FIELD DAY 2015

FIELD DAY IS JUNE 27-28, 2015!

The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will once again participate in the annual ARRL Field Day. This years event is June 27th and 28th. We will be operating from the Fort Southwest Point Park in Kingston, located on South Kentucky Street.

Setup will begin around 10-11 am with operations kicking off at 2 pm. Operations will run for up to 24 hours (2 pm on Sunday), although we usually being tear down a little early.

The event is open to any and all amateur operators as well as anyone with an interest in what we do or becoming an amateur (ham) radio operator. We welcome all visitors to our site and would love to explain our hobby to you.

Planning for Field Day will take place at the monthly meeting of the Roane County Amateur Radio Club on Thursday, June 11 at 7 pm. The meeting will be held at the Roane County Rescue Squad building in Midtown.

Talk in for the meeting and Field Day will be on the 147.015 MHz (+, 110.0 pl) repeater.

Email Cody Anderson ceanderson3@gmail.com for more information.

Our Own Cody Anderson KI4FUV YHOTY !!!

Amateur Radio Newsline has named Cody as Young Ham of The Year 2010.  Cody was nominated for his ongoing support of the club as a talented and giving young man, his mentoring of amateur radio to local scouts and others, and his public service that has been way above the call of duty.  Cody just graduated from Rockwood High and plans to pursue a computer major in college.  Cody will be given this award at the upcoming Huntsville Alabama Hamfest in August.  The award is sponsored by Yaesu radio, A R Newsline and others in the industry.  Cody joins an honor roll of  ham youth over the last two decades to share this honor.  Join us in congratulating Cody, and the RCARC is proud to have him as a member

Field Day 2010 – June 26 & 27

“Radio Hams” from Roane County join in national deployment

Public Demonstration of Emergency Communications June 26 – 27

Kingston, TN. at Fort Southwest Point Pavilion. Roane County’s “hams” will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events worldwide.

During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called “Ham Radio” – was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to save lives and property. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications.

On the weekend of June 26 – 27, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Roane County ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.

This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Their slogan, “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works” is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event.

We hope that people will come and see for themselves, this is not your grandfather’s radio anymore,” said Allen Pitts, W1AGP, of the ARRL. “The communications that ham radio people can quickly create have saved many lives when other systems failed or were overloaded. And besides that – it’s fun!”

In the Roane County area, the Roane County Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Southwest Point in Kingston, TN on June 26th 12 noon until June 27th at 2:00 pm.. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

There are over 650,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world.

Through the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services program, ham volunteers provide emergency communications for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies, all for free.

To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.emergency-radio.org.

The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams. See what modern Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get on the air!

Club Meeting: April 8th

Our monthly club meeting will be held on April 8th at 7pm at the Roane Co. Rescue Squad building in Midtown on Highway 70. The meeting is held in the United Way conference room on the back side of the building.

If you need any help getting to the meeting, talk-in will be on 147.120 MHz (+, 82.5 pl).

Club Meeting Tonight

We hope to see you at our club meeting tonight at 7pm at the Roane County Rescue Squad Building in Midtown. Talk-in will be on the 147.015 MHz KE4RX repeater. Doors will open around 6:30pm.

2735 Roane State Hwy, Harriman, TN 37748

35.880104 N 84.562125 W

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.

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