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.
1st Tech class of the year (Feb) helped 13 new Technicians get their start in ham radio. Now we hope to do it again.
3 Saturdays in June. June 12, 19, and 26. Class starts at 9 am to 5 pm on 1st and 2nd day. On the 3rd from 9 am to 11. You must attend in person on Day 3 to take the test. June 26 is also ARRL Field Day. When you finish the test you will have the chance to get on the air immediately. The cost for the text book is about $25. You order and obtain yourself. The Technician test cost is $15. Registration is open now!
Zoom information TBD, if you choose to participate virtually. Test must be done in person.
The location: TBD and not confirmed.
New Spring Creek Church of Christ, 10131 New Spring Church Rd, Bon Aqua, TN 37025 (map below)
Monthly Club Breakfast
Saturday, April 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. Be sure to bring your gear and hang out afterwards for the Fox Hunt.
April 12, 2021 meeting will be in person and featuring the Long Island CW Club via Zoom, location below
March 8th the club had an in person meeting at the new location and discussed the progress of our 2021 club goals. Austin, KO4EWJ gave a presentation about DMR and hotspots. Should have the date for the May picnic nailed down soon. Look forward to seeing everyone April 12.
If you can't make it in person please join via Zoom, you will not want to miss it! If you have questions for Howard or Jim (from LICW) about anything CW related please email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be passed along.
POTA Cancelled for March 27, 2021 (Weather)
With the forecast showing strong weather we have cancelled the Montgomery Bell activation. We will begin planning for an April or May date soon. Contact email@example.com for info.
Fox Hunt (WX Permitting) April 17, 2021 (special time)
The hunt begins Saturday after the club breakfast, around 9:45a-10a. We encourage everyone participating to check-in on the White Bluff repeater, 147.375 pl tone 146.2, so we have an accurate count of the participants. Some folks will be at Jeanine's and begin the hunt from there. For more info please contact Tom, NN5A.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Monthly Club Meetings (new location)
The Regularly scheduled meeting times and place for the DCARC has changed: The new place: New Spring Creek Church of Christ, 10131 New Spring Church Rd, Bon Aqua, TN 37025. 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 on the 2nd Saturday, and in December it is a Christmas Dinner.
March 8, 2021, the normal 2nd Monday of the month time, will be in person.
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, email@example.com.
VE Testing Sessions held at 7:00 p.m. at Colton’s Steak House 2431 Hwy 46 S, Dickson, TN 37055