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There will be Weather Spotter refresher class given at North Etowah Baptist Church this Saturday Jan. 22

at 9:00 a.m

There will be testing after this class if you would like to test for your technician liscence or upgrade your current liscence.

Please contact Mike Elkins at if you want to test so we can make sure to have enough VE's.



Subject: Bradley County ACS & TEMA meeting

On January 20th 7pm at Bradley County 911center/EMA office at 1555 Guthrie Dr NW Cleveland, TN.. Mr. Mike Harris over
TEMA communications will be speaking about TEMA COMU group that's made up of amateur radio operators across the state of Tennessee.
This is also the meeting we have yearly to bring together the amateur radio operators in East TN to network together (meet & greet).
And talk about emergency communications in Tennessee. The Bradley County 911center is just off of I-75 exit 25th.
We would like to have all the amateur radio operators around the area to come and join us for this meeting.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions:





Severe weather nets are the best way to keep informed during adverse weather conditions.
To get the most out of the net and to also be able to become a crucial part of community safety, come and learn how we operate here in McMinn County.
Some refresher training as well as procedures and resources that can make you and your family safer during severe weather conditions.



Let everyone know that some of us from the Meigs club are getting together for Winter Field day,
if anyone wants to join.It'll be at the Ten Mile Community Center at 325 Euchee Road, Ten Mile.
We will meet around 10am on the 29th for setup, and try to run the full course.
All operations will be indoors, we plan to make a big pot of chili that evening.
If anyone comes and wants to stay the night, there will be plenty of cot room.

de Will Crowden - WX0EMT



Please join us at 8:00 pm this evening ( December 31, 2021 ) on 146.490 simplex for a New Year's Eve Net.
Chris KM4OTL will be net control for this net. Chris advised me that he realizes this is a short notification,
but he knows there are several of our members who likes to get out and party on New Year's Eve and this just
might keep them home and safe. :-) . Hope to see you there.

Happy New Year !!




Don't forget the "Eating Meeting" 12/13/21 at 6pm over at Western Sizzlin.

Your family is welcome and encouraged to come with you!


Thank you to all that helped with the parade. It was a big success!  What a great job we all did.  Thank you to Susan KO4TEN for being the net control for the parade. Great Job!


A note from the Athens Chamber of Commerce:

The parade was a huge success last night. We had around 60 participates in the parade and a big crowd that showed up in spite all the weather concerns. I was particularly pleased to see so many children enjoying the sights and sounds. The joy on the faces of the kids and the families reflect the values of our community and the love we all have for the season. We are lucky to live in such an area and it's events like this one that make it apparent to all. Special thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who worked extremely hard leading up to the parade and also on the night of the parade. We could have never pulled off such an event without all of you. With that being said I value everyones opinion and feedback to make next year's parade even better. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Thank you!

Julie Simbeck

Program Director Athens Are Chamber of Commerce





The nets will move to 7:30pm starting Monday November 15

Nov. 15

7:30 - 441.800

7:45 - 147.060

Nov. 16

7:30 - 146.490



The CASA was cancelled for 10-30. It has been rescheduled for next Saturday November 6 2021.

We need some hams to volunteer. Meet out on Hwy 307 Eureka Trail head between Adient and E and E mfg. NO LATER than 8:30am.

Bring a HT radio and yellow vest (if you have one) and a light weight chair you can carry. We will walk down the trail and disperse at different spots in the case we need to notify someone of any difficulties with racers. Bring what you will need for weather, snacks, bug spray. We should be finished around 10am or so.



** CONGRATULATIONS Darris Goforth K4RST **


Darris was awarded with a Life Membership to Mcminn Amateur Radio Club for his dedication and service to the club.



First Responders Cup was a great success. Thanks to all the the golf tournament committee, sponsors, player's and MCARC Members that helped out. Also, thanks to Brian Ford and staff at Ridgewood Golf for thier support. Could not of done it without them. Till next year 73s!


We will be voting on new officers at the November meeting! Please get with the nomination committee if you are willing to serve as an officer. The nomination committee as it stands now is Reed, Sid and Paul. If you would like to serve on the nomination committee, please contact Paul and let him know if you want to serve on the committee.





We had testing Saturday 9-18-21

David Baker - KG4OJL upgrade to General Class
Steve Page - KO4TLF New Ham Technician Class



With the threat of rain on Saturday the pond pavillion at Athens Regional Park has been reserved from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the antenna activity and testing. The trailer and antenna folks will meet at Hardees (join a few us for breakfast) and pull out at 9 a.m. If you think you'll need it bring it (rain coat, chair,umbrella, bug spray, drink, food etc.). For the folks testing, you are more than welcome to meet at Hardees and eat with us and travel with us to the park. Also your invited to hang around after testing and enjoy learning about building an antenna and ask questions that you may have. It should be a fun outing!!!
Looking foward to seeing you all there!!
73 de KM4BBV



I over heard a conversation "wink wink" that MOUNTAIN TOPPING was starting back up in September!!! The second Saturday to be exact. So get your bug spray, pack a lunch and your radio gear or whatever you think you'll need and join us!!! Oooh so your not a liscenced ham?....I see, you dont have a radio?....Oh your just a new technician? THIS adventure INCLUDES YOU!! Anyone is welcome to ride along, see and participate . It doesn't matter your level of ham experience or even if you are a ham! Come on out and learn new ideas or experience the many different "modes or just come out to see different ways to operate ham radios in "not so ideal" conditions. For more info you can contact the website editors at the top of this blog.

Oh yeah, mark your calanders for mountain topping "March Madness" We plan to go Mnt Topping every Saturday in the month of March!

 de KM4BBV


Hello All, The 442.275 repeater at AUB is now connected to the Southeast link via Wires-X for those that have C4FM capabilities. For more info, contact Reed, W4HRC