Knoxville Future Ham wins Raffle

Karen Murray of Knoxville, TN won the Yaesu FTM-400 raffle sponsored by JCARA. The drawing was held at the April 16th meeting.

Karen plans to take her Technician license test soon and we wish her the best in the Amateur Radio hobby.

Congratulations Karen!

JCARA Membership Approves Generator Purchase

The generator that was originally provided for the Emergency Response Trailer (ERT) by Washington County EMA many years ago has been taken out of service.

Our community mission of communications support requires quick response and operational setup to support served agencies. President George Odom K4ETN brought the membership up to date on this issue.

A motion was made and seconded by the membership to purchase a new portable generator and includes a three year extended full warranty, covering the generator beyond the manufactures two year warranty.

The motion was approved unanimously by the attending membership and the new generator will arrive the last week of March. The new unit is rated at 4750 watts, is dual fuel capable (gasoline and LP gas), provides 120vac and 240vac output and a 12 VDC power point. Electric start is also included making starting easier in cold weather.

Our thanks to the membership for their support of this purchase.

First VE Session a success!

On March 23rd JCARA held its first Testing Session in many years. Eight people either took their Technician Class or upgraded during the session.

We appreciate the attendance and three more sessions are scheduled for 2019. More information is available on the main menu of our website.

Spring Fundraising Raffle

We are please to announce our Spring Fundraising Raffle.

The prize is a Yaesu FTM-400XDR dual band System Fusion 50 watt mobile radio.

Go to the Fundraising tab on the page menu for more information.

Notice of Officer Vacancy and Special Election

The Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vice President Marty Mozingo KY6U effective January 9, 2019 due to relocation from our area.

Under the JCARA Constitution and By Laws nominations for the position of Vice President will be held at the January 15, 2019 meeting.

Members participating in nominations, as a nominee or voting member in this process must be members in good standing with dues paid for the current year (2019). Members will have the opportunity to pay dues for 2019 prior to the January meeting is called to order.

Nominations will only be accepted at the January 15th meeting. The Special Election will be held at the February 19, 2019 meeting.

Notification to the membership has been provided by email, this notice, and by posting at the January and February Meeting location: EMS Training Center, 296 Wesley St, Johnson City, TN 37601.

2019 Membership Dues Reminder

Member dues are now payable for 2019.

Members may renew on this website under the Membership menu. Renewals are processed through PayPal.

Dues may be paid at the January meeting to the Treasurer.

Thank you for supporting JCARA.

JCARA Christmas Party 2018

The 2018 JCARA Christmas Party will be held December 11, 2018 at the Golden Corral , Browns Mill Rd Johnson City, TNĀ 

Please plan on arriving between 5:30-6:00pm

We hope to see everyone there.

W4ABR Repeater Now System Fusion

The JCARA 146.79 repeater has been upgraded to a new Yaesu System Fusion DR2-X effective 8/28/2018.

The repeater operates in Automatic Mode Select (AMS), allowing analog FM and C4FM digital voice and data.

Analog FM users should enable tone squelch on their radios to prevent hearing the digital packets.

The analog FM tone remains 131.8 Hz.

JCARA Communications Trailer

Work continues on the Communications Trailer. The unit is undergoing a complete refitting with all new communications capability.

More info coming as the project continues.