Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

"Discover the magic and camaraderie of amateur radio!"

Welcome

“Preparedness Through Communications & Self-Reliance”

Click the image above to discover more about Hamfest Chattanooga 2022.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 – All Day Setup for Vendors
    (Doors open at 8 AM for vendor setup.)
  • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • Morning Setup for Vendors
    • Outside Flea Market Opens at 1 PM* EDT
      (Outside setup starts at noon.)
    • Show Hours 1 – 7 PM* EDT
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • Outside Flea Market Opens at 7 AM* EDT
    • Inside Show Hours 8 – 3 PM* EDT
      FCC Test Session 1 PM EDT

Welcome to the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club.​

Next Monthly Club Meeting
Thursday, October 6, 2022

5:45 PM EDT FCC Test Session
7:00 PM EDT Club Meeting

New Meeting Venue:

Hixson United Methodist Church
5301 Old Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343

Beginning in May 2022, our meetings will be at Hixson United Methodist Church.  It’s a great venue in a welcoming environment.  Come join us for our first meeting in our new venue.

The Lone Ranger Wellness Net

The net was created as a daily check-in for members of the amateur radio community, no matter their QTH, who wish to have someone check in on them to make sure they’re OK. So, if you live alone, you are disabled, if you need some help with a chore, or you’re just wanting someone to check in on you, then this net is here for you.

Join us nightly on the Chattanooga TN repeater 146.790 or on Echolink Node 79190.

To learn more, visit their website.

Club members David Dickey, KN4TEM, and Dale Wykoff, N5EIA, gave an excellent presentation on digital modes at our August club meeting.

It was a perfect blend of a digital overview, comparisons between modes, and probably best of all, a successful, working, homebuilt & home-designed Winlink interface between a computer and a Baofeng HT radio.

After the main presentation, David & Dale demonstrated the working Winlink client station by connecting to a Winlink gateway about 12 miles away.

Their presentation is available for viewing here.  We hope you enjoy their great presentation.

FCC RF Exposure Guidelines - How To Calculate

After last month’s presentation on the FCC’s RF Exposure Guidelines, Mac Thomas, WT4BT, compiled the following information to assist you in calculating RF exposure for your own station(s).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW

A Future Ham Radio Operator
Katie B. operates an HF radio under the supervision of a licensed ham radio operator.
Stephen Hamill KN4NSZ
13-Year Old, Stephen Hamill listens intently for radio traffic during ARRL Field Day.
Ham Radio Always Draws A Crowd
Kids have fun, parents & grandparents beam as they watch their children learn ham radio.
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Curious about using Amateur Radio to communicate with Ham Radio Satellites circling the earth? The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a program at this Thursday night’s monthly club meeting (January 6, 2022) about “How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT”.
 
The Zoom-based program will be presented by Clint Bradford, K6LCS, ARRL Legacy Circle Member, Registered Instructor, and an AMSAT Ambassador. Participation by coming to our meeting location or if you can’t be there, use Zoom to log in and enjoy. As a benefit of membership, CARC members have first dibs on available Zoom slots; however, we may have extra space for non-club members to join us. If you’re a non-member and wish to participate let us know now by sending an email to ham-sat@w4am.net.
 
Clint, K6LCS, has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served as a liaison between NASA, the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space Station and students (and orchestrated a wildly successful ARISS contact). Audiences have never found his presentation slides “wordy” nor dull. Trivia questions are included throughout the session–audiences are never bored.
 
Zoom check-ins will begin shortly before 7 PM ET Thursday night with the actual program starting around 7:15 PM ET.
Curious about using Amateur Radio to communicate with Ham Radio Satellites circling the earth? The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a program at this Thursday night’s monthly club meeting (January 6, 2022) about “How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT”.
 
The Zoom-based program will be presented by Clint Bradford, K6LCS, ARRL Legacy Circle Member, Registered Instructor, and an AMSAT Ambassador. Participation by coming to our meeting location or if you can’t be there, use Zoom to log in and enjoy. As a benefit of membership, CARC members have first dibs on available Zoom slots; however, we may have extra space for non-club members to join us. If you’re a non-member and wish to participate let us know now by sending an email to ham-sat@w4am.net.
 
Clint, K6LCS, has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served as a liaison between NASA, the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space Station and students (and orchestrated a wildly successful ARISS contact). Audiences have never found his presentation slides “wordy” nor dull. Trivia questions are included throughout the session–audiences are never bored.
 
Zoom check-ins will begin shortly before 7 PM ET Thursday night with the actual program starting around 7:15 PM ET.