Winlink check-in to the WCARES Net

If you have Winlink capability over RF, you can check in to the regular Monday night nets by sending a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org, between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00 Central (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net.

To check in to the WCARES Monday Net via Winlink:

  • Send a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org
  • over RF mode only(*)
  • between 0600 to 1800 Central Time (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net and
  • include the following in the subject or body (or both) of the message:
    • the RF mode you’re using (Packet, ARDOP, VARA, VARA FM, Winmor, Pactor etc.)
    • the full date of the net you are checking in to
    • your power source (commercial, battery, generator, solar etc.)

* Check-ins via Winlink must be sent over radio unless you are outside the WCARES repeater coverage area and don’t have HF capability.

Like the regular nets, the first Monday of each month is Alternate Power so try to check in using an alternate power source.


WCARES Net

The WCARES net is held every Monday evening on the WCARES repeater system at 7 PM Central time.  Membership is not required to check in.

On the first net of each month, stations are asked to use alternative power (battery, generator, solar etc.) if possible to communicate with the net as an exercise in emergency readiness. However, do not give your power source when checking in by voice.

Third Monday of each month has an Alternet after the regular Monday night net.  This will alternate between simplex, duplex and HF.  Check the WCARES Event calendar or listen on the regular Monday night net to find out where the Alternet will be.

Training Nets.  Periodically, topics of interest will be presented in place of the regular roster call.  These are great opportunities to hear about areas of Amateur Radio you may wish to learn more about.

Early Check-ins are not accepted for this net. However, Winlink check-in over radio is accepted between 6 AM and 6 PM Central on the Monday of the net if you can’t join the net by voice. Learn more about Winlink check-in here.

 


Alternet: 40m

This is our monthly alternet which will take place at the end of our regular net.

In 2021, May 17 and Nov 15, 40m will be used for the Alternet.

Listen for instructions and any last minute changes on the regular Monday night net.


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.

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

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

The November meeting will take place on Nov 20, 2021.

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.


Winlink check-in to the WCARES Net

If you have Winlink capability over RF, you can check in to the regular Monday night nets by sending a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org, between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00 Central (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net.

To check in to the WCARES Monday Net via Winlink:

  • Send a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org
  • over RF mode only(*)
  • between 0600 to 1800 Central Time (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net and
  • include the following in the subject or body (or both) of the message:
    • the RF mode you’re using (Packet, ARDOP, VARA, VARA FM, Winmor, Pactor etc.)
    • the full date of the net you are checking in to
    • your power source (commercial, battery, generator, solar etc.)

* Check-ins via Winlink must be sent over radio unless you are outside the WCARES repeater coverage area and don’t have HF capability.

Like the regular nets, the first Monday of each month is Alternate Power so try to check in using an alternate power source.


WCARES Net

The WCARES net is held every Monday evening on the WCARES repeater system at 7 PM Central time.  Membership is not required to check in.

On the first net of each month, stations are asked to use alternative power (battery, generator, solar etc.) if possible to communicate with the net as an exercise in emergency readiness. However, do not give your power source when checking in by voice.

Third Monday of each month has an Alternet after the regular Monday night net.  This will alternate between simplex, duplex and HF.  Check the WCARES Event calendar or listen on the regular Monday night net to find out where the Alternet will be.

Training Nets.  Periodically, topics of interest will be presented in place of the regular roster call.  These are great opportunities to hear about areas of Amateur Radio you may wish to learn more about.

Early Check-ins are not accepted for this net. However, Winlink check-in over radio is accepted between 6 AM and 6 PM Central on the Monday of the net if you can’t join the net by voice. Learn more about Winlink check-in here.

 


Winlink check-in to the WCARES Net

If you have Winlink capability over RF, you can check in to the regular Monday night nets by sending a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org, between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00 Central (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net.

To check in to the WCARES Monday Net via Winlink:

  • Send a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org
  • over RF mode only(*)
  • between 0600 to 1800 Central Time (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net and
  • include the following in the subject or body (or both) of the message:
    • the RF mode you’re using (Packet, ARDOP, VARA, VARA FM, Winmor, Pactor etc.)
    • the full date of the net you are checking in to
    • your power source (commercial, battery, generator, solar etc.)

* Check-ins via Winlink must be sent over radio unless you are outside the WCARES repeater coverage area and don’t have HF capability.

Like the regular nets, the first Monday of each month is Alternate Power so try to check in using an alternate power source.


WCARES Net

The WCARES net is held every Monday evening on the WCARES repeater system at 7 PM Central time.  Membership is not required to check in.

On the first net of each month, stations are asked to use alternative power (battery, generator, solar etc.) if possible to communicate with the net as an exercise in emergency readiness. However, do not give your power source when checking in by voice.

Third Monday of each month has an Alternet after the regular Monday night net.  This will alternate between simplex, duplex and HF.  Check the WCARES Event calendar or listen on the regular Monday night net to find out where the Alternet will be.

Training Nets.  Periodically, topics of interest will be presented in place of the regular roster call.  These are great opportunities to hear about areas of Amateur Radio you may wish to learn more about.

Early Check-ins are not accepted for this net. However, Winlink check-in over radio is accepted between 6 AM and 6 PM Central on the Monday of the net if you can’t join the net by voice. Learn more about Winlink check-in here.

 


Siren Test

The County EMA has requested our assistance as they restart the county siren tests. These tests will be conducted every month on the 1st Saturday at 1:00 pm. To conduct these tests, the County has set up a web-based siren selection and reporting system. Please review the instructions in the Feb 27th WCARES Notes. If you have any questions about the procedure, you may call any of the following for assistance: Ed Hudgens, Jack Cox, Jeff Standifer, Jeff Schwartz, or Gene Cheatham. If you can help with this new(renewed) activity, please go ahead and follow the link in the WCARES Notes and select your siren.

Cliff, N4CCB has created a video that explains in more detail how to participate in these Siren Tests. You can find the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQqcxGeaBRU


Winlink check-in to the WCARES Net

If you have Winlink capability over RF, you can check in to the regular Monday night nets by sending a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org, between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00 Central (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net.

To check in to the WCARES Monday Net via Winlink:

  • Send a Winlink message to WC4EOC@winlink.org
  • over RF mode only(*)
  • between 0600 to 1800 Central Time (6 AM to 6 PM) on the Monday of the net and
  • include the following in the subject or body (or both) of the message:
    • the RF mode you’re using (Packet, ARDOP, VARA, VARA FM, Winmor, Pactor etc.)
    • the full date of the net you are checking in to
    • your power source (commercial, battery, generator, solar etc.)

* Check-ins via Winlink must be sent over radio unless you are outside the WCARES repeater coverage area and don’t have HF capability.

Like the regular nets, the first Monday of each month is Alternate Power so try to check in using an alternate power source.