In a “real life situation,” you would always want to use Telnet if it is available in order to leave the precious RF spectrum for those in affected areas who have no other choice. However, for this exercise, do what you wish since this is for practicing your ability to use Winlink in an emergency condition.
Presentation by Tom Delker (K1KY). Tom talks about the MTEARS network… the Middle Tennessee Emergency Amateur Repeater System. This is a set of 34 linked repeaters that span most of the state of Tennessee.
In this comprehensive video, Paul, WD9IOK gives you all the information you need to get involved in 6 meters and up (VHF and UHF) operations using SSB mode. There’s more than just FM to play with in the higher frequencies of ham radio!
For the February 2022 WCARES meeting, Tim, AD4CJ presents Maximize Your Signal Reception
Learn how to adjust your HF radio to maximize your signal reception. Tim delivers a presentation based on a PowerPoint stack that he put together back in 2016. It was good advice then and it’s good advice now!
00:53 Mechanics of Fine-tuning your radio 02:03 How to Fine-Tune Your Radio 03:14 How to Zero-Beat CW Signals 05:41 How to Accurately Tune a SSB Signal 09:50 Automatic gain control & RF gain 28:35 The use of preamps 29:23 Attenuators 36:45 Noise Reducer Circuits 39:16 Noise Blanker Circuits
I found this interesting site this weekend. It is a survey on all things ham radio. I signed up and took it and overall it took about 1.5 hours. You can stop and resume as your time allows. I found it very interesting to look at the results.
Library & Special Interests --> Books References Guides
This page lists books and other reference material of interest to WCARES members and other radio amateur operators. This includes the WCARES Lending Library and books at the Williamson County Public Library and the latest LOTW New User Guide.
Frequencies and Nets --> NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)
This page includes a number of links to more detailed information about NOAA Weather Radio including transmitter frequencies and locations, SAME codes etc.
Beginning Sunday, February 20th, the National Weather Service offices that serve Tennessee will be conducting Severe Weather Awareness Week 2022. Each day, a new topic will be covered by way of online presentations. You will be able to register for any or all of the FREE classes that will be offered during the week. The topics for each day are listed below, then you can scroll down and register for the classes you would like to attend.
Visit the link above for list of classes being offered as well as links to register for the classes.
In addition, Tennessee will host a special NOAA Weather Radio test on Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:30am CST / 10:30am EST to replace the weekly test that normally occurs on Wednesday at 11:15am. This is a great time to encourage everyone to think about their safety plans and what THEY would do IF a Tornado Warning is issued. If weather is expected next Wednesday, the test will be conducted on Friday, February 25th.