You can still snail-mail us at:
your club dues,
you can mail a S.A.S.E. and
$10.00 for individual or
$15.00 for family membership to:
Robin Oaks, Treasurer KARC
220 Blue Haven Drive
Kingsport, TN. 37663-3040
Which color would you like the background to be?
Check out the
'Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan'
There is one rule change for Field Day in 2013.
Here's a note from Karen Jobe with the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce in regards to the Kingsport 4th of July Parade meeting:
It is already that time of year again.
We will be having our hot dog supper out on the Chamber Terrace this year.
Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 pm.
Please come with some new and fresh ideas and lastly COME HUNGRY!!!!"
33rd Kingsport Fun Fest
For a QSL card, please send a SASE to:
Click HERE for Sullivan County (TN) trunked frequencies on RadioReference.com
Click HERE for Washington County (TN) trunked frequencies on RadioReference.com
Radio Programming Software
By Jim Mitchell, KC8UNJ
If you have a Wouxun radio and the programming cable for it,
We have also included the ultimate programmer, the KG-UV Commander!
After downloading, run the file and click "browse" and select your desktop to extract the files to. You will then find a folder named PROLIFIC DRIVERS on your desktop.
These drivers are for the programming cables that are typically used in programming the Wouxun, Icom and Baofeng handheld radios. If you let Windows install the drivers automatically from the internet, chances are good that your cable will not work. The newest versions (the ones on the internet) of the Prolific drivers will not allow the cloned chips that most manufacturers use to start.
To install these drivers, select the proper file from the archive for your OS and run it. After it finishes, go to the control panel (from the Start Menu) and open the device manager. Look for the Prolific USB to Serial adapter with an exclamiation point next to the icon for that device. Double click on that device, and in the box that pops up, click on the driver tab at the top. Now click on update driver and select Browse my computer for driver software. On the next screen, click on Let Me Pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. You will see two drivers available - they have dates on them - select the OLDEST one and then click next... Let Windows do its thing, and...
You now have a working Prolific USB to serial adapter
We now have a Digi-peater up on Bays Mountain!
There are several Winlink Servers and other nodes that can be accessed through our digi, so please feel free to start using it!
A Big Thanks to Jim & Jeff Flannary and Garrett Stanley for putting this system together for the club!
Scanner Food Dot Com
Scanner Frequencies, Recorded Audio and More!
(Thanks to Mike Jackson - KI4OJO for this link!)
The Singing Hams!
This is so cool that you just have to check it out!
The K5EHX repeater search.
Enter your callsign, or just about any other info about a location and this site will come back with a list (along with a map!) of all the repeaters that are in range!
(Covers almost all VHF and UHF repeaters!)
If you want to look up a callsign, visit QRZ.COM
Here is the latest
CHIRP Software for programming your radio!
Is your computer constantly accessing the hard drive?
The free software "What's my computer doing?" tells you why. It shows all programs (with details!), that are accessing your hard disk or using the CPU. Furthermore you have the option to close these programs or even uninstall them.
Click here for a list of tools and resources from Ready.gov that will help you make your own 'Emergency Preparedness Kit'!
Thoughts on the "Mystery" Antenna
By Gene Hinkle, K5PA
Here is a good way to install
a PL-259 on RG-8x coax!
Click HERE for the Super Cool
Build your own 2 meter Hentenna bi-directional gain antenna!
HERE is a good way to make a JPole for Emergency use!
And of course, there is the ever ubiquitous J-Pole Calculator!
Speaking of antennas, check out KF4BWG's antenna site!
Shown below is the 80 meter horse fence antenna just like the one that Norris donated to our club!
Thank you again, Norris!!!
Click on the picture below of the horse fence antenna to visit Norris' site!
LF/MF Radionavigation Stations
Dipoles for Dummies!
Some local ARES nets and their days and times.
Thanks to Billy Taylor (KI4TNS) for this information.
Just Learn Morse Code!
Click Here for a Comprehensive
Listing of Q Signals
HERE is a piece that ND2E
wrote on the Elecraft K3
Click HERE for the ARRL ARES Newsletter
It's not just for breakfast anymore!
How to work amateur radio satellites with your handheld (HT) radio!
Did you know? If you are a brand new ham, the Kingsport Amateur Radio Club will give you your first year membership in the club for free! Thereafter, club dues are only $10 per year per person & $15 per year for families!
If you have a Pro 96, Pro 97 or Pro 99 scanner, Don Starr has released 180 day license keys for these programs.
Here is the question pool with only the correct answers for General Class in .pdf format for July 1st, 2011.
AA9PW FCC Exam Practice
Amateur Radio and Commercial Radio licensing exam practice
Renew your own License!
Other than for Vanity license applications,
all FCC license application actions are FREE.
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