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Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

"Discover the magic and camaraderie of amateur radio!"

Welcome

The Federal Communications Commission has issued an advisory regarding the importation and use of non-certified radios.  Read it here.

Use of Amateur Radio frequencies requires use by properly licensed individuals.  Just because a radio can use a frequency, doesn’t mean it’s legal for an individual to do so.

Stay legal…watch where you transmit.

New Meeting Location.
As of November 1, 2018, our new meeting location is:

Parkridge Diagnostic Center 
First Floor Conference Room
2205 Oak Street
Chattanooga, TN

This is next door to Parkridge Hospital.  Park in the lot in front of the Diagnostic Center then walk into the main entrance.  Turn right at the Security Desk and enter the room.  Remember this is at the Diagnostic Center not the hospital.

Quick Notes:

  • CARC Zello Channel.  Install the Zello App on your smartphone and get instant information via voice, text, images, etc.  Zello is a free app.  Learn more about it here.
  • Membership.
    The new membership & renewal form is available here.  We encourage you to join our club or renew your membership now.  We strongly encourage membership in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  They are the “voice of amateur radio.”

Details on most events may be found on the club web calendar.


The President’s Corner

Jim Gifford

Jim Gifford

Let me start by saying “Thank You” to everyone who has put faith in me for this position for the year 2018; let’s make it a great one.  As we look forward to a New Year and a personal view, I would like to ask that if anyone ever needs me, just reach out and ask.  We have a lot planned already for the year and it started with Winter Field Day at Chester Frost Park.  We also had one of our Saturday training sessions on LOTW.  I did not get to make it, but I did hear it was a great event.  Let me know what you would like some of these training sessions to be on, and let’s see if we can make them happen.

In February, we welcomed the National Weather Service back for SKYWARN Training. This is always a super evening of learning.  Hamfest season is well underway, with Orlando’s Hamcation, and Dalton, here closer to home. In our love for Amateur Radio, let’s always keep in mind that the club is nothing without our members. We pay to be a part of it and volunteer our time to make it great. I believe you have put together a great group to lead the club and I am honored to be one of them. Once again, please feel free to call me on the club phone or email me and let’s look forward to the year ahead. Until next time…

Jim Gifford / KM4MPF