Robertson County Amateur Radio Club
Planned Events for 2013

Page last updated 06/11/13

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This page will contain information on events that RCARC is planning on participating in this year.
Check back often for updates.

Taste of Country
Saturday June 8

Chairman - Bill Jones, N4LB

A county-wide festival offering residents of Robertson County and tourists who are in town for the CMA Music Fest the opportunity
to celebrate our heritage by showcasing the sights, sounds and tastes of Robertson County’s small town, southern charm.

Robertson County ARC set up a booth for the second year in a row and had a few pieces of amateur gear on display. We were located on the East side of Main St. at the intersection of W. 6th Ave. We had a lot of visitors to our booth and several showed interest in becoming amateur radio operators.

Field Day
Saturday & Sunday June 22-23
Click here for the 2013 Field Day Rules

Chairman - Pat Caldwell, KF5KCE

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held 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 explains 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 elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that
Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public.
For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.

Robertson County ARC is currently planning to hold Field Day its 2nd annual Field Day activities at the Louise Martin Park in
Greenbrier, TN near the intersection of Old Greenbrier Pike and Industrial Drive.

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 and collapse.

If you are a club member and have not already done so, please email Pat at 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.

Wide look at RCARC Field Day Site

A wide birds-eye view of the planned Field Day site

Close up of RCARC 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

<>Our second annual All You Can Eat fundraiser will be September 14th at the Applebee's restaurant in Springfield, TN.
Tickets are $5 per person this year and will be available at the door if you can't get yours from a club member before the 14th.

Spread the word and bring your family and friends. We support the Robertson County community and we also need your support.

As soon as we can get all the dishes washed and tables cleaned up, we will have our second annual Fox Hunt just like we did last year after the breakfast.

Click on the pancakes above for more details on the breakfast.

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)
Saturday & Sunday October 19-20

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 shack.
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.

Robertson County ARC will sponsor our third JOTA event in 2013. In 2011 and 2012 we only operated a few hours.
We had lots of fun, we plan to operate several more hours up to a full day but will not operate over both days of the event.
Stay tuned here for more information as plans get underway in a few months.

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