It looks like Spring is just around the corner! 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, Wed, and sometimes Thursdays! 

Field Day at Ft. Dickerson Park, Knoxville, June 23, 2018

posted May 15, 2018, 11:07 AM by Cathi Cogle   [ updated May 15, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

METERS is joining with Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville to host Field Day at Ft. Dickerson Park (map here) on June 23, 2018. This has always been a fun time of fellowship, learning about emergency communications, food, and fun. For more information and how to sign up to help, contact Nick Cook,  or Jim Norman
Ft. Dickerson Park is at 3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW Knoxville TN 37920

3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW

3000 Fort Dickerson Rd SW, Knoxville, TN 37920

Safety & Gear (SAG) Support Needed for 2 Bicycle Events

posted May 15, 2018, 10:14 AM by Cathi Cogle

     For several years, a few dedicated ham operators have been providing SAG support for West Bicycles' annual charity rides. We're hoping to expand the number of volunteers for these events. For those of you who have never provided this support, it's much more exciting than hanging around a water stop and reporting bib numbers!

    As a SAG, we follow bike riders to help with radio comms, pickup and transport to rest stop or bike shop for rider fatigue or mechanical failure, and generally provide moral support. 

    As a SAG, you'll need to have room to carry up to two (2) bikes (and their riders) and, ideally, a mobile radio or HT with mag mount antenna. Most of us have bike racks on our car, truck, or van - and some just have room inside their van or truck for bikes and riders. I have a bike rack to loan if you would like to help, but don't have a bike rack. (It fits into trailer hitch receiver.)

We're looking for help for two upcoming rides:

Saturday, June 2 - Tour de Diabetes
  • Setup and comms check by 8:30am; expected finish by 2:00pm
  • Need 2 NCS and at least five (5) SAG vehicles (more is better)
    • 2 SAGs for 60-mile ride; 2 SAGS for 38-mile ride; 1 SAG in reserve
  • The bike shop usually provides gas cards as thank you for SAG drivers
Saturday, August 11 - Ride for the Rescue
  • Setup and comms check by 7:30am; expected finish by 2:00pm
  • Need 2 NCS and at least five (5) SAG vehicles (more is better)
    • 2 SAGS for 70-mile ride; 2 SAGS for 50-mile ride; 1 SAG in reserve
  • The bike shop usually provides gas cards as thank you for SAG drivers
Both of these events qualify as Public Service for those of you keeping your ARES participation up-to-date.

If you can help, please let me know so we can get all the materials (maps, turn-by-turn directions, etc.) to you ahead of time. For newbies, please let me know of your interest and I'll be happy to spend some one-on-one time with you. You can call or email me at

Thanks for your support ... it's noticed and appreciated!

Barry Brown K4BLB
Knox County ARES EC
ARES District 8 AEC-Admin
(865) 851-9563 Home
(727) 417-4010 Cell

Knoxville Hamfest, Saturday June 16

posted Apr 4, 2018, 9:55 PM by Cathi Cogle

The Knoxville Hamfest will be held Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Kerbela Temple, 
315 Mimosa Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. 
  • Inside - Dealers & Clubs   
  • VE Radio Exams on site 12:30 
  • Outside - Tailgating 
  • Breakfast & Lunch Concessions
  • Forums, Exhibits, Demonstrations 
  • Free Parking

Hourly Prizes + Grand Prize ICOM IC7300

Hamfest Director Dave Garner K4YRK  


Postal Address
Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville

PO Box 50514
Knoxville, TN 37950-0514 

Talk-in 147.300 T100 Friday and Saturday
Alternate 145.33

May Meetings

posted Nov 1, 2016, 9:45 PM by Cathi Cogle   [ updated May 15, 2018, 9:52 AM ]

Board Meeting
The May METERS Board meeting will be held Tuesday,May 15 at 6:30 PM at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville. Any member is allowed to attend.   A map is available here.

General Membership Meeting

The May METERS General Membership Meeting will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, May 22 at 
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville,1100 Liberty St, Knoxville. A map is available

1100 Liberty St


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