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Amateur Radio License Classes Coming Soon!

From Scott Gray (KD4VVC): Start spreading the word to those you meet that might be interested in attending the Technician and General license prep classes. Signup list is below. General details, the classes should be each Saturday in February and the first weekend in March, usually from 8AM-12PM, this will vary by class.  The classes […]

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Measures Needed to Keep 911 Centers Operational


The following information was posted on Jan. 27, 2015 on the APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials) Open Forum Digest by Jim Szalajeski, and Jim has graciously consented to allowing us to re-post it here on the WCARES website. Jim works for Tusa Consulting Services in Folsom, LA, and has done a good amount […]

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Bunta Island On the Air – Fun DX-Pedition – Feb 15-17, 2013

Bunta Island


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Conductivity of Different Materials


Have you ever found yourself thinking that materials made mostly of copper would conduct electricity almost as well as copper? Well, think again…. https://www.bluesea.com/resources/108

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The Importance of NIMS and ICS


What is the National Incident Management System (NIMS)? NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. It is intended to: • Be applicable across a full spectrum of potential incidents, hazards, and impacts, regardless of size, location or complexity. • Improve coordination and […]

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Meet the Neighbors


Links to our Neighbors (Amateur Radio EmComm): Bedford County Davidson County Dickson County Montgomery County Robertson County Rutherford County Sumner County Wilson County ARES Wilson County Ham Radio Club

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6 Meter Meteor Scatter QSO



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5 Weeks – 41 Summits on the Air



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Feb. 28, 2015: Severe Weather Awareness Day

Severe WX Awareness Day 2015

  **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND**   To register, please click here and fill out the registration form!

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What is ARES?


Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. http://www.arrl.org/ares ARES Organization: Williamson County Ares is part of  District 4 of the Tennessee section of the […]

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Radio at War – 1944

Radio at War

An excellent film brought to us by RCA (Radio Corporation of America), 1944. It is the story of two teenage brothers, both amateur radio operators, who joined the Navy during World War II, and shows how radio helped win the war. Thanks, Scott (KD4VVC), for making us aware of this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JegDWD6hGDs

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WCARES Mission

The Williamson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WCARES) is established for the primary purpose of organizing and training licensed amateur radio operators in Williamson County, Tennessee, to serve as a source of reliable emergency communications support for public and private emergency response agencies in Williamson and surrounding counties in the aftermath of natural disasters or during other times of public need.

WCARES also serves to: inform the general public about the amateur radio service; provide classroom training for prospective licensees; provide technical and operational assistance to other amateurs and; provide various opportunities and activities for amateur radio operators to interact with each other in order to help maximize the utilization of their operating privileges.

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