Roane County Amateur Radio Club

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RCARC March Meeting and Repeater Vote Results

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Hello everyone
On Thursday 3/12/15 at the RCARC meeting / SKYWARN training, the members present voted to buy 2 new Yeasu repeaters while there was a significant price discount by Yeasu. Cliff KD4GT is ordering the repeaters. These repeaters will be the primary KE4RX machines when they are installed and the old repeaters will serve as backups in case one goes down. The repeaters will cost $1000 which is about 1/4 of the total RCARC treasury. Several members have voluntarily offered special repeater donations to help offset the cost by the club. Although it is not a requirement, anyone else who wants, and is able to make a special contribution may do so by simply mailing a check to RCARC PO Box 1104, Kingston, TN. 37763. Don’t forget that RCARC is a 501c3 charitable organization. Hopefully soon RCARC will have 2 new digital/analog repeaters on the air. 147.015 (pl 110.9) 443.976 (pl 110.9)

The next RCARC meeting will be on Thursday April 9th, at 7:00 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad building conference room. Talk in is on 147.015 (pl 110.9)

C-ya there.
Jim
K4APY
www.ke4rx.org.

Written by Jim White

March 19th, 2015 at 11:34 am

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RCARC March Meeting and SKYWARN Training

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Click Here to Read The March 2015 RCARC Beacon Newsletter!!

Hello Everyone!

Don’t forget that RCARC will hold our monthly meeting on Thursday March 12th @ 6:30 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad building at 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman TN. in Midtown just across the road from the old drive in theater. We will hold a short meeting at 6:30 to vote on the repeaters we are interested in purchasing. SKYWARN Training will be at 7:00 PM by the NWS Morristown folks and should last about 2 hours +/-. I hope to see everyone there.
So come on down! It should be warm inside and we look forward to seeing you!!

Also, don’t forget that membership dues are up for renewal for 2015. The application is in the “About Us” tab at the right column.

C-ya
Jim
K4APY

Written by Jim White

March 3rd, 2015 at 11:12 am

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RCARC February Meeting and Newsletter!

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Click Here to Read The February 2015 RCARC Beacon Newsletter!!

Hello Everyone!

Don’t forget that RCARC will hold our monthly meeting on Thursday February 12th @ 7:00 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad building at 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman TN. in Midtown just across the road from the old drive in theater. I hope to see everyone there. Last Months meeting was cancelled abruptly due to the loss of our meeting site that night due to remodeling work and a big fire in Midtown that caused the Rescue Squad to be activated and we couldnt’ get in.

So come on down! It should be warm inside and we look forward to seeing you!!

Also, don’t forget that dues are up for renewal for 2015. The application is in the “About Us” tab at the right column.

C-ya
Jim
K4APY

Written by Jim White

February 4th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Changes to the Newsletter and E-mail group.

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After a run in with my ISP last October and having my e-mail blocked for SPAM (Someone must have reported it so my outgoing e-mail was blocked), Cody KI4FUV has been working on finding a mailing list for our club website that will be easy to use and comply with the CAN-SPAM act. After a couple of months searching, he found one that uses the Captcha verification method to prevent non-humans from signing up on the mailing-list and causing problems.
With that said, This will be the last group mailing of The RCARC Beacon Newsletter I will be sending out and everyone who wants to keep receiving The Roane County Amateur Radio Club E-mails and Newsletter will need to subscribe to our mailing-list on www.ke4rx.org, or follow this link to subscribe now.

Click Here To Subscribe To The RCARC Newsletter and Mailing List!

After entering your name and e-mail address and the correct response to Captcha verification, you will be e-mailed a link that you will need to confirm when opened to be successfully added to the list. IF you do not get the link within a few minutes, be sure to check your SPAM or JUNK mail folders. I had mine on Gmail get tossed into that, so don’t forget to check your junk mail for the link. At the end of each e-mail, you will also have the opportunity to unubscribe if you wish.

If you have any problems using the link, send me an e-mail and I will try to help, or forward it to Cody.
I hope to see everyone Thursday 2/12/15 at the RCARC Meeting , 7:00 pm in the Roane County Rescue Squad building in Midtown.
Jim
K4APY
k4apy < at > arrl.net

Written by Jim White

February 4th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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January’s RCARC Meeting Cancelled

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Hello Everyone.
Because of the reasons below and not knowing if we can get a key for the building, tonight’s RCARC meeting has been cancelled. I’m sorry for such short notice. We just found out.
E-mail me if you have any questions. Thanks!!
I hope to see everyone in February.

