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The Blount County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the
Pine Mountain Community Center
. All amateur operators are welcome.

Field Day 2021...

Field Day 2021 is now history, and it was a fun time for the BCARC, as the photos below show. The weather was perfect, set–up was seamless, and the day zipped by. The Club is grateful to everyone that showed up and shared their time. Doc's place in Snead was ideal, too.

Just think, before we know it, FreezeFest will be upon us. Tentatively, it will be January 8, 2022, at the Locust Fork High School Cafeteria. Mark your calendars. As details are finalized, they will be posted here.

CQ from W4BLT...

The Blount County Amateur Radio Club is a general interest radio club for amateur radio operators of Blount County and its contiguous counties. Club meetings occur each Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM at the Pine Mountain Community Center on Pine Mountain Road.

  SERVICE ACTIVITIES include SkyWarn storm spotter nets activated anytime severe weather threatens the Blount County area and Disaster Emergency Communications that may be required by the Blount County Emergency Management Agency.  Weekly training nets to prepare amateurs for Emergency Communication are held each Sunday evening at 8:00pm on the club's two meter repeater (146.700 mHz - PL tone 91.5.

  OTHER ACTIVITIES include participation in Field Day, the American Radio Relay League's annual communications exercise, held on the 4th full weekend in June. The Club's annual Swapmeet, an Amateur Radio flea market and social gathering, otherwise known as FREEZEFEST, will be January2, 2021 at the cafeteria of the Locust Fork High School. 

  Volunteer examiners certified by the American Radio Relay League, administer periodic license examinations. Resulting licenses and upgrades are issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). VE Testing is held the second Saturday of each odd calendar month at 10:00am at the Family Dentistry Building in Snead, located at 88223 US Hwy 278. The ARRL fee for testing is $15.00. Please notify WB4OWC, VE Liaison, prior to the exam date.

   In order to take an amateur radio license exam, proof of identity is required:
   • Photo ID — passport (current or expired), driver's license, employee or
     student ID;
   • Birth Certificate;
   • Social Security Adminstration Card;
   • DD214, Service Discharge Certificate;
   • Certificate of Marriage;
   • School Diploma.

  • If you are upgrading your license class, 2 copies of your Amateur License and
    any CSCE's you have.

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FreezeFest2022 will be Saturday, January 8, 2022, in the cafeteria of the Locust Fork High School. Talk–in frequency is 146.700 (PL 91.5).

The BCARC's annual FoodFest celebration will be November 13 from 5:00 pm until 9:00pm at Palisades Park (in the Floyd Lodge.


Join us in our local two meter net (146.700 mHz, PL 91.5) each Sunday evening at 8:00pm. If you're in the neighborhood, give us a shout. We would like to say "Howdy" as you go by.

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We have an active group of FaceBook® followers, and we invite everyone to drop in from time to time. It's also a source of additional information about the early families who settled Blount County, as well of the County's history and heritage.

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Whether it's a visit to the covered bridges, Palisades Park, County Caves, or a working farm, we're always willing to take time to chat. If you have time, drop in to visit the Blount County Memorial Museum for even more information.

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