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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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Who’s Who in WCARES (KI4OSH)

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Who’s Who in WCARES (KM4KHG)

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Another Android App Gives APRS Rigs Map Support

W2APRS and the Kenwood D710

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 […]

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Give your data port equipped mobile inexpensive APRS functionality

APRS putting ham radio on the map

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 […]

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3/21/15 Chew and Chat Presentations on Terrain Modeling and RTL-SDR

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 Presentation

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Who’s Who in WCARES (KM4IYQ)

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Who’s Who in WCARES (KM4JGN)

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Harpeth River Ride – Coming June 20th

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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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Amateur Radio Roundtable

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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 […]

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Who’s Who in WCARES (KG4ZEA)

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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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