Cumberland County's oldest and only Amateur Radio Emergency Communications organization.

The Cumberland Plateau Amateur Radio Club (CPARC), is located in Crossville, Tennessee, and was established to serve the public, further the art of amateur radio communication, and promote high standards in amateur radio. The club operates three repeaters, W8EYU/R on 146.865 MHZ (PL 118.8), 146.895 MHZ (PL 118.8), and W4EYJ/R on 444.950 MHZ. We are an ARRL affiliated club in the Tennessee Section. Select Information (on the menu bar) for a listing of popular area emergency nets. 

   The half century old CPARC is a democratically operated amateur radio organization. Membership is open to all dues paying licensed amateur radio operators. Club officers and board members are elected by the membership. As a non-board centric organization, all substantial decisions are made by the membership at publicly advertised meetings. An application for membership may be submitted to the Cumberland Plateau Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 1473, Crossville, TN. 38557.


P.O. Box 1473 Crossville, TN 38557

CPARC STATEMENT: CPARC is an Amateur Radio (Ham) organization, dedicated to the enjoyment and educational enrichment of our members through the open sharing of ideas. All officers and directors are elected yearly by a direct vote of the membership. We are a member-driven, member-centric organization that welcomes everyone with an interest in amateur radio communications at any level.

MONTHLY MEETING: CPARC general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Lantana Road, Crossville, TN. 38555, except in December when a dinner is held at a local restaurant, instead of a business meeting.

CPARC OFFICERS: The following is a list of the CPARC officers for 2018.

Steve Weisberg KJ4KKD President
J.J. Orleff W0FAA  Vice-President
Tracy Osborne KN9DOX Treasurer
Austin Cates KN4AKV Secretary
Dave Dabay KD3PC Director
Bob Mcgraw K4TAX Director
Ralph Henes W9CAR Director

CPARC WEBSITE: Visit for CPARC activities, pictures and membership information.

VE TESTING: Scheduled VE test sessions for 2018 will be held on the first Thursday of April, August and December, 7:00 p.m. at the Crossville Airport Terminal Building Conference Room. Additional tests may be held as required at other times during the year. For more information contact Dick Chabot, KB3YR at or by phone at 931 456 0408. CPARC VE exam sessions are provided at no cost to the candidate.

ARES NET: The CPARC ARES net is held daily, (except Saturday and the second Tuesday of the month), at 7:30 p.m., on the 146.865 MHz repeater (118.8 tone). If you would like to take a turn as net control operator, contact Jim Walker, W4RRE at

ARES CONTACT INFO: Use the information listed below to contact key CPARC ARES personnel.
District Emergency Coordinator: John O’Connor KD4WX 931 761 5578
Cumberland County EC. Al Perkins KA1KIX 931 456 9141.

FEMA INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES: The FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses required for some ARES support functions are; IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a and IS-800.b. For information on taking these courses, contact Al, KA1KIX at

FIELD DAY: Field Day is held yearly, on the fourth weekend in June. Currently, CPARC Field Day activities take place at the Homestead Tower near the junction of routes 127 and 68.

CPARC MEMBERSHIP: CPARC dues are currently $24.00 per year. For new members only, joining after April 1st, the dues are pro-rated to $2.00 a month for the remaining months of the year. Alternately, new members joining in October, November or December, may choose to pay the full amount of the yearly dues for the following year. In this case, membership would begin upon payment of this yearly amount. A membership application can be found on the CPARC web site Information page. Dues can be paid at a monthly meeting or mailed to the CPARC address listed above.

BREAKFAST GET TOGETHERS: The third Thursday and fifth Thursday of the month CPARC breakfasts are currently being held at Shoney’s in Crossville, 8:00 am. Significant others and guests are always welcome. 

DAIRY QUEEN GET TOGETHERS: Most every weekday morning, from about 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., you will find a group of CPARC members in the DQ on Route 127 (Main Street), in Crossville. Join us for coffee and tall tales.