Dickson County Amateur Radio Club


The Purpose of the Dickson County Amateur Radio Club (DCARC) is to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to provide radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency, to conduct club programs and activities as to advance the interests of amateur radio in the community and to perform organized public service during emergencies and disasters.

Upcoming Events

Technician Class #2 Postponed

1st Tech class of the year (Feb) helped 13 new Technicians get their start in ham radio. Now we hope to do it again.

The class was postponed until we have more participants. Thanks to those that signed up and we apologize we had to cancel. Hope to see you at the club meeting on 6/14 and on Field Day!

If you are looking to study and test prior to Field Day or our July VE session please contact Randall, n4bm@arrl.net or join our slack group for more information.

Monthly Club Breakfast

Saturday, July 17, 2021 we will be meeting for our monthly club breakfast at Jeanine's in Dickson. 1200 HWY 70E. Let us know if you plan on being there and we will make sure Kyle, KN4YYZ reserves enough seating. Click on the Activities tab at the top of the page for directions. Immediately after breakfast we will have our fox hunt, bring your gear!

Field Day June 26-27, 2021 at the Dickson County EOC

Field Day was a success and the club accumulated well over 200+ QSOs. Thanks to all those that came out, helped set up, tear down, and got on the air! There are photos posted in the 'Activities' tab, on Slack, and on Facebook.

Next club meeting - July 12, 2021 - Winlink/SHARES/ARES

July's meeting will be in person at the EOC as well as on Zoom. Steve Waterman, K4CJX will be covering an assortment of topics regarding emergency preparedness. Zoom info is below and we look forward to seeing you.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6152931237?pwd=cy9WcE9OY3ZOZkJOYXBnVE0rNERPQT09 Meeting ID: 615 293 1237 Passcode: (club callsign, top of the page)

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Fox Hunt- July 17th!

Immediately following the club breakfast we will be starting the fox hunt. We ask you check-in to the White Bluff repeater so we have an accurate count of who is participating. If you are not joining for breakfast you can meet some of us at the Dickson Post Office around 9:45-10a. Join Slack or get in touch with Tom, NN5A or Randall, N4BM for more information.

Weekly 2 Meter Net

We hold a 2 meter net every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. on the White Bluff repeater frequency is 147.375 pl tone 146.2. We sometimes are also are connected to McEwen repeater. You do not need to be a member of Dickson County Amateur Radio Club to participate.

 We are looking for people to be net controllers so we can rotate each week. Email info@wc4dc.org to volunteer.

Monthly Club Meetings (new location)

The Regularly scheduled meeting times and place for the DCARC has changed back to the Dickson County EOC: 284 Cowan Rd. Dickson, TN 37055. We will meet here until further notice. The Time: 7:00 PM the second Monday of each month, except May and December. In May the meeting is a picnic, and in December it is a Christmas Dinner.

June 14, 2021, the normal 2nd Monday of the month time, will be in person and on Zoom. 

ARES volunteers are licensed amateur radio operators who are organized and highly trained to provide emergency communications during emergencies and public service events. “When all else fails” is a motto of ARES because in many instances, amateur radio communications are operational when other communications systems have failed or are over burdened.

We hold a 2 meter net every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on the White Bluff repeater frequency is 147.375 pl tone 146.2. We sometimes are also are connected to McEwen repeater. You do not need to be a member of Dickson County Amateur Radio Club to participate.

The above link will take you to the District 11 information page. Emergency Coordinator and HF nets are listed. 

If you are interested in joining the ARES team, please let us know. We also need volunteers to be net control for the 2 meter net. 

Get your license!

The Dickson County ARC will hold VE sessions regularly throughout the year. Walk-ins welcome & reservations accepted. The Tech, General and Extra exams will be available. VE sessions scheduled for 2021: January 21, March 25, May 27, July 22, September 23, and October 28. Testing starts at 7:00 p.m. in private meeting room.

Please visit http://www.cavechamexam.com/ and read the “New FCC Requirement” section. Register for your FRN and fill out the Quick-Form 605. Bring both to the testing session. Don’t forget $15 and your photo ID.

Any questions email please email the club, info@wc4dc.org.

VE Testing Sessions held at 7:00 p.m. at Colton’s Steak House 2431 Hwy 46 S, Dickson, TN 37055

Email Sena luvcats20@yahoo.com or call 615-636-7733

To ensure we have enough testing materials on hand.