El Reno Tornado 2013 – Lessons Learned

From Scott Gray, KD4VVC:

El Reno Tornado 2013 – Lessons Learned

The National Weather Service in Norman Oklahoma has published a video detailing the events of the deadly tornado that hit El Reno Oklahoma on May 31, 2013.

This informative video is a must see for all storm spotters as well as the general public. The tornado that hit El Reno defied all logic of what we knew of tornadoes and their paths which resulted in the death of several expericence storm chasers. This video will also explain how to develop an emergency evacuation plan for youself and your family.

Here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBjr-nvA2Jg

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.