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When All Else Fails There is Amateur Radio

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, And Anywhere We Are Able To.

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What We Do

 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. 

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VE Testing & Hamfest Convention Information

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 Mem

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  ...

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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 ...

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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 provi...

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Sevier County HAMFEST & Convention INFORMATION

Largest Hamfest And Boneyard 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.  ...

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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 nex...

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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, and Other Locations If It Fills With Our Dealers

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

Fairgrounds

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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...

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

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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 the...

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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 1...

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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

 Mobility City Will Be AT The Hamfest Inside The Gates  The  And Have  Scooters Available To Rent For The Day.. Their Tent Will  Be Inside A...

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Security

There will be security at the Hamfest both Friday,Friday Night, and Saturday

03 - 27 & 28 , 2020

Security, Club Reminder!

Sevier County Fairgrounds

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03 - 27 & 28 , 2020

Security, Club Reminder!

Dealers & Clubs can setup Friday from 12 noon to 8pm,  Gates will be locked after that time and will not reopen until 6 am Saturday morning,...

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Sevier County Fairgrounds

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..

Do you have questions or comments about our  club or Hamfest?  Advanced Ticket Sales? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.

Sevier County Amateur Radio Society

2005 Spence Mt. Loop Sevierville, TN 37876 US

865-446-4535