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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

Congratulations Are In Order for Patrick Quesinberry, K4LPQ!!!  Patrick completed the requirements to be awarded Mountain Goat at the SOTA Campout on Roan Mountain May 1 – May 6.  CONGRATULATIONS Patrick!!!

Did you know Owen Garriott?  He is the Father of Amateur Radio contacts in space.  Read more about him on these links: 

http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-in-space-pioneer-astronaut-owen-garriott-w5lfl-sk

Help celebrate 50 years of AMSAT.  That’s right, 50 years.  What is AMSAT?  Visit https://www.amsat.org  for more information.

Come Join Us For Field Day 2019!!!  It is always Fun, The Food is good and there is always plenty of it.  The level of Camaraderie is high and it is great to see friends we haven’t seen in a while.  For more information on how you can participate in this yearly Special Event, join with us at a club meeting and speak with David Gulley, KI4AAU.  The dates of  the event are June 22 and 23.

Saturday July 20 is the day we help celebrate Makers Faire in Kingsport.  Not only is it good for Kingsport but it is good for us.  Our club has more exposure to the public than any other time of the year.  With a couple of tables and radios outside and a room with radios inside, we have seen public interest in our club grow.  For information on how you can be part of this exciting event, come to our club meetings and talk with Carl Hacker, WC5M.

Meet Neil Weber

Neil At Home With His Station

To Read Neil’s Biography Click Here


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.  If you are testing for Technician Class,  you must  apply for an FRN (Federal Registration Number) first at  frn@fcc.gov   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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