Robertson County Amateur Radio Club  
Serving Northern Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky


(This page last modified on 08/06/2022)

Welcome to our little spot on the web for 2022.  We hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. This year we will be celebrating our 11th Anniversary as a club. We hope that you find our web site informative and helpful. 

Robertson County Amateur Radio Club was founded in June of 2011 by a small group of dedicated amateurs to provide an organization that amateur (ham) radio operators in and around Robertson County can gather to share ideas, mentor other hams to advance in the hobby and to assist non-hams interested in becoming an amateur radio operator. Even though the club is now 10+ years old, we are still working hard to make this a viable communications resource to the people of the surrounding area. Please bear with us while we continue to work through this process. 

While we are based in Robertson County Tennessee, just North of Nashville, we support all counties in Northern Middle Tennessee and in South Central Kentucky and invite any licensed amateur radio operator in these areas to join our group and help us to grow.

Club meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first Thursday night of each month at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 811 16th Ave. East in Springfield, TN. Enter the building from the back door, lower level. The meetings are open to all and everyone interested in amateur radio is welcome to attend. You can find an aerial map of the location further down this page. Clicking on the map will take you to Google maps where you can calculate directions.  

Need to send us something in snail mail?  Our address is....

Robertson County Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 233
Springfield, TN  37172-0233


Our weekly net is on Tuesday nights, immediatly following the Robertson County / Cheatham County
ARES net which meets at 7pm on the 147.345 repeater in Cross Plains. The ARES net is usually concluded by about 7:20pm.

RCARC is now an approved 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity by the IRS. Any donations to the club are tax exempt on your Federal Income Tax.

We would like to thank the Robertson County Senior Center for their hospitality in providing us a meeting and testing location as the club was getting started and NorthCrest Hospital up until hey had to limit access due to Covid-19 restrictions. It's possible that we could return to the hospital at some point but for now that future is unknown.

FIELD DAY 2022 was a great time had by all. The new location, while not allowing for a full 24 hour operation, provided many of the park's Saturday visitors a look at what our group can provide for the community in the event of a communications emergency or other disaster.
See the Links of Interest section below (or click here) for the link to the RCARC 2022 Field Day information page for photos from the event and a link to a news report from our own, local news source, Smokey Barn News. The article also includes a video story recorded at the event.

See below for map of the church location. Click on the map to go to Google Maps to calculate directions if needed.
(clicking the map will take you away from our site unless you right click and open in another tab or window)

Our meetings are open to all...hams, non-hams, members and non-members. Come visit with us Thursday night,
September 1st at 7pm.

Each meeting includes a program geared around amateur radio or one of the many aspects of the hobby.
Whatever it is.... it will, as always, be interesting to the amateur operators in attendance.
With Field Day coming up later in June, the program may be a review to what happened at the event.

Looking to obtain your amateur radio license or upgrade your current license class?

Our next scheduled VE Testing Session is on Saturday, September 3rd at 1pm at the First Free Will Baptist Church. See map above for location and directions.

For additional testing information please click the "RCARC VE Team" link below.

Links of Interest

2022 Membership Application Current Solar Data and Band Propagation
RCARC VE Team Amateur Radio Testing Information
Upcoming International Space Station Sightings from Springfield
2017 Field Day 2019 Field Day Field Day 2021 Field Day 2022
2012 Events Calendar 2013 Events Calendar 2016 Events Calendar Amateur Links Page

We previously offered free classes for those that wished to obtain their ham radio license or for currently licensed hams that are looking to upgrade.  We had a successful Technician class in 2017 but it seems that most people, in this busy time and with covid around every corner, prefer to self study now. Getting your amateur license does not require a training class but for some, it helps understand the information. Many people have tested for their license with only self study of the manual and sometimes coupled with one of the several websites that offer online practice test sessions. You can find some of these practice test websites in our Amateur Links Page. There is a link for that page in our "Links of Interest" section above.

RCARC has our own VE team to administer license exams and we are offering exam sessions on the first Saturday of EVERY month at First Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield. Test sessions are at 1pm but you might want to get there a few minutes early to get your paperwork done. The VE team is usually there around 12:30 to set up. Check the RCARC VE Team link above for much more information about the testing and upcoming dates.  Please note that the FCC is now requiring you to file for and obtain your FRN number PRIOR to attending your first test session. Links and instructions for this can be found on our RCARC VE Team page.

    CQ....CQ....CQ....We are seeking you to become the newest member of the Robertson County ARC.    
Membership information for the club can be found by
clicking here

Join us on our weekly net Tuesday nights immediately following the ARES net on the 147.345 N4RCA repeater (PL 114.8)
The ARES net starts at 7pm and the RCARC club net usually starts around 7:20 to 7:30ish
If you are a club member interested in calling the net please contact
Randy White KJ4TFU - Net Manager at

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