Robertson County Amateur Radio Club  
Serving Northern Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky


N4RCA


(This page last modified on 07/06/2021)





Welcome to our little spot on the web for 2021.  This year we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary as a club. We hope that you find our web site informative and helpful. 

Robertson County Amateur Radio Club was founded in June of 2011 by a small group of dedicated amateurs to provide an organization that amateur (ham) radio operators in and around Robertson County can gather to share ideas, mentor other hams to advance in the hobby and to assist non-hams interested in becoming an amateur radio operator. Even though the club is now 8+ years old, we are still working hard to make this a viable communications resource to the people of the surrounding area. Please bear with us while we continue to work through this process. 

While we are based in Robertson County Tennessee, just North of Nashville, we support all counties in Northern Middle Tennessee and in South Central Kentucky and invite any licensed amateur radio operator in these areas to join our group and help us to grow.

Club meetings are held on the first Thursday night of each month (prior to Covid) at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield. The meetings are in the board room, see the guard at the main entrance for directions to the room.  The time for the meeting is 7:00pm and everyone is welcome to attend. See below for temporary meeting and testing location due to COVID-19 restrictions at the hospital.

Need to send us something in snail mail?  Our address is....

Robertson County Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 909
Springfield, TN  37172-0909



**Announcements**

Our weekly net is on Tuesday nights, immediatly following the Robertson County / Cheatham County
ARES net which meets at 7pm on the 147.345 repeater in Cross Plains. The ARES net is usually concluded by about 7:20pm.

Until further notice, we will hold our monthly meetings, test sessions, etc. at the First Free Will Baptist Church, 811 16th Ave. East in Springfield, TN. (enter on the back side lower level)
See the map below for location.


We would like to thank the Robertson County Senior Center for their hospitality in providing us a meeting and testing location as the club was getting started and NorthCrest Hospital up until hey had to limit access due to Covid-19 restrictions. It's possible that we could return to the hospital at some point but for now that future is unknown.



The
August 6th meeting will be held at First Free Will Baptist Church, 811 16th Ave East in Springfield.

See below for map of the church location. Click on the map to go to Google Maps to calculate directions if needed.
(clicking the map will take you away from our site unless you right click and open in another tab or window)





Our meetings are open to all...hams, non-hams, members and non-members. Come visit with us Thursday night,
August 6th at 7pm.

The program for the August meeting is still in the planning stages but is typically a highly informative lesson on technical aspects of amateur radio.
Whatever it is, it will be, as always, informative to the amateur operators in attendance.


Looking to obtain your amateur radio license or upgrade your current license class?

Our next scheduled VE Testing Session is on Saturday, August 7th at 1pm at the First Free Will Baptist Church. See map above for location and directions.


For additional testing information please click the "RCARC VE Team" link below.




Links of Interest

2021 Membership Application RCARC Training Classes RCARC VE Team International Space Station Sightings from Springfield
2014 Field Day
2017 Field Day 2019 Field Day Field Day 2021
2012 Events Calendar 2013 Events Calendar 2016 Events Calendar Amateur Links Page





We are currently expanding our training program to offer free classes for those that wish to obtain their ham radio license or for currently licensed hams that are looking to upgrade.  We had a successful Technician class in 2017 and will schedule a Technician or General class if and when there are enough folks intersted. Watch this site for more details on that as they become available.  Getting your amateur license does not require a training class but for some, it helps understand the information. Many people have tested for their license with only self study of the manual and sometimes coupled with one of the several websites that offer online practice test sessions.

RCARC has our own VE team to administer license exams and we are offering exam sessions on the second Saturday of every other month at First Free Will Baptist Church in Springfield. Test sessions are at 1pm but you might want to get there a few minutes early to get your paperwork done. The VE team is usually there around 12:30 to set up. Check the RCARC VE Team link above for much more information about the testing and upcoming dates.


    CQ....CQ....CQ....We are seeking you to become the newest member of the Robertson County ARC.    
Membership information for the club can be found by
clicking here
           











Join us on our weekly net Tuesday nights immediately following the ARES net on the 147.345 N4RCA repeater (PL 114.8)
The ARES net starts at 7pm and the RCARC club net usually starts around 7:20 to 7:30ish
If you are a club member interested in calling the net please contact
Randy White KJ4TFU - Net Manager at kj4tfu@robertsoncountyarc.org



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