Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting (previously known as the Chew & Chat) at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

Ron, KX4DQ will be giving an introductory presentation on radio astronomy.

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.


Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting (previously known as the Chew & Chat) 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.


Monthly Meeting

The WCARES Monthly Meeting takes place the 3rd Saturday of every month with the possible exceptions of May (Hamvention) or August (Huntsville Hamfest) in which case it is held on the 2nd Saturday to allow members to attend those events. This year, only the May Meeting is moved.

We meet at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

The January meeting will take place on Jan 18, 2020.

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.


Monthly Mtg – Delta Division and Tuners

This month – Delta Division and Antenna Tuners:

Coming up this month will be a presentation by WCARES EC Ed Hudgens, WB4RHQ about the Delta Division and how division wide communication would be coordinated in the event of an emergency effecting one or more of the States. Ed will discuss the Delta Division Emergency Net and be announcing a new Division initiative that can provide materials to our county library system.

For the Technical segment of the meeting Dave, KI4PSR will have a presentation on and demonstrate how an antenna tuner ‘tunes’.

The WCARES Monthly Meeting takes place the 3rd Saturday of every month with the possible exceptions of May (Hamvention) or August (Huntsville Hamfest) in which case it is held on the 2nd Saturday to allow members to attend those events. This year, only the May Meeting is moved.

We meet at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

The February meeting will take place on Feb 15, 2020.

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.


Canceled – Monthly Mtg

WCARES Monthly Meeting Canceled for March

Due to concerns over the potential risk of COVID-19 infection spread by group gatherings, our EC, Ed Hudgens, WB4RHQ has made the decision to cancel the March 21st monthly meeting.

Self-isolation is currently considered a best-practice for reducing the risk of infection and may be key in slowing the virus so as not to overwhelm our medical infrastructure.

This may be a good time to stay in touch with each other using our local repeater system. If anyone becomes ill and needs groceries or other items dropped off at your doorstep, please reach out. We’re all in this together.

See the CDC for more information on COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

and steps to prevent illness, to protect yourself and others:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html


Virtual Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom until further notice.

All members and those on our mailing list will get an invitation for the meeting which will open at 0800 on April 18th.


Virtual Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom until further notice.

All members and those on our mailing list will get an invitation for the meeting which will open at 0800 on May 16th.


Virtual Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom until further notice.

All members and those on our mailing list will get an invitation for the meeting which will open at 0800 on Jun 20, 2020.


Virtual Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom until further notice.

All members and those on our mailing list will get an invitation for the meeting which will open at 0800 on Jul 18, 2020.


Virtual Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting will be a virtual meeting using Zoom until further notice.

All members and those on our mailing list will get an invitation for the meeting which will open at 0800 on Aug 15, 2020.