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.
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.
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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.
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..
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.
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.
Largest Hamfest And Boneyard In East Tennessee
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.
Just a update and reminder, there will be passes sent to all our dealers so that gate operations can let you directly in,or can get on Friday while setting up.. and free up time for you and them, Clubs and Organizations, please make sure you have filed a and sent in so we can get your information and passes to you before March 1st deadline, with the new dealers attending we want to make sure we know where you will be.. in setting your club up for the Hamfest !
Exhibit Hall & Main Street Market
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.
Dealers with RV's We have Electric & Water Hookup , Limited For You Free !!
Exhibit Hall & Main Street Market
Setup , You Will be in The Main Street Market Building, and Other Locations If It Fills With Our Dealers
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 email@example.com , note Door Prizes and Grand Prizes do require a ticket purchase if you wish to be entered in the drawings.. Again we will try to have tables ,are limited and if we have will have one each for your club .we suggest that if you can bring your own table and chairs that would be great. Clubs can also setup on Friday between 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM Gates will be locked at 8:00 pm
You can bring your own tents or canopies and setup outside , if we fill..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the Hamfest Policy ..
Sevier County Fairgrounds
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
Sevier County Fairgrounds
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
There will be security at the Hamfest both Friday,Friday Night, and Saturday
Sevier County Fairgrounds
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, Security will be inside the gates all night, and additional patrol by local law enforcement at night also. Gates will open to the public at 8 am and close at 4 pm, dealers and clubs with passes will be allowed in of course between 6 am and 8 pm, reminder to our clubs, please make sure that you fill out the form and send to us, or contact me via email with the information requested on the form, deadline is March 1st,2020, your passes will be sent to you after this date, we wanted to stop confusion from last year, so even if you have a person who doesn't make it and someone else wants to come in that persons place, that would be fine as the gate will ask for their ID to confirm, and the persons name they are replacing,,once your members quota has been meet, no one else will be allowed in as complimentary member and would have to pay the standard admittance fee..
Sevier County Fairgrounds
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.
2005 Spence Mt. Loop Sevierville, TN 37876 US