Middle East Tennessee Emergency Radio Service, Inc.

Club Call KC4EM

Welcome to the homepage for the Middle East Tennessee Emergency Radio Service, Inc. 

METERS is a not-for-profit public service organization.

Meeting Information

METERS General Membership Meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology on Liberty Street in Knoxville. 

Posted February 26, 2024

Hello Fellow Amateurs,

Our February meeting will be a road trip. We are being hosted by Kevin Duplantis, W4KEV, of Midwest Communications on Sharps Ridge.

Kevin is going to test out portable radios. We all have a couple of HT's, so bring them and enjoy in checking them out. The meeting will start at 6pm. Make note of the time change.

Our March meeting will continue our training and getting our task books completed. All Knox county ARES members are encouraged to attend meetings,  check into nets and be prepared.

Speaking of being prepared, the recent outage of internet and cell phones should be an awakening of how fragile our world is. Served agencies will be relying on us when this happens.

Deb will take our dues which are payable now. Pay at the next meeting.

Please keep our government officials, military personnel and first responders in your prayers.

See you on the Ridge,

Jim Norman, N4CFB


Past Notices

Posted January 22, 2024

Hello Fellow RADO'S,

Using our motto of always staying safe, the January meeting has been canceled.

We will meet in February at Midwest Communications on Sharps Ridge.


Jim Norman, N4CFB


Posted January 19, 2024

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Posted January 18, 2024

Hello Fellow Auxcom operators,

We have some exciting meetings coming up. The training, fellowship and learning.

Our annual dues are payable now. Deb will gladly write a receipt, but our paypal account may be having some issues.

Our February meeting will be a road trip. We are going to the studios of Midwest Communications, Sharps Ridge, and our host, Kevin, W4KEV, is going to give a presentation and test out our portable radios. So it will be very interesting see the difference in inexpensive and expensive radios. This will be informative and entertaining.

Everyone has to fill our an application at the beginning of the year. This is to keep all current contact information up to date. If you are interested in being a Knox County ARES member, I strongly encourage you to be a minimum of Level 1 in your task book and have ICS 100,200,700 and 800 completed. This is to better serve our served agencies should we be deployed. There is no charge to be an ARES member, but having this certifications shows dedication and seriousness to our service.

I am looking forward to seeing a full house at the meeting,

Keep our public service, military and government officials in your prayers.

Jim Norman, N4CFB


Posted January 11, 2024

It is time again to step up and help with the Strawberry Plains Half Marathon and 10K.

Saturday February 17, 2024. Race starts at 8:00 AM.

Everyone should be in place by 7:30 AM.

We need your help.  Please sign up!  Some of you signed up at the last meeting and you don't need to send your information again.

Please send Lloyd Pitney an email with your:


Phone Number:

Call Sign:

Location you may want:

If you plan on working with someone, please let Lloyd know their information also.

Thank you!

Lloyd Pitney: pitney9429@aol.com