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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


New Officers For 2019

Every year at the Christmas Dinner, the club has the opportunity to vote on the officers for the coming year. And for year 2019, our club has a fantastic group of talented men, dedicated to lead our club in the next phase of our growth.  We warmly welcome:

Rick Johnson (WB4RLJ) President

Chuck Short (KK4JHL) Vice President

Neil Weber (KM4NWH) Treasurer

Dave Stevens (WB4DES) Deputy Treasurer

Bob Watts (KM4VMZ) Secretary

We thank you in advance, Gentlemen, for your willingness, time and energy towards the continued success of our club!


Winter Field Day 2019

Patrick Quesinberry, K4LPQ, will be hosting the KARC/BMRC Winter Field Day this year at Boone Creek Middle School located at 4352 N. Roan Street, Johnson City.  The date is Saturday 26 January and the time is 1200.  The heated building with Rest Room access is in the rear of the school.  Two stations will be on the air for the use of all operators.  Patrick is bringing his mothers World Famous Chili and Carl Hacker, WC5WM, is bringing a pot of absolutely delicious chicken and sausage gumbo.  We welcome food, snacks and drinks for the occasion, especially if you are to attend dinner Saturday at 1700.  So come on in, get on the air, eat and enjoy good conversation with your friends!  Talk in is on the W4TRC Repeater at 146.970 (-) 123.0

Prepper Event

Looking for something to do before you head out to Winter Field Day?  Ever wondered about Preppers and what they do?  On Saturday January 26 at 0900 the Northeast Tennessee Prepper Net community will be hosting a Preparedness Skills & Gear Day which is open to the public.  The location of the event is Fountain of Life Bible Church, 118 Julie Lane, Johnson City.  Some of the topics covered will be on Solar Power, Food Storage, First Aid and Trauma Kits, Dehydrating and many more.  For more information, click on the link below.

PrepperNet Northeast Tennessee


NVIS Program

We are blessed to be surrounded by other clubs willing to share talent.  We too have members that are willing to share their expertise with other clubs.  One of those members is John Williams, KJ4ZFK, making a presentation on NVIS at the Bristol Club.  Click on the following link to watch John in action:


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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