The Dickson County Amateur Radio Club was started by a group of local amateur radio operators in the early months of 1990 with the first organizational meeting being held on March 5, 1990 at the Bank Of Dickson downtown. At that meeting a unanimous vote was taken to start a new club. Charles Seay was elected temporary president.
Several amateur radio clubs had previously been started but had ceased operation due to lack of participation of local amateurs.
The next meeting occurred on May 5th, 1990. It was decided that the club would meet every two months and that most club business could be handled between the regular meetings by the establishment of a local net on 28.325MHz which met at 8 p.m. each Sunday evening. Everyone was excited about our first Field Day under the club banner. It was at this May meeting that The Dickson County Amateur Radio Club was selected as the club's official name.
It wasn't long before our meeting room began filling to capacity at each meeting and it was decided to meet on the second Monday on a monthly basis. This has continued to the present time.
Local Frequencies Used:
- 442.375+ PL 123.0 White Bluff
- 442.225+ PL 123.0 White Bluff
- 147.375+ PL 146.2 White Bluff
- 146.570 Simplex County Wide
- 145.330- PL 114.8 Cumberland Furnace
- 444.475+ PL 114.8 Cumberland Furnace
- 145.010 Packet
- 144.390 APRS Cumberland Furnace
Monthly Club Meetings
The Regularly scheduled meeting times and place for the DCARC are as follows:
The place: Dickson County EOC building (the old 84 lumber company building) 284 Cowan Rd., Dickson, Tn 37055 (From 46S turn onto Beasley - like going to Wal-Mart - Turn left at the first traffic light, that will be Beasley and Cowan. Turn right into the parking lot - first building on the right. Our entrance will be the door marked "Training Center".) The Time: 7:00 PM the second Monday night of each month. BE SURE TO GET THERE BY 6:45 PM as the door is locked and some one will have to let you in.
The Dickson County ARC will hold VE sessions regularly throughout the year. Walk-ins welcome & reservations accepted Tech, General and Extra exams will be available. For more information & to find the next testing date please click here.
Note: The message board will be updated with new testing session dates as they are set.