New to Ham Radio?


Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club is a social club with its membership having hundreds of years of combined experience in many of the various aspects of ham radio. Check out our local repeater, W4OLB (146.655 MHz). Our club also offers a Technician Class licensing class to help newcomers with a test following the training class. This training is open to anyone interested in the hobby and you will learn the needed information to pass the FCC element 2 exam.


Weekly Net


The Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Weekly Net begins each Thursday at 7:00 pm on 146.655 - tone 100.0 with a backup repeater being the 146.625 - tone 118.8. SMARC also holds a morning Friendly Net, Monday-Thursday at 9:00 am on the same repeater. All amateurs are welcome to take part! We ask only for you to provide your Call Sign, Name, Location and Affiliation.


Monthly Meeting


The Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. in the basement of the United Steel Workers of America Hall. There is no meeting in the month of June due to Field Day and no meeting in December as we host an annual Christmas Party. If you have any questions or need directions, please visit our About page.


Weekly Social Breakfast


We also welcome to join a number of our members, spouses and guests for breakfast at TC's Grill on Old Niles Ferry Road every Friday morning at 9am. Just come in and look for the big group of folks in the back of the restaurant. All forms of radio are discussed.


Field Day


The Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club has a long and rich tradition of Field Day operations. Located at Middlesettlements United Methodist Church Field of Dreams, the food is is always delicious, the fellowship enjoyable, and our competitive results always among the top in our class. We are planning and working to make this year’s outing our biggest and best, and we want all of our club members and as many visitors as possible to come out to help and enjoy. Make plans now to come out and be a part of the greatest tradition in ham radio. Always the fourth weekend of June 2:00 p.m. Saturday until 2:00 p.m. Sunday. We begin setup at 8:00 a.m. during the cooler morning hours. Since our regular monthly meeting occurs on the fourth Monday each month, Field Day takes the place of the June meeting. If you have further questions or need directions, please visit our about page.


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