SEVIER        COUNTY     EMERGENCY        RADIO          SERVICE / R.A.C.E.S.                  

SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE

The Wears Valley Chamber of Commerce benefit dinner on November 25, 2014 was a great success.

They fed around 150 - 200 people. This is their first benefit dinner for the chamber and plan to have more for the community.

I would like to say thank you to the Sevier County Emergency Radio Service / RACES members for their hard work at this event.

Those who worked at the event are:

Carlos "Sarge" Wolfe, N4SGT

Paul Benthuys, KK4PWL

Doug Little, KK4RST

Donna Little

James "Jim" Bradley, KK4VUL

Roy Barnes, KK4VUJ

Special Thanks to:

Elaine Benthuys, KK4PWL

Pat Wright

Steve Wright

Sharon Hazard

and  others who worked many long hours making this event happen.


Thank You again and have a great Holiday Season,


Darrell Sperry, KA4TAR, President, SCERS / RACES

ABOUT OUR CLUB, RACES AND MEMBERS

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.

Our trained volunteers are always ready for the call.            Notification by: 

OUR NET MEETS EACH MONDAY AT 7:30 PM EASTERN TIME ON THE 146.730 REPEATER. IF THIS REPEATER IS DOWN, WE WILL MEET ON THE ABOVE CLUB REPEATER SYSTEM.

  1.  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.
  2.  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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. We will train on state equipment and provide technical guidance on procuring communications equipment that we will use to save lives and property.
  6. We will train by taking courses as requested by certifying agencies.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.



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