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, June 19, 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.

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

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.

If you need information or want to sign up for anything please come to our June club meeting, email Randall at n4bm@arrl.net, or join the Slack (link at the bottom of the page. This can range from food, setup, tear down, bringing gear or equipment.

Next club meeting - June 14, 2021 - Winlink

The May picnic went went well and our fundraising was a success. We look forward to seeing you for our next regular club meeting is Monday night, June 14. We will be covering how to setup Winlink and getting our plan together for Field Day 2021.

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Fox Hunt and POTA coming in July!

June is a busy month for the club and these events will be on hold for the month.

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.