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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


It Is That Time Of Year!!!  Tom Price 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.

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

Congratulations To David Gulley (KI4AAU) Mountain Goat

That’s Right!!!  David succeeded in achieving Mountain Goat status within SOTA today, 31 August 2019, on Beech Mountain North Carolina.  What really makes this interesting is that David made most of his contacts on VHF.  He is living proof that all you need is an HT, an antenna and a summit.  Congratulations From All Of Us David!!!

David And His 2m Beam


Another Grand Time was experienced by our club at the KARC/BMRC 2019 Picnic.  We had lots of delicious food, well over 40 folks attended and interesting discussions were had by all.  Members and their families talked about everything from where they got married to where their next vacation is going to be.  Always a good time to learn new things about each other!!!

KARC/ BMRC Picnic 2019


It Gets Quiet When Everyone Is Eating


A Letter From Ken,   Making 146.970 The Friendliest Repeater In Town


Meet Patrick Quesinberry

Patrick, K4LPQ, pointing at Flat Top Mountain from No Business Ridge


To Read Patrick’s Biography Click Here


Patrick As A Young Marine


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 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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