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Winter Field Day (1-28/1-29) – Details & Signup


Winter Field Day will be Saturday, January 28 – 29, held on Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory grounds.

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2017 License Classes

The 2017 license classes have been announced and will take place every consecutive Saturday from Saturday February 4th, 2017 through Saturday Marth 11th, 2017.  The classes will focus on review material with the goal of training up individuals wishing to take the Technician license class or the General license class. Seating will be limited and participants […]

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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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Give your data port equipped mobile inexpensive APRS functionality

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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Amateur Radio Roundtable

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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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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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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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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