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 for more information.

Field Day 2014 Results

Our log has been submitted to the ARRL and here is a breakdown of how we did.

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total     %
----       --   -----     ---   -----     ---
80         4    19        0     23        8
40         37   102       7     146       49
20         10   94        18    122       41
15         0    9         0     9         3
----       --   -----     ---   -----
Total      51   224       25    300
Total Contacts by Section:

Section     Total   %

-------     -----   ---
VA             19     6
OH             16     5
NC             12     4
MI             10     3
IL              9     3
CO              8     3
GA              8     3
NFL             8     3
LAX             7     2
MDC             7     2
SFL             7     2
STX             7     2
TN              7     2
MO              6     2
MS              6     2
NM              6     2
NTX             6     2
WCF             6     2
WNY             6     2
AR              5     2
AZ              5     2
DX              5     2
EMA             5     2
IN              5     2
KY              5     2
NH              5     2
SB              5     2
WPA             5     2
AL              4     1
EPA             4     1
LA              4     1
ME              4     1
NNJ             4     1
OK              4     1
OR              4     1
ORG             4     1
SCV             4     1
WV              4     1
CT              3     1
GTA             3     1
KS              3     1
ONS             3     1
PAC             3     1
PR              3     1
SNJ             3     1
WTX             3     1
MN              2     1
NLI             2     1
ONE             2     1
SC              2     1
SDG             2     1
SJV             2     1
UT              2     1
WI              2     1
WMA             2     1
WWA             2     1
AB              1     0
DE              1     0
EB              1     0
ENY             1     0
IA              1     0
MAR             1     0
SF              1     0
SV              1     0
VI              1     0
VT              1     0

Total Sections = 66

Log Submission Information

Datestamp: 2014-06-29 17:14:50 PDT

Call Used:KE4RX GOTA Station Call:(none) ARRL/RAC Section:TN Class:4A
Participants:25 Club/Group Name: Roane County Amateur Radio Club

Power Source(s): Generator

Power Multiplier: 2X

Bonus Points:
Description Points
100% Emergency power 400
Media Publicity 100
Set-up in Public Place 100
Site Visit by invited elected official 100
Site Visit by invited served agency official 100
Submitted via the Web 50
Total Bonus Points 850
CW Digital Phone Total
Total QSOs 51 25 224
Total Points 102 50 224 376 Claimed Score = 752
Total Claimed Score: 1,602


Field Day 2014 is just around the corner on June 28th and 29th! The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will be set up at Fort South West Point park located in Kingston. All are welcome to come out and visit with us, learn about the amateur radio service or get on the air (even if you don’t have you’re license)!

Set up will begin around 10:00 am on Saturday the 28th, with operating starting around 2:00pm. We’ll run from then, all through the night and into Sunday morning.

The address for the park is 1226 South Kentucky St., Kingston, TN 37763 and talk-in will be on the 147.015 MHz repeater (+, 110.9pl).

Note to members: If you can provide a laptop with a wireless networking card (preferred) or ethernet port, please bring it along! We will once again have a wireless (and wired if needed) network set up at the site for logging purposes. KI4FUV and KD4GT have a few spares but we seem to come up short some years. Anything from Windows 2000 or newer will work fine!

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

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!

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!


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 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.

Bring Your Windows Laptop to Our Meeting

The next meeting of the Roane County Amateur Radio Club will be on June 11th. Bring a Windows laptop if you have one to take part in our Field Day Network logging program demonstration.

We’ll show you how to use the program for everything you could need to do.

The network will be wireless but we will be able to handle up to 3 wired computers. If you need to connect by ethernet to the network, please bring your own peice. 25 foot or longer is reccomended.

Hope to see you there for a great meeting!