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Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

"Discover the magic and camaraderie of amateur radio!"


Phil Mullins W4PRE Receives ARRL Elmer Award

Memorial Service for Phil Mullins W4PRE.

Phil’s Memorial Service is scheduled for 1 PM EDT, Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Companion Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Those wishing to honor Phil with donations, may do so to the American Diabetes Association or a charity or organization of their choice.

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service – Cleveland Chapel
2415 Georgetown Road NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: 423-473-2620

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Please join us in prayers for Mary and his family.  Your attendance at his memorial service is appreciated.

Two of Phil’s greatest loves in Amateur Radio were Elmering and Hamfest Chattanooga.  Phil (left) is seen in the photo above receiving an ARRL Elmer Award for his outstanding mentoring and help to newcomers to our hobby.

Countdown to Hamfest Chattanooga 2018


Hosts of the:

  • 2018 Tennessee State ARRL Convention

  • 2018 Tennessee State D-STAR Convention


Hamfest Chattanooga’s Zello Channel is Now Operational.

If you have questions about our hamfest now or during the event, just connect via Zello and someone will help you.  Our channel is monitored most of the day.  If we’re not on-line, just leave a message.

SAVE WWV & WWVH!  Act Now.
NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) station WWV and sister stations are among the oldest radio stations in the United States, having been in continuous operation since May 1920. The station has transmitted the official US Time for nearly 100 years and is an instrumental part in the telecommunications field, ranging from broadcasting to scientific research and education.

Additionally, these stations transmit marine storm warnings from the National Weather Service, GPS satellite health reports, and specific information concerning current solar activity, and radio propagation conditions. These broadcasts are an essential resource to the worldwide communications industry. This petition requests continued funding of these stations be maintained into the 21st century and beyond to ensure future operations.

Take action immediately to help save your time signal service!  Sign the electronic petition now.

The National Bureau of Standard’s Time Service provides the world with super accurate time signals.  It is in danger of going silent due to proposed budget cuts.  Sign the petition today, to help save your time signal service.  It only takes a minute.


Quick Notes:

  • Operating Notes:
    2018-07-24 The 146.610 Club Repeater is temporarily off-line but is expected to return to service very soon.
  • 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