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Severe Weather Procedures

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 […]

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The Documented Story of a Child’s Radio Dream Come True


On March 14, 2015, Jim Fergusson (KC9VKV) reached out to the WCARES repeater system via Echolink from his home in New Albany, IN. Some of you who were listening that day may have heard his story as a man who spent his whole life fulfilling his childhood dream to become a radio broadcaster. Jim documents […]

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Ever Change a Light Bulb?



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How the Titanic disaster pushed Uncle Sam to “Rule the Air”


Four months after the 1912 Titanic disaster, Congress passed the first law .. Click here for the story

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Backup WinLink Net Control Operator Needed


Contact Laura Marler, N4CLO, for more information.

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Wednesday Night Net

You may have noticed some activity on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM, Permission has been given for the TRO group to conduct a net on our repeater system at this time. There are some WCARES members that are in this group and their focus is emergency preparedness and technical subjects. Feel free […]

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Harpeth River Ride – Coming June 20th


The Harpeth River Ride will take place Saturday June 20, 2015. This is our biggest training exercise of the year with field deployment. We will utilize APRS, MESH, Computer Aided Dispatch, Winlink and HF Voice this year. Click the link below to sign up. We need SAG radio operators to ride in the Nissan provided […]

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WinLink + OHXHamChat

A gateway is now available between Winlink and the ohxhamchat weather chat room hosted by NWS. Using Winlink messages you can post messages to the chat group and request a list of messages posted during previous hours. The messages can be sent using any Winlink mode (Telnet, Packet, Pactor and Winmor). This provides radio access […]

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TEMA-AUXCOM ‘Backyard’ Exercise 2015 – INFORMATION


TEMA-AUXCOM ‘Backyard’ Exercise 2015 TEMA Communications recommends everyone have a comprehensive personal emergency communications deployment plan. This plan should include the practice of regularly deploying, exercising, updating, and maintaining equipment in your personal deployment kit(s). On April 30th, through May 3rd, TEMA will host the annual Spring 2015 TEMA-AUXCOM Exercise at the Tennessee Fire & Codes Enforcement […]

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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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