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Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

"Discover the magic and comraderie of amateur radio!"

Executive Board and Appointees

CARC LogoAdministrative oversight is provided by our Executive Board which consists of twelve elected officers.  The Executive Board consists of seven director seats (each seat is part of an overall staggered term requirement for director seats) and five officer positions (one-year terms).  A director is selected by fellow directors to serve as Executive Board Chairperson for a six-month term.  At the end of each six month period, another director is selected for the next six month period and so on.  Staggered director terms are required to help ensure continuity of club management.  Day-to-day management and operations is provided by the five officer positions.  The Executive Board or the President may appoint individuals for special tasks or roles. Appointees serve at the sole discretion of the appointing office.

It takes lots of work and coordination to make a club successful and we appreciate the work of everyone holding office or by appointment.


Executive Board Meetings.

Executive Board meetings are normally conducted at the:

Rib & Loin Restaurant
5435 Tennessee Hwy 153,
Hixson, Chattanooga, TN 37343

A Google map is available here.  Meetings normally start at 6pm.

Executive Board meetings are open to the membership and are usually well-attended “Dutch Treat” affairs.

The schedule for Executive Board Meetings is published on the CARC General Calendar.

In the interest of getting business done, we ask that visitors permit the Board and those with specific business with the Board, to have first “dibs” on seating so they will be able to conduct business effectively.


Monthly Club Meetings.

Monthly club meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month except for July and are held at the:

American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee
4115 S. Access Road
Chattanooga , TN 37406

A Google map is available here.  Meetings normally start at 7pm.

If a FCC license exam is scheduled, the exam session normally starts at 6pm followed by the monthly club meeting at 7pm.  See more information here.

Please enter the building using the side (training) entrance that faces the parking lot.  If you need directions or get lost, please call the club phone:  423-308-3477

All members are encouraged to attend.  Club meetings are also open to the public and especially to those interested in learning more about amateur radio and/or obtaining their FCC license.  It is suggested that non-members attending club meetings should join after attending a few meetings.  A membership application and fee payment are available on-line or may be submitted in person at almost all club meetings or events.  Submission of an application or payment does not guarantee membership as each application must be voted on by club membership.  Fees paid for applications which are subsequently disapproved by the membership, will be returned to the applicant.  Our club does not disclose personal information about its membership.  See Privacy of Members & Membership-Related Information.

Additional information on the location of monthly club meetings is available here.

The schedule for monthly meetings is published on the CARC General Calendar.


Executive Board Directors

NameCallsignTerm Expires
Phil MullinsW4PRE2017-12-31
Tom Wolfe (Current Chairperson)K4CMY2017-12-31
Tom MorganK4VCM2018-12-31
Harriett SchroederKK4EAO2018-12-31
Garland EubanksKB4RTM2019-12-31
Gary OwnsbyAK4ZX2019-12-31
Emmett PerdueW4EDP2019-12-31

Executive Board Officers & Presidential Appointees

Important: Please use the email addresses shown below to contact specific officers or appointees. We have recently implemented Google for Nonprofits and all email for club-related business and activities should use the new email addresses shown below.
OfficeNameCallsignPhoneClub Email
PresidentGary S. OwnsbyAK4ZX423-308-3477president@w4am.net
Vice PresidentBarclay (Mac) ThomasWT4BT931-308-5759vpresident@w4am.net
SecretaryRobert BermanW4SET423-619-1678secretary@w4am.net
TreasurerJim KnightKD4EHN423-842-5338treasurer@w4am.net
Field Day Manager 2017*Jim GiffordKM4MPF423-593-1265fdm@w4am.net
Public Information/Social Media Manager*Brian SimmsK4VOM423-280-1238smm@w4am.net
Technical Specialists*
(New technologies, digital systems, integrations, SDRs, etc.)
Gary Ownsby
Emmett Perdue
AK4ZX
W4EDP
423-308-3477president@w4am.net
emmettperdue@w4am.net
V.E. Team Leader*Art ParryWB4BGX423-667-6950wb4bgx@epbfi.com

*Presidential Appointee.  Appointees are not voting members of the Executive Board unless they hold another elected office.