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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



Looking for a friendly net?  Each evening at 2000 several of us gather on 146.460 simplex for discussions on matters that interest us.  Please join us!!!


Patrick Quesinberry has a new callsign.  He is no longer K4LPQ but NE2P.  Please update your records. 

A Trailer For The Club?

Yes!!!  Dave Stevens,  (WB4DES)  on behalf of our club, is seeking a grant that would fund a trailer for our club.  The purpose of the trailer is to promote education and skills associated with Amateur Radio along with providing communication for emergency services.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Proposed Trailer



A Huge Congratulations goes out to Ron Burns  (KI4TN)  and Liz Burns  (K1LIZ)  for achieving SOTA Mountain Goat status TWICE!!!  What a fantastic achievement for them!!!  Liz is the second female in North America to win this coveted status.

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day will be held on January 25 and 26.  President Rick Johnson  (WB4RLJ)  will of course send an email with all pertinent information as soon as the plans are finalized.

Update:  Norm Green (N5EES) was kind enough to open up his home for our club.  It was a Fantastic experience and the best place we have ever had Winter Field Day!!!  Thank you Norm for opening up your home to us!!!  Patrick Quesinberry (K4LPQ) was the captain this year leading us to a most successful Winter Field Day.  Thank you Patrick for organizing a very impressive event!!!  We had a total of 441 contacts with 2 stations and 3 antennas.  Shy of 30 folks come out to support the club this year.  And we thank all of you that worked toward the success of this event!!!

Patrick Quesinberry K4LPQ Team Captain


Norm Green N5EES in the center, hosted the event

Meet Paul Marcum AC4QZ

To Read His Biography, Click On This Link

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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