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Santa Net!

Santa Net – Christmas Eve Night at 7 p.m. Central time on the WCARES Repeater system.

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Who’s Who in WCARES (W5IDI)

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Amateur Radio License Classes Coming Soon!


From Scott Gray (KD4VVC): Start spreading the word to those you meet that might be interested in attending the Technician and General license prep classes. Signup list is below. General details, the classes should be each Saturday in February and the first weekend in March, usually from 8AM-12PM, this will vary by class.  The classes […]

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Signups Available For Technician Licensing Classes

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Please go to the signup form and complete: http://goo.gl/forms/jcPM1Ax3pS

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Cell Phones and Towers – Biological Consequences

Resonance Beings of Frequency

This film explores the biological consequences of our worldwide network of cell phones and cell towers, which was virtually nonexistent before the mid-1980s. Resonance: Beings of Frequency

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Fractal Antennas For Ham Radio


Presented by Jack Hill – W4KH – w4kh@nanniandjack.com Fractal Geometry is a particularly difficult concept for many people to grasp… Many of you may have heard of “Mandelbrot Sets”, so named for, to quote Wikipedia: “Benoît B. Mandelbrot (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for developing a […]

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Ham Radio: Old Technology Gets New Respect

Fox News recently did a feature on Ham Radio, which you can watch here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/19/ham-radio-old-technology-gets-new-respect/? intcmp=features

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Field Day Stats are out in QST


From Scott Gray, KD4VVC: Don’t know if you have seen the Field Day results that the ARRL posted on its website (and that were included in the December issue of QST). In case you haven’t, here’s a recap of how WCARES did: Total Field Day entries . . . 2,686 (all categories) WCARES/N4FR score ranked […]

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Shortwave Radio in WWII


From Scott Gray, KD4VVC: Click here to see a great documentary on the role of Hallicrafter radios in WWII.

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N4S – Battle of Franklin Special Event Station


From Scott Gray, KD4VVC: Thanks to all who assisted Jeff Standifer with setup and running of the Battle of Franklin special event station.  Things went great, and as of 4PM on 11/3/14, over 1,080 contacts had been logged. Special thanks to Williamson EMA, and Butch in particular, for allowing us to use the tower/light truck, tower […]

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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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