Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club

"Discover the magic and camaraderie of amateur radio!"


Welcome to the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club.​

Next club meeting, Thursday, November 4, 2021:

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

Attention All Attendees of Hamfest Chattanooga 2021:

If you bought a digital photo frame near the end of the hamfest, Jim Knight KD4EHN would like to get in touch with you.  The power supply for the photo frame was inadvertently left out of the box after we took the frame out to look at it.  Contact Jim ( to arrange for delivery.

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 790190.

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).


New Meeting Location.
As of November 1, 2020, our new meeting location is:

Berkshire-Hathaway Realty Center  (Click for Google Map)
5475 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343

Look for CARC signs near the entrance to the building.

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.