RCARC Club Logo Patches Now Available

Hello Everyone
The RCARC Club Logo Embroidered patches approved by the club for purchase in January are in. These are nice high quality iron on or sew on patches to put on your favorite hat or shirt / jacket. I believe they are $4 each or 3 / $10 which is the best deal. Phil KE4LSH found a great supplier that saved us some on the cost. These were expected to be more. They will be available at club meetings and other functions, or contact Phil KE4LSH for more information. He is listed to the right under “Contact”


RCARC Loses a Friend K4CRS /SK

"Charlie Solomon K4CRS/sk"
Hello everyone.

I just need to pass on we lost a great friend and leader this past
Friday. Charles R. Solomon K4CRS passed away suddenly and will be
sorely missed. Even though he moved to Pulaski, TN. a few years ago to
be closer to his family and children, Charlie still kept in contact
with many folks here in Roane County. Charlie was the former President
of The Roane County Amateur Radio Club for a couple of years and was
also the Roane County ARES EC for a while as well. If anyone needed
help with Ham Radio, Charlie was always willing to lend a hand.
Charlie was also instrumental in getting the local WKTS FM 90.1 radio
Station on the air and worked his whole life as a broadcast engineer
with other local radio stations. Charlie was also very active in his
church and was a Christian. He was a very pleasant person to know and
to call a friend. He will be missed by all those who knew him. I ask
everyone to keep Charlie and Janie and their family in their prayers
during this time of loss.

Jim White

It’s Time to Renew for 2014!!

Click Here to open and print The RCARC Membership Application / Renewal Form: !

With a new year comes RCARC New Memberships and Renewals. RCARC Memberships run January through December and are due for renewal at the first of every year. The club has insurance premiums, repeater maintenance, utilities and other expenses so membership is very important to the club. I hope each and every one of you will consider renewing or joining RCARC this year and actively participate in our meetings and events!! It takes everyone to make the club grow so let’s band together and Git Er Done!!


RCARC Christmas Dinner and December Meeting!

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Read The November RCARC Beacon Newsletter : Click Here to Open!

Hello Everyone

The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet on Thursday December 12th at 6:00 pm. This is our annual election of officers and Pot Luck Christmas Dinner meeting, so all RCARC members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a covered dish of a vegetable or a desert. RCARC will provide a ham. New Members and Visitors are welcome too!!

In November RCARC voted to increase our dues for 2014. It has been several years since the dues have been adjusted. The increase is from $15 / year to $20 / year so it isn’t much. Please consider using the attached application form to renew / join RCARC for 2014 and help support our club and repeater systems.

And finally, we have our election of officers for 2014. Currently all incumbents are seeking to retain their positions, but qualified candidates are encouraged to run. If you want to run for office in RCARC, just let me, or any other club officer know, or just let us know when you arrive at the meeting to be placed as a write in. Qualifications for officers is on the RCARC club website in the RCARC Bylaws document at www.ke4rx.org

OH, one last thing. Congratulations to Phil KE4LSH, Anna KE4VJM and Sheila on their new home in Rockwood!!

That’s all I have. C-ya next Thursday evening!!


RCARC October Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!
Don’t forget that The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will meet next Thursday October 10th at 7:00 pm in the conference room at The Roane Count Rescue Squad , 2735 Roane State Highway , Harriman, TN. 37748 just across from The Drive In Theater. We enter from the back behind The United Way office. We have a special guest to speak. Keith Miller N9DGK our ARRL Section Manager. Come on down and meet the folks at RCARC and have a good time.