UT Amateur Radio Club Field Day Special Event
April 30th 8 am till 6 pm
The University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club (www.utarc.org) is sponsored by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The club's purpose includes attracting science and engineering students to the field of radio communications. It's primary radio transmitting station is located in East Stadium Hall and serves as the emergency communications backbone for the UT Campus in cases of disasters and major events.
The purpose of the UTARC Field Day Event planned for April 30, 2016 from 8 am to 6 pm is to: (1) interest students in this activity, (2) test its low power portable radio equipment, and (3) perform the annual exercise if its emergency communications capability.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already granted and issued a special event licensed call sign for this activity (K4V).
The planned location is on the sidewalk area between Ayres Hall and the Nielson Physics Building. The club has used this area in past similar events and found it safe and accessible to students. A small communications van will be used as a central source of electrical power. A special event QSL card will be issued, send SASE for this special event QSL card.
Bobbie Williams W1BEW Advisor & Call Trustee University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club
Bobbie Williams W1BEW
I am located east of Maryville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. I am employed as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant for the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic in Knoxville Tennessee. My radios are the Kenwood TS-950 and Kenwood TS-2000 with a Hustler 6-BTV vertical and a Windom dipole, and a Hygain 7 element yagi. I am the call trustee for N4TAO, Tampke Allen Observatory, and AA4UT, University of Tennessee Amateur Radio Club as well as club advisor. I am the contact VEC for the UTARC/ARRL-VEC team in Knoxville Tennessee.
If QSL direct. I respond 100%.
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