Special Event K4F 2012 – Present

Amateur Radio Special Event Station Successful

 

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club conducted a Special Event Station at the 44th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Craft Festival on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.  This year marked the fifteenth year that a special event station had been set up at the Jamboree. 

 

The station was setup at the front entrance of the Justin Potter Library during the early morning hours on Saturday.  Antennas were assembled, radios were properly checked, and transmissions were begun at 7:50 AM local time.  Operations took place in the 20 meter, and 40 meter Amateur Radio bands, and the station was publicized in Amateur Radio magazines QST, CQ, and the club website.  This year operations took place on a cool over cast day with only one small rain shower during the operations.

 

The station contacted 162 total Amateur Radio Stations in 34 States, Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as stations in the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.  One interesting contact included an amateur radio operator on-board a farm tractor in Michigan.

 

Amateur Radio Operator Guests included the following:  K4DZR – Jerry Goodchild, Cookeville, TN; KC5PSD – Keith Herbert, Smithville, TN; KD4TVO – Joe Poole, Wartburg, TN and WB4OFM – Jim Hall, Murfreesboro, TN. 

 

Participants of the station included DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Members:  

NN9J – Steve Kujawski, Sparta, TN; NF9G  – Kathy Kujawski, Sparta, TN;  KF4QNT – Kevin Neely, Smithville, TN; and W4WFC – Wm. Freddy Curtis, Smithville, TN.

 

The club would like to offer thanks to Jamboree Coordinator – Mr. Jack Barton; Justin Potter Librarian – Mrs. Kathy Hendrixson; DeKalb County EMA Director – Charlie Parker; and Mr. Darryl Counts – Postmaster, Smithville Post Office for their support of this activity.

 

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an organization of Amateur Radio operators from DeKalb, Cannon, and Surrounding Counties and is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League.  The next club meeting will be on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 – 6:30 PM at the DeKalb County Complex, 722 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville, TN.  Any person interested in Amateur Radio is invited to attend.  More information about the club can be found at the club’s website – http://www.dccarc.org.

 

Picture Caption:

 Picture 1 = Amateur Radio Operators at the Special Event Station operate during the 44th Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival included:

Left to Right: W4WFC – Wm. Freddy Curtis; K4DZR – Jerry Goodchild and NN9J – Steve Kujawski.  Photo Courtesy of NF9G – Kathy Kujawski.

Jamboree 2015

 

Amateur Radio Special Event Station Successful

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club conducted a Special Event Station at the 43rd Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Craft Festival on Saturday, July 5th, 2014. This year marked the fourteenth year that a special event station had been set up at the Jamboree.

The station was setup at the front entrance of the Justin Potter Library during the early morning hours on Saturday. Antennas were assembled, radios were properly checked, and transmissions were begun at 7:30 AM local time. Operations took place in the 20 meter, 40 meter, and 15 meter Amateur Radio bands, and the station was publicized in Amateur Radio magazines QST, CQ, and the club website. This year operations took place on a beautiful sunny day.

The station contacted 213 total Amateur Radio Stations in 37 States, and Ontario, Manitoba, and Quebec Canada, as well as stations in Ireland, Finland, and Saudi Arabia. One interesting contact included the Ham Station on-board a World War II vintage B-17G Bomber which is being restored at an airport in Savannah, Georgia, and the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, New York.

Amateur Radio Operator Guests included the following: K3CWC – Wilson Cowan, Lebanon, TN; ARRL Tennessee Section Manager – N9DGK – Keith Miller, Rockvale, TN; WB4HDM – Lynne Hamrick, McMinnville, TN; KD4TVO – Joe Poole, Wartburg, TN. Very special guests were: KF5QYU – Brandon Turrentine, Winnie, TX; KD5EFM – Debbie Driver, Houston, TX; AK5Q – Mickey A. Driver, Houston, TX, who are members of the KC5WXA Jake McClain Driver Memorial Amateur Radio Club, Houston, TX.

Participants of the station included DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Members:
NN9J – Steve Kujawski, Sparta, TN; NF9G – Kathy Kujawski, Sparta, TN; KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis, Smithville, TN. This year the station also had CW or Morse code included in the operation. This was done by N4LZY – Jerry Elkins of Woodbury, Tennessee and added greatly to the station operation. Mr. Elkins also called a Navy-Marine Corps MARS (Military Auxillary Radio System) Tennessee Area State-wide Net from the Special Event Station for the first time ever.

