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
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!!


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!


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!!

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

August 2016 RCARC Meeting and Beacon Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!

This Thursday August 11th @ 7:00 pm The Roane County Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s monthly meeting at The Roane County Rescue Squad building 4 miles South of Kingston on Hwy 58. Once you cross the river bridge at Southwest Point going South on Hwy 58, go about 4 miles. You will see a small green “Rescue Squad” sign on the right. Turn there and go to the top of the hill. Do not block the garage doors on the right side of the building because the ambulance service dispatches out of there and needs access.
We hope to have Bill Radice, K4OWR – co-president of the Tennessee Contest Group there to give us a talk on DX Contesting. I am sure we have a few members interested in that, so this could be interesting. We also need to talk about officers for 2017!. We have not had a change out of officers in 4 years and I know a couple would hope that someone will step up to run. If you want to see RCARC succeed and make a difference c onsider being a candidate for office next year. Qualifications for candidacy are in the club Bylaws located on the www.ke4rx.org website.
We look forward to seeing everyone there. Bring a friend and introduce them to amateur radio!

C-ya Thursday
Jim White

RCARC July Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!
This coming Thursday July 14th 2016 at 7:00 pm the Roane County Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s monthly meeting in The Roane County Rescue Squad building on Hwy 58 South of Kingston. I hope to see everyone there. We will have a report on Field Day and hopefully meet some new and old friends. Usually we have someone give a short presentation and ragchew some. Come on down and bring a friend to the next monthly meeting. Talk In is on 147.120+(pl 82.5)
Also now is the time to start preparing to run for an office in RCARC. Cliff KD4GT says he is not willing to serve again and I am sure Ed K5QPO would like a break, so consider all RCARC offices open for candidates. The requirement for officers are in the RCARC Bylaws found on the www.ke4rx.org website. Step up and make a difference this December!
See Y’all Thursday

Field Day 2016….. Come On Down!

Field Day Information

Saturday & Sunday; June 25th & 26th
Fort Southwest Point, Kingston – under the pavilion behind the ball field
Set-Up on Saturday morning
Operations: Jun 25 at 2 PM to Jun 26 at 2 PM
Weather Forecast
Saturday: Sunny and hot, high near 94.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, low around 71.
Sunday: 40 percent chance thunderstorms. Sunny and hot, high near 92.

KD4GT will bring at least 2 antenna masts and a B&W dipole antenna (good for 80m thru 10m no tuning)

N4VAV is bringing his Honda generator with the extended run tank for radio power.

If you are bringing your own PC for logging, goto: http://n3fjp.com/fieldday.html and download the latest “FIELDDAY.exe” file. (3.41 MB (3,579,396 bytes) in size – Version 5.01.0000). KI4FUV has once again paid for the networked version so be sure your PC has wireless WiFi capability to connect to the local network.

RCARC will be bringing hot dogs and burgers, buns, & and the condiments. Please bring a side dish to share. Also, bring water and maybe other drinks. Remember the weather report! We’ll look to eat sometime around 1800 +/- whatever.

Field Day is a great time to try our a new antenna. Bring it along. We’re always interested in the unusual.

Most of all, bring your FUN along. That’s why we go through this every year!

The Swiss Army knife of military and off road vehicles

A side note from Jim K4APY to everyone! Take Pictures and send them to me please!


Roane County Amateur Radio Club, KE4RX
PO Box 1104
Kingston, TN 37763

June RCARC Meeting and Newsletter.

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Well after a couple days of technical difficulties I have finally got the newsletter ready. I meant to have it out Sunday, then Monday and now!. At least its done.

Don’t forget this Thursday June 9th is the monthly meeting of The Roane County Amateur Radio Club at 7:00 PM in the Roane County Rescue Squad at about 3200 Decatur Hwy, 4 miles South of Kingston on Hwy 58 on the right . Look for the green Rescue Squad Sign. Talk in is on 147.120 +(pl 82.5). Bring a Friend!

Saturday June 11th @ 9:00 AM the Roane County VE Team will have a test session by appointment only. Contact Keith Dalton WV4G wv4g.keith@gmail.com to schedule a Ham Exam.

Also Friday Saturday and Sunday June 10th – 12th The Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge Special Event Statin N4M. Operators and support personnel are needed. Contact Cliff Segar KD4GT kd4gt@arrl.net for more information.

Finally Field Day is June 25th and 26th. We will participate in Field Day at The Fort Southwest Point park pavilion behind the baseball field. Plan to be there about Noon on Saturday to setup and we will operate through the night. Hope to eat about 5:00 pm if all goes well. Come and bring a friend and expect to have some fun.

I hope to see everyone there!!