W4PAR

The Healing Springs Mountain VHF Society makes its home in Lexington, North Carolina and maintains the paired VHF and UHF W4PAR repeaters as well as supporting its members working a variety of HF modes.

Tennessee Radio Shack re-opens with help from local amateur radio club

The Jefferson City, TN Radio Shack has re-opened under private ownership with a little help from the Lakeway Amateur Radio Club (LARC). Manager Trevor “Reed” Freers has remodeled the store to include a maker space as well as space for classes, including amateur radio classes taught by members of the LARC.

“These types of programs were dropped by RadioShack years ago,” Freers said. “Now we have the opportunity to bring them back. We have to get to the next generation. RadioShack will die out if we don’t get to them.”

Original link from the ICQ Podcast, with supplemental information from Morristown (TN) Citizen-Tribune.