Field Day 2014 Preparations

We’re heading into the final count – down for Field Day 2014. I’m sure you all know by now that we have quite a few things set up for this year. We will be having displays set up from the Tennessee Hwy. Patrol, the Sheriff’s Dept., the Weather Service, OEM, CERT, and we’ll be having some members of the Metro Council visit.

But don’t forget what the day is all about. We will be having radio stations set up and we need volunteers to man those stations. We’ll have a CW station, phone stations, and a GOTA station. Everyone and I mean everyone, no matter what your experience on the radio can get in some radio time. The GOTA station is a perfect opportunity for new hams or someone who doesn’t have a license at all. So bring out your family and let them get on the air too.

Remember this event is opened to the public so invite friends, families and neighbors to tour the displays, get on the air and get an idea of what amateur radio can and does do for them in time of emergency. I understand it might rain but remember emergencies don’t just happen in good weather!

We’ll be having some food for everyone. The club will provide some of this but, we are asking members to help with side dishes or desserts. If you are planning on bringing something if you could let me know that would help me a lot. You know try and keep from having 10 bowls of potato salad!

No matter how much time you can spend we hope you come and check things out. Most of the displays will only be there from about 12 noon to 4pm but, we’ll be there for the whole 24 hours.

We need help with set up starting at about 8am Saturday and tear down on Sunday.

Please, I encourage every member to come out and help make this the best Field Day ever.

Thanks to you all.


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Big Hill Challenge 2014

The Big Hill Challenge Bike ride is coming up on Saturday, June 14, 2014. We could still use some volunteers to help with this. If you have never worked one of our events this is a great one to start with. It takes place in the Watertown – Center Hill dam area.

If you would like more information or are interested in signing up please contact our event coordinator Jerry Hedgcoth KE4ETY at 615-400-0743 or email him at

Hope you’ll join us.

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Field Day 2014

This year, Field Day will be held on June 28th and 29th and we would like to invite everyone to come out and take part in our activities. We’ll start setting up about 8am on Saturday so we’ll need help with that. We would also need help with the tear down on Sunday. If you are interested in operating a radio during those days, please contact Jerry Hedgcoth KE4ETY at

We will be having several agencies such as the Davidson County Sheriffs Dept., Metro’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and we’re working on the Fire Dept. bringing out displays for the day on Saturday.

Keep that weekend marked on your calendar and join us at Lock Two Park club house (map) for Summer Field Day.


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Celebrate with Short Mountain Club

The Nashville Amateur Radio Club has received this invitation to help Short Mountain Club celebrate their 35th year anniversary.

From the Short Mountain Club website:

Our next meeting will be Saturday May 17, 2014 at Gregory Mills Park, Enon Springs Road in Smyrna, Tn, we will be gathering in the park around 11a.m to celebrate our 35 th year anniversary as a amateur radio club, with a cookout, special event station with special guest operators, and fun for the whole family. Come join us at Gregory Mills park.

Club will be providing smoked pulled pork Boston butt barbeque, potato salad, and baked beans. drinks, ice and utensils, Club members are encouraged to bring a covered dish and dessert, There are charcoal grills in the park available in case you may want to also bring other meats to cook if you wish, such as hamburgers and hot dogs etc.

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Field Day Preparations

We will be having a work day on Saturday April 26, 2014 at the Lock Two Park club house. We hope to power wash the outside and then just a general clean up inside getting ready for Field Day. We will start at 9am. Anyone who would like to help is more than welcome.

If there are any changes before then we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

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