On Thursday Sept 25, 2014, a new tri-band antenna for 6-2-and 70cm was installed at the emergency operations center in Sevierville.
Coax cables for HF and tri-band antennas were installed also.
We are waiting for the vert HF antenna to be shipped and then that antenna will be installed on the side of the building near the tower.
Antenna coax is connected to the new Kenwood 2000 all band radio in the EOC radio room.
Programming of the Kenwood will take place next week.
Installed by: KK4CXJ Eric and KA4TAR Darrell.
We will be installing the 2 new radios for the county radio command trailer on the 10th of October.
OUR CLUB REPEATER : 443.225 SEVIERVILLE, LINKED TO: W4KEV REPEATERS 147.195 GATLINBURG AND 145.370 KNOXVILLE. This is a ECHO link system. From outside the repeater area connect to ECHO LINK 459455. CLUB CALL SIGN KJ4HPM.
- We will provide communications as per Title 47 Telecommunication, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter I Federal Communications Commission, paragraph 97 Amateur Radio Service, Subpart E Providing Emergency Communications, 407 Radio amateur civil emergency service.
- RACES will work other volunteer organizations needing radio communication While we will not perform their duties, we should understand their missions and plan for their operations, or lack of operations, during civil emergencies and war. We should maintain liaison with the National Traffic system (NTS), American Red Cross (ARC), Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN), Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS), Civil Air Patrol (CAP), and all of the certifying civil defense's emergency organizations.
- Maintain cadres of RACES operators We must ensure the number and quality of RACES operators meet the needs of our mission. This may require us to reach out to the existing amateur radio community and to enlist new amateurs to complete our mission.
- Provide resources to the Emergency Operations Center. We must maintain qualified RACES operators to meet the needs of the permanent and remote state operations centers.
- We will train on state equipment and provide technical guidance on procuring communications equipment that we will use to save lives and property.
- We will train by taking courses as requested by certifying agencies.
- Provide technical assistance to state and local governments Working with others, will provide technical assistance to the certifying agencies at their request or to their benefit. We will provide guidance documentation on procuring, maintaining, and operating the certifying agency amateur radio equipment located in their EOC or wherever.
- Technical expertise to government requests We will assist our certifying agencies when they are responding to requests from other government agencies. We will consult other amateur radio organizations when time permits.
- Certifying agency/amateur radio community liaison We will communicate the certifying agencys concerns to the amateur radio community and inform the certifying agencies of the concerns on the amateur radio community.
If you are interested in joining Us. Please use orange contact button on right side of this screen for more information.
We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30PM.
Use the map below for location and directions.
You are welcome to attend our meetings. We hope to see you soon.
Darrell Sperry, RACES Officer, Sevier County, Sevierville, TN