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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 Walt Beaton, NE4TN, for achieving 65,000 SOTA Chaser Points!!!  This is an incredible feat within itself but shows the level of commitment given to support those that activate summits.  Congratulations Walt!!!

Also,  Please note that the following operators have some serious SOTA Activator points:  Ron Burns,  KI4TN, 1,819;  Craig Wallen,  AC4M, 1,615;  Liz Burns, K1LIZ, 1,608;  Patrick Quesinberry, K4LPQ, 1,108;  John Williams, KJ4ZFK, 1,050;  David Gulley, KI4AAU, 959.  Congratulations to each of these achievers!!!   

A Letter From Ken

146.970 The Friendliest Repeater In Town

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, call Carl Hacker, WC5M, at 713.306.0809.

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Patrick Worked Hard For This Award

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John Williams KJ4ZFK

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Meet George DeVault

George DeVault W3KPT

To Read George’s Biography Click Here


Strengthening The Tower To Accommodate 5G Equipment In Johnson City

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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