are you a prepper?
Check out the:
Thanks to John Williams (KJ4ZFK) for finding this link!
I was cruising the 40 meter band one Sunday morning and happened
Click HERE for the Sullivan County (TN) trunked frequencies on RadioReference.com
Click HERE for the Washington County (TN) trunked frequencies on RadioReference.com
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.
Good News! Chirp now has a setting for the BF-F8HP!!!
Note that the first time you upload the above image file to the
Also, Here is a link to the latest version of CHIRP.
IE: Quansheng TG-UV2
The following information is IMPORTANT!
If your radio programming cable does not work:
Click here to download the Prolific Chipset drivers for your programming cable!
>>>Please Read These Notes<<<
After downloading the above file, run it.
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 (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 them.
You now have a working USB to serial adapter to program your radio with!
Best Regards, N4ZFA
Kingsport now has a Packet Digipeater 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!
If you haven't seen this video, check out the Singing Hams! It's pretty entertaining!
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,
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!
Speaking of antennas, check out the
Shown below is the 80 meter horse fence antenna just like the one that Norris donated to the club!
Click on the picture below of the horse fence antenna to visit Norris' site!
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.
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!
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
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