Jim White K4APY

From: Harry Tirrell
To: ‘Jim White’

To all members of RCARC

I just went down to get the key for the meeting and was told the room was
still under construction. There was no one at the rescue center so I don’t
know if I can get the key for that. I will go back to the rescue center
later to see if anyone is there. If not I will be at the meeting place to
let people know that there is no meeting.

If this e-mail does not go to everyone, please relay.

Harry
KB4AA

Written by Jim White

January 8th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

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RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Click Here to read the January RCARC Newsletter

The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet this Thursday January 8th 2015 at The Roane County Rescue Squad Building 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN. In Midtown.

Come and bring a friend. Everyone is Welcome!!

Written by Jim White

January 6th, 2015 at 6:23 am

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2015 Roane County Amateur Radio Club Almanac

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The RCARC Almanac is back from the printers and was distributed tonight at the Christmas dinner. Phil, KE4LSH, has provided a PDF copy of the almanac that can be viewed online or downloaded.

Please note that the pages are “out of order” as this is the same file that was used to print the almanacs.

Download the PDF.

Written by Cody Anderson

December 11th, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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KE4RX D-STAR Repeater

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As announced at the RCARC Christmas dinner tonight, the KE4RX D*Star repeater will be:

KE4RX A – 1298.5000 MHz DD

KE4RX B – 441.8125 +5.0000 MHz B

Start programming radios. We expect it to be on Mt Roosevelt in Roane County before the end of January.

More information will be posted as it is available. The repeater is being built and tested at this time!

For any questions, contact dstar@ke4rx.org

Written by Cody Anderson

December 11th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

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2015 Officers & Christmas Dinner Recap

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I thought we had a very good meeting and Christmas Dinner tonight at RCARC!! Lots of good food and drink and fellowship! Met a couple new folks and had a few former members come. Cliff gave a very good presentation on the DSTAR repeater going up at Roosevelt. I think it motivated some folks to go out and buy one.

Officers for 2015 are:

Cliff Segar KD4GT – President
Harry Tirrell KB4AA – Vice President
Ed Smith K5QPO – Secretary
Jim White K4APY – Treasurer.

There was no opponent in the race so the election was by acclamation.

Sterling Edmonds N4VAV got a certificate of appreciation for his efforts helping with the annual Field Day event and securing a sizeable donation that financially benefitted the club this year.

Norm Burns KK4YEU was not present but was to be presented a certificate of appreciation for his lions share of sales of the RCARC Almanac Ads. Lee Grace offered to take Norms certificate to him.

Phil Newman KE4LSH and Anna Hayes KE4VJM both received certificates of appreciation for their excellent job with RCARC Fundraising projects.

Greg Wallace brought his “go box” and I must say the box he used was very nice. He said he bought it at LUV’s Truck Stop and I was impressed by the size and what could be fit inside. Good Job Greg!!

We still have a few folks needing to pickup and pay for their Ham Tag and RCARC Memberships renewals are being accepted now for 2015.

Written by Cody Anderson

December 11th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

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RCARC Christmas Dinner and Election of Officers for 2015

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Click Here to read the RCARC December 2014 Newsletter!

Hey Y’all
The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet this Thursday December 11th at 6:00 pm (Please note the change in time) at The Roane County Rescue Squad Building 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN. In Midtown. This will be our annual Christmas Dinner and election of officers so we need all voting members present if possible. Also don’t forget to bring a covered dish. Deserts or veggies. We need both. RCARC is providing condiments and a ham for dinner. I have also heard a rumor there may be a Smoked Boston Butt make an appearance too, but that is unconfirmed. :-)

RCARC Needs You!!!! We need folks to run for office! President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are all up for election and new folks are needed with new ideas. If you have at least 1 year membership in RCARC and a desire to see the club prosper and grow, just send me an e-mail and we will put you on the ballot!! YOU can help make a difference. Send me an e-mail at: k4apy@arrl.net .

I hope to see everyone at the Christmas dinner and election.
Jim White K4APY
Www.ke4rx.org
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Written by Jim White

December 8th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

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