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DeKalb / Cannon County Amateur Radio Club

Club Call Sign:  AB4ZB

last site update – 12/19/2018


DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club –


Download DCCARC Application – Revised 05-26-2016


The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club was formed in 2000, as a result of Amateur Radio Operators in the DeKalb & Cannon  County, Tennessee area desiring to form a club. The club callsign honors a Middle Tennessee ham, Mr. James P. Turner SK (AB4ZB; ex N4VGG; KC4BSZ) of McMinnville, TN, a friend of various club members and hams in the area.

The Purpose for which the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is organized is to secure the benefits and pleasures of the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio in DeKalb/Cannon and surrounding Counties, to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to support local Amateur Radio repeaters, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency, to serve the public as a valuable, voluntary, noncommercial communications service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications and to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.(Excerpted from the FCC Rules and Regulations for the Amateur Radio Service, Part 97, Subpart A – General Provisions, 97.1, Basis and purpose, (a).)

The club also participates in various activities including ARRL Field Day, Veloteers Bicycle Ride, and numerous ARES activities such as the ARRL Simulated Emergency Test, and other drills in support of the DeKalb County EMA and the Cannon County EMA.


The club also sponsors two 70cm repeaters: 

442.0125 + offset 107.2 Tone located atop the City Hall in Smithville, Tennessee and

441.8625 + offset 107.2 Tone located at Pleasant Ridge just north of Woodbury on the 240 ft. Cannon County E-911 Tower. 

In 2015, new Vertex System Fusion DR-1X Analog/Digital  Repeaters, ARCOM RC210 Controllers, Talley RFS633-6A-2N Duplexers, and appropriate cabling were purchased and donated to the DCCARC by the Trena W. Braswell Curtis KD4ESF Memorial Amateur Radio Club in her Memory.  The DCCARC is extremely appreciative of this added addition of new equipment for the use of DeKalb, Cannon, and Surrounding Counties Amateur Radio Operators.


DCCARC  Officers for 2022 are:

Jeff Estal – KG4IKT– President

   M.J. Lee – K6KA– Vice President

                                Jeff Kemper  KV4VV– Secretary

   Jeff Kemper KV4VV –Treasurer

               Wm. Freddy Curtis – W4WFC –Trustee


 The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of

the American Radio Relay League

Amateur radio operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide.  Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links.  The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. 

For more information:

 DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club

288 Dogwood Circle

Smithville, TN  37166-2712     Phone: 615-597-9563 

DCCARC E-Mail = dekalbcannonarc@gmail.com

Officers’ E-Mail

DCCARC President – KG4IKT:

DCCARC Vice President K6KA: 

DCCARC Secretary KV4VV :

DCCARC Treasurer KV4VV: 

DCCARC Trustee: wmfreddycurtis


Download DCCARC Application – Revised 05-26-2016

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Woodbury, Tennessee, weather forecast


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