Monthly Archives: January 2012

Information Net for January 30

Tennesseans can participate in second annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill on Feb. 7

Read by: Rick N9GRW

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency encourages schools, families and businesses to participate in drill

Registration is open for the second annual Great Central U. S. ShakeOut earthquake drill, which will take place at 10:15 a.m., CST, on Feb. 7, 2012. More than 3 million people in 11 states, including 250,000 Tennesseans, took part in the first Central U.S. ShakeOut drill on April 28, 2011.

To sign up for the ShakeOut, go to The site provides links to other earthquake preparedness information. In addition to schools, there are also participant categories for colleges and universities, businesses, non-profit organizations, medical facilities, individuals and families and more.

“Small earthquakes and tremors occur frequently in Tennessee, said Director Jim Bassham of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Continue reading

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SKYWARN Spotter Training Class

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The National Weather Service (NWS) will be conducting a SKYWARN Spotter Training class on March 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Lock Two Park clubhouse. This event lasts about 2 hours and is FREE and open to the public. We encourage all members to attend and let others know of this opportunity.

For more information on other SKYWARN Spotter Training classes in your area, visit the NWS training schedule page for Middle Tennessee.

UPDATE: Our regularly scheduled meeting is on March 15th. The previous date given was incorrect.

UPDATE 2: Instead of meeting twice in March, it was decided to move the March club meeting to the same day as the SKYWARN Spotter Training class, March 22nd.


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Winter Field Day Pictures

We have some pictures from our Winter Field Day 2012. A big “Thank You” goes out to the club members who participated in this event and made it enjoyable.


Ed KE4JWS (left), Lawrence KF4OAH and Maurice KJ4ZJL

more pictures, slideshow


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Club House Work Day

Club President Ed Nutter, KE4JWS would like to thank everyone who came out to the club house to help and show support for the work on Sunday, Jan. 22nd. There was some work done on the lights both upstairs and downstairs. We are also adding lights to the outside for more safety and security.

Thanks to all who came out–Lawrence Wallis KF4OAH, George Jackson KC4TMV, Bill McCraw WB7DWJ, Maurice Taylor KJ4ZJL, Dennis Purcell KF4CSR, Nicki Purcell KF4DHK, Laura Taylor KK4CGY, and Martha Frederick KJ4RIQ.

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Information Net for January 23

ARRL Requests Feedback for 60 Meter Band Plan

Read by: Rick, N9GRW

Last month the FCC released a Report and Order (R&O) detailing new rules for the 5 MHz (60 meters) Amateur Radio band. These rules have not been published in the Federal Register. In order to be official, the rules must be published in the Federal Register and will take effect 30 days after the publication date.

The R&O brings with it a number of changes for 60 meter operators . . .

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