Welcome to the Big South Fork Amateur Radio Club. It is dedicated to serving the amateur radio community and the general public in the Big South Fork region of Tennessee and Kentucky. The club operates under the call sign of W4BSF.
Welcome to the Fentress County ARES portion of the web site. This portion of the web site is for use primarily by registered ARES members for the purpose of providing emergency communication services.
We also hold a weekly check-in NET on the 147.090 MHz repeater on Tuesdays at 8:00pm CT. There is no tone on the repeater currently but in case of QRM a tone of 100 Hz will be utilized. The group meets at the Fentress County E911 center located at 116 Justice Center Drive, Jamestown TN 38556 on the last Monday of each month at 7:00pm CT. All amateur radio operators and others that are interested are encouraged to attend the meeting.
If you have any questions please reach out to Austin Cates (austin.cates AT protonmail.com) as our Fentress County Emergency Coordinator.
Below is a form to help register for the ARES program. Please email it back to Austin with your information or bring it to the next meeting.
Operating EMCOMM NETS is a skill we all need to develop. While it may seem intimating at first it this preamble will help guide you through it. We encourage everyone to take a turn at being NCS for the evening.