Reminder !! Mini Field Day this Saturday April 21st. At the L&N Depot in Etowah, TN 7am until? More Info, scroll down.

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4-17-18 MCARC April 9 Newsletter-Minutes Posted, see the News Letter page.

CLA's 9th Annual Emergency Day. Scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd. It will be at Clearwater Baptist Church (964 County Road 180 Athens, Tennessee) from 8:00am - 2:00pm.

CASA Run-Walk on April 28 at 7:30am. The event will take place at the Eurika Trail in Athens. County road 307-1400 E Madison Ave. Athens, Tennessee

Up Date From Bill W4WPL: The McMinn County Amateur Radio Club Field Day will be held on April 21, 2018 at the L&N Depot in Etowah, TN

The theme of this years event will be public awareness of amateur radio as a hobby and as emergency communication services in the event of severe weather, industrial accidents or other catastrophic events requiring on site communication for local, state or federal agencies.

The MCARC emergency trailer will be available for tours by the public along with brochures. Members of the Ham club will be available to provide information and queries concerning amateur radio. The trailer will be set up by 0700 and with a table containing ARRL brochures and pencils to give to the public. These items will be set up just outside the main entrance to the depot. The Overhill Excursion will be having a train leaving for a tour of the "loop" and Copper Hill that morning so there should be a lot of people passing the trailer.

Additionally, the McMinn County Sheriff will provide information on an innovative program called HAMWATCH. This program, similar to Neighborhood Watch, utilizes amateur radio operators to provide additional eyes and ears to law enforcement throughout the county. A uniformed sheriff's deputy will also be present to answer questions about HAMWATCH. They will have a separate table adjoining MCARC with a banner and a handout. The Sheriff will be presenting a mandatory training session for new HAMWATCH members. This will be followed by a "Rabbit Hunt" in the eastern part of the county.

We'll need at least a dozen or more club members to operate this event so mark your calendar to participate.
Questions or comments Bill W4WPL, 462-5724.