RCARC SKYWARN Training in March!

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Hello Everyone!!

I hope everyone is doing well. The next RCARC meeting will be on March 12th at 7:00pm in The Rockwood Community Center 710 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. 37854. This meeting will be SKYWARN Training and Jeremy Buckles from The National Weather Service office in Morristown TN. Will be our guest and instructor. Plan to stay about 2 hours. Training starts at 7 PM. Bring a folding chair if you can. Sometimes seats are short at the Rockwood Community Center. Better to have one in the car than stand if we run out of seats.  Bring a Friend and come on down!  I hope to see you there


February 2020 RCARC Meeting and Newsletter

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Hello Everyone!

I’m running ahead for a change with the newsletter. I want to remind everyone that our next Roane County Amateur Radio Club Meeting is Februaryy 13th, 2020 at The Rockwood Community Center, 710 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. 37854 at 7:00 PM. Lee has arranged for Dave Karasko, a TVA Engineer with line interference for this area ! He will be talking about how they search, find, and prepare to reduce or fix that problem. Along with him will be Heath Lewis of HUB. Try to make it to this one if you can. It should be good and relevent to all Hams since power line noise is common to all of us.

Most folks have already renewed, but we are still accepting memberships and renewals for 2020 for Roane County Amateur Radio Club. Help Support our club by joining and participating if you can!

On March 12th, 2020, at our RCARC Meeting will be the Annual Skywarn Training & Refresher the club sponsors. Jeremy Buckles from NWS Morristown will be the presenter and we always have a great turnout for this one. Training begins @ 7:00 PM and lasts about 2 hours.

Dalton Ga. Hamfest February 22nd,2020. W4DRC.com . Usually a good hamfest close enough to drive to.

February 23, 2020 is the Whitestone Run. RCARC has been asked to help with communications on this event. If you can participate, contact Cliff KD4GT kd4gt.tn(at)gmails(dot)com 865-773-2586.

Finally The Roane County VE Team will hold their next exam on February 8th, By appointment in The Trenton Street Baptist Church. If you need an exam contact Keith Dalton WV4G wv4g.keith(at)gmail(dot)com to schedule.

January 2020 Meeting and Newsletter!

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I hope everyone is doing well. The next RCARC meeting will be on January 9th at 7:00pm in The Rockwood Community Center 710 North Chamberlain Ave. Rockwood, TN. 37854. This is our first Meeting of 2020. Lee KM4AKE said we would be organizing committes and other business to plan for the year.

At the 2019 December Meeting the club members re-elected all the 2019 officers for another term.

Don’t forget Saturday January 4th 2020 is the Morristown Hamfest. RCARC will have a table there so come on up and see what goodies you can find!




December RCARC Meeting, Election of Officers and Pot Luck Dinner

Hello Everyone!!

Thursday December 12, 2019 at 6:30 the Roane County Amateur Radio Club December Meeting, Election of Officers and Club Christmas Pot luck dinner. Club members are asked to bring a vegetable dish or desert item to share with everyone . Ham is provided by the club and will be prepared by Phil KE4LSH and Anna KE4VJM. Please Be there if you can. We need folks to run for office. President, Vice President , Treasurer and Secretary. More than 1 candidate is desireable. It doesn’t take a lot of time and the club needs fresh ideas and leadership from time to time.

Let’s not forget that RCARC memberships are due for renewal in January, so please consider renewing your membership and support our club. I look forward to seeing everyone next Thursday 12/12/19 at 6:30 PM.




N4TAO Special Event Station RSCC Tamke Allen Observatory

Monday November 11th on Veterans Day RCARC along with the UT Amateur Radio Club will be putting the special event station RSCC Tamke Allen Observatory N4TAO on the air to observe the passing of Mercury between the Earth and the Sun. If you want to help contact Cliff KD4GT kd4gt.tn(at)gmail(dot)com . More information can be found at https://www.roanestate.edu/pages/obs/index.htm.
Tamke-Allen Observatory is located at 334 Caney Creek Road, Rockwood, TN. 37854.