2 - Meters
First licensed in 1973 as WN4GBI, Tim Berry has been active in East
Tennessee Amateur Radio for 48 years. He has held the Amateur Extra Class
license since 1982, and also holds the FCC Lifetme General Radiotelephone
license (previously the FCC First Class Radiotelephone license) since
1978. He is certified at the CBRE level by the Soceity of Broadcast Engineers and is also
a member and past president of the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville (RACK).
He is a member of the Middle East Tennessee Emergency Radio Service (METERS).
Tim was a Director and Frequency Coordinator for the SouthEastern Repeater
Association (SERA) from 1990-2004.
All the repeaters maintained by Tim are located in the Knoxville, TN
area, and are open to all Amateur Radio Operators. Any & all
hams are welcome to try them out when in the area. Tim has been an amateur
repeater owner since 1981.
Tim is presently employed as the Chief Engineer of
WUOT-FM/HD1/HD2 at the
University of Tennessee. Prior to returning to WUOT in July 2017, he
spent 20 years as Chief Engineer for the Cumulus Media Knoxville Stations,
WIVK-FM, WNML AM/FM, and WOKI-FM. In addition, He also is the
broadcast engineer for WJBZ in Knoxville, WLAF in Lafollette, WLIK in
Newport, WGSN in Newport, and WCLC-FM in Jamestown. Tim also
provides engineering services to WYLV-FM, WOFM-FM, and WMXK-FM, which
are owned and operated by Educational Media Foundation (K-Love and Air
1) and WUTK-FM, UT's student station.
He is also the
Chief Engineer and Technical Director of the Vol Radio Network, which
broadcasts the University of Tennessee football, basketball, and baseball
games. He is married to Tammy, KB4TQO, and they have a daughter, Paige - a honors graduate from the
University of Tennessee... who recently has been asked several times to
sing the National Anthem before a capacity crowd in Thompson Boling Arena,
before a UT Basketball game!
the National Anthem...
"Proud Papa" Tim!
Back in early 1995 Tim had an opportunity to honor one of his mentors,
George Shaver, K4HXD in a local Ham Club Newsletter. George was
the one person most responsible for taking Tim "under his wing" and showing
him how much fun this hobby can be. Tim's article was in response
to George's passing, and he would like to share it with you here.
Tim, and the "Voice of the
Proof Positive that Tim
truly, Out-Standing in his
In his office.... hidden
by a flock of HT antennae!