March 2015 – NWS Storm Spotter Class

The Monroe Amateur Radio Club will be hosting the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Storm Spotter Class 2015. This class will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM. The location is at Monroe County Rescue Squad – Madisonville Station, 200 Carson St. Madisonville, TN 37354.

This class is free and open to the public. Either you are an amateur radio operator, a member of the public safety community, or a lay citizen, this training is quite beneficial and does save lives. We highly recommend this training to everyone. Some of this training will teach you to identify certain weather events which can give you warning of significant weather events, and allow you to properly shelter and keep you, and your family safe.

Should you have any questions, please contact Steve Fritts W4YJ at 865-705-7333, for more information.

January 2015 – 2015 Club Activities & Goals

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you rang in 2015 with great fun, happiness, and celebration! We are looking forward to this new year and to continue to grow the club in a positive direction, as we did last year in 2014.

Continuing with our goal to not just further our club but also amateur radio as a whole, we will have some of these events to look forward to this year:

  • Continue to assist with hosting amateur radio testing sessions for people looking to enter ham radio, or to upgrade their license.
  • Host Field Day 2015 in June, which is always a wonderful time to get together and promote amateur radio, and teach some operators and citizens the different types of modes and operations of radios. You may see the link below for more information.
  • Continue hosting the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Spotter class each year. This class is for regular citizens, public safety personnel, and amateur radio operators, who all can benefit from this training, which does save lives.
  • Continue to host our weekly radio net to keep members up-to-date on club operations and to as always, promote positive amateur radio activities and practices.
  • Continue to host our monthly club meetings where we can conduct official club business, then afterwards conduct training sessions to teach members some new information they may not have previously known.

We look forward to seeing you in 2015! Please drop us a line or an email should you have any questions or comments!

73 and we will see you soon!

November 2014 – Officer Elections & Christmas Dinner

2015 Officer Elections
Tonight, November 24th, the club voted in the 2015 Monroe Amateur Radio Club Officers. The voted members are as follows:

President – Eric Franks
Vice President – Jim Overdorff
Secretary – Sharron Fritts
Treasurer – Sharron Fritts

The club would like to think the members who attended the November club meeting and who cast their votes for our new officers. We also want to thank all our club members who help to further our club and amateur radio. We have gained attendance this past year and we have furthered our club in tremendous ways.

Christmas Dinner
Saturday, December 13th, the club will be hosting our annual Christmas party. It will begin at 12 pm at Bert’s Diner, located at 4263 US Hwy 411, Madisonville, Tennessee. We look forward to seeing all our club members and their families, as well as other amateur radio operators and families who are not members of our club, while we celebrate Christmas with one another.

October 2014 – 2015 Club Officer Elections

Last Monday, October 27th, the Monroe Amateur Radio Club took nominations for the 2015 Club Officers. Nominated were the same club officers, except Secretary Patricia Walker, who chose not to continue to hold her office due to family and time restraints.

Nominated for officers were the following:

President – Eric Franks
Vice President – Jim Overdorff
Secretary – Sharron Fritts
Treasurer – Sharron Fritts

It was chosen at the last meeting by the club members, that they wished to nominate Sharron Fritts to both the Secretary, and Treasurer, positions.

Next club meeting, November 24th, the club will vote for the 2015 club officers. We encourage all members to attend the meeting and voice their opinions, and votes, for our club officers. Thanks to everyone who attended the October club meeting, in order to nominate our 2015 club officers.

September 2014 – Star Party

September 2014
The Monroe Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a Star Party on Cherohala Skyway (State Hwy 165), in Tellico Plains at the Turkey Creek pull off. It is located 16.1 miles north from Tellico Plains. It is the first pull off on the righthand side, past Indian Boundary pull off. If you are traveling from North Carolina, this pull off is 8.4 miles south of the Tennessee/North Carolina State line. This pull off does have restroom facilities, but you may want to bring food and drinks if you plan on dining while there. This event will begin at 4 pm and will end around 10 pm.

The Monroe Amateur Radio Club would like to thank everyone who came out and attended our Star Party! Everyone had a wonderful time working some HF and enjoying the stars. Check out the Gallery to view the pictures!

May 2014 – Club Shirts

The Monroe Amateur Radio Club is ordering new club shirts for those that want them! Click the order form link to download a copy, then you may email it to Jim, W4JRO. The club will then order the shirts.

You may CLICK HERE to view available shirts and styles. Be sure to write the style numbers and other pertinent information down, to complete the order form below.

Monroe Amateur Radio Club Shirt Order Form

UPDATE – November 2014
The club is still continuing to sell club shirts, and just amateur radio shirts in general. Please contact Eric KK4DKW, or Jim W4JRO, to inquire about purchasing one.

Click Here to contact Eric or Jim.