Announcements

Spring is here, finally!, 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 K4YRK@metersinc.org)  for more information. Each hospital should have a team!

Cry Baby Ride(need SAG volunteers) April 20, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 11:18 PM by Gardener Person

Cry Baby Ride(need SAG volunteers)

Sat, April 20, 7:30am – 2:30pm
See Website for more info (map)
Note: SAG (Safety and Gear) volunteers need a bike rack and room for a couple riders in the event of mechanical breakdown or physical challenge. Contact Barry Brown K4BLB with questions K4BLB@arrl.net

Color Me Mutt 5K race (need Radio Operators) April 27, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 11:13 PM by Gardener Person

Color Me Mutt 5K race(need Radio Operators)
What: Color Me Mutt 5k / 1 mile run-walk event. See details at colormemutt.com  
An ICS-205 and map layout attached for your review.

When: Saturday, April 27, 0700 - 1000 (about 3 hrs)

Where: Nascar Speedway Park, 1545 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

Who: Contact Cletus Grissom kn4eig@sevierares.org if you can help.

There is an ICS 205 form for your information. Please email Cletus if you have any questions, and to get a copy of the form. Thanks!

Note: SAG (Safety and Gear) volunteers need a bike rack and room for a couple riders in the event of mechanical breakdown or physical challenge. 

Smokies Trot 5K Race( need RADOs) May 11, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 11:10 PM by Gardener Person

When:   Sat, May 11, 6:30am – 3:00pm

Where:   3540 Line Dr, Kodak, TN 37764, USA (map)

RADO's (Radio Operators) for the running events are static positions needed to report runners and related events at a given location. Please contact Barry Brown K4BLB  (K4BLB@arrl.net) for more information.

KNOXVILLE COM L CLASS MAY 20-23, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 11:02 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 11:06 PM ]

District 8: TN Amateur Radio Emergency Service Emergency Coordinators

Please distribute this to your memberships, other amateur operators and EMA Directors. We want to make sure the class has enough attendees to avoid cancellation. The KEMA/FEMA/TN National Guard exercise in August at McGhee Tyson Air base will deliver an All-Hazards Communications leader (COM) Bootcamp on August 22. Those who attend the class and participate in the exercise will be able to complete items in their certification task books at stations throughout the site. Please contact me at jsnyder@knoxvilletn.gov or call 865- 748-9249 if you have questions concerning the class.

Jim, AJ4NO

Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency Auxiliary Communications Coordinator

M 865-748-9249


I've invited you to fill out a form:

KNOXVILLE COM L CLASS MAY 20-23, 2019

TEMA and our local government partners will be conducting a FEMA Communications Leader (COM L) L969 class
MAY 20 - 23, 2019. This class will be at the Knoxville - Knox County Emergency Management Agency. Classes will start at 9:00 AM the first day and 8:00 AM the other three days. Classes will end about 5:00 PM. The class size will be no more than 30 with a break for lunch (not provided) each day. Please fill out the information below to sign- up for this class. You may also copy this link to your browser to get the form:

A written application for official registration and additional class information will be emailed to those signing up. The class will be at:

KNOXVILLE - KNOX COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 605 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

Course Objective:
• Identify the functions of the Communications Unit and the duties and responsibilities of the COML.

• Arrive at an all-hazards incident properly equipped, gather information to assess the assignment, and begin initial planning activities of a COM L.

• Plan, staff, manage, and demobilize the Communications Unit in a safe and effective manner to meet the needs of the incident.

Prerequisites include:

A. A public safety communications background or duties with exposure to field operations and communications; this experience will be validated by the authority who supervises the applicant in the course application that will be emailed after this initial sign-up.

B. Fundamental public safety communications technology, supervisory, and personnel management skills. These include, but are not limited to:

• Knowledge of local and regional communication systems• Frequencies and spectrum
• Technologies
• Knowledge of local topography

• Knowledge of system site locations including knowledge of local, regional, and state communications plans, andknowledge of local and regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans, if available

C. The applicant is REQUIRED to have completed the following before class: ICS-100.b, ICS-200.b, ICS 700.a, ICS 800.b, and ICS-300.

Each student should bring a laptop and a USB 32 GB thumb drive. The course material will be copied to the thumb drive.

Students attending this course will be responsible for their own expense (travel, hotel, meals and other expenses). There is no reimbursement from TEMA.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Mike Harris, TN-CEMP
Communications Manager / Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
615-815-7697 Cell
Michael.Harris@tn.gov


PS. I fixed the link on the form above so it works now. Thanks. Cathi K4TMW


Knoxville Hamfest June 15, 2019 (also Friday setup 1-7 pm)

posted Apr 16, 2019, 11:00 PM by Gardener Person

When:   Sat, June 15, 8am – 3pm

Where:  Kerbela Temple, 315 Mimosa Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA (map)

Description: Setup today is from 7AM to 8AM.  website is http://www.w4bbb.org/knoxville-hamfest


Field Day June 23 & 24 Ft. Dickerson Park Knoxville

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:55 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 11:50 PM ]

When  June 23 & 24


Where: Ft Dickerson Park , 3000 Ft Dickerson Rd, Knoxville 37920, USA (map)

ARRL Field Day. There are various locations where clubs are meeting for this. Check the Locator on the ARRL Field Day website. In Knoxville, METERS and RACK are jointly meeting at Ft. Dickerson Park, 3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW, Knoxville, TN 37920. Setup starts around 11 AM, or earlier. Please contact Jim Snyder AJ4NO@metersinc.org for more info. METERS Field Day. RACK Field Day

Blount Mansion Bandit Ride (need SAG volunteers) June 29, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:39 PM by Gardener Person

WhenSat, June 29, 7:30am – 3:00pm
Where               


DescriptionWest Bicycles, 11531 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934, USA (map)


Blount Mansion Bandit Ride Knoxville

Note: SAG (Safety and Gear) volunteers need a bike rack and room for a couple riders in the event of mechanical breakdown or physical challenge. 

Contact Barry Brown K4BLB with questions K4BLB@arrl.net

Ride for the Rescue (SAG) Aug 10, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:34 PM by Gardener Person

WhenSat, August 10, 2019, 7:30am – 3:00pm
Where               

DescriptionWest Bicycles, 11531 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934, USA (map)

Ride for the Rescue

Note: SAG (Safety and Gear) volunteers need a bike rack and room for a couple riders in the event of mechanical breakdown or physical challenge. 

Contact Barry Brown K4BLB with questions K4BLB@arrl.net

Pedal for Alzheimers Sept 29, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:24 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 10:25 PM ]

When   Sun, September 29, 2019, 6:30am – 3:30pm
Where          
West Bicycles, 11531 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934, USA
Contact West Bicycles for more information West Bicycles Events

Note: SAG (Safety and Gear) volunteers need a bike rack and room for a couple riders in the event of mechanical breakdown or physical challenge. 

Contact Barry Brown K4BLB with questions K4BLB@arrl.net


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.

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