Can you believe it? Winter is here, and there are opportunities to practice away from the house!  Time to tune up the antennas, check batteries, check Go Bags, and prepare for the exciting practice opportunities coming our way!  We have classes coming up, races to help out, and other nets and radio practice times! Check for your local nets, usually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and sometimes Thursdays!  

Don't forget the Hospital Nets! Those occur on the 4th Friday of every month. Contact Dave Garner K4YRK (email  for more information. Each hospital should have a team!

Boy Scouts Radio Merit Badge College Feb 16, 2019

posted Jan 14, 2019, 8:54 PM by Cathi Cogle

Calling interested Ham radio operators, to assist with the Boy Scouts Ham Radio Merit Badge College, being held at Roane State Community College Feb 16, 2019. For more information please contact Keith Gaines for times and exact location. 

Strawberry Plains Half Marathon & 10K Feb 2, 2019

posted Dec 19, 2018, 8:54 PM by Cathi Cogle   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 8:34 PM ]

Time to prepare for Radio Communications to assist the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon! The website for the race is here. To assist with communications, please contact Barry Brown, K4BLB,  email  to sign up. 

General License Class Jan 12 & 19, 2019

posted Dec 3, 2018, 11:01 PM by Cathi Cogle   [ updated Dec 28, 2018, 10:25 PM ]

The General Class license review course is January 12 and 19, beginning at 8:00 AM each day at the Knoxville County EOC, 605 Bernard Ave., Knoxville, TN. We plan to have testing at the end of the second day. This class is open to anyone who wishes to upgrade from Tech.

Interested persons should contact METERS Secretary, Cathi Cogle, K4TMW, at or Nick Cook, W3VN,

We will be using the book put out by Ham Radio Schools. ( It may be ordered online, but copies are available at a discounted price of $20 from Nick Cook, W3VN. Students are expected to read the book prior to coming to the review. 

NOTE: This book and the review are more than just a look at the answers to the question pool. It is intended that students will not only pass their tests afterwards, but gain practical knowledge that will help them as they begin their exploration of the HF bands!

Hope to see you there! 

TN-ARES Task Book

posted Jul 24, 2018, 6:39 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

We are converting from using the METERS-specific task book to the more standardized Tennessee ARES task book. You can download the task book here. It's also linked form the home page and from the Training/Library page.

January Meetings

posted Nov 1, 2016, 9:45 PM by Cathi Cogle   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 8:36 PM ]

Board Meeting
The January METERS Board meeting will be held Tuesday, January 15  at 6:30 PM as a conference call. Board members have been notified. 

General Membership Meeting

The January METERS General meeting will be held at 7PM, January 22, 2019 (!) at Tennessee College of Applied Technology(TCAT-K), 1100 Liberty St. Knoxville. 

A map is available here for normal meeting place.

1100 Liberty St



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