Welcome to the Big South Fork Amateur Radio Club.
Serving The Big South Fork Region Since 1992
Please note our new meeting location at the Scott County Mayor’s Office. The parking lot and building are fully handicap accessible and the parking lot is well lit at night. We will meet in the council room.
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 meet at the Scott County Mayor’s office: 2845 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, TN 37756
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 March 12th 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 (no tone) 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.
Mark your calendar for a weather spotting course (SKYWARN) hosted by the Scott County Emergency Management Agency that will be held on March 10th at 6:00pm ET. The Morgan County session is scheduled for February 27th at 6:00pm ET. There is no SKYWARN training planned for Fentress county at this time but everyone is welcome to attend either of the ones above.
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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. ... See MoreSee Less
This is in SC. This fellow has worked with my niece in the EOC when they have had emergencies, mostly hurricanes.Tonight, County Council recognized Matt McGuire for his 25 years of volunteer service to Horry County as a ham radio (amateur radio) operator and for his time as president of the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club.
Mr. McGuire worked closely with Horry County Emergency Management during many activations, providing continuous updates over radio frequencies. Radio continues to serve as a valuable communications tool during emergencies.
We thank Mr. McGuire for his service to Horry County! ... See MoreSee Less
The Patches are in!! $5.00 each. ... See MoreSee Less