APRS Presentation from Kenny Witt KC4OJS

Kenny Witt, KC4OJS provided a lecture and discussion regarding APRS, it’s uses for day to day operations and emcomm applications. Kenny also discussed with the group his time in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria while deployed as a communications unit with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.

Many thanks to Kenny for making the trip up to our meeting to provide this discussion!

RCARC September 2018 Meeting and Newsletter

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Our next meeting of the Roane County Amatuer Radio Club will be Thursday September 13th at 7:00 PM in the Rockwood Community Center, 710 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. Cody K4ZXT said Kenny Witt, KC4OJS will be at the September RCARC Meeting with a presentation on APRS. I hope everyone can come and learn from Kenny on this format of amateur radio.

The Ham tag plates and decals have come in. If you have ordered them, they will be available at the club meeting on September 13th. If you can’t make the meeting, Lee KM4AKE the club secretary will have them for handing out. You can call him on the repeater or e-mail lgracetn56@gmail.com to arrange pickup.

So don’t forget to come on down on Thursday September 13th at 7:00 PM to the Rockwood Community Center for the RCARC Club Meeting.
Jim
K4APY

August 2018 Roane County Amateur Radio Club meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone
This Thursday August 9th at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s monthly meeting. We hope everyone can attend and bring a friend.
We will be taking orders for the RCARC ham plate which is suitable for display on the front of a vehicle or hang in your shack. $10 each paid in advance. We have to have a minimum of 10 to make an order for these. We also have an opportunity to order RCARC Decals at $2.50 each and we need about 12 to make an order for those.

Also let’s not forget that in December we will be electing officers for 2019, so it’s not too early to start thinking about running !!

I hope to see you all Thursday at 7:00 PM. Talk in will be on 147.015 (PL110.9)

Jim
K4APY
www.ke4rx.org

RCARC Club Plates

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Hello Everyone
Phil KE4LSH said we were ordering the RCARC license plates again with the Ham Radio Operator callsign. I have a link to my plate as an example. Anyone who wants a plate can prepay their order at the RCARC meeting in August 2018 or mail in a check to RCARC, PO Box 1104, Kingston TN. 37763 with a note with the callsign and quantity of plates order. Cost is $10 per plate. Orders will be sent in after the next club meeting if enough folks are interested.
Thanks and I hope to see y’all on August 9th, 2018.

Jim
K4APY

July 2018 RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Eveyone!

This Thursday July 12th at 7:00 pm is the next monthly meeting of The Roane County Amateur Radio Club so Come on down!!
We meet in the Rockwood Community Center, 710 North Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood, TN. 37854 and everyone is welcome.
We hope to have our Field Day results to talk about and Cliff said we will be able to order the RCARC Ham Tags (license plates) again if
we have enough folks interested. Cost will be around $10

I hope to see eveyone at the meeting Thursday
C-ya
Jim
K4APY

June 2018 RCARC Meeting and Beacon Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!!

Well its that time of year! Field Day Is upon us!! As usual, RCARC has reserved the pavilion at Southwest Point Park in Kingston, TN. for our Field Day event June 23rd and 24th 2018. The pavilion is just behind the baseball field and is right next to the walking trail so we always have fun, good food and make new friends. We also make a few contacts as well heheh. If you don’t come to anything else , be sure to come to Field Day and participate with us!

Also, we have our June Meeting this coming Thursday June 14th @ 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center at 710 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. Make plans to come to the meeting. Meet Some new faces and we will have fresh coffee in the pot! We will be making plans for Field Day too! so I hope to see everyone there and bring a friend!
C-ya
Jim
k4apy@yahoo.com
WWW.KE4RX.ORG

May 2018 RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone! I’m running a bit later than usual with the newsletter. Things got busy for me fast when the weather warmed up.
Don’t forget The Roane County Amateur Radio Club meeting this coming Thursday May 10th at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center, 710 North Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood, TN. 37854.
Come on down and be part of our group. We have Field Day coming up in June on the 23rd and 24th at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston. Field Day is always fun and there is always something interesting going on.
I hope we can see everyone Thursday at the meeting.
Jim
K4APY

April 2018 RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!!
Spring is in the Air!!! Well maybe. The Groundhog is having one last laugh it seems with the weather, but we are close!
Last month we had SKYWARN training with Jeremy Buckles from Morristown MRX and this month I don’t know what is planned but
We will have our Monthly meeting of The Roane County Amateur Radio Club next Thursday April 12th at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood
Community Center, 710 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. I hope we see everyone there.

Also, don’t forget our weekly Monday Night Net every Monday at 20:00 hours on the KE4RX Repeater 147.015 (PL tone 110.9). Also I would like to try
something new. Wally K3BHY suggested a ragchew net and I think that is a good idea. I posed the question to our Facebook group last
month and got a few positive responses, so Starting this week on the 147.015 (pl 110.9) repeater we will have 2 un-official ragchew nets. Wednesday @ 20:00 hours and Sunday @ 14:00 hours. Hopefully we will have several folks show up and you can come and go as you want. No format and very informal. The first person to show up, just call out CQ for the Ragchew net. I think this will seed more activity on the repeater and get folks back into conversation instead of just checking in. Come on and give it a try. Could be fun and maybe even addictive!!

Hope to see you all on April 12th!!
Jim
K4APY
k4apy@yahoo.com
WWW.KE4RX.ORG
The Roane County Amateur Radio Club on Facebook.

March 2018 Meeting and SKYWARN Training!

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Hello Everyone! Don’t forget this coming Thursday March 8th at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center, 710 North Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood, TN. 37854 RCARC has The National Weather Service from Morristown TN presenting SKYWARN Training. If the room is too full, we may have to move downstairs to the Gym. Last years SKYWARN was a big success and Jeremy Buckles was excellent in his presentation. Plan to be there and be sure to bring a friend.

Jim
K4APY

February 8th 2018 RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!
Our February 2018 meeting is This Thursday 2/8/18 at 7:00 pm in the Rockwood Community Center 710 North Chamberlain Ave, Rockwood, TN. 37854. Be sure to come early and bring a friend. More discussion on the tower situation and what we plan to do.

RCARC has been asked to help with The Whitestone Run on Sunday 2/18/18. Communications will be simplex, so if you are able to help, contact Cody K4ZXT ceanderson3@gmail.com for more information.

March 8th 2018 is the SKYWARN training, so mark your calendar to attend. It will be at the Rockwood Community Center the same as our meeting location.

I hope we see everyone there!!

Jim
K4APY
k4apy@yahoo.com
www.ke4rx.org