The Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301 has passed without objection in the US House of Representatives, but we still have more work to do. Please be sure to urge your Senator to vote for this very important legislation. You can send an electronic letter to YOUR Senator by visiting the ARRL “Rally Congress” web page. It is simple, and it only takes few minutes.  Please click the following link to access the page:

Now that you have taken care of your very important letter to your Senator, it’s time to start looking forward to…


The next meeting of the Marshall County Amateur Radio Society will be held Sunday, September 18th at 2:00 PM, in the conference room of the Marshall County Office of Emergency Management, located in the Hardison Office Annex, 230 College Street in Lewisburg.  Talk-in will be available on the N4MRS repeater on 146.625 MHz (-600 kHz, 107.2 Hz).



W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention “SEDCO”: September 23-24, 2016 in Pigeon Forge, TN. It’s not too late to think about going. Visit the website for more details and the event program.  The “Countdown to W4DXCC” , the event flyer, can be found at:



Date: Saturday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Avenue, East Ridge, TN 37412. To encourage interest in amateur radio and new hams, W4AM will provide FREE admission to the first 20 individuals who pass their Technician Class Exam while at one of our exam sessions at Hamfest Chattanooga 2016.  This is to “reward” and congratulate those that pass the Technician Class Exam and welcome them into the fun of amateur radio.  Find out more information about the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club and about their Hamfest on their website: .



There are so many truly talented and knowledgeable Amateur Radio Operators with great information to share! If you have “favorite speakers”, or if you are someone who enjoys sharing your skills and information with others, please let me know! I am maintaining a list of names, areas or topics of interest, and locations you would be willing/able be share with Amateur Radio Clubs, ARES groups and others who ask for speakers for their club meetings or events. Please reach out to me at so we will know you are interested in sharing your experience, or let me know if we can help you to find someone who can bring information on Amateur Radio topics to your group.

Did you miss the latest issue of the ARRL TN SECTION PIC NEWS? Click the link to see the September publication:

Please share this information with your Amateur Radio Clubs, friends, and others who may be interested.

Many Thanks and 73,


Catherine “Cathy” Goodrich, KK4IWN

(Cell)  860-916-0151

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Tennessee Section

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®




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