ARRL Sections - Tennessee



Contact Information

Section Name:
Keith Miller SR N9DGK
Daytime Phone:
615 631 9952
Evening Phone:
615 631 9952

Basic Information


                                 TENNESSEE WILDFIRE ALERT


 Good evening to all,

I wanted to give you an update on the wildfires in East Tennessee.

Yesterday we drafted and sent out a document to alert the ARES personnel across the Tennessee Section about the wildfire situation in the Sevier County area that includes the towns and cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN. Our sources in the local area at the EMA in Sevierville, and surrounding counties, indicated that amateur operators had been contacted by the American Red Cross in the area there to set up communications for two shelters for local evacuees in the county. Those communication operations were established and still continue at this time. We had word this afternoon that one of the shelters may be closing but no confirmation had been made as of this letter.  

No amateurs were asked to be deployed to help support fire teams, law enforcement, EMS or the EMA office except for the Red Cross. All public safety communication for the county has been maintained throughout the emergency period. All commercial communication, i.e. land line telephone, cell service etc has been sustained through the emergency to this point. Commercial Communication such as ATT, Verizon have brought in mobile support units to be used as needed to support both Public Safety and the community at large.  

All amateurs across the Tennessee Section were asked to remain vigilant and not activate until or unless directed by local served agencies only. We specifically advised all operators not to self deploy.   

Unless conditions begin to deteriorate, we expect not to be ask to fully activate but rather continue to monitor the situation and be ready to support when and if asked to do so. I haave no other information available for you at this time.

Tennessee Officials

  • Keith Miller

    Section Manager

    Keith E. Miller N9DGK

  • Greg Tomerlin

    Bulletin Manager

    Greg A. Tomerlin K4KO

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  • Ingrid Klose

    State Government Liaison

    Ingrid Klose KD4F

  • Catherine Goodrich

    Public Info Coordinator

    Catherine M. Goodrich W4CMG

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  • Samuel Davidson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Samuel R. Davidson KK4RGU

  • David Bower

    Assistant Section Manager

    David L. Bower K4PZT

  • John Swisher

    Official Observer Coordinator

    John B. Swisher AB4O

  • James Goodrich

    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    James H. Goodrich WA4VGZ

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  • Glenn Snow

    Assistant Section Manager

    Glenn R. Snow N4MJ

  • Charles Morgan

    Technical Coordinator

    Charles T. Morgan K4VCM

  • Thomas Wolfe

    Section Traffic Manager

    Thomas E. Wolfe K4CMY

  • Jay Daniel

    Assistant Section Manager

    Jay C. Daniel KG4DCI