Announcements

NOTICE: The 145.390 and 147.060 repeaters have changed the CTCSS tone to 88.5 hz. UHF repeater tones both remain 100.0 hz. If you are unable to key the repeater or not hearing it but seeing it as busy, you will need to change the tone frequency to 88.5 hz for the 2 meter repeaters.

Weekly Net meets every Monday at 9 PM local time on the club repeaters.

Check-ins taken via Netlogger, 145.390 (88.5) and 443.200 (100.0). If there are issues with the repeaters, the alternate repeater is 147.060 with a 88.5 tone.

NEW!!!! Read the announcement about Netlogger below

The Monday night emergency net on 145.390 is now using Netlogger available at http://netlogger.org/ and taking checkin’s via internet in addition to normal checkins via radio. There is not an Android or Apple app that supports it. Available platforms are Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, MAC OS, and Linux. If you check in via computer/Internet, do not check in via radio unless you have emergency/traffic, or an announcement. You will be acknowledged as being present and called upon for comments as the net progresses. If you are using Netlogger, it makes you visible to the net control station once you connect to the net in progress. If you do not plan to stay for a comment, you should request to be checked in and out. If you are interested in learning more about using Netlogger, visit http://ka4nws.tripod.com/netloggerhelp.htm

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.

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Next club meeting is Tuesday, February 4th.

On the Agenda is a date change for Greeneville Hamfest. 3rd Saturday in April is being suggested.

The Science Alliance event at Hal Henard School will be Friday, March, 28th. Setting up demo stations will be discussed.

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. Use our contact page to schedule an exam.

January Meeting Recap

Officer elections were held for 2020. The only contested office was president. Nominees were AG4OB and KE4EAC, the incumbent. After a lively discussion and much laughter, all of the incumbents were re-elected. AG4OB had announced during the Andrew Johnson ARC Monday net the evening before if you don’t show up on election night you could get nominated and elected! Since Larry wasn’t present for the meeting, he was nominated. Officers for 2020 are Ian Bible KE4EAC President, Scott Bird KM4FYJ Vice President, and Larry Whiteside KM4MVH Secretary-Treasurer

Date changes for Greeneville Hamfest continue to be explored.

Fire tower maintenance and 145.390 antenna maintenance discussed, will address when the weather breaks in a few months.

The 6 meter 53.010 – 1mhz 100.0 hz tone repeater is under evaluation and all members are encouraged to get on the repeater and try it out. N4FV is porting audio from the 53.01 RX into 443.200 but not 145.390. A low frequency BEEP indicates reception on the 6 meter repeater. At this time you cannot talk back through the 6 meter repeater, the RX only link to 443.200 is only for monitoring purposes. A report will be submitted at February meeting on activity.

Members were also encouraged to try out the N4FV 441.975 +5mhz 100.0 tone repeater located in Greeneville for hand held use around Greeneville. At the time of this update, several have been using it. This is a local repeater and not located on the mountain where other repeaters are located so wide area coverage is not available.

Hamfest pictures have been posted on the hamfest website.

http://greenevillehamfest.com

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