News and Announcements

This page of the web site is designed to bring your awareness to the most recent happenings with the Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club, its members, and regional amateur radio news. The effectiveness and timeliness of this information is directly related to the members relaying this intel to the webmaster. The first item of news on this web site is, well ... this web site. It's brand spankin' new ! I hope everybody enjoys the content and contributes any pertinent items to be shared by all. This is your web site and we are all very proud of it. - - August 29, 2004.

Annual ARRL Field Day 2024

The annual ARRL Field Day exercise will be the weekend of June 22-23rd and will again be located at "The Shop" at the QTH of Glenn N4MJ. This is a public event and anyone can attend and be a part of making as many contacts as possible in 24 hours. Various modes of operation will be attempted on multiple frequencies. The Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club competes well against our peers, placing in the top 20 last year nationwide in our class. We hope to see everyone there !

- - June 6, 2024.

Patrick KO4HEX and Ben KO4LFZ on Thunderbolt Broadcasting's 30 Minutes

As part of Field Day preparation for 2024, Patrick Hall and Ben Rudy were featured guests on Charles Choate's 30 Minutes podcast which was also broadcast along their network. This counted for the media publicity bonus and gave ham radio in general and RARC and FCARC much publicity. Check it out here.

-- July 7, 2024.

Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club Officers 2024

  • President : Noel W. Vickers KJ4UNX
  • Vice President : Phillip W. Green N4PWG
  • Secretary-Treasurer : Patrick R. Hall, KO4HEX

- - April 12, 2024.

West TN West KY Emergency and Regional ARES Net Control Station Call Schedule 2024

NCS Call Schedule




KJ4UNX Noel Jan. 7, 14, Apr. 7, 14, July 14, 21, Oct. 13, 20
KO4HEX Patrick Jan. 21, 28, Apr. 21, 28, July 28, Aug. 1, Oct. 27, Nov. 3
WD4LAR Harrell Feb. 4, 11, May 5, 12, Aug. 11, 18, Nov. 10, 17
WB4YDL Jamie Feb. 18, 25, May 19, June 2, Aug. 25, Sept.8, Nov. 24, Dec. 1
N4MJ Glenn Mar. 3, 10, June 9, 16, Sept. 15, 22, Dec. 8, 15
N4PWG Phillip Mar. 17, 24, June 23, 30, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Dec. 22, 29

The West TN West KY Emergency and Regional ARES Net will not activate on the following holiday weekends :

  • Easter - March 31
  • Memorial Day - May 26
  • Independence Day - July 7
  • Labor Day - September 1

A downloadable version of this schedule is available here. The NCS Preamble in its present version is here . This will be updated as it becomes available. - - December 1, 2023.

RARC Meeting Refreshment Committee 2024

Refreshment Committee Schedule




KJ4UNX Noel January 25th
KO4MAO Ben February 22nd
WD4LAR Harrell March 28th
KQ4UB Steve April 25th
AK4VU Michael May 23rd
N4PWG Phillip July 25th
WB4YDL Jamie August 22nd
N4MJ Glenn September 26th
KO4HEX Patrick October 24th

-- December 1, 2023

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Programming Your HT with CHIRP
Programming Your HT with CHIRP Handout
Power Supplies
DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
RF Receiver Architecture
Introduction to EME Communications
An Introduction to Contesting Powerpoint
An Introduction to Contesting Handout
HF Receiver Principles: Noise and Dynamic Range Powerpoint
HF Receiver Principles: Noise and Dynamic Range Handout
Amateur Radio Operational Awards
Narrow Band Emergency Communications System
ARES - Winlink
Emergency Communications - Special
Basic Message Handling
Introduction to Emergency Nets

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