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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 To Ron Burns (KI4TN) for achieving 2X Mountain Goat!!!  What a fantastic feat!!!  Congratulations Ron, from all of us in the club to you!!!!

It Is That Time Of Year!!!  Tom Price (KI4CVU) is again Captain for our Special Event celebrating Nation Fire Prevention Week.  Tom will be in front of Fire Station 2 on Tuesday, October 8 from 1200 – 1600.  If you would like to assist Tom with this special event, please contact him at 423.429.1500.

UPDATE:  There were 44 contacts made between 1400 and 1700.  Rick Johnson was burning up the airwaves as he made 30+ of those contacts with a radio supplied by Neil Weber (KM4NWH).  Neil said his radio didn’t even get warm!!!  Many Thanks to all of those that supported the event by being operators and others that stopped by to say “Hello”. 

Great News!!!  Our club is sponsoring the First Annual Netherland Inn Special Event next month, October 12 and 13 from 1400 – 1700.  All club members have free access to the site during these times.  Please invite your family and friends to this historic site on this weekend.   Built between 1802 and 1808, the Netherland Inn is a registered National Historic Site.  Three United States presidents have stayed in the inn and Daniel Boone is believed to have lived in a cabin on site for two years.  For more information, please attend the next club meeting, stay tuned to your email and this webpage.  For more information on the Netherland Inn, visit their very informative website by clicking here

Update:  As many as 20 members attended the event enjoying the radio aspect as well as the tour of this historical site.  On Saturday, 100 contacts were made in 3 hours on SSB with the new NVIS Antenna constructed by John Williams (KJ4ZFK).  Bob Ward (KU4R) brought part of his station to the event and could be seen sending CW at the unbelievable speed of 150 wpm!!! WOW!!!  (Just kidding about the speed)  Everyone had a Great time and Jennifer Light was very appreciative of the special event promoting the Netherland Inn.  We will return next year!!!

Netherland Inn Special Event 2019 With Jennifer Light and Members Of The KARC/BMRC

To See Pictures Of The Event Click Here


Rick Johnson With Dave Light Discussing The Netherland Inn Special Event

To See The SAMPLE QSL Certificate Created By Patrick Quesinberry,  Click Here

Meet Mike And Betty Jackson

To Read Their Biography, Click On This Link


Rick Johnson purchased a new HF Rig with a lot of features for an unbelievable low price.  Enjoy listening to him tell you about it at the next club meeting.






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