Notes from the Pres. —- Jan meeting

Hello Everyone:

I just wanted to send out an email with some notes and some of the events that are coming in 2016.   If you have not paid dues please get up with Ron McQuade to take care of that for 2016.  Remember that they are $25 per person or $35 for family.

January 30th and 31st will be the Johnson City Radio Clubs winter Field Day.  This will be at the Cross Road Christian Church near the Gray Fossil Site.  Everyone is welcome.

February 2nd 2016: is the Next Meeting. We will be discussing the 2016 Swap Meet and Ed will have this year’s class/presentation/education schedule. Stay tuned I will email the training schedule as soon as it come available.

February 20th 2016 CCARA will have the first 2016 a Study/Testing session at the Sycamore Shoals Hospital Conference Room.  The session will start at 8:00AM and go till 3:30 PM, testing will start shortly after 3:30 PM and goto around 4:30 PM.  If you need to upgrade your current license or know someone who wants to take their technician’s test……let me know and we will schedule that will fit your needs.  We have in the past had a testing session (no study session)  an hour before the monthly club meeting.

March 1st at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

April 5th at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

Sometime near the end of April, weather permitting we will do repeater maintenance. The repeater (145.290) is at the top of Holsten Mountain.  The area around the repeater needs to be cleared of weeds and small trees.

May 3rd at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

Sometime in May we might have the Swap Meet….stay tuned for further details.

June 7th at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

June is the clubs busiest month which includes the Roan Groan Support.  We need volunteers to support the Roan Groan.  You will be given a location to report the status of the bike race back to the finish line at the top of Roan Mountain.  I’ll put out more information the next meeting, you can also call or email me.

Next is the ARRL Field day that is Saturday June 27th and Sunday June 28th.  We will meet the Friday before to hang and setup a couple of antennas.  This event YOUR opportunity to work HF actually talk to people on the radio. There will be drinks and food for this event.

July 5th at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

August 2th at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

September 6thr at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

October 4th at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

November 1st at 7:00PM Regular Meeting at the Shack.

December 6th 2016 Regular meeting, adding cleaning up the Shack for the Christmas Party the following week.

December 13th 2016 will be the CCARA Christmas Party at the Radio Shack which is located at 805 Route 91 Stoney Creek, Elizabethton, TN 37643.

Also keep in mind the Net that is held every Monday at 8:00 PM.  Tune your 2meter radio to VHF radio to 145.29 mhz to listen in.  For Hams, the input is down 600 khz with an access tone of 103.5 hz.  CCARA holds a regular meeting (net) on the repeater each Monday evening at 8:00 pm est (0100 zulu – Tuesdays) – all Amateur Radio Operators are invited to participate.  Association meetings are generally held the first Tuesday in each month at the CCARA Station.  Jerry Lake is the person responsible for taking care of this task and I can’t thank him enough for his time and dedication.  I know it’s hard to remember but if you can please check in on the Monday Net.

If you have any questions, comments or announcements for me or the club email or call me at 423-306-4004.


Joe Harrison KK4JCH

President  CCARA

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