ARRL TN Section Upcoming Events

by Catherine “Cathy” Goodrich, KK4IWN

Good Afternoon,

The holiday season is upon us, but for those looking for some diversion from the festivities, here are a few things planned for the next few months.  More details about upcoming events, and memories from recent club activities will be available in the January 2017 PIC Newsletter. In the meantime, here are a few things to get started on thinking about 2017:

Before the New Year:

–  Marshall County Amateur Radio Society – Monthly Meeting – Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Marshall County Office of Emergency Management at the Hardison Office Annex, 230 College Street in Lewisburg. Talk-in to the meeting will be available on the Lewisburg 146.625 Amateur Radio Repeater. The club will celebrate Christmas after refreshments are served. All members are asked to bring a list of the ham radio goodies they want from Santa Claus for Christmas. Please don’t bring the entire catalog and keep the list to under $10,000! de K2SMA 

–  2016 National Parks on the Air: Time is running short– be sure to participate! “Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public.” It’s fun, whether you are set up in a National Park as an “Activator”, or “chasing” the parks on the air. Please send your write-ups about your great experiences with NPOTA that you would like included in our special NPOTA publication to  #1MillionQSOs

 2017 Events:

–  Lakeway Amateur Radio Club (and local ARES Groups) – Morristown Hamfest January 7, 2017 see more information about LARC’s Annual Hamfest at

–  The Memphis Digital Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce the D-STAR 101 training class that will be presented at our January meeting, January 14th. 2017. Please check their website for meeting info: de KA2BSM   

–   WFDA- Winter Field Day Saturday, January 28 at 1900z (2:00 PM EST) until Sunday, January 29 at 1900z (2:00 PM EST). On all the bands and modes, except the WARC bands. Check out the details at and on Facebook at de WX4ET 

–  Williamson County ARES will be hosting a class for Technician and General Class Licenses from Feb. 4th through March 4th, with a test date March 11th. Classes will run from 0800 – 1200 local time. Advanced registration is required. Contact information is: Dallas Clements, K7DCC, email: de WB5WAJ 

–  Cave City Hamfest – just over the border (for some of us), the Cave City Hamfest is scheduled for Saturday, March 4. See details at:

–  MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest – Saturday, March 11, 2017.  For more information, see their Hamfest flier at de KB4JHU

Don’t forget… please send info about your past events (pictures appreciated), upcoming events for inclusion in upcoming ARRL TN PIC NEWs publications, and information you would like us to share with the ARRL TN Section!

Wishing you and your family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!


Catherine “Cathy” Goodrich, KK4IWN
(Cell)  860-916-0151
ARRL Public Information Coordinator
Tennessee Section 
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®

Leave a comment

Filed under Announcements, Events, Information Net, News

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s