The club would like to offer thanks to Jamboree Coordinator – Mr. Jack Burton, Justin Potter Librarian – Mrs. Kathy Hendrixson, DeKalb County EMA Director – Charlie Parker, and Mr. Darryl Counts – Postmaster, Smithville Post Office for their support of this activity.

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an organization of Amateur Radio operators from DeKalb, Cannon, and Surrounding Counties and is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. The next club meeting will be on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 – 6:30 PM at the DeKalb County Complex, 722 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville, TN. Any person interested in Amateur Radio is invited to attend. More information about the club can be found at the club’s website –http://www.dccarc.org.

Special Event Station 2014

Picture Caption:

Picture 1 = Amateur Radio Operators at the Special Event Station operate under the tent during the 43rd Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival included:
Left to Right – KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis; NN9J – Steve Kujawski; WB4HDM – Lynne Hamrick and N4LZY – Jerry Elkins. Photo Courtesy of NF9G – Kathy Kujawski.

 

Amateur Radio Special Event Station  K4F Successful

 

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club conducted a Special Event Station at the

42nd Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Craft Festival on Saturday, July 6th, 2013. 

This year marked the fourteenth year that a special event station had been set up at the Jamboree. 

 

The station was setup at the front entrance of the Justin Potter Library during the early morning

hours on Saturday.  Antennas were assembled, radios were properly checked, and transmissions were

begun at 7:30 AM local time.  Operations took place in the 20 meter and 40 meter Amateur Radio bands,

and the station was publicized in Amateur Radio magazines QST, CQ, and the club website.  This year

operations took place in pouring rain for most of the entire day.  For the very first time, operations

also took place at the DeKalb County Emergency Operations Center – Communications Room in the Smithville

Fire Department to provide weather monitoring support for the local Emergency Management Agency.

 

The station contacted 247 total Amateur Radio Stations in 34 States, and Ontario and Quebec, Canada. 

One interesting contact included the Ham Station on-board the Battleship USS New Jersey, now a museum

ship, in Camden, New Jersey.

 

Amateur Radio Operator Guests included the following: 

AG4VF – Bruce Newberry, Pegram, TN;  WB9SJK – David Redmond, Smithville, TN; 

K4DZR – Jerry Goodchild, Hendersonville, TN, KF5QYU. 

Very special guests were: Brandon Turrentine, Winnie, TX; KD5EFM – Debbie Driver, Houston, TX; 

AK5Q – Mickey A. Driver, Houston, TX, who are members of the KC5WXA Jake McClain Driver

Memorial Amateur Radio Club, Houston, TX.

 

Participants of the station included DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Members:  

KK4OEY – Mark A. Stewart, Rock Island, TN;  NN9J – Steve Kujawski, Sparta, TN; NF9G  – Kathy Kujawski, Sparta, TN;

 KK4JUP – Jeffrey Kemper – Dowelltown, TN; KG4IKT – Jeff Estal, Bradyville, TN; and KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis, Smithville, TN. 

This year the station also had CW or Morse code included in the operation.  This was done by N4LZY –

Jerry Elkins of Woodbury, Tennessee and added greatly to the station operation.

 

The local club looks forward to operating another special event station at next year’s Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree

and Craft Festival on Saturday, July 5th, 2014.  The club would like to offer its thanks to Jamboree

Coordinator – Mr. Jack Burton, Justin Potter Librarian – Mrs. Kathy Hendrixson, DeKalb County EMA Director – Charlie Parker,

and Mr. Darryl Counts – Postmaster, Smithville Post Office for their support of this activity.

 

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an organization of Amateur Radio operators from DeKalb, Cannon,

and Surrounding Counties and is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. 

Picture Captions:

2013 7-6 Fiddlers Jamboree Freddy Steve Jerry

 

Picture 1 = Amateur Radio Operators at the Special Event Station operate under the tent in the rain during the 42nd Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival included:

Left to Right – KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis, NN9J – Steve Kujawski, and    N4LZY – Jerry Elkins.  Photo Courtesy of NF9G – Kathy Kujawski.

