Serving The Big South Fork Region Since 1992
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.
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.
Next meeting will be January 13th and held in room 101 (room subject to change) at Roane State Community College 410 W.H. Swain Boulevard. Huntsville, TN 37756
Our Roane Community College is ADA accessible and has a lighted parking lot. Handicap parking is to the right of the main entrance. The meeting generally lasts about an hour and covers mostly club business along with an opportunity to learn more about amateur radio.
Our club has multiple Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) units covering Fentress, Morgan and Scott Counties in Tennessee and partially McCreary County in Kentucky. You do not have to join our club to participate as an ARES member nor do you have to volunteer with ARES to be a club member. We offer VE testing normally after our club meeting all we ask is you contact us to confirm your intent.
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A message from the ARRL:
Contrary to what you may have heard or read, the collection of
application fees for the amateur radio service and a number of other services will NOT begin on April 19, 2021. I repeat, the collection of application fees for the amateur radio service and a few other services will NOT begin on April 19, 2021.
Although April 19, 2021 is the date the rules in the FCC Report and Order adopted last December generally take effect, i.e., one month after the FCC Report and Order (R&O) was published in the March 19, 2021 Federal Register. Certain parts of those rules, including the collection of application fees for the amateur radio service, will NOT begin on that date. Anything you may have heard on the April date is erroneous information which was based on a tentative target date named in the R & O, or at worst “fake news”.
The effective date for new amateur radio fees has not yet been established. The FCC explicitly states in the published Notice that the fees will not take effect until:
* the requisite notice has been provided to Congress; AND
* the FCC’s information technology systems and internal procedures have been updated; AND
* the Commission publishes [FUTURE] notice(s) in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of such rules.
None of the above are yet completed nor are they approved for release; hence, we do not have a firm date on the collection of any amateur radio licensing fees.
The League’s counsel for FCC matters estimates that the effective start date for collecting the fees will be some time this summer, but regardless of the exact timing we will have advance notice.”
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.
STARTING JANUARY 5TH 2021!!! The YL (Young Ladies) NET occurs every Tuesday on the 145.350 repeater (77 Hz) at 7:00pm ET. Topics will be of interest and ladies of all ages are invited to check into this new and lively NET.
The Fentress County Amateur Radio NET occurs every Tuesday on the 147.090 repeater (no tone) at 8:00 CT/9:00 ET. The repeater was returned to service on October 18th. Thanks to Greg KI4LCH and Wade with support from Dinah KD2LSA and Lee WB3AJS for getting it back on the air!
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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