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Field Day

Greetings WCARES, We’re very excited about Field Day this weekend (6/27 – 6/28).  We expect that this year will be bigger and better than ever.  We have added a dedicated station for digital modes bringing us into a whole new class. Many of you have signed up with station captains and we expect to be […]

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Who’s Who in WCARES (K4MGY)

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US Navy-Marine Corps MARS Program to End

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GDYNIA, Poland (June 4, 2015) Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) Canadian ship HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) transits past the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) in Gdynia, Poland, for a port visit in preparation for exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2015. BALTOPS is an annual multinational exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, as well as demonstrate resolve of Allied and partner forces to defend the Baltic region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda S. Kitchner/Released)

http://www.arrl.org/news/view/us-navy-marine-corps-mars-program-to-end

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The Future of Shortwave Broadcasting

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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,” […]

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News Collection

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

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New Digital Station at WCARES Field Day

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Announcing: NEW Digital Station at This Year’s Williamson County ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (WCARES) Field Day! (http://www.arrl.org/field-day) Do you consider yourself ‘microphone shy’? Would you prefer to send a text message rather than place a phone call? Are you concerned about losing your voice during Field Day? If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of […]

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Harpeth River Ride Exercise Briefing – Chew and Chat 5/23

At the Chew and Chat on 5/23/15, Dallas Clements briefed the support and exercise plan for the 2015 Harpeth River Ride. These are the slides from that briefing. Contact Dallas at k7dcc@arrl.net if you have any questions. Harpeth River Ride Support and Exercise Plan

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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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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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