About Us

When All Else Fails There is Amateur Radio

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Sevier County Amateur Radio Society, Located In Sevierville TN.  You Will Find Folks From All Walks Of Life In Amateur Radio.   Amateur Radio is a great hobby that helps to bring people together, learn about technology, make new friends, and have fun with radio.
SCARS is dedicated to supporting Amateur Radio in the  Sevier County Area. 

What We Do

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 Sevier County Amateur Radio Society is a general interest club inviting anyone interested in the amateur radio or interested to see what amateur radio is about. We provide information to the newcomer as well as the seasoned operator.  We provide VE testing for all who wish to become a amateur radio operator or upgrade to the next level. We have our yearly Hamfest the last Saturday of March, At  the Sevier County Fairgrounds.  

Our primary means of funding is through the proceeds from our annual

 event,  We use our HamFest income for new ham education ,  public service activities, scouting support, Mentoring  and Assisting Information On Old and New Modes Of Operation, Antenna Projects and more !  Guest speakers are always welcome to do a presentation about amateur radio , or subjects  of special interest. Our meeting is held the 2nd Saturday of the month at the King Family Library, 408 High St. here in Sevierville TN at 10:00 AM..  

 Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. ... You can set up a ham radio station anywhere! 

 Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting, and emergency communication. 

Our Facebook Page Is :

 https://www.facebook.com/Sevier-County-ARS-636306950170869/?modal=admin_todo_tour 

We use the 146.850 Repeater as our main, and the 146.940 as our secondary, both with a 118.8 tone when required or needed, for  club use , special events  and training ........We welcome any amateur radio operator, other club members in the area, and those who are interested  in amateur radio, and technology about amateur radio. 

VE Testing & Hamfest Convention Information

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Above is where we hold our yearly Hamfest, Sevier County Fairgrounds, our Hamfest started with with a simple Meet & Greet 7 years ago, where we had had 57  folks attend including local high school students, since then  we have grown to over 700 attending this last years Hamfest , with commercial dealers, and clubs,, and great folks from all over the Eastern part of the US.  The Hamfest starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday and goes to 4:00 PM with many door prizes, and Grand Prizes given away,   it is a ARRL sanctioned event, with  The WIREMAN, DEBCO ELECTRONICS,  and CT MORGAN ASSOCIATES being just a few that attend,  with complete lines of radio's  , wire and accessories, our 2020 will be much larger with a expected attendance of over a 1000, so set your calendar for March 28th ,Saturday to come and join us ,rain or shine, for the largest  Hamfest in East TN.   Awesome Boneyard to setup in, outside and then we have the Exhibit Hall and Main Street Market buildings as well.. This is a Hamfest you don't want to miss !

 Sevier County Fairgrounds is a fairground in Sevier County, Tennessee, and is the host of many events throughout the year and Of Course The Sevier County Hamfest.. It is a multi-use facility consisting of 17 acres located along the Little Pigeon River. 

VE Testing is done by the W4VEC Team here in Sevierville, and test on Saturday  have your license usually by that Monday !  Check Out Our Facebook Page for testing info and dates at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/310675938963838/ 

We Would Also Like To Thank All Of Our Sponsors Who Contribute To Our Hamfest  And For Their Support  For The Sevierville Hamfest, A Few Of Them Are, GigaParts, DX Engineering, Yaesu, MFJ. Also The  ARRL For The Support Of Our Hamfest Who Will Again Be At The 2020  Hamfest With A Great Presentation For All To Attend, Along With Guest Speakers On Amateur Radio. More Information Is Provided Below and On Our Links Shown Above..

Officers & Committee

Everyone Is Welcome To Join Our Meetings And Events , You Don't Have To Be A Member ... - We Are Community Amateur Radio Based Organization Promoting Amateur Radio & Fellowship .

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  • John W2XAB     President
  • Dennis KA4DHI    Vice President
  • Irma   Treasurer
  • Candi   Secretary 
  • Bud  KK4KJV    Hamfest Committee & Co Founder
  • Rick   N4JTQ  Hamfest Committee  & Co Founder
  • Andrew  KN4IXT   Hamfest Committee

Everyone Is Welcome To Join Our Meetings And Events , You Don't Have To Be A Member ... - We Are Community Amateur Radio Based Organization Promoting Amateur Radio & Fellowship .

Show Your Appreciation To The Person Who Helped You Into This Great Hobby, With The Elmer Award

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Show Your Appreciation To The Person Who Helped You Into This Great Hobby, With The Elmer Award

 Elmering or mentoring has long been the backbone of Amateur Radio. While technology constantly evolves, the human interaction between hams will not be replaced and will always remain one of the hobby's strongest traditions. As licensed hams we are all ambassadors of Amateur Radio and we should always be looking at ways in which we can welcome newly licensed hams and project a positive image that will attract others to ham radio. 

1 ST Contact Certificate

Sevier County Amateur Radio Service Welcomes All New Ham's, Here Is The Form To Fill Out Below..

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Sevier County Amateur Radio Service Welcomes All New Ham's, Here Is The Form To Fill Out Below..

 The handsome certificate commemorates that special first on-the-air contact. It comes completed with the contact information that you provide in the form below and has a place for you to sign and date when presenting the award. 

