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Welcome to the Big South Fork Amateur Radio Club.

Serving The Big South Fork Region Since 1992

 



The Big South Fork Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with the ARRL and meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm ET. We would normally meet at the Scott County Mayor’s office: 2845 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, TN 37756 but it is currently closed. So instead join us on the 145.350 repeater!!

Our club has multiple Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) units covering Fentress, Morgan and Scott Counties in Tennessee and partially McCreary County in Kentucky. We offer VE testing normally after our club meeting all we ask is you contact us to confirm your intent.

Our next club meeting is April 9th at 7pm ET. 

“Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it. No involvement, no commitment.”  — Stephen Covey 

The Morgan ARES  NET occurs every Monday on the 147.255 (94.8 if noise is present) repeater at 7:00pm ET.

The Fentress County Amateur Radio NET now occurs every Tuesday on the 147.090 repeater (no tone) at 8:00 CT/9:00 ET.

Our Scott ARES  NET occurs on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of each month on the 145.350 repeater (77 Hz) at 7:00pm ET.

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2 weeks ago

Bill Green

Even with COVID-19 there is no proof that making a ham radio contact is dangerous other than to your wallet. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bill Green

Helpful links in case you did not have a chance to write them down. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Bill Green

Just a reminder that tonight is the SKYWARN training at Roane State in Huntsville. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Bill Green

Good turnout with about 25 people in attendance. Rick was our instructor and kept us engaged the entire time. #mrxwx ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Bill Green

The 145.350 repeater is back up. Join us tonight at 7:00 pm ET for the NET! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Bill Green

Yep, the storm took out power to the 145.350 repeater. No ETA yet but will provide an update once KN4PNG knows something more. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Bill Green

From today’s Independent Herald newspaper. Looking forward to a good turnout. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

bigFCC grants license to local hams

The FCC has granted call sign KM4BEK to the Morgan County ARES group for their radio station located at the 911/EOC building in Wartburg.
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) is a nationwide organization trained and equipped to provide back up communications to Public Service agencies, especially the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) if normal communications is disrupted.
In addition to providing back up emergency communications, the ARES group also provides communications for various community events such as foot races, horse rides, concerts and sporting events.
For more information about ARES or ham radio in general, TEXT Julian Bankston at 865-719-0361.
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