Happy Birthday To The Roane County Amateur Radio Club!!

Click Here To Read The February 2017 RCARC Beacon Newsletter!

Yes it’s our birthday!! Read About it in the newsletter.

Also our next meeting of RCARC will be on Thursday February 9th at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center, 701 North Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood, TN. Come visit with us and bring a friend!

RCARC is still accepting membership renewals and new memberships for 2017! Thank You for your support!
Click Here for The RCARC Membership Renewal Application

I hope to see everyone next Thursday February 9th!!
Jim
K4APY
2017 RCARC Treasurer.

January RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!!
Our next meeting will be Thursday January 12 (weather permitting) at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center, 701 North Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood, TN. Come early and bring a friend!! We should have some coffee on to warm folks up.
Talk in will be on 147.120 + (PL 82.5)

With the new year as a reminder that Roane County Amateur Radio Club 2017 memberships are due beginning in January, so if you can, don’t forget to mail in your memberships and / or repeater donations to: RCARC PO Box 1104, Kingston, TN. 37763. There is an application on the club website www.ke4rx.org . If you have already renewed, Thank You for your support of the club. RCARC has insurance premiums and electricity to pay for throughout the year and repeater maintenance when needed, so please consider joining or renewing your RCARC memberships this year! RCARC Application” Click Here for the RCARC Membership Application.

2017 Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers for 2017!

Sterling Edmunds, N4VAV – President

Cliff Segar, KD4GT – Vice President

Lee Grace, KM4AKE – Secretary

Jim White, K4APY – Treasurer

 

Please join us at our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of every month at the Rockwood Community Center, 7 pm.

Also join us for the weekly net on the 147.120 repeater (147.015 after antenna repairs are made) every Monday at 8 pm.

 

There have been many great conversations on several of our repeaters, feel free to join in or throw your callsign out if there isn’t a QSO going on!

RCARC December Christmas Dinner / Meeting and Election of Officer!

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This coming Thursday 12/8/16 is the annual Roane County Amateur Radio Club Christmas Dinner and annual Election of Officers Meeting.
We will meet at the Rockwood Community Center 701 Chamberlain ave. Rockwood, TN. 37854. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm and the meeting / election begins at 7:00 pm. If you come for the dinner please bring a covered dish if you can. For information on what to bring e-mail Jim White k4apy@yahoo.com for a list of what is volunteered to be
brought.
RCARC will be supplying a ham and tableware so plan to come and eat.

We need people to run for office. IF you have not already asked to be put on the ballot and want to run for an office, just let Cliff KD4GT or Ed K5QPO know so you can be placed on the ballot for the 2017 election. It’s your club so I encourage everyone who wants to make a difference to run for office. The Club bylaws and requirements are on the www.ke4rx.org website.

Finally RCARC is accepting membership dues for 2017, so if you haven’t already done so, please consider renewing your membership for 2017. Please mail dues or donations to : RCARC PO Box
1104, Kingston, TN. 37763

I hope to see everyone Thursday 12/8/16 @ 6:00 pm.

November Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello everyone
This Thursday @ 7:00 pm the Roane County Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s monthly meeting at the Rockwood Community Center, 701 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. 37854.
On the agenda will be planning for the December Meeting and Christmas Dinner / Election of Officers for 2017. We also have 2 events that have asked for RCARC help with communications that will be talked about as well.

I hope to see everyone there and be sure to bring a friend!!

Jim
K4APY

October 2016 RCARC Meeting and Newsletter!

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Hello Everyone
Thursday October 13th at 7:00 pm is the next meeting for The Roane County Amateur Radio Club. This will be held at the Rockwood Community Center 701 North Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood TN. Directions to get there are in a previous post here on the website. We met there last month and everyone there was in agreement it was better than where we had been meeting. Come on down and check it out. Bring a friend too and introduce them to RCARC!!

This Weekend October 1st and 2nd, RCARC has been asked to help 2 different events with communications. Saturday night The Lions Club Moonlight Walk 5K needs our help and Sunday The Chase Run 5K at Roane State Community College . Both are a bit short notice but it is a good opportunity to help 2 groups with their event and expose more of the public to Amateur Radio. Call Cliff or e-mail him if you can help. kd4gt.tn@gmail.com or 865-773-2586 We need about 10 operators for each event. Please consider supporting these events!

Jim
K4APY

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 www.ke4rx.org 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!!
Jim
K4APY

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