Amateur Radio Club
Planned Events for 2016
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Coopertown Barrel Festival
Saturday June 4th
The Town of Coopertown will host their annual outdoor event —The
Coopertown Barrel Festival—Saturday, June 4, 2016 rain or shine, from
10 AM to 4 PM on Old Coopertown Road between Woods and Battle Creek
Roads in Coopertown, TN.
Robertson County ARC will set up a booth to spead the word about
amateur radio and how you can become an amateur radio operator very
easliy. The club will have a few pieces of amateur gear on
display, possibly even something operational. Amateur radio operators
serve their community in many ways. Come by our booth and see how
you can help do that.
With Kids Zone, unlimited inflatables, games and activities, Cooper of
the Year Contest, tractor display, historical exhibits and many family
friendly fun things. There is something for everyone.
Parking and Admission are free.
Saturday & Sunday June 25-26
here for the 2016 Field Day Rules
- To Be Determined
Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public
relations event – and ALL about FUN!
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event
annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs
gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.
ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which
much of its popularity. It is a time where many aspects of
Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles.
While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity
to practice their emergency response capabilities.
It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to
local community leaders, key individuals with the organizations
Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general
For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their
County ARC is currently
planning to hold Field Day its 5th annual Field Day activities at the
Louise Martin Park in
Greenbrier, TN near the intersection of Old Greenbrier Pike and
We plan to start setup on Saturday
morning around 7am before it gets too hot. We will officially start
operation at 1pm Saturday afternoon
and continue for 24 hours (yes, even during the middle of the night)
until 1pm Sunday afternoon.
After we get everything down we will all retire to our respective QTHs
If you are a club member and have not
already done so, please email
and sign up for a "shift" for working the radios.
Last year there was a lot of "visiting" but most of the operating was
left to only a few people. We need to spread the fun around.
A wide birds-eye view of the planned
Field Day site
A little closer look at the site.
Plenty of trees for antennas, open space if we need it and a nice
pavillion with picnic tables
Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 14-16, 2016
The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an
annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the
world, around the nation, and in your own community.
Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide
jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham
Many times the hams will come to you by setting up at a Scout camporee,
or perhaps they already have a ham shack at your council’s camp.
In 2011 and 2012 we only operated a few
hours, but we had a lot of fun as did the scouts that participated.
Robertson County ARC will be happy to sponsor a JOTA event in 2016
based on the interest of local Boy Scout groups.
If you are a Boy Scout leader and your troop would be intersted in
participating in a JOTA event, please email
the webmaster with your name, troop number and contact
Your interest will be forwarded to the club's Board of Directors and
someone will contact you.
Stay tuned here for more information as plans get underway for JOTA
2016 in a few
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