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Winlink 101 – Basic Training

Winlink 101 – Basic Training


FYI. All invited.

Wayne Eby, W4EBY

Cheatham County Assistant Emergency Coordinator

Tennessee Section


Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 11:02 AM

Subject: Winlink 101 – Basic Training


Please join Cheatham Co. ARES for Winlink 101 – Basic Training.  Anyone with interest is invited!  Feel free to forward this invitation to other amateur radio operators or organizations.


Winlink is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio frequencies to provide radio interconnection services that include email with attachments, position reporting, weather bulletins, emergency relief communications, and message relay.  In this training, we will break down the different modes, explain the basic functions and let you practice connecting to a radio to send messages through Winlink.


Thursday, September 14 at 6:30pm

Faith Community Church

238 Ed Harris Rd

Ashland City, TN 37015


This venue, provided by Wayne Eby (W4EBY), will allow us more space, better internet, ability to set up actual radios to connect.  Thank you Wayne!


Read all about the software and how it is used in Emergency Communications.



Download the FREE software at:


Download the HTML templates (at least the ICS forms):



Don’t forget to add the HF propagation modeling!

run the itshfbc_161207.exe file


Looking forward to seeing you there!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Laina Stanford, KK4HSP

Cheatham Co. ARES Emergency Coordinator

406-589-6521 cell


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Amateur Radio Technician License Class

What: Amateur Radio Technician License Class
When: Saturdays, August 5 through September 2, 8:00 am – 12: noon, CDT
Where: 200 Oceanside Drive, Nashville
Who: Nashville Amateur Radio Club, Inc., and Davidson County Amateur Radio Emergency
Description: This class will prepare students to take the FCC examination for the entry-level
Technician amateur radio license. There is no charge for the class although students are
encouraged to purchase the Technician Study Guide, available from the American Radio Relay
No special skills are required to take this class, and people of all ages and all backgrounds have
successfully passed the examination for the Technician License. The class is scheduled to
conclude just one week prior to an exam session to be held in Nashville on September 9.
Contact: To register, or for additional information, please contact:


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Upcoming Events!!

June 24-25, 2017 Summer Field Day!!!

Please make plans to come.

Dates for 2017 club events so far are:

Skymont Horseback Ride – Oct. 6&7

Jack n’ Back Bike Ride – Oct. 7&8.

Martha O’Brian TBA


Social events

The Middle Tennessee HamQuest will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from8:00 AM until 2:00 PM CDT in the Entertainment Pavilion at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in  Lebanon, TN. Additional information is available at

The Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. This event is sponsored by the Short Mountain Repeater Club.

Family Day: The Club will hold its annual Family Day event on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Additional details will be announced later.

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Big Hill Bike Challenge 2017

A few pictures from Jerry KE4ETY

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SPECIAL EVENT: N4M— Oak Ridge Secret City Festival Radio Operations 

SPECIAL EVENT: N4M— Oak Ridge Secret City Festival Radio Operations
de Darrell Cook, WA4LNX, President Oak Ridge Amateur Radio Club
Sponsored by: Oak Ridge Amateur Radio Club in Cooperation with a local WW II reenactment group
“The Oak Ridge Amateur Radio Club in Cooperation with a local WW II reenactment group will sponsor a special activity on June 2 and 3. This activity consists of setting up and operating WW II vintage radio equipment. There will also be a battle reenactment. Most operations are scheduled for Saturday June 3, but we hope to be on the air in the evening and night of June 2. The club will operate with the their Special Event Call Sign N4M. There will be CW and phone operations. (All phone operations will be a.m.) The Club will also have a public affairs operation on June 3 at the main area of the Festival.
Planned frequencies include:
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For additional Information re: Radio Operations or the Secret City Festival, please check the Oak Ridge Amateur Radio Club website at or contact Darrell Cook WA2LNX at
Have a GREAT Weekend!
Cathy W4CMG

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