McMinn County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
The McMinn County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
serves the McMinn County area.
The club maintains a club station at the Athens EOC with club call KG4FZR.
Additional non-club stations are located at
the McMinn County 911 Center, Athens Regional Hospital and Woods Memorial Hospital.
Regular monthly MCARC meetings are held the 2nd
Monday of each month at the Athens City Hall at 7:00 PM. All
The club uses the following frequencies:
|MCARC AREA REPEATER STATUS
(ALL REPEATERS CARRY THE CALLSIGN OF KG4FZR)
|147.060 (-) 141.3 (Machine and
Coordination Donated to MCARC by John Fridley, KF4PVQ)
(MAIN SKYWARN FREQUENCY!) (LINKED to 145.150!)
and Coordination Donated to MCARC by Dick Jones, W4RJC)
(LINKED to 147.060!)
|No Pone, Decatur, TN||OPERATIONAL|
|442.275 (+) 141.3 (Echolink Node #
|443.275 (+) 100.0 (Club sponsored & owned for the use of our friends in Meigs County.)||No Pone, Decatur, TN||OPERATIONAL|
|442.325 (+) 141.3 (Will
be moving to 442.350 shortly)
||OFF AIR for
All MCARC repeaters are fully coordinated through the
SOUTHEASTERN REPEATER ASSOCIATION, INC. (http://www.sera.org/)
Other 2M frequencies we use are 147.510
(141.3), 146.520, and 146.580,
Click here to download a pdf file of listed MCARC frequencies and a suggestion for programming order.
The club officers for 2013 are:
Vice President- Glenn Moses- KD4MOE, President- Phil Prichard- KC4JIY, Secretary- Tracy Carter- KA4JPB, Treasurer- Chuck Burris- K4CTB
If you would like to contact one of the folks above,
Please send an email to email@example.com and include in the Subject line
who the mail is for, such as To MCARC President, etc.
The mail will be forwarded to the intended recipient.
You can view the history of
the MCARC repeaters at http://www.mcminnarc.com/info/rptr_history.html
The MCARC would like to
thank Volunteer Electric Cooperation,
Athens Utilities Board, and Mr. Jon Eaves for giving us space on their towers!
Some HF frequencies we frequent are (nightly) 1.939 (7-8ET PM) & 28.587 (8-9ET PM) and (mornings) 3.980.
The MCARC club station also operates as "KG4FZR-7" on APRS with
Look for our call and the "EOC" symbol in East Tennessee.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT OUR DIGI!
THE KG4FZR-7 DIGI is a WIDEn-N/TNn-N digi & is a limited two-way IGATE.
IT ALSO GATES LOCAL SEVERE WEATHER RELATED DATA TO THE RF SIDE OF APRS.
WE HAVE AN APRS SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU NEED SETUP HELP.
MCARC is also active on packet frequency 145.550.
The club shack operates 24/7 as KG4FZR-10 WL2K RMS packet Server, MCARC digi, and KG4FZR-7 Node.
145.550 serves as the TN Homeland Security District 3 packet frequency.
The club members are active in ARES, RACES,
Skywarn, MARS and participates when requested in civic duties,
such as JOTA for the Boy Scouts,
the Athens Christmas Parade, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant drills, as well as other activities.
Regular Phone nets are
held each and every Monday evening at 8:30 PM on the 147.060
(-) 141.3 tone repeater,
and the 442.275 (+) 141.3 net follows the close of the 2 meter net.
Check in with us often!
The MCARC maintains a
email list that we use to email club
announcements, updates to website, for trade or
sale items. It is run by HUMANS!
Want to receive the
NOTE: There is one
rule.... DO NOT include us in your "forward" list!
We do not need every cute picture or funny story.