Weekly Net meets every Monday at 9 PM local time on the club repeaters.
Check-ins taken via Netlogger, 145.390 (88.5), 443.575 (100.0), and 53.290 (100.0). If there are issues with the repeaters, the alternate repeater is 147.060 with a 88.5 tone.
Please read the procedures used for the Monday Net at https://ajarc.org/radio-procedure-for-calling-weekly-net/
The N4FV 441.975/446.975 100.0 tone UHF repeater is on the air from West Barton Ridge Road in Greeneville. If you live in or near Greeneville, try it out!
Monthly meeting is 1st Tuesday of each month at 7 PM local time at the Roby Center. Since Roby is closed meetings are currently being held at Hardin Park if the park is not closed due to Covid-19. If the park is closed, meetings will be held on the air through the club repeaters at the regular time/date of the meeting. Members and non-members are invited to check in. Always listen to the Monday Net before the club meeting to get the latest meeting information.
VEC Testing Schedule
WCARS VEC exams are offered after each monthly meeting either before or after the meeting and require scheduling in advance. The cost is $10 and must bring a valid ID and a copy of license with FRN if you are already licensed. Due to COVID 19, our exams are now custom scheduled for other times and places. Use our contact page to schedule an exam.
SCHEDULED VEC EXAMS AND STUDY SESSIONS IN OUR AREA – Bring two forms of ID and a copy of your existing license if you are upgrading.
All day study session that requires no books or previous studying are giveen occasionally. All materials are supplied. The format is to study the questions with only the correct answers in “cram” sessions. There is a high success rate of passing. For those that have studied independently and only want to take the exam, usually the instructors will as you to show up around 3 PM for the exam portion. The cost remains the same to only take the exam.
EXAM ONLY – WCARS will have a testing session Saturday December 5th at 11 am at Skyland First Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. Testing fee is $10.00 DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED – PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Since Roby remains closed and Covid is peaking again, it is almost certain the club meeting for Tuesday, Dec 1st will be held on the air at 7 PM, Dec 1st, on the club repeaters. Listen to Monday evening nets for latest information about club meetings.
Charles “Cliff” Kayhart W4KKP is now a SK. Cliff passed on 10-26-2020. His 109th birthday was 10-14-2020. On Wed Nov 4th @ 9 PM, there will be a special program at this link about Cliff. https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation
Condolences to the family of SK Rob Jordan N4RBJ.
10-3-21 The 6 meter repeater is now operating on a new frequency. Program your 6 meter radio to 53.290 RX with a -1 MHZ offset (52.290 TX). The 100.0 hz tone will remain the same.
On November 2nd, the 443.200 repeater changed frequency to 443.575 with 100.0 tone. Please reprogram your radios.
Check with Larry KN4MVH if you are not on the membership list and need to pay dues. The membership list has been updated and current to Oct 1st. If you need to pay your club dues, you can mail KN4MVH a check via his QRZ or FCC address made out to Andrew Johnson ARC for $24.00. Do not send money to the W4WC Trustee, N4FV.
KN4MVH and others are working on a Paypal payment buttons. They have been implemented in under CLUB INFO, Member Info and Dues
We now have a calendar in the menu with events listed.
Fellowship Get together – Presented by Sevier County Amateur Radio Society has announced plans for a quarterly gathering according to the organizer. Visit https://seviercountyars.com/club-%26-hamfest-news For More Information.
Greeneville Hamfest New Date – Saturday April 17th 2021
Morristown TN January Hamfest is canceled.
Dayton Hamvention is tentatively scheduled according to a recent podcast.
Status of other hamfests are not known at this time.
Greeneville Hamfest appreciates the support from these businesses for the 2019 Greeneville Hamfest
Gosnell’s Stereo and Music – Exclusive Electronics (Radio Shack) – Tower Electronics- Andrew Johnson Golf Club