The Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville Welcomes You!

The Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville (RACK) was founded in 1954 as a way 
of promoting the interest of amateur radio operators in the Knoxville Tennessee area.

Our primary means of funding is through the proceeds from our annual
 event, The Knoxville HamFest and Electronics Exhibition,  held the third Saturday - June 19, 2021. 

We use our HamFest income for new ham education, support of our state-of-the-art repeater 
systems and mobile emergency communications van, 
public service activities, scouting support, and scholarships for hams.

Membership dues are used to cover our meeting and operating expenses, 
member communications, picnics, fox hunts, and Field Day.

We are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. 
Donations of equipment or money are tax deductible when we 
provide letters of acknowledgement for such donations.

If you would like to make a donation to RACK,click on the PayPal® link shown below.
It's safe, secure and tax deductible!

From our President (Feb 22, 2021):

Hello Fellow Amateurs,

I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe. I hope this will be over very soon and we will be able to meet face to face.

I want to make sure everyone knows the RACK annual dues are payable now. The cost is $20 and is payable thru PayPal on our website(W4BBB.ORG). I thank you now for supporting the club and keeping your dues current.

One of our members, Paul Koretko, WA0BAG, wife passed away a few days ago. I don't know the arrangements, but please keep Paul in your prayers.

If anyone has a topic for our monthly meetings, or would like to be a presenter via Zoom or on our repeater, let me know and we will schedule it.

Our repeater site is still waiting on good weather and timing to get the work done. All the parts have been purchased and waiting to be installed. It won't be long till we are at full capacity on our repeater system.

Technician Class license study with Andy N9PNL will start on Saturday Mar 27 and finish on May 15.

That's all for this month. I am looking forward to seeing or hearing you at the next meeting or on our nets on Sunday or Monday nights.

Keep our Military, Law Enforcement, and government personnel in your prayers.

Jim Norman, N4CFB

President, RACK

Nov 16, 2020

Our repeater site in Walland is in need of 3 new hardline coax (80 ft of 1/2 inch) and matching connectors.   If you would like to donate towards these items, contact Jim Norman




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