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Email From Tennessee Section Manager Field Day 2013

posted Jun 20, 2013, 7:38 PM by Stones River
Good Thursday Morning to All,

I wanted to let everyone know what the Field Day Plans for the Section
Manager are for this year. 

I will be going to East Tennessee this year and do the same type of
trip I did last year in middle Tennessee. I feel it is very important
to try to see as many clubs as possible to listen to your interests,
concerns and even complaints. Last year, I visited four clubs and a
home station set up in the side yard. This year, the plan is a little
more wide spread but it is “doable”. 

I will be leaving home Friday to go to Athens TN and meet with the
McMinn County ARC there for FD setup and dinner. I will be helping them
start their setup and talking with the membership. Saturday Morning, I
will get up and go to Oak Ridge to meet with the Anderson County Oak
Ridge ARC, at the Oak Ridge Red Cross Center, to help them with
Saturday Morning setup for FD and meet with and talk to their
membership. Then I will move over to Knoxville to Ft. Dickerson Park to
meet with the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville (RACK) and Middle Eastern
Tennessee Emergency Radio Service (METERS) to help start Field Day
operations. From there I will move East of Knoxville to Jefferson
County/Jefferson City to the Jefferson County ARC at the Boys and Girls
Club of Dimple Valley for late afternoon activities before going to my
last event for Saturday at Panther Creek State Park with the Lakeway
ARC of Morristown for Saturday evening. I will leave there and spend
the night in Kingsport before going to Bristol Tennessee Sunday to meet
with the Bristol ARC and wind up FD in upper East TN. If possible, I may
even try to meet with the club in Johnson City as well. I don't know how
that will work out but I am working on it.

As you can see, the weekend will be full. 

Messages to the SM/SEC can be sent via Winlink over HF for all who have
that capability. I am also working to possibly set up a schedule for SM
message traffic through the 3980 net Saturday Evening. I am not
completely sure how to time my travel around the times but will do my
best to try and accommodate the Sections needs as best I can. 

I hope that everyone has a great Field Day experience. Make sure to
take lots of pictures and work to get them into local media as much as
possible. I would like to hear from you after Field Day with your
acticles, pictures, webpage links and tales of success.

Best 73

ARRL Tennessee Section
Section Manager: Keith E Miller Sr, N9DGK