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Sun | 8 AM
Holidays | 8 AM
The Tennessee Amateur Radio Relay League is comprised of numerous amateur radio enthusiasts who work together to make radio communication a better, and more enjoyable pastime for everyone involved.
The online appointment application system is now open, and we are accepting applications for several open ARES and Section Cabinet positions. If you are interested in serving, go to www.tnarrl.org and click on the "resources" tab to apply. We are also accepting applications for the Delta Division 2020 "Ham of the Year" award. Nomination information is available online under the "resources" tab at www.tnarrl.org
There have been some changes in the Section Cabinet I would like to let everyone know about. Cathy Goodrich has done a great job as our Public Information Coordinator for some time, but has decided to step back from her section duties. Cathy has been replaced by Dale Knight (AB4DK).
There have been several changes in the Assistant Section Manager appointments. After many years of loyal service, Glenn Snow of West TN has decided to retire. Since I am on the other side of the state, I have appointed Tom Vickers (N4TV) and Matt Nicholas (KG4LIO) to represent West Tennessee. In middle TN, Dale Darling (W9WBA) and Chuck Talley (KJ4KVC) will by my assistants. John Visage (KN4EOV) will stay on representing the Chattanooga area.
The position of Section Youth Coordinator is essential in our efforts to engage and encourage young people to join our ranks. I am pleased to announce Colin Cheplen (WD3USA) has been appointed to this position. Colin is an impressive young man who will bring a lot of energy and fresh ideas into the Section Cabinet and enhance our efforts to bring more young people into the hobby.
We have been without a Section Emergency Coordinator for ARES for some time now. I decided early on that this position needed to be filled in order to allow me enough time to effectively carry out my Section Manager duties. Jim Snyder (AJ4NO) has accepted the position of SEC effective immediately. Jim’s priorities include strengthening the relationships between ARES and served agencies, improving communications among counties and districts, and bringing ARES together as a team in order to accomplish our goals.
While there are several more new appointments in the pipeline, I am pleased to say the vast majority of those serving will remain in-place as we move into 2020. The Tennessee section has been blessed to have dedicated, experienced, and hard working folks who volunteer their time and talent in leadership roles to advance the hobby.
I want to thank everybody in the Tennessee Section for their support and patience as we work to complete the transition / appointment process and continue the work of advancing amateur radio in the volunteer state.
David Thomas – KM4NYI
TN Section Manager