Bunta Island On the Air – Fun DX-Pedition – Feb 15-17, 2013


Conductivity of Different Materials

Have you ever found yourself thinking that materials made mostly of copper would conduct electricity almost as well as copper? Well, think again….

Meet the Neighbors

Links to our Neighbors (Amateur Radio EmComm):

Bedford County
Davidson County
Dickson County
Montgomery County
Robertson County
Rutherford County
Sumner County
Wilson County Ham Radio Club

6 Meter Meteor Scatter QSO


5 Weeks – 41 Summits on the Air


What is ARES?

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.


ARES Organization:

Williamson County Ares is part of  District 4 of the Tennessee section of the Delta Division of ARES.

Scott Gray, KD4VVC is the Emergency Coordinator of WCARES
Jim Humphrey, K4OFC is the District Emergency Coordinator
Keith Miller, N9DGK is the Section Manager


The Delta Division is made up of the Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee Sections

David Norris, K5UZ is the Director
Ed Hudgens, our very own WB4RHQ is the Vice Director


Radio at War – 1944

An excellent film brought to us by RCA (Radio Corporation of America), 1944. It is the story of two teenage brothers, both amateur radio operators, who joined the Navy during World War II, and shows how radio helped win the war. Thanks, Scott (KD4VVC), for making us aware of this film.


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

Shortwave Radio in WWII

From Scott Gray, KD4VVC:

Click here to see a great documentary on the role of Hallicrafter radios in WWII.

Spy Radio in World War II: “Strategic Service Transmitter-Receiver Number 1” SSTR-1

From Scott Gray, KD4VVC:

Circa 1943. “Office of Strategic Services. Field Photographic Branch… Click here to view Instructional Film: Describes the radio transmitter-receiver unit used during World War II. Explains compactness and ease of concealment, and outlines operations in detail: selection of electrical outlet, battery, or combination of both as power unit; antenna, assembly parts, installation, frequency determination and receiver operation; parts installation, attachment of crystal equipment and transmitter operation.”

Click here for more detailed information on the SSTR-1