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  • Important!   Post-Holiday Club Dinner this Saturday, January 19th ... starting at 5:30pm at The Classico Restaurant! right in the center of Tellico Village  We'll be looking for you there this Saturday evening!

  • New!   North American SSB QSO Party --  KN4DUA will be activated this Saturday at N2APB's station!  A new antenna is up there and we'll be operating from 1pm until 1am.  (We'll break from 5-8 for the TLARC Post-Holiday Dinner.)  So let us know if you're interested in coming by George's place in Tellico Village (205 Okema Trace, Loudon TN 37774) to help shout into the microphone, or lean over our shoulders to cheer us on!  Those attending typically provide snacks and adult beverages, which really powers Team TLARC!

  • Another "first" ... TLARC participated in the North American CW QSO Party on Jan 12-13 ... as a distributed team!  Randy (WK9M), George (N2APB) and Juan (AC6ZM) each operated from their own home stations under the registered name of TLARC Gold, and their impressive combined score have already been submitted.  Look for TLARC Gold in an upcoming issue of National Contest Journal!

  • The photo says it all ... Great Going TLARC Team!  (Operating time: 13 hrs 43 mins)


  • Results now posted for last month's 160 Meter Contest and KN4DUA scored in the top of our operating category!


  • ARRL RTTY Round Up contest  ... We activated the KN4DUA club station from Juan's QTH, from 6pm Saturday Jan 5 onward into the night and during Sunday.  Seven members helped us get a score of 17,892 ... nearly triple of what we did last year!  Details and photos coming soon.

  • TLARC Club Station KN4DUA ... was activated for ARRL Straight Key Night on Jan 1, 2019 ... (score coming shortly)

  • December Meeting Minutes ... It was a good meeting!  Read all about it here.

  • ARRL 160m CW Contest -- Some of our TLARC Field Nuts setup shop at WK9M on Dec 1-2 to work the club station KN4DUA in this annual Top Band contest!  Read all about our adventure here:


  • Run LoCo Marathon -- TLARC assisted with checkpoint communications in the recent (Dec 1st) marathon in Loudon County.  It was a chilly and wet day, but a good number of hearty members braved the elements to provide rest stop runner status via the club repeater.  "Thank You" to those participating: N4RPR, KF4DKW, KM4OJK, K4BNN, W8MKL, WK9M, KK6OKU, KN4LMM, K4XZT, K4TYS, K4MJF+Karen, and especially to communications organizer/director KE4OTZ. And BTW, the Lenoir City's News-Herald reported "Marathon runs without hitch!"
    (Click images below for higher res views.)




  • NEW ... Please enjoy "A Tail of Three Antennas" ...
    It was a cold-yet-sunny November 17th afternoon atop the Overlook Park at Fort Loudon Dam.  High tension power lines abounded leading in/out of the power generation facility, yet the airwaves were clear of that characteristic buzzing and the noise floor was low.  It was destined to be a good Field Nut day.  [Read more]


  • What is Ham Radio? -- Whether you are new to Ham Radio, or an OT in need of a refresher ... you'll find these resources very helpful in better understanding our wonderful hobby!

  • HamClubOnline - The online amateur club management system.  Active members of the club will receive an email stating they have been successfully added to the roster. You can log into the system for the first time by following the directions in the email  .. de Juan AC6ZM

  • New "TLARC Education Series" for October ... Learning Morse Code!  -- We're starting a new "Education Series" here on our TLARC website, wherein we focus on various specialties of our Ham hobby ... Emergency Communications, Contesting, Digital Modes, SDR, and more!  We're kicking things off this month with Learning Morse Code and will be providing lots of good resources for just that ... whether you haven't tried using CW on the air, or even if you have and want to improve your "fist".  See the first installment (video) below, and look forward to more cool, easy and free resources to appear soon on a separate page here in
    ENJOY ... and feel free to ask AC6ZM or N2APB about "anything Morse"!

(left-to-right): Dave KF4DKW, Sam KV4XY, Brad KM4OJK, Juan AC6ZM, Randy WK9M, George N2APB
(Not pictured:  Robert WW4WTF)


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