September 2016 Meeting Location!

Rockwood Map

Directions to the meeting location: From US 27 North turn left on Stratton St. (at IGA) then 1
block turn right on Front Ave. Turn left on Bates St. then right on N. Chamberlain Ave. Look for
community Center. From US 27 South, turn right on W. Tedder St. then left on N. Chamberlain
Ave. Arrive at Community Center. US 70 , bear to the right on US 27, then left on W. Tedder.
Follow previous directions off Tedder. I would have had everyone come to W. Dunn St., but last
time I was there, it was blocked off at the train tracks. Talk In on 147.120+ (pl tone 82.5) I
hope to see everyone there!!

New Meeting Location!! September RCARC Meeting

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September is National Preparedness Month!!

The next meeting of the Roane County Amateur Radio Club will be held at The Rockwood Community Center 701 North Chamberlain Avenue, Rockwood, TN. 7:00 PM. I hope you can be there and bring a friend. Cliff KD4GT will be giving a presentation on National Preparedness.
We Need You!! RCARC elections are coming up in December and we need folks to run for officers. President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are all open. Cliff said he would not accept another term right now and Ed would like a replacement for a while too. Qualifications are on the website in the RCARC Bylaws. Consider being an officer and supporting RCARC. If you want to be on the ballot for office, let Cliff KD4GT, or Ed K5QPO know .

C-ya Thursday!!

Sweetwater Tailgate Hamfest

Just want to let evereyone know of the Sweetwater Tailgate Hamfest. September 24th 2016 just off I-75 at Sweetwater TN. This is a free hamfest. No admission. In the past this has been a pretty good little hamfest. Check It Out!
Sweetwater Hamfest flyer 2016 copy

August 2016 RCARC Meeting and Beacon Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!

This Thursday August 11th @ 7:00 pm The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s monthly meeting at The Roane County Rescue Squad building 4 miles South of Kingston on Hwy 58. Once you cross the river bridge at Southwest Point going South on Hwy 58, go about 4 miles. You will see a small green “Rescue Squad” sign on the right. Turn there and go to the top of the hill. Do not block the garage doors on the right side of the building because the ambulance service dispatches out of there and needs access.
We hope to have Bill Radice, K4OWR – co-president of the Tennessee Contest Group there to give us a talk on DX Contesting. I am sure we have a few members interested in that, so this could be interesting. We also need to talk about officers for 2017!. We have not had a change out of officers in 4 years and I know a couple would hope that someone will step up to run. If you want to see RCARC succeed and make a difference c onsider being a candidate for office next year. Qualifications for candidacy are in the club Bylaws located on the website.
We look forward to seeing everyone there. Bring a friend and introduce them to amateur radio!

C-ya Thursday
Jim White

RCARC July Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!
This coming Thursday July 14th 2016 at 7:00 pm the Roane County Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s monthly meeting in The Roane County Rescue Squad building on Hwy 58 South of Kingston. I hope to see everyone there. We will have a report on Field Day and hopefully meet some new and old friends. Usually we have someone give a short presentation and ragchew some. Come on down and bring a friend to the next monthly meeting. Talk In is on 147.120+(pl 82.5)
Also now is the time to start preparing to run for an office in RCARC. Cliff KD4GT says he is not willing to serve again and I am sure Ed K5QPO would like a break, so consider all RCARC offices open for candidates. The requirement for officers are in the RCARC Bylaws found on the website. Step up and make a difference this December!
See Y’all Thursday

Field Day 2016….. Come On Down!

Field Day Information

Saturday & Sunday; June 25th & 26th
Fort Southwest Point, Kingston – under the pavilion behind the ball field
Set-Up on Saturday morning
Operations: Jun 25 at 2 PM to Jun 26 at 2 PM
Weather Forecast
Saturday: Sunny and hot, high near 94.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, low around 71.
Sunday: 40 percent chance thunderstorms. Sunny and hot, high near 92.

KD4GT will bring at least 2 antenna masts and a B&W dipole antenna (good for 80m thru 10m no tuning)

N4VAV is bringing his Honda generator with the extended run tank for radio power.

