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 Norman N4CFB (email N4CFB@metersinc.org)  for more information. Each hospital should have a team! 

ARRL ARES Task Book

posted Feb 25, 2020, 4:53 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 24, 2020, 12:05 AM by Gardener Person ]

The ARRL ARES Task Book has replaced the TN ARES 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 2020 Meetings

posted Oct 21, 2019, 8:09 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 11:51 PM by Gardener Person ]

Board Meeting
  
The April METERS Board meeting will be held Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 PM as a conference call).  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 April 20.

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. 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! 
 

A map is available here for TCAT-K.

TCAT-Knoxville




G (ICS) 300 class in Roane County Jan 11&12, 2020

posted Oct 21, 2019, 12:44 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Nov 10, 2019, 11:05 PM ]

- ICS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System 

PRE-REQUISITES 

· Successful completion of ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 

Recommended but not required: 

· G 191: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)/EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER (EOC) INTERFACE WORKSHOP 

COURSE DATES AND TIME: 

· Day 1: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 8:00am to 7:00pm 

· Day 2: Sunday, January 12th, 2020 8:00am to 6:00pm 

LOCATION: 

· Roane State Community College 

· Knox County Center for Health Sciences, 132 Hayfield Road, Knoxville, TN 37922 

COST: Free 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: · http://www.roanestate.edu/?9662-Workforce-Programs 

· Click on the “View all Courses” tab where you will find the link to the ICS 300 course. 

Registration is available on the Roane State website at https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.roanestate.edu/?9669-Workforce-Course-Schedules__;!dyXff_z6q0o!4t9dY5LvWb086fqyVTfdAUzjLmcGV33uEATBPCHdqwrGF4TChLivUMvFfwhRvJSNAZ4$  and are offered without cost.

CLASS SIZE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum for class to be conducted: 15 Maximum number of participants: 40

For more information please contact:

David S. Blevins

Director of EMS Education

Health Sciences Division

Roane State Community College

132 Hayfield Road

Knoxville TN 37922

(865) 354-3000 Ext 4768

blevinsds@roanestate.edu<mailto:blevinsds@roanestate.edu

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