RCARC June Meeting and Newsletter!

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Hello Everyone. Just a reminder that The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet this Thursday 7:00 pm 6/11/15 at The Roane County Rescue Squad building in Midtown. 2735 Roane State Hwy, Harriman, TN. just up the road from Krogers. I hope everyone can attend. We will be making plans for Field Day this month and also I am sure Cliff will give us an update on the Yeasu System Fusion Repeaters we received and installed on the site. Be sure to come on down and bring a friend to introduce to HAM radio. Also make plans to Attend Field Day June 27 and 28th at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston!!

I hope to see ya there.

May 2015 RCARC Newsletter and Meeting

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Our May meeting will be on Thursday May 14th @ 7:00 pm in the Roane County Rescue Squad building in Midtown, 2735 Roane State Highway, Harriman, TN. Talk in will be on 147.015 (pl 110.9) Come on down and bring a friend.
Also, it’s not too early to start thinking about Field Day. Join us June 27, and 28 at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston for Field Day!!

See you at 7:00 PM on May 14th.
Jim White

RCARC Member Bobby Cox KD4NXC /SK

Robert Lewis “€œBobby” Cox, 68, of Harriman, Tennessee passed away April 27, 2015 at Methodist Medical Center.

He was born to the late Robert Wesley Cox and Sarah Rebecca “Becky” Cox, April 10, 1947 in Harriman, Tennessee. He was married to Peggy Sue Brown Cox, for 46 years and they made their home in Harriman, Tennessee.

Bobby was a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather and son who treasured spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed woodworking and building projects with his grandsons, was a member and deacon at Trenton Street Baptist Church, Chief Detective for Harriman Police Department, Lifetime Member and Chaplain of the Roane County Rescue Squad, member of the Ham Radio Club, member of the Harriman American Legion Organization, and retired from Y-12 and Lockhead Martin.

Bobby is survived by two children: Bobbie Sue Brown and husband Greg, of Harriman; Tammy Braden and husband Wayne of Rockwood. Grandchildren: Dustin Braden and girlfriend Kristy Patton, Logan Brown, Nathan Braden, Landon Brown, Dakota Patton. Sister: Becky Scandlyn, and daughters Ashley, Annie and Amy; Sisters-in-Law: Cathy Cox and son Michael; Doris Cox and daughters Stephanie and Whitney along with several special nieces, nephews, and friends.

Lifelong friends: Greg Love, Martin Roberts, and J.W. Hamby.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers; David and Carle Cox both of Harriman; Lifelong friend LeRoy Lantz.

Receiving of friends and family will be held at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman on Friday, May 1st from 6-8 p.m. The funeral services will be at Trenton Street Baptist Church on Saturday May 2nd at 1 p.m. followed by the burial at Roane Memorial Gardens.

RCARC March Meeting and Repeater Vote Results

Hello everyone
On Thursday 3/12/15 at the RCARC meeting / SKYWARN training, the members present voted to buy 2 new Yeasu repeaters while there was a significant price discount by Yeasu. Cliff KD4GT is ordering the repeaters. These repeaters will be the primary KE4RX machines when they are installed and the old repeaters will serve as backups in case one goes down. The repeaters will cost $1000 which is about 1/4 of the total RCARC treasury. Several members have voluntarily offered special repeater donations to help offset the cost by the club. Although it is not a requirement, anyone else who wants, and is able to make a special contribution may do so by simply mailing a check to RCARC PO Box 1104, Kingston, TN. 37763. Don’t forget that RCARC is a 501c3 charitable organization. Hopefully soon RCARC will have 2 new digital/analog repeaters on the air. 147.015 (pl 110.9) 443.976 (pl 110.9)

The next RCARC meeting will be on Thursday April 9th, at 7:00 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad building conference room. Talk in is on 147.015 (pl 110.9)

C-ya there.