 Mark Jeff Jeff Steve

 

Picture 2 = Amateur Radio Operators at the Special Event Station operate at the DeKalb County Emergency Operations Center – Communications Room in the Smithville Fire Department during the 42nd Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival included:

Left to Right – KK4OEY – Mark A. Stewart, KK4JUP – Jeffrey Kemper,  KG4IKT – Jeff Estal, and NN9J – Steve Kujawski, Photo Courtesy of NF9G – Kathy Kujawski.

Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival

www.fiddlersjamboree.com

Friday – Saturday
July 5 – 6, 2013

Town Square
Smithville, Tennessee

Commencing at
9:00 a.m. both days

k4f

JULY 6, 2013 @ 8:00 a.m.

The DeKalb Co. Amateur Radio Club will be having its annual event station at the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree at the Justin Potter Library in Smithville, Tennessee. Everyone is welcome to attend whether just visiting or joining in with the activity.

If you happen to be at the Jamboree please stop by for a visit. Our setup will be about a block down on the East side of the square between the Library and Post Office. We will be operating under field day conditions and setup will begin early. If you would like to bring any equipment to use yourself you are urged to do so.

Also bring a table and chair to set up on. If you don’t have any equipment you are very welcome to use what we have there. Everyone is welcome to attend. Listen for us on the times and frequencies listed below. Specially designed Event QSL’s will be sent to contacted parties. Please send S.A.S.E..

For address and info contact: KC4GUG Wm. Freddy Curtis, Club Pres.

Information will be listed also in QST.

Email KC4GUG Ph. 615-597-9563

Frequencies “28.425″ “21.335″ “14.280″ “7.275″ Talk in on 145.490- Short Mountain repeater Local in town 146.520 simplex

Listen for special event Callsign “K4F”

“Kilo Four Fiddle”

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Amateur Radio Special Event Station K4F Successful

K4F 2012 Special Event Station " Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree"

K4F 2012 Special Event Station ” Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree”

Picture Caption:

Amateur Radio Operators at the Special Event Station during the 41st Annual Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival included: Left to Right – KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis, KD4WFE – Clarence Gilley, and    W4ODB – David Brown.  Photo Courtesy of N4LZY – Jerry Elkins.

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club conducted a Special Event Station at the 41st Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Craft Festival on Saturday, July 7th, 2012.  This year marked the thirteenth year that a special event station had been set up at the Jamboree.

The station was setup at the front entrance of the Justin Potter Library during the early morning hours on Saturday.  Antennas were assembled, radios were properly checked, and transmissions were begun at 7:30 AM local time.  Operations took place in the 20 meter, 40 meter, 15 meter, and 10 meter Amateur Radio bands, and the station was publicized in Amateur Radio magazines QST, CQ, and the club website.

The station contacted 202 total Amateur Radio Stations in 35 States, and Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Quebec, Canada.  One interesting contact included the Ham Station at the Hands-On-Museum in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Stations were also contacted in Nicaragua – Central America and Havana, Cuba in the Caribbean.

Amateur Radio Operator Guests included the following:  WB9RRQ – Bob Wilson, Bolingbrook, IL;  WB4HDM – Lynne Hamrick, McMinnville, TN;  K0CSJ – Brice Umsted, Knoxville, TN, W4HZD – Willard Sitton, Knoxville, TN; KC4TMV George Jackson, Nashville, TN; and WB7DWJ = Bill McCraw, Nashville, TN.

Participants of the station included DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Members: KD4WFE – Clarence Gilley, Woodbury, TN;  KJ4VXG – David Brown, Christiana, TN KF4QNT – Kevin Neely, Smithville, TN;  KK4GBO – James Young, Woodbury, TN; KG4IKT – Jeff Estel, Bradyville, TN; and KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis, Smithville, TN.  This year the station also had CW or Morse code included in the operation.  This was done by N4LZY – Jerry Elkins of Woodbury, Tennessee and added greatly to the station operation.

The local club looks forward to operating another special event station at next year’s Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Craft Festival.  The club would like to offer its thanks to Jamboree Coordinator – Mr. Jack Burton, Justin Potter Librarian – Mrs. Kathy Hendrixson, and the Smithville Post Office for their support of this activity.

The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an organization of Amateur Radio operators from DeKalb, Cannon, and Surrounding Counties and is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. 

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