Spring is around the corner (as long as it dries up some), 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!

Cry Baby Ride, April 20, 2019

posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:52 PM by Gardener Person

Here's an new opportunity for us!  We need SAG volunteers for this race in Farragut, TN.

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

Gran Fondo Series
Cry Baby Ride

Saturday April 20, 2019
Roll out 9:00AM
for more information please contact West Bicycles- Cry Baby Ride

Knoxville Marathon March 31, 2019

posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:46 PM by Gardener Person

Yes, it's that time again, time to join in and help support one of the largest Races east of the Mississippi! Here's the  Knoxville Marathon Website and if you would like to help, please contact Jim Norman N4CFB,  email to see how you may help! 

RADO's (Radio Operators) for the running events are static positions needed to report runners and related events at a given location.

Contact Barry Brown K4BLB with questions:

Sevier County Hamfest March 30, 2019

posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:38 PM by Gardener Person

Saturday March 30th, 2019.  Sevier County Fairgrounds

754 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37862
Gates Open At 8:00 AM - Ends at 3:00 PM

Largest Tailgate/Boneyard in East TN! 

For more information see Sevier County Hamfest


Dealers & Vendors can enter and Setup at 7:00 AM on
Saturday or may setup between 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday.

Security and closed-in fence will be provided for Dealers setting up on Friday.

If you need to setup prior to 3:00 PM on Friday,
please contact Rick at:

COML class in Knoxville May 20-23 2019

posted Feb 26, 2019, 9:47 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Feb 26, 2019, 10:46 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 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


Subject: KNOXVILLE COM L CLASS MAY 20-23, 2019


I've invited you to fill out a form:


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, 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

Please contact Mike at the above email address so he can email the registration form to you. It did not populate when I copied/pasted this announcement. Thanks, Cathi K4TMW

S715 - Damage Assessment: Sevier Co. March 21, 2019

posted Feb 20, 2019, 10:15 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 10:24 PM ]

Damage Assessment Class in Sevier County

March 21, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm                                            


March 21, 2019

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm


245 Bruce Street Sevierville, TN 37862



The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the basics of the damage assessment process. Participants will discuss multiple examples of damaged facilities and the assessment process needed.

Prerequisites: None

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.

March Meetings

posted Nov 1, 2016, 9:45 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Mar 19, 2019, 11:37 AM ]

Board Meeting
The March METERS Board meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19  at 6:30 PM as a conference call. Board members have been notified. Members are welcome to attend a board meeting, so if you would like the contact information to attend, please email Cathi at .

General Membership Meeting

The March METERS General meeting will be held at 7PM, March 26, 2019 at Tennessee College of Applied Technology(TCAT-K), 1100 Liberty St. Knoxville. The topic will be The Knoxville Marathon. If you would like to help with the Marathon, please email Jim Norman N4CFB at  or call him at 865-310-8310 . He would be happy to assist you. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, now is a great time to do so, dues are $20.

A map is available here for normal meeting place.

1100 Liberty St



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