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Williamson County SET Exercise – October 4th – Volunteers Needed

WCARES will be participating in a SET (Simulated Emergency Test) exercise throughout Williamson County on Saturday, October 4th. The simulation scenario will be an earthquake. The goal of the exercise will be to test readiness and response should suck a disaster take place in our area. We are coordinating with our served agency to determine […]

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Who’s Who in WCARES (KM4BPS)

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Future Cell Phones Will Make Emergency Calls Even When the Network Goes Down


See the Scientific American article here.

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Disable The 8800 Internet Beep For Good


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.

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Yahoo Group – Middle TN ARES

Middle TN ARES

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:  midtennares-subscribe@yahoogroups.com […]

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The Future of Shortwave Broadcasting


The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting foresees a dim outlook for the medium. The Committee this month 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,” […]

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News Collection


Collection of News – From Ham Websites.
Picture taken at Electronics Class, Session 5 by Joe Marler KQ1Q (WCARES member).

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Monday Night WinLink Net


Ladies and Gentlemen, The Winlink Net is back.  In the subject line please put “net” just as before, and in the message body all that I need is your power source.  The reason for that is that once per month, as you know, we do check-ins on the regular net with an emphasis on alternate […]

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ARLS003 India’s VO-52 Satellite Goes Dark


ZCZC AS03 QST de W1AW Space Bulletin 003 ARLS003 From ARRL Headquarters Newington, CT July 22, 2014 To all radio amateurs SB SPACE ARL ARLS003 ARLS003 India’s VO-52 Satellite Goes Dark Despite efforts to keep the flagging VUSat OSCAR-52 (VO-52) Amateur Radio satellite in operation for a while longer, ground controllers have yielded to the […]

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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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