Tired of accidentally engaging your Yaesu FT-8800 Internet and broadcasting it’s tone to the whole repeater community? Well – so are we. But don’t fret, now there’s an easy way to disengage that annoying beep once and for all. You can follow the instructions in this pdf.Read more »
From our Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator for Middle Tennessee, Paul, N4AAN: “I have been thinking of ways to further enhance communication among ARES membership in Middle Tennessee. Toward that goal, I have created a Yahoo group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midtennares/ The group is open to all ARES members in Middle Tennessee. To join send an E-mail to: email@example.com […]Read more »
The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting foresees a dim outlook for the medium. The Committee in 2014 released its assessment of the current and projected use of shortwave radio as a platform for programming by US international media. “United States international media must optimize delivery by audience/market,” […]Read more »
Collection of News – From Ham Websites.
Picture taken at Electronics Class, Session 5 by Joe Marler KQ1Q (WCARES member).
If you own a Kenwood TM-D710, TH-D72, Yaesu FTM-400D, FT-1D, Icom IC-2828DG, or ID-92 and you want to add the ability to view received packets on a Google Map or Offline Street Map (OSM), there is an Android app out there to help you. It’s called W2APRS and it’s not available on the Google Play Store. If you’re […]Read more »
During the March 21st, 2015 Chew and Chat, Dallas Clements (K7DCC) gave two presentations. One was on using terrain modeling tools to determine line of site and the other was an introduction to using inexpensive RTL-SDR dongles to monitor the radio spectrum. Both slide decks can be found below. Terrain Modeling Presentation RTL-SDR PresentationRead more »
WCARES Severe Weather Procedures Severe weather in Middle Tennessee can come in many forms to include severe thunderstorms, tornados, snow, sleet and ice. The local commercial broadcast radio and TV stations do an excellent job in warning residents about possible severe weather conditions. For WCARES members the important thing to remember is that whenever a […]Read more »
Back in September, I came across a great write-up on how a gentleman out west by the name of Kristoffer Smith used a Mobilinkd TNC, APRSDroid, and the data port on their Kenwood TM-V71A to add full APRS functionality to their mobile rig. With Harpeth River Ride quickly approaching, I thought I’d share that article. Imagine having the […]Read more »
You are invited to Amateur Radio Roundtable, a new series of W5KUB.com live weekly webcasts. The webcast is every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesdays) at http://www.W5KUB.com. Amateur Radio Roundtable is an informal discussion of all aspects of ham radio with the intent of allowing viewers to watch this live webcast at […]Read more »