Sevier County HAMFEST & Convention INFORMATION

Largest Hamfest In East Tennessee


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Our hamfest is always the 4th Saturday of March, held at the Sevier County Fairgrounds here is Sevierville TN,  754 Old Knoxville Highway.  Its starts at  8:00 AM and will go till 4:00 PM, with Door Prizes  given away throughout the Hamfest , our Grand Prizes will be drawn at 3:00 PM, you must be present to win.  Comercial Dealers will be in the Exhibit Hall as well as The Main Street Market along with clubs and organizations attending .  Cost is $5.00 per person admission, with free parking and Boneyard setup, note there is no electric in the Boneyard.  If you wish to be inside the Exhibit Hall the cost is $5.00  per person admission, and $10.00 per table .There is limited electric inside the Exhibit Hall and you would need to bring your own UL approved  extension cords or power strips, chairs are not furnished.  there will be coffee and donuts served  for the morning, and then lunch will be Southern Chicken Bogg, made by our co founder Bud Allen KJ4KKV who has made the Chicken Bogg from day one and become the specialty of the Hamfest here and far beyond, and there will be Hot Dogs served as well. There is more than enough room for parking and the Boneyard  as well as in both the Exhibit Hall and Main Street Market.. for more information you can contact directly at  hamfest2020 @protonmail.com  ..

Advanced ticket sales can be sent to Rick Sawaya SR  2005 Spence Mountain Loop Sevierville TN 37876, before March 15th to insure you get your tickets in time,  additional tickets for the Door Prizes and Grand Prizes can also be purchased at $5.00 each, note door prize ticket will be placed back in the drum  for the Grand Prize drawings, please send a check or money order.. also if you wish to be in the  Exhibit Hall tables are $10.00 each and tables will be reserved for you with a number on them , note dealers will be in the building as well.

Sevier County 2020 Hamfest Needs Volunteers !  Volunteers, we would like to thank you for your time and commitment to Amateur Radio! 

 You do not have to be a member of S.C.A.R.S.  to be a volunteer. All volunteer submissions will be acknowledged by the appropriate chairperson from now through the first week of May. There is a possibility; however, you might not receive a volunteer position if more people apply than there are openings. 

 

A HAMFEST IS A MEETING OF PEOPLE INTERESTED IN AMATEUR RADIO. HAMFESTS OFFER EXHIBITS, FORUMS, AND FLEAMARKETS FOR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS OR "HAMS”.

Dealer Information

Dealer Setup Friday

12:00 to 8:00 PM

Exhibit Hall & Main Street Market

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Dealer Setup Friday

Commercial Dealer / Vendors may setup on Friday between 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall, Dealers have free admission and parking next to the Exhibit Hall, Security will be provided  after 8:00 PM and the gates will be locked,  and will reopen at 6:00 am for dealers who wish to setup on Saturday prior to the start of the Hamfest,We would like to know which day you will be arriving , we have a limited amount of tables so if you can please bring your own or let us know  so we can advise if we have any left. Those dealers who have already committed we have your spaces already in place. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by phone or e mail.

12:00 to 8:00 PM

Exhibit Hall & Main Street Market

Clubs and or Organizations

Setup , You Will be in The Main Street Market Building

Gates Open At 8:00 AM - Hamfest Ends At 4:00 PM

Main Street Market

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All clubs and organizations are welcome to attend and tell about your club and or organization. Selling item's and raffles at the club table are not aloud.  Will will provide admission to a limited amount of your members, please contact me for the Club / Organization form by e mail, I will send to you via e mail to be filled out and returned by March 1st 2020,  e mail at n4jtq@live.com , note Door Prizes and Grand Prizes do require a ticket purchase if you wish to be entered in the drawings.. Again tables are limited and if we have will have one each for your club .. Clubs can also setup on Friday between 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM  Gates will be locked at  8:00 pm 

Gates Open At 8:00 AM - Hamfest Ends At 4:00 PM

Main Street Market

Hamfest Policy Information

What Is Allowed And Not Allowed, On County Property and By The Hamfest Committee Team

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What Is Allowed And Not Allowed, On County Property and By The Hamfest Committee Team

There is a Hamfest Policy that can be sent to you if required, we want everyone to have a safe and pleasant experience at the Hamfest so there are some guidelines in place to make sure this is accomplished , you can view in our file section on our Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/Sevier-County-ARS-636306950170869/?modal=admin_todo_tour   or I will be happy to e mail to you directly.

Note Adult Beverages  and Firearms are not permitted, the Hamfest is Family Friendly, Pets are allowed under leash as well as Service Animals.

E amil n4jtq@live.com for a copy of the Hamfest Policy ..

Hamfest Frequencies Our Special Call is N4S for 2020

03/28/2020

Sevier County Hamfest

7 am - 4 pm

Sevier County Fairgrounds

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03/28/2020

Sevier County Hamfest

Our Talk In Frequencies Are Provided By The WB4GBI Repeater System,

146.940 / 118.8 Tone But Will Be Off During The Event.

Our Backup Is The 146.850/ 118.8

DMR & Fusion Will Be Added As Well Before The Hamfest


7 am - 4 pm

Sevier County Fairgrounds

Get Your Mobility Scooter For The Hamfest

Reserve Yours Now ! No Payment Till March 2020

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Reserve Yours Now ! No Payment Till March 2020

 

OWNERS

Shane & Tiffany Ogle

Give them a call or fill out the form on their website!!!   If you have mobility issues they are here to serve your needs, for the 2020 Sevier County Hamfest !!!

 Mobility City of East Tennessee 

Contact Us By Email Here

Submit a Request or Ask a Question About Our Club or Hamfest, Or If You Would Like to be placed on our email list send us your email ! ALso If You Need Information on getting Advanced Tickets You Can Also Email Us Here! Commerical Dealers Let Us Know You Will Be attending By E mail, I will Respond WIth Any Information and Get you Setup In The Exhibit Hall..

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Sevier County Amateur Radio Society

2005 Spence Mt. Loop Sevierville, TN 37876 US

865-446-4535