CARC at the Collegedale National Family Night Out.
Written by Phil Mullins, W4PRE
The CARC was invited to participate at the Collegedale Police National Annual Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. The event was held to highlight the community and meet your neighbors. Across the nation over 16,124 towns conducted exhibits to celebrate Americans Night Out Against Crime. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
The CARC had by far the largest exhibit with the MCP and Information Booth Tent. There where several dozen folks that dropped in to ask “What is amateur radio?? Is Ham radio still around?? There were also several hams that live in Ooltewah/Collegedale that want to attend the next CARC meeting and have expressed a strong interest in the next General License Class. Attendance was estimated at about 700 people…many more than were expected.
There were 14 exhibits, displays and demonstrations from the following agencies and groups:
|Collegedale Police||Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club|
|Tri-Community Fire Department||Alzheimer’s Foundation|
|Hamilton County EMS||National Alliance on Mental Illness|
|Hamilton County Hazmat||Chattanooga Autism Center|
|Hamilton County 9-1-1||Collegedale Library|
|Tennessee Highway Patrol||The Samaritan Center|
|Life Force||Humane Society|
Shown (above right) are the CARC members ready to work the event and Charles WH4HCP (pictured right) even talked the FOX he found, to come out of his den and to visit us at the MCP!! Charles is one of our more successful “fox hunters” as was demonstrated last week by finding our hidden fox transmitter twice. Way to go Charles!
Special thanks to the following hams:
Tom Wolfe, K4CMY
Russel Cook, WB4UWM
Charles White, WH4HCP
Charlie Curle, AD4F
Rowland Witt, N4SSA
Phil Mullins, W4PRE (behind camera)
and one newly yet to receive a license ham.