Amateur Radio Club
Planned Events for 2013
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participating in this year.
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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.
Saturday & Sunday June 22-23
here for the 2013 Field Day Rules
- Pat Caldwell, KF5KCE
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 elected 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
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
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 Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
<>Our second annual All You Can Eat
fundraiser will be September 14th at the Applebee's restaurant in
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
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
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
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
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