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06.20.2018 From Michael KM4EZP Im looking for a separation kit for an Icom 207 which would include two cables, one for connecting the radio to the control unit or head, (opc 600 or opc 601).
And a microphone extension cable (opc-440 or opc 647) And a head mounting plate (mb-58 and mb-65).
If you happen to have any of the items you are no longer using or needing, I would appreciate your letting me know.
Thanks Michael KM4EZP

MCARC 2018 Field Day
As of today 6-20-18 technical issues have required a change in venue for Field Day 2018, back to Bill's property. See information and directions Below. Bill, W4WPL

Field Day 2018 will be held on June 23/24, 2018 at Bill's residence on 216 County Road 854, Etowah, TN. Set up will begin at 1000 hours on the 23rd. We are starting a little earlier this year as some additional training programs will be available. Lunch will not be served on Saturday. Hot dogs, beans, chili etc will be served around 1700 hours by Thomas, KD4STT and his crew of renowned chefs, bakers and connoisseurs . (The words around, about, approximately and maybe are a little vague for some but considering geographical location it is the best we can do.) This is an overnight event so make plans to stay over. The five star outhouse will be in operation after bugs and bees have been terminated. Digital and voice communication services will be available in the emergency trailer. A church service will be held Sunday morning.

DIRECTIONS: From Etowah travel about four miles south on 411 to a right on County Road 859. About 50 feet later turn left on County Road 854. After about a half mile bear right at the fork in the road. Travel about 600 feet to the MCARC Field Day sign. Turn right at the sign through a gate and follow the road to the end. You have arrived. Questions, comments: Bill, W4WPL, 423-462-5724,

06.17.2018 Net Committee Minutes: Business conducted:
1) Repeater review: The once a month 440 round robin will continue another cycle. This includes Starr, Athens 440, and the Nopone 440. Most all the net members are unable to communicate on the Nopone repeater. The repeater committee is aware of this.
2) Officer check in
This activity has not accomplished the net committee's objective. Therefore, the net committee majority voted to omit Officer check in from the net script.
3) There will be periodic practice Skywarn net's. The purpose of this activity is to enhance NCS proficiency. This activity will be announced by Gary W3GME with a week or more notice.
4) The next net committee meeting was set for August 11, 2018. This will be at Shoney's at 0800 hrs.
5) The net committee is in need of a ham operator to call the Starr/060 nets. The obligation would be to call those nets every 5 weeks. If interested, contact Doc Holliday. 423-506-9464.
Respectfully submitted, Doc KK4STW

Technician Class Beginning August 23, 2018. For more Info: Click Here