Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Go Box, Drop Kit radio equipment configuration session

PSC Classroom Event, Saturday 24th of March, from 8 am till noon.

Dave, KI4PSR, will facilitate a “Go Box, Drop Kit radio equipment configuration session” at a classroom in the Public Safety Center.

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail dave@lostfrogs.com .

The principal focus is on putting together a portable radio kit for UHF/VHF voice and Winlink.

Participants will design and start creating basic, simple portable radio systems including UHF/VHF radios, TNC, computer interface cabling, power supply and/or battery.

Target participants:

  • New hams to learn what a go box kit means and includes from a radio perspective.
  • Hams with an assembled kit to test and verify (hams uncertain if it works).
  • Hams needing suggestions and parts lists/venders of required equipment, programming.
  •  Hams needing simple connections and adaptors made (Coax, power poles, DIN cables wiring).

Support offered:

  • Information document with drawings and parts list to send out before the event so participants can order what they might need.
  • Email support to answer questions and supply information prior to the event.
  • Building assistance at the event, testing, programming, training.

Limitations:

  •  For this initial event, the number of participants will be limited to no more than 20.

Participants need to be as prepared as they can be considering their experience…this must be a do it yourself event requiring participants active involvement to the extent of their ability

Needed:

  • Volunteers with experience, equipment, and tools. Experienced builders to bring parts like speakers TNCs and cables for donation or sale.

Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Chew & Chat (2nd Saturday in May)

On May 12th due to Dayton Hamfest May 18,19,20 2018

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

This meeting will be dedicated to Field Day training and planning. Don’t miss it!

Meeting starts at 8AM

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about Field Day, WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Chew & Chat (2nd Saturday in August)

On Aug 11th due to Huntsville Hamfest Aug 18 & 19 2018

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


LEPC / ESF meeting

WCARES members are invited to sit in on the Williamson Co. Local Emergency Planning Committee / Emergency Support Functions meetings. These meetings are typically the 2nd Friday of each month other than August which has the County Fair.

This a great opportunity to learn more about emergency management and operations in Williamson County and meet other WCARES members who share an interest in this aspect of WCARES.

Most of the meetings are on the:

2nd Friday of the month and run from
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM with breakfast served

The meetings in February, May and November are in-depth Table Top simulation exercises involving a wide range of agencies and stake-holders; the Table Top events are:

2nd Friday of February, May and November only
7:30 AM to 12-noon with breakfast and lunch served

All of these meetings are held at the Public Safety Center, 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC.)


Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.