Are you ready for the Star Fest!

Are you ready for the Star Fest!

Southeast Tennessee Amateur Radio Fest!

Hosted by the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club, the Star Fest is a FREE amateur radio swap fest featuring: FREE entry, FREE parking and FREE tailgating.

 Indoor spaces available (must RSVP)

ARRL Certified VEC Testing.

Concessions available for purchase.

This is a NO ADMISSION FEE event, so upon arrival, be sure and find a club member and get a FREE raffle ticket to ensure you are eligible for doorprizes throughout the event.

When

April 27, 2024 8am till 1pm

Where:

Cleveland ARC Clubhouse

560 Johnson Blvd. SE

Cleveland, TN 37311

Talk in Frequency:

147.180, (+) offest, PL 118.8 hz

Phone: 423-479-4660

For additional information and details, please contact CARC Club President Steve Weber at KA4ELN@gmail.com

(For a printable flyer click here)

Coming Soon to an Amateur Radio Station near you!

What is ARRL Field Day?

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
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, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to 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.

The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

What is the ARRL?
The American Radio Relay League is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA, representing over 170,000 FCC-licensed Amateurs. The ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.

What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems. The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.

It’s that time again!

It’s that time again! That’s right! It’s time for March Madness! Every year, every weekend in March, we fellowship with our amateur radio brethren of the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club by participating in this event. March Madness is a Mountain Topping exercise specializing in emergency preparedness from remote locations.

There are two ways to participate in this event:
1. Go to the field. Each weekend different club members will be going to different locations and operating portable.
2. Operate from home and work the guys on the mountain.

More details about these activities will be sent out as they are made available

March Madness 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time again! That’s right! It’s time for March Madness! Every year, every weekend in March, we fellowship with our amateur radio brethren of the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club by participating in this event. March Madness is a Mountain Topping exercise specializing in emergency preparedness from remote locations.

There are two ways to participate in this event:

  • Go to the field. Each weekend different club members will be going to different locations and operating portable.

  • Operate from home and work the guys on the mountain.

More details about these activities will be sent out as they are made available.

“When All Else Fails”

Did the recent nationwide internet outage cause you to lose contact with your loved ones? “When All Else Fails” Amateur radio operators use their training, skills, and equipment to provide communications during emergencies. Amateur Radio, also known as “Ham Radio,” is both an amateur radio service and a hobby. It is a wireless method of communication connecting individuals from every corner of the globe, regardless of location or circumstance. Hams serve our communities when storms or other disasters damage critical communication infrastructure, including cell towers, and wired and wireless networks. Amateur radio can function completely independently of the internet and phone systems. If you are interested in learning how to communicate without infrastructure, send emails without internet, etc… please feel free to come and visit us at the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club.

Founded in 1962, the Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is one of the oldest continually operating amateur radio clubs in the Southeastern United States. Proudly supporting its community for over 60 years.

To learn more about Cleveland Amateur Radio Club and get acquainted with others who share your interest in emergency communications, make plans to attend an upcoming meeting. Informal gatherings are held at the clubhouse each Saturday, starting around 8:30AM EST. Formal meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM EST at the clubhouse. Also, to learn more about our club or club activities, please visit our webpage at www.carc.cc , visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClevelandAmateurRadioClub/ or email us at info@carc.cc