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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



Hello club members,
I want to take this time to address the issue of meetings and social gatherings for the club.  Due to the continuing threat of the covid 19 virus, all club meeting and gathering (ie… ham radio breakfast’s) will be suspended until it is deemed safe.
The program for April, the tour of The Kingsport Times News is canceled.
 However, the club’s April meeting WILL BE  held. What is going to be different is that the meeting will be held over the airwaves.
The one key word in the club’s name is RADIO.  So, on Apr 9th, 2020 at 7pm est on the freq. 146.970 using the W4TRC repeater the KARC will hold our monthly meeting over the air.  We will use a type of  modified meeting format. Unlike the club’s Sunday night Net, Only club members will able to respond and vote on issues.
The Sunday Night Net will remain the same, as always, all amatuer’s will be able to check in to the Net.
Thank you,
Rick Johnson
KARC President


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!!!

March Meeting

Neil Weber  (KM4NWH)  had an outstanding presentation on his Hexbeam Antenna installation.  Below are two pictures of Neil during the installation.

Just Another Day


Neil’s Hexbeam


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

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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