If you are bringing your own PC for logging, goto: and download the latest “FIELDDAY.exe” file. (3.41 MB (3,579,396 bytes) in size – Version 5.01.0000). KI4FUV has once again paid for the networked version so be sure your PC has wireless WiFi capability to connect to the local network.

RCARC will be bringing hot dogs and burgers, buns, & and the condiments. Please bring a side dish to share. Also, bring water and maybe other drinks. Remember the weather report! We’ll look to eat sometime around 1800 +/- whatever.

Field Day is a great time to try our a new antenna. Bring it along. We’re always interested in the unusual.

Most of all, bring your FUN along. That’s why we go through this every year!

The Swiss Army knife of military and off road vehicles

A side note from Jim K4APY to everyone! Take Pictures and send them to me please!


Roane County Amateur Radio Club, KE4RX
PO Box 1104
Kingston, TN 37763

June RCARC Meeting and Newsletter.

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Well after a couple days of technical difficulties I have finally got the newsletter ready. I meant to have it out Sunday, then Monday and now!. At least its done.

Don’t forget this Thursday June 9th is the monthly meeting of The Roane County Amateur Radio Club at 7:00 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad at about 3200 Decatur Hwy, 4 miles South of Kingston on Hwy 58 on the right . Look for the green Rescue Squad Sign. Talk in is on 147.120 +(pl 82.5). Bring a Friend!

Saturday June 11th @ 9:00 AM the Roane County VE Team will have a test session by appointment only. Contact Keith Dalton WV4G to schedule a Ham Exam.

Also Friday Saturday and Sunday June 10th – 12th The Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge Special Event Statin N4M. Operators and support personnel are needed. Contact Cliff Segar KD4GT for more information.

Finally Field Day is June 25th and 26th. We will participate in Field Day at The Fort Southwest Point park pavilion behind the baseball field. Plan to be there about Noon on Saturday to setup and we will operate through the night. Hope to eat about 5:00 pm if all goes well. Come and bring a friend and expect to have some fun.

I hope to see everyone there!!

RCARC May Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Folks!!
The RCARC Monthly Meeting is on 5/12/16 at 7:00 pm
Near 3200 Decatur Hwy in the Rescue Squad Building (No 911 Address Available)
Kingston, TN. 37763 Talk In 147.120 pl tone 82.5 (147.015 antenna problems)
Be there early and Bring a Friend!

June 11th, 2016 Roane County VE Team Test Session by appointment.
Contact Keith Dalton WV4G to schedule a Ham test!

RCARC will participate in Field Day on the weekend of June 25th and 26th at Fort Soutwest Point in Kingston. We encourage everyone to come down and operate at Field Day and we always have fun!! Bring a friend and a extra chair and get on the air. As always you don’t have to be a club member to attend and everyone is welcome so come on down June 25 – 26th to Fort SW Point and join in!

I hope to see you there!

RCARC April 2016 meeting and newsletter!

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Hello Everyone
Don’t forget next Thursday April 14th at 7:00 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad building down Hwy 58 South of Kingston the RCARC will hold its regular monthly meeting. Be sure to come and bring a friend. Anyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend.!! Please note that it was mentioned on the last Monday Night Net that the rescue squad sign was missing. We will try to have Cliffs big green Pinz parked down by the road to help guide folks where to turn. As always, talk in will be on the 147.120 repeater (pl 82.5) if you need help finding us.

RCARC is now accepting Membership Renewals and repeater donations for 2016. Look for the application in the “about Us” tab to the right and mail it in to the PO box preferably.
Here is a link for the membership / renewal application for your convenience!
RCARC Membership Application

I hope to see y’all soon!!

RCARC March 2016 SKYWARN Training

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Hello Everyone!

Don’t forget that RCARC will hold our monthly meeting on Thursday March 10th @ 7:00 PM in the UT Roane County Extension Service office at 3074 Roane State Highway, Harriman TN. in Midtown just next to the county highway and ambulance service garage. 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 2016. The application is in the “About Us” tab at the right column.