QST

The April issue of QST (digital edition) is now available on the ARRL web site.

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This Weekend – March 10 & 11

State QSO Parties:
Oklahoma QSO Party
Idaho QSO Party
Wisconsin QSO Party

Special Event Station:
The American Legion 99th Birthday Commemoration, March 10

Hamfests:
MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest – Saturday, March 10

 

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ARRL TN Section PIC Newsletter for March 2018

The March issue of the ARRL TN Section Public Information Newsletter is now available. CLICK HERE.

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On-Line Storm Spotter Training

Have you always wanted to become a NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter but don’t have time to attend one of their in-person classes? Are you a Tennessee resident? NWS Nashville would like to invite you to become a SKYWARN Storm Spotter!

These online classes will allow individuals to complete the course in the comfort of their own home or office using the extremely user-friendly computer program, Go-To Meeting. The only requirement will be speakers on your computer to listen and if you want to ask questions, you will need to have a VOIP microphone. Additionally, they can be viewed on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone and Android.

Registration is required. CLICK HERE to go to the NWS Nashville web site for more information. To sign up for an online class, simply click on the link beside the date/time you want to attend, fill out the form and the NWS will forward you a link to register on the Go-To Meeting website. Register, download the FREE software, and BAM! You can attend the 1.5 – 2.0 hour online class.

Basic Class: March 6 and 10 at 6 PM.
Advanced Class: March 13, 19, 22, and 29 at 6 PM, March 27 at 1 PM.

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March Meeting on Thursday the 8th

Our usual meeting times and place. License exams at 6:00 PM, meeting at 7:00 PM, followed by the Sumner County ARES meeting at 8:00 PM. The meeting is held at the Sumner County Emergency Services Center, 255 Airport Road, Gallatin, TN.

Members, please be ready to have your photo taken for Identification Cards. We will take the photos prior to and right after the meeting.

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Severe Weather Awareness Conference – February 24

Hosted by US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee. Free. Registration at the event. Learn all about severe weather and flooding, attend an advance spotter class, activities for kids, and meet your favorite TV and local meteorologists! Also revisit the Super Tuesday 2008 Tornado Outbreak and the Nashville Tornado 1998 Outbreak.
Held at TNU Main Campus – Boone Business Building
Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN, 37210
https://www.facebook.com/events/1107819482693144/

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ARRL’s School Club Roundup Starts on Monday, February 12

Twice a year the ARRL’s School Club Roundup gives students (K thru 12 and college) the opportunity to try amateur radio for a week. Last October, the Schofield Middle School Ham Radio Club in South Carolina (N4SMS) won the middle school class with a score of 408,444 (1011 QSO’s). All contest bands are available (including VHF and UHF but only simplex). Rules and more info are on the ARRL web page.
http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup

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NWS Nashville 2018 SKYWARN Spotter Training

On Monday, February 12 at 6:30 PM, the NWS will conduct a Basic SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training class at our usual meeting location. Registration is not required.
Sumner County EMA
255 Airport Road
Gallatin, TN

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