Weekly Net meets every Monday at 9 PM local time on the club repeaters.
Check-ins taken via Netlogger, 145.390 (88.5), 443.200 (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 IN OUR AREA – Bring two forms of ID and a copy of your existing license if you are upgrading.
These are all day study sessions that require no books. 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, come in around 3 PM. The cost remains the same to only take the exam.
Nov 15th. Sunday at the Newport Rescue Squad Building
Starting Registration at 8:00 am.
Newport Rescue Squad,
111 Underwood Dr.
Newport, TN 37821
WCARS Testing Fee is $10.00
The club meeting for Tuesday, Nov 3rd will be announced on Monday evening net in the future.
Condolences to the family of SK Duane Hatter KB8TXE.
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.
Sometime after November 1st, the 443.200 repeater will change frequency to 443.575 with 100.0 tone. This is being done to resolve an intermod issue.
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. We hope to have those ready to integrate into the website soon. Larry is also looking at doing email invoicing for dues through Paypal to remind everyone when their dues are expiring. For those that choose to pay via Paypal, a small fee to cover Paypal costs will be added on. For those that do not use Paypal or prefer other methods of payment, cash or check will still be accepted with no addtional fees.
We now have a calendar in the menu with events listed.
Greeneville Hamfest is canceled. New Date – Saturday April 17th 2021
Stone Mountain GA hamfest has been canceled.
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