Jun 21

Bradley County Emergency Service Net 6-21-21

Net log for the Bradley County Emergency Service Net held on 6-21-21.


23:43: *** STARTED LOGGING *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

23:43: *** NET OPENED *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

23:57: *** KN4AIE is now online ***

23:59: *** WX4MH is now online ***

23:59: *** KO4BAH is now online ***

00:00 WX4MH-MOSE: Jeff – Please sign me in the net. Aux power – Mose

00:01 KO4BAH-JEFF: I’ll get ya in as soon as he turns it over to me

00:05: *** KK4UDR is now online ***

00:27 KO4BAH-JEFF: Club meeting tomorrow night. Presentation on DSTAR.

00:28: *** KT4IV is now online ***

00:28 KO4BAH-JEFF: Saturday is FD2021. Antenna work as well. BBQ catered around 5pm

00:30 KO4BAH-JEFF: Aug 24th – Meigs Co Comms test.

00:31 KO4BAH-JEFF: Sept. 1st – Watts Bar practice drill.

00:31 KO4BAH-JEFF: Oct. graded drill

00:32 KO4BAH-JEFF: Nov. 10th – BC EMA Hosp. Drill

00:32 KO4BAH-JEFF: Nov 3-5 TEMA drill out of middle TN

00:33 KO4BAH-JEFF: Emergency generator is working

00:34 KO4BAH-JEFF: 3562 Slow speed CW net 7pm on Thursdays

00:34 KO4BAH-JEFF: CW Class Mondays @ 630pm

00:35 KO4BAH-JEFF: Haz weather – strong storms tonight – tomorrow. Extended forcast – low possibility for haz. weather.

00:36 KO4BAH-JEFF: STAR net will return Thursdays @ 830pm on 147.180/r

00:38 KO4BAH-JEFF: Reminder to keep spare fuses for power supplies.

00:41 KO4BAH-JEFF: Mtn Topping was a bus

00:47: *** KN4AIE is now offline ***

00:47: *** KT4IV is now offline ***

00:49: *** KK4UDR is now offline ***

00:50: *** KO4BAH is now offline ***

00:51: *** STOPPED LOGGING *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

00:51: *** NET CLOSED *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

Jun 14

Bradley County Emergency Service Net AIM Log

23:43: *** STARTED LOGGING *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

23:43: *** NET OPENED *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

23:45: *** KK4UDR is now online ***

23:48: *** KN4AIE is now online ***

23:58: *** KO4BAH is now online ***

00:01: *** KO4LFF is now online ***

00:17: *** W4HKJ is now online ***

00:18: *** W4HKJ is now offline ***

00:24 KO4BAH-JEFF: Saturday Knox. ham-fest. Club work postponed until FD weekend. FD is a go BBQ for lunch.

00:25 KO4BAH-JEFF: Sat. breakfast club net is on hold. Thanks to Big Truck volunteers.

00:25 KO4BAH-JEFF: Testing 2 techs and 4 general last Saturday.

00:28 KO4BAH-JEFF: ACS meeting @ 911 center this Thursday. 7pm

00:30 KO4BAH-JEFF: Winlink presentation now available @ carc.cc club site.

00:30 KO4BAH-JEFF: FD info updated on website.

00:33 KO4BAH-JEFF: 2 rules… class D may contact other class D. Also available to work from home for club credit.

00:33 KO4BAH-JEFF: Mtn topping info on site

00:36 KO4BAH-JEFF: Slow speed net on Thursdays. CW training on Mondays.

00:36 KO4BAH-JEFF: No STAR Net Thursday due to ACS training.

00:39 KO4BAH-JEFF: WEATHER REPORT: Hot! 95* high today. Front from North will bring cooler/dryer weather.

00:41: *** WX4MH is now online ***

00:42: *** KN4AIE is now offline ***

00:42 KO4BAH-JEFF: Red Clay unsure of events with comms assist.

00:42 WX4MH-MOSE: Jeff, please sign me in the net – Mose

00:44 KO4BAH-JEFF: Commercial or Aux power, Mose?

00:54 KO4BAH-JEFF: Mtn Topping this Saturday. KO4BAH is leaving Hardee’s @ 411 & 64 Hwys @ 9am. McMinn crew leaving Hardee’s in Telico Plains @ 9am. Contact KC4OJS for McMinn info and KO4BAH for Cleveland info.

00:56 KO4BAH-JEFF: Great event for Big Truck Round-up. Thanks for all the help.

01:07: *** KO4BAH is now offline ***

01:08: *** KK4UDR is now offline ***

01:08: *** KO4LFF is now offline ***

01:08 KD5UBL-DEREK: 30 Total Check-ins. 19 check=ins on auxiliary power and 11 check=ins on commercial power

01:09: *** STOPPED LOGGING *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

01:09: *** NET CLOSED *** Bradley TN Emergency Service Net

Jun 14

Winlink 2000

On May 25, 2021 Gary Ownsby, AK4ZX made a presentation to the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club on WINLINK.  This was an excellent overview on WINLINK and it capabilities.

Please click the link below to see the slide show presentation:

Winlink Overview 


Please click the link below to download the WINLINK handout provided by Gary at the meeting

Winlink Thoughts – Gary Ownsby 2021-05-25

Jun 14

Field Day 2021

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.


To contact as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.  Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.  Each claimed contact must include contemporaneous direct initiation by the operator on both sides of the contact. Initiation of a contact may be either locally or by remote.

     Temporary rule waiver: For Field Day 2021 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,” including stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2021 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.


Temporary rule waiver: For Field Day 2021, an aggregate club score will also be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions). Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2021 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day. For example, if Podunk Hollow Radio Club members Becky, W1BXY, and Hiram, W1AW, both participate in 2021 Field Day — Hiram from his Class D home station, and Becky from her Class C mobile station — both can include the radio club’s name when reporting their individual results. The published results listing will include individual scores for Hiram and Becky, plus a combined score for all entries identified as Podunk Hollow Radio Club. 


The Cleveland Amateur Radio Club will be activating the clubhouse for this year’s Field day.

The clubhouse is located at 560 Johnson Blvd in Cleveland TN and  will be operational on June 26th from approximately 2PM to 10 PM.

ARRL Resource page for Field Day:


ARRL Field Day Locator:



Other Area clubs will also be activating for Field Day:


Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club
Camp Jordan Amphitheater
East Ridge, TN
Talk-in: 146.790, pl 107.2
Contact: Mark Rose


Jun 14

Mountain Topping, next Saturday, 19th

This is from the McMinn Co group.

Hey Everyone,
Going to go up on the mountain next Saturday.  If you want to go, the Tellico group will be leaving from Hardee’s in Tellico Plains at 9:00 am.  The Chilhowee Group will be leaving from Hardee’s in Ocoee at 9:00 am as well. 
Will spot both Hardee’s on APRS in a couple of days.
It’s up to you to figure out which group you will travel with.  Jeff’s bunch in Polk County has a great time up on Chilhowee and if you live closer to that area, you are encouraged to meet up with Jeff and enjoy the day.
If you prefer the Tellico area though, we will be glad to have you come along with us.
What to bring?
That’s simple, if you think you will need it…..you better bring it!
However, some things are suggested.  It will be a warm summer day, so sun screen, lots of water, bug spray, some food.  You will be responsible for yourself….so plan accordingly.
Radios?  That’s up to you too.  We will have various different rigs set up for you to watch, operate and enjoy, but if you are a new “tech” and all you have is your handheld…..bring it! 
We will be monitoring 146.490 while in route, and during the day with an hourly (on the top of the hour) voice net to check up on your well-being……and to chat a little bit too.  This net is referred to as the SAFETY, INFORMATION and DISCUSSION net or just the SID net.
Each team is asked to send a Winlink Position Report with status (either Green, Yellow or Red) and later retrieve a WL2K NEARBY USER report for potential net purposes.
Hope to see you next Saturday….or at least hear you on the radio.  If you can’t make it, listen in for us on 146.490 mhz, simplex with no PL tone
Kenny Witt, KC4OJS

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