Letters from RACK President

Hello Fellow Amateurs,

I hope everyone is staying warm. We have a few events coming up soon and I encourage everyone to support the club events.

First on the calendar is the Moon Run. It is a first time event put on by Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, our host site for our meetings. It is a 5k race that will be held on December 2, 2022, 6pm at Victor Ash park. The RACK van will be there and we need a few RADO's to be on the course to assist in comms with the race director. Since it is an out and back race, will need about 10 people to be on the course course. It will be over by approximately 7:30. The church is so good to us as a club and I really want to support this event and demonstrate our appreciation to them for letting us use their facilities at no charge. All equipment needed will be a portable radio to participate.Please contact me, 865-310-8310, to get you on the roster for the race.

Second is our Christmas party with METERS. It will be at Loui's restaurant on Old Broadway in Fountain City. The time is 17:00- 19:00, December 6, 2022. We will order off a (4)entre menu. If you wish to participate, please bring a wrapped child's gift to be donated to WMBC for them to distribute to the less fortunate children. We have done this for decades and they appreciate our contributions very much. More information will be at the November meeting.

Our November meeting will be on Thursday, 11.17.22, 19:00 at WMBC. Our presentation has been arranged by Seth Eastman, N7LCT, our new Hamfest Director and is a Zoom call on "How to run a Linear Amplifier".

That is all we have at the present time. I hope to see everyone at a meeting soon.

Thanks, and please keep our Military, Law Enforcement and government officials in your prayers.

Jim Norman, N4CFB

President RACK

December 5th,2021

Hello Fellow Amateurs,

I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't gained much weight,, yet.

As you know, if you want to participate, we have supported Wallace Memorial Baptist church by donating children's gifts to the church.

We will be having a social meeting this Saturday, 12/11/21 at Bojangles's at the corner of Weisgarber and Middlebrook Pike. We will be there from. 9am till 10am. to have coffee, biscuits, fellowship and a drop off point for the donated children's gifts.

Come on by and enjoy the get together!

Jim Norman, N4CFB


Nov 17, 2021

Hello Fellow Amateurs,

Fall has finally arrived and I hope you get the tower work completed before it gets too cold! We say that every year.

Our Nov meeting will be this Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 7pm at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. We will be having a video presentation about one of the hottest topics in the area. Endfed wire antenna. Also, I have a EFHW kit that I will have on display to show how it looks before and display again when finished. It is very similar to one used at Field Day back in June. We are looking to have some projects to build and/or check out equipment on days other than regular meeting times. Any suggestions?

The Board voted not to have a Christmas Party this year due to covid concerns. But, as in years past, we have donated wrapped childrens gifts to WMBC to give to the less fortunate. If you want to participate, we will have more information as to a drop off point or how we can get these gifts to the church.

The 6m repeater will be down for at least a week due to being upgraded. We will keep you informed on the progress and when it will be down. We will have a 220mhz repeater on the air soon, hopefully by the first of the year. A lot is going on, so please stay patient as we strive on getting our system in top shape.

I'm looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Keep our Military, Government and Law Enforcement officials in your prayers.

See you soon,

Jim Norman, N4CFB

President RACK