Announcements

Due to the safety concerns we are working through with the COVID-19, we are not having face to face meetings at this time. However, we do encourage all hams to practice with their radios, and have an ear out, and be prepared if we are needed for emergency communications. Do not self deploy, but be prepared if needed. Follow the CDC and Knox County Health Department's recommendations as they are set forth. 

Stay safe, and practice, practice, practice! (this is also a great time to work on any online courses you might need, working with Winlink and FLDigi, and practice filling out ICS forms such as 309 and 214.

Don't forget the Hospital Nets! Those occur on the 4th Friday of every month. Contact Jim Clauson (email jim@jclauson.com)  for more information. Each hospital should have a team! 

March 2021 Meeting Information

posted Mar 17, 2021, 4:05 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 17, 2021, 4:05 PM ]

Just like our February meeting was, our March meeting will be a joint meeting with the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville. It is at 7 PM EDT on Thursday, March 18 and will be held via Zoom. Connection details are:

Topic: RACK Club March Meeting
Time: Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 619 495 5721
Passcode: 951557
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February 2021 Meeting Information

posted Feb 11, 2021, 3:27 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 11, 2021, 3:28 PM ]

Our February meeting will be a joint meeting with the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville (RACK) and will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 7PM Eastern via Zoom. We have a very special presenter for this meeting, Mr. Bob Heil of Heil Sound.

Connection information for the meeting is as follows:

Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville
February Meeting
Feb 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Join the Zoom meeting by using the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6194955721pwd=NWQ4MUhNV1kxbTlqQy9CMk43UzVoZz09

Meeting ID: 619 495 5721
Passcode: 951557

To join by phone, call (301) 715-8592 and use the meeting ID and passcode listed above.

ARRL ARES Task Book

posted Feb 25, 2020, 4:53 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 8, 2021, 2:46 PM by Gardener Person ]

The ARRL ARES Task Book has replaced the TN ARES Task Book (which replaced the METERS Task Book) as the guiding document for ARES training. In addition to the link in this announcement, there's a link to that document on our Training/Library page. Please begin working to transfer your completed tasks from the old book into the new one.  (it was recommended that we staple the pages of our TN or METERS task books that have been signed off, with the new one,  so we won't need to have the same requirements signed twice, as long as the requirement in the ARRL ARES book is the same).

TEMA classes availability

posted Feb 15, 2020, 5:45 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 11:57 PM ]

As per CDC and Knox County Health Dept recommendations, we are following the "Stay in Place" guidelines. Therefore, we will update this website with current classes as soon as the "All Clear" is given. Please check with the website first, to see if they are even available right now. 

There are TEMA ICS classes of all types available all the time, so for those who are working on Task Books, the link for the website is training-calendar.html,  and if you don't mind driving, many are near Nashville or east of Nashville, so are within reach if we don't have a recent class locally. 

Monthly 2021 Meetings

posted Oct 21, 2019, 8:09 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 8, 2021, 3:06 PM by Gardener Person ]

Board Meeting
  
The Feb METERS Board meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb 16 at 6:30 PM as a Zoom meeting.  Board members will be notified. Members are welcome to attend a board meeting, so if you would like the contact information to attend, please email Cathi at K4TMW@metersinc.org by Monday night Feb 15.

General Membership Meeting

As per CDC and Knox County Health Dept recommendations, we are following the "Stay in Place" guidelines, and are not having face to face meetings at this time. As soon as the "All Clear" is given, we will have information on the next available General Meeting in person. This is a great time to practice with your radios, contact hams in other places, take online ICS/ARRL courses, and work on equipment! We should be prepared! 

We ARE however, having meetings by Zoom conferencing, so if you would like to have an invitation to the meeting and are not a METERS member yet, please email Cathi at K4TMW@metersinc.org  and she will send one right to you. They are being held at 7 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month. This current meeting is being held on Feb 18 2021, because we have a special presenter, Mr. Bob Heil, and it is a joint meeting with METERS and RACK(Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville). 

As soon as the College is open for meetings again, we will let you know. They are looking forward to having us again! 
 

A map is available here for TCAT-K.

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