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Looking forward to another year of Amateur Radio in 2018.
Programs and interesting presentations during the year bring new concepts and reinforce the standards on which amateur radio is based.
Now renew your membership from our site, or make a donation to JCARA…
To renew your membership for 2018, go to the Membership page and renew online.
To make a donation to JCARA, go to the bottom of this page. We thank you for your continued support.
JCARA receives grant funding for Communications Trailer upgrades
The Johnson City Amateur Radio Association, Inc. has been awarded grant funding for retrofitting and upgrading their communications trailer for emergency responses. Amateur radio is a vital part of emergency preparedness throughout the United States.
The grant will outfit the unit with the latest in communications radios, computers and work stations. The grant also provides for the replacement of the 146.79 JCARA repeater with a new Yaesu DR-2X System Fusion repeater, duplexer and antenna system. HF through UHF communications ability will be supported in the new configuration.
On site local communications will be handled through a permanently installed System Fusion UHF repeater system, along with a Yaesu FTM-400XDR dual band base station on board the unit and supported by ten Yaesu FT-70D dual band digital/analog handheld units.
The importance of fixed equipment reduces setup time during activation’s and minimizes the need for unpacking equipment on arrival.
The communications trailer will continue to be used for events such as Field Day, public service events and community relations appearances
The grant was made possible through the efforts of the Washington County Emergency Management Office, TN Department of Health Emergency Preparedness Office and The Northeast Tennessee Healthcare Preparedness Coalition.
60 Years of service to JCARA!
JCARA President George Odom (K4ETN), presents a plaque commemorating 60 years of service to the Johnson City Amateur Radio Association to Wendell Messimer K4ZHK.
The presentation was made at the 2017 Christmas Party.
Wendell joined the club in 1957 and was licensed in 1958. His dedicated service to our organization and the community is an inspiration to all of us.
Our congratulations to Wendell, and wishes for many more years with us.
JCARA Recognized by Johnson City
On October 17, 2017 JCARA was honored by the Mayor of Johnson City, TN for our dedication and efforts in serving our community.
We are thankful for the support of the agencies and people we serve through Amateur Radio.
Our Mission Statement
The Johnson City Amateur Radio Association, Inc., promotes the education, training and skills of licensed operators in service to the community. The members support disaster relief efforts and emergency communications through state and local emergency management.
Our goal is service to our community and residents.
The Johnson City Amateur Radio Association, Inc. is a 501c3 Not for Profit Organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee.