Everyone is Welcome…

Let us welcome you and your family to come visit us for Field Day 2009!

It is our biggest annual event, held the 4th full weekend in June every year. It’s an emergency training event and has a contesting element thrown in. Groups all across the country will begin setting up their equipment “in the field”, or a location you normally wouldn’t find an amateur station, at 10am eastern time. They have 4 hours to finish and start operating at 2pm eastern time.

They operate for 24 hours straight. The emergency part is to see how quickly they can set up a working station in a not-normal location. The contest part is to see how many contacts can be made in the 24 hour period using this make shift station.

We welcome you to come by and see what we do. We will be setting up at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston. It’s June 27 and 28. Setup will be from 10am to 2pm on the 27th. Operations will be from 2pm on the 27th to 2pm on the 28th.

Hope to see you there!

AT FIRST THIS PAGE HAD INCORRECT DATES FOR FIELD DAY. IT IS ACTUALLY JUNE 27 AND JUNE 28.

Scout Camps 2009

It’s that time of year again where Boy Scouts from all around the southeast will be coming to Camp Buck Toms in Rockwood. It all started today and it will run for 6 weeks. Every Wendsday and Thursday, if you can monitor the 147.015 MHz repeater, it would be a real help.

Part of the merit badge requirement is for the scouts to have a conversation on the air.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Field Day 2009 is Nearing

Roane County Amateur Radio Club and the Roane County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be conducting radio operations from 2 pm Saturday until noon on Sunday 6/28 as part of an annual Field Day event. Those interested in antenna erection should plan to arrive at noon Saturday. There will also be a Rummage & Bake Sale Saturday afternoon 1 to 4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome at this FREE event to learn about and experience “ham radio.”  Fort Southwest Point in Kingston on Hwy 58.  For more info visit www.ke4rx.org or call Lou at 354-8367.

Due to some technical errors (and I don’t know what they are) I can’t add the video we’d like to to this post.

To see it go here. http://ke4rx.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/2009-field-day.wmv