Upcoming 2019 events include:
Ham Class & Exam session – 16 March @ EMS Station #3
Knoxville Marathon – 31 March
Joint TERT / JCARES Meeting – 8 April @ EMS Station #3
TERT / JCARES Exercise – 27 April (tentative date; alternative 4 May)
COML Class – KEMA / TEMA 20 – 23 May
VFW Ruck March 27 May
ARRL Field Day 29-30 June
TNPSIE – 22 – 25 August @ TYS
ARES Simulated Emergency Test _ September 14 (tentative date)
JCARES RADAR Challenge – combine with SET?
More Info to Follow:
JCARES Emergency Coordinator- Dan O’Donovan, W4DOD, –
I am pleased to make the following appointments within JCARES:
AEC – Administration: Tom Bosse:
Tom’s responsibilities will include maintaining our roster and annual ARES registration process; preparing and submitting JCARES related press releases; submitting ARRL Public Service Activity Reports and documenting activity at supported events / incidents.
AEC – Technology: Dale Knight, AB4DK:
Dale will continue in his current role as “go-to-guy” for all things technology-wise. Specifically, he will develop and coordinate digital modes and other technology training and presentations; manage the JCARES Yahoo Group and The JCARES.org websites; and provide computer guidance and assistance to our members.
AEC – Net Operations: Clark Messels, WD4CM:
Clark will continue to manage the net control station operators roster and submit weekly liaison reports to the TN Combined ARES phone net on 3,980 Khz. He will supervise the training of net control operators utilizing a standardized net script and encourage the participation of all members on our weekly 2 meter FM nets. Clark will also have responsibilty for preparing the annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET) Net Report Form B to the ARRL.
Please join me in congratulations to our Assistant Emergency Coordinators!
Please visit the new Tennesee Amateur Radio Emergency Services website now online at http://